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Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A

Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A
alaScore 91

77 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Cambridge Audio AZUR 851A. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, 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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Love this Amp


Big clear wide - fab. I use a DAC before it for all digital connects. But I can tell you, even with that when I use a phono in the sound is amazing still. My very old dual record player has just come alive with a seperate Cambridge Audio phone stage...

Dec, 2020

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Haven’t unpacked yet as it’s a Christmas present


Looking forward to trying it out. Looks fantastic.

Dec, 2020

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Excellent sound quality and easy to setup


I bought this as a replacement for an older Azur model and so was already expecting it to be good quality but the ease of setup and functionality of this model was pleasing.

Nov, 2020

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Outstanding amp


My Sony based system was nearly 20 years old and having added an Azur network player a couple of years ago, decided it was time to upgrade other parts of my system. I considered alternative amps but the "lockdown" rules made it difficult for me to...

Sep, 2020

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Brings music alive


So I bought the Azur 851-N and 851-A from the belfast store. This was to replace a yamaha rn602, that i bought to see if streaming is for me (it is!!)The build quality of both units is fantastic. The whole thing is made from aluminium plates (top and...

Aug, 2020

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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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