AZUR FLAGSHIP DIGITAL AUDIO UPSAMPLING NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER WWW.CAMBRIDGEAUDIO.COM

AZUR FLAGSHIP DIGITAL AUDIO UPSAMPLING NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER WWW.CAMBRIDGEAUDIO.COM
AZUR 851 SERIES
FLAGSHIP DIGITAL AUDIO
AZUR 851N
UPSAMPLING NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER
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AZUR 851N
UPSAMPLING NETWORK
MUSIC PLAYER
THE PINNACLE OF DIGITAL AND STREAMING PERFORMANCE
The Azur 851N is a network player
designed to draw every last drop of
performance from every digital audio
source imaginable. We all love to play our
music back from just about anywhere;
from home networks, hard drives
and computers, to online streaming
services such as Spotify and internet
radio. However, reproducing this digital
music as the original artist intended is
a complex challenge. For example, a
laptop is designed to be a laptop, not a
piece of hi-fi, so sound quality is usually
compromised as a result.
Part of the flagship 8 Series, the 851N is
the most versatile, best sounding digital
music player we have ever made, designed
for those who want to play or stream their
music digitally, but with no compromise
on sound quality. The 851N can play
everything from compressed MP3 formats,
to 24-bit/192 kHz studio master quality
FLAC and WAV files and its wireless
playback capabilities also include internet
radio, Spotify, Airplay and even Bluetooth.
Whichever input the music comes from,
wired or wireless, and whatever its original
quality or resolution, the 851N upsamples
every input to 24-bit/384kHz for the best
quality possible.
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AZUR 851A
INTEGRATED CLASS XD
AMPLIFIER
Completing the package, the 851N
can also be used as a high quality DAC
(Digital to Analogue Converter) and
digital pre-amplifier. When the optional
pre-amplifier mode is enabled, the 851N
features a high quality digital volume
control, allowing you to connect directly
to a power amplifier such the Azur 851W,
without the need to first connect to a
traditional analogue preamplifier.
AZUR 851C
UPSAMPLING DAC,
CD PLAYER & PREAMPLIFIER
AZUR 851D
DIGITAL TO ANALOGUE
CONVERTER
AZUR 851E
PREAMPLIFIER
AZUR 851N
UPSAMPLING NETWORK
PLAYER
AZUR 851W
POWER AMPLIFIER
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AZUR 851N
Superior connectivity
The 851N has a host of wired and wireless
connections so that wherever your music
comes from, you can play it back in
stunning quality through the 851N:
• Wireless:
Wi-Fi, UPnP, internet radio, Spotify,
Airplay and Bluetooth.
• Wired:
Ethernet, UPnP, internet radio, 3 x USB
HDD inputs, asynchronous USB Audio,
5 x digital inputs including S/PDIF
coaxial, TOSLINK optical and AES/EBU.
This means you can connect a world of
digital source components from settop boxes to smartphones, tablets and
computers, and improve their sound with
the 851N. Whatever you connect, the
results are astonishing!
• High quality outputs:
The 851N upsamples every input to
24-bit/384kHz output for the best
quality possible. The 851N features both
RCA and balanced XLR audio outputs,
as found in many modern high-end hi-fi
separates (including our 851E and 851W
pre and power amplifiers).
High performance USB
The 851N features a high quality
asynchronous USB Audio input for playing
up to 24-bit/192kHz high resolution files
from a connected computer or laptop. An
asynchronous USB Audio input means
that the 851N acts as a high quality
external soundcard, allowing bit-perfect
transfer from the connected computer to
the 851N, ensuring all data is delivered
in perfect timing for the highest possible
sound quality.
Purest possible sound
By using a digital pre-amplifier, the audio
signal remains in the digital domain for
much longer, compared to a traditional
analogue integrated or pre-amplifier.
Because the audio signal remains digital,
and is only converted to analogue at the
very last minute, it is far less susceptible to
analogue signal deterioration. This means
that the sound you hear is as close as
possible to the original recording.
Digital Pre, with Analogue Power!
Why not connect the 851N directly to the
Azur 851W power amplifier, to create a
truly astonishing digital music system!
Unlike many digital pre-amplifiers, the
851N’s digital pre-amplifier is the highest
possible quality thanks to the powerful 32bit Blackfin DSP (Digital Signal Processor),
which we also use to drive our ATF
audio upsampling system. Most digital
preamplifiers use ‘bit reduction’ to adjust
the level of the volume output, however
this results in much lower sound quality
because digital information is being cut
out of the original audio signal.
Instead, the 851N’s digital pre-amplifier
uses the Blackfin DSP to control the level
of the volume output, meaning that the
entire digital signal remains fully intact for
the best possible sound.
Cambridge Connect Apps
With a beautiful 4.3’’ (11cm) colour
display, the 851N is as easy to control
as it is great to listen to. The 851N can
be controlled from the front panel and
the included remote control, but the free
Cambridge Connect App (for iOS and
Android devices) is by far the best way to
effortlessly browse and choose music by
artwork, genre, album, artist etc. and by
creating playlists.
All the power of Spotify, built in
Spotify is the world’s most popular
streaming service. Spotify Connect is
integrated with the 851N. If you subscribe
to Spotify Premium, you can play all of
your Spotify music and playlists and
control the 851N with the powerful Spotify
Connect app on your phone or tablet.
And because Spotify is built-in, you can
still take calls or use other apps on your
phone – the music never stops.
Airplay and Bluetooth:
enhance your Apps
Bring the 851N’s stunning audio quality
to all your apps and streaming services
via your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Connect wirelessly to the 851N and
listen to popular apps and services such
as YouTube, played back in stunning
quality through the 851N’s Bluetooth or
Airplay connections. Anything you play
on your tablet or smartphone will sound
far superior when played back wirelessly
through the 851N.
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Music files played from PC/Mac/NAS via UPnP
FLAC/Apple Lostless
16-24 bit
11.025-192 kHz
MP3, WMA, AAC, AAC+,
Ogg Vorbis
AIFF
Uncompressed 16-24 bit
11.025-192 kHz
20,000 internet radio stations
WAV
Uncompressed 16-24 bit
11.025-192 kHz
Digital
audio outputs
WIFI
LAN
USB
HDD/BT100
4 x digital
audio inputs
USB Audio input for
up to 24-bit/192kHz
playback from a
computer
AES/EBU digital audio
input/output
RCA audio
output
XLR audio
output
Control Bus. Compatible products can be linked
for volume and power control from the app
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OUR FLAGSHIP NETWORK MUSIC PLAYER DELIVERS EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY AUDIO.
HERE ARE 11 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 851N OVER OTHER PLAYERS…
1.
Network music and USB connectivity
Via UPnP, you can play music files stored
on computers, laptops or NAS drives.
Additionally, there are three USB inputs
for music stored on USB HDDs (memory
sticks or external USB drives).
2.
Superior connectivity
In addition to network music playback
and three USB HDD inputs, there are five
digital inputs including S/PDIF coaxial,
TOSLINK optical and AES/EBU. Plus
there’s asynchronous USB Audio, internet
radio, Airplay and aptX Bluetooth wireless
connectivity meaning that wherever your
music comes from, you can play it back in
stunning quality through the 851N.
3.
Spotify Connect
Spotify Connect is supported for playback of
Spotify music and playlists through the 851N.
4.
High performance USB
The 851N features a high quality
asynchronous USB Audio input for
playback of up to 24-bit/192kHz high
resolution files from a connected computer.
5.
Play all file types
The 851N supports all popular CODECs
including, ‘better than CD’ quality
24-bit/192kHz FLAC/Apple lossless/WAV/
AIFF files, plus WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC,
AAC+ and Ogg Vorbis formats.
6.
24-bit/384kHz audio upsampling
The 851N features ATF2 (2nd generation
Adaptive Time Filtering) audio upsampling.
The ATF2 system intelligently upsamples
all incoming audio to 24-bit/384kHz and
dramatically reduces digital jitter.
7.
High quality digital pre-amplifier
Thanks to the highest quality of digital
preamplifiers, without bit-reduction, you
can connect the 851N directly to a power
amplifier such as the Azur 851W to create
a truly astonishing digital music system!
8.
Effortless control
The beautiful colour screen displays album
art and free Apps for Apple and Android
devices allow you to effortlessly browse
and choose music by artwork, genre,
album, artist etc. and by creating playlists.
9.
Twin Analog Devices DACs
The 851N features twin Analog Devices
1955 DACs (the Rolls Royce of DACs!)
used in ‘dual differential’ mode for the very
best digital to analogue conversion.
10.
Toroidal transformer
The 851N uses a large toroidal transformer
to deliver perfect, low distortion power for
all your music.
11.
Full Metal Jacket
All the above points would mean nothing
if the 851N was not built to last! From the
all-metal casework and ultra rigid chassis,
to the high-quality, low distortion toroidal
transformer, every component in the
851N is designed to give many years of
listening pleasure.
Toroidal vs EI transformers
We strive for audio perfection which is
why the 851N features an audiophile
grade toroidal transformer. Cambridge
Audio was one of the first manufacturers
to use toroidal transformers in the
1970s, and we continue to use them
today. Some of the benefits of a toroidal
transformer, over the cheaper, inferior
EI transformers used by most other
manufacturers are:
Toroidal transformer: used in 851N
+ High quality power output with no
clipping of the waveform signal, to
provide a consistent signal.
+ No transformer noise, buzz or hum.
+ Fully shielded against internal and
external electrical interference, to
maintain quality of power and signal.
EI transformer: used by competitors
+ Weak inconsistent signal
+ No shielding
+Noisy
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CAMBRIDGE: OUR STORY
Since 1968 Cambridge has been
driven by a simple belief; that music
should always sound amazing.
Cambridge is for people who really
listen to music.
Our original British-designed products
are enjoyed the world over by people
like you who share a love of music.
We have an envied reputation for
innovation and every one of our
engineers is fanatical in their pursuit of
delivering an authentic and enjoyable
experience. When you listen to a
Cambridge product you don’t just hear
the difference, you feel it.
D/A converters: Twin Analog Devices AD1955 24-bit DACs
Digital filter: 2nd Generation ATF2 up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz. Linear Phase, Minimum phase or Steep modes
Analogue filter: 2-pole differential Bessel with DC servo (for both XLR and RCA outputs)
Digital audio inputs: 1 x AES/EBU, 2 x S/PDIF coaxial and 2 x TOSLINK optical
We want everyone to experience that
pleasure. We love music and we’re
proud of what we do. Our passion for
listening to great music and the fun
we have in the process of creating the
products we make shines through, for
all to see and hear.
USB Audio input: USB Type B conforms to USB Audio profile 1.0 or 2.0 (user selectable)
Analogue audio outputs: Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue audio outputs
Compatibility: UPnP, Local USB media, USB Audio 1.0, USB Audio 2.0, TOSLINK, S/PDIF, AES3/EBU, BT100 Bluetooth receiver, Internet radio
Audio formats: ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions (H x W x D)*: 115 x 430 x 360mm (4.5 x 16.9 x 14.7”)
We’re all music lovers, plain and
simple and we want to share that love.
Because great things happen when
people who love music, design hi-fi!
Weight: 8.1kg (17.9lbs)
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