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Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A
alaScore 91

72 reviews

Aug, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Cambridge Audio Azur 851A


For scale and power, not to mention build and style, the Azur 851A is hard to beat

Solidly built, smartly turned out ; Clear display ; Array of inputs ; Big, powerful sound

Lacks organisation and poise when really pushed

But if it’s room-filling sound with impressive clarity, weight and bags of power, then the Cambridge Audio Azur 851A should be on your list.

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Great amp crystal clear


amazing amp so clear id been saving for this amp for some time and i've been hesitant and nearly bought something different whilst my savings grew but so glad I waited it out and bought what I had always wanted so crystal clear and doesn't mind being...

Jun, 2020

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Built like a tank


Had the amp a week now , I'm very pleased with the overall sound of this amp,they drive my klipsch 280rps very loud Indeed without any clipping or distortion, sound is very clean ,soundstage is extremely good, and the build quality is fantastic, It's...

May, 2020

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Has it's issues


Having owned this unit for 6 years, these are my comments: - the bass/treble control stopped working after a year for no reason. - the volume control is rubbish; this issue is widely commented on in various forums. The volume control is completely...

Feb, 2020

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Great build, great sound and features


Bought the Azur 851A amp recently to go with my Focal Aria speakers and my Azur 851N streamer. The streamer sounds amazing but coupled with the amp and the Focals it is outrageous. The amp has power and drive and punch but also can deliver smooth...

Dec, 2019

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Fantastic quality and sound but


The Cambridge Audio Azur 851A is a very talented amplifier, the build quality is excellent, but the sound quality is what makes it stand out, it is very musical and a pleasure to listen to, it doesn't pull you in, you get into the music of your own...

Dec, 2019

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Good to a point but limited power


I bought this amp a year or so ago and have since traded it in else where in favour of a pre and power amp combination which I am delighted with. Whilst the a851a amp is well made and capable of some great imaging and tones, the advertised power just...

Nov, 2019

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Spectacular amplifier! Amazing build quality and sound die for!

Sep, 2019

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Brilliant All Round Performer


I purchased this amp a couple of weeks ago and I am totally over the moon with it. The sound quality is too die for especially when I am pairing it with the Cambridge 851N Network Player. I would not hesitate to recommend this amp to anyone looking for...

Aug, 2019

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Great quality sound and build


Wanted to upgrade my 650 azur, so I went for the 851A, and glad I did, this is an excellent amp both in terms of sound & build quality ( weigh 's a mighty 15 kg so be careful when moving it!.

Jun, 2019

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