azur 350 Series Your music + our passion azur 350 Series Introducing the ‘sound first’ Azur 350 Series! Developing best-in-class entry-level hi-fi is, in many ways far more challenging than creating more expensive systems. With the new Azur 350 Series, true success has been achieved by drawing out every last drop of potential from affordable internal components to offer you not only incredible, spine-tingling performance, but legendary Cambridge Audio value. Pure audio at the heart of these little gems The all new Azur 350 Series boasts a raft of genuine innovations, not intended to add a roster of unnecessary and irrelevant gimmicks, but instead to truly make a difference to the audible quality of all your favourite tracks. Sirocco S30 Your perfect speaker partner awaits... Without careful speaker selection, even the best hi-fi will never realise its full potential. But with the new 350 Series, the choice is easy! Cambridge Audio’s Sirocco range was developed by the same team as the 350A and 350C and these award-winning speakers were used throughout the development process. Offering incredible refinement and smoothness of delivery, there’s no better partner! There’s also a completely fresh look with redesigned casework, high contrast displays and knobs, a substantial brushed aluminium front panel, seamless wrap-over lid assembly and dual-layer damped feet. As well as adding to the high-end audio appearance, these design principles also contribute to superior performance thanks to increased rigidity and resonance control. iPod and MP3 enhancement as standard However, we haven’t forgotten convenience and the 350 Series is also designed to harness the true potential of your portable music collection. So when you get home, it’s time to ditch the headphones, connect your iPod to the 350 Series and experience armchair control with our new remote handset. Now all that’s left, is for you to sit back and enjoy your iPod like never before. The amazing iD50 instantly turns your iPod into a hi-fi component. For more information visit: www.cambridgeaudio.com/id Azur 350A integrated amplifier Improving on such a highly regarded amplifier as its predecessor was never going to be easy. But by taking the legendary 340A SE and adding some elements from the multi-award-winning 550A/650A platform, the new 350A is truly an amplifier to be reckoned with. True refinement Separate high quality integrated circuit amplifier modules eliminate all possible crosstalk and guarantee excellent stereo imaging. Close attention has also been paid to the quality of passive components selected and their performance potential. In particular, a very high quality ALPS black box volume pot has been specified for its superior sound quality and excellent channel balance. This is particularly noticeable at low volumes when your awareness of left and right channel balance is most acute. Power and pace The power supply is a critical component in any power amplifier and here, we’ve stretched the development budget to the limit to bring you an oversize toroidal transformer. Selected for its very low external magnetic field and much lower noise than laminate type transformers, class-leading power and silky smooth refinement are palpable from the moment the music starts. Tone controls further enhance your listening experience giving subtle control of the frequency response and enable compensation for ‘difficult’ room acoustics. And for the true audiophile touch, they can be defeated using the Direct switch to ensure the shortest possible signal path. Indeed, the performance of every single component specified in the 350A has been maximised to the last degree by the engineers at Cambridge Audio’s Londonbased R&D centre to guarantee that every last drop of your music is realised. Connect just about anything! The 350A offers a plethora of inputs and outputs to accommodate sources of all types. iPods and MP3 players get the VIP treatment and can be connected directly to the front panel via a dedicated 3.5mm jack. In addition, the supplied Navigator remote features iPod command codes enabling control of any iPod (except Shuffle) when connected to a suitable dock such as Cambridge Audio’s new iD50. Perfect partners, the 350A and 350C... Save the planet and delight your ears! Azur 350C CD player Whilst an off-the-shelf CD/DVD-ROM drive might be fine for your laptop, if you’re really serious about extracting every last detail from your discs then look no further than the 350C which features Cambridge Audio’s dedicated audio-only CD transport. This is then coupled to Cambridge Audio’s third generation proprietary S3 servo solution which dynamically adjusts the focussing, tracking and output level of the laser in real time. Put simply, all this amazing technology, enables maximum retrieval of disc data and guarantees extremely low jitter for an amazingly dynamic sound. Warm yet incredibly detailed The new 350C offers a raft of upgrades over its awardwinning predecessor and one of the most important is its implementation of a Wolfson WM8728 DAC coupled to a 2-pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter topology. This complex sounding component selection is key to the 350C’s warm, fluid performance and its measurable purity and detail. Furthermore, a highly accurate master clock oscillator and impedance-matched clock buffering schemes further contribute to the amount of data it is possible to extract from a CD. And like its 350A amplifier partner, the 350C also benefits from a superior toroidal transformer which offers much lower noise and waveform distortion to truly maximise your listening pleasure. So whether you’re into smooth jazz or electronic dance, the 350 Series is set to re-define what’s possible with all your music... We know that many customers are genuinely considering the environmental impact of their hi-fi – not to mention electricity consumption – and to add the icing on the cake, the 350C benefits from a highly coveted stamp of approval by Energy Star thanks to its ability to consume less than one watt in standby mode. Critically, this benefit is offered without any effect on sound quality since Cambridge Audio’s proprietary standby circuit is totally isolated when you’re listening to music. The benefits are far better experienced than explained so visit www.cambridge-audio.com to locate the Cambridge Audio specialist nearest to you. Specifications Azur 350A Integrated amplifier Azur 350C Compact disc player Power output D/A Converter Wolfson Microelectronics WM8728 Filter 2-Pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter 45 watts (into 8 Ohms) Frequency response (-1dB) Maximum power consumption Dimensions (h x w x d) Weight 5Hz – 50kHz 320W 86 x 430 x 340mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 13.4") 6.0kg (13.2lbs) Supported disc formats CD-DA/CD-R/CD-RW Maximum power consumption Standby power consumption Dimensions (h x w x d) Weight 25W <1W 85 x 430 x 305mm (3.4 x 16.9 x 12.2") 4.8kg (10.6lbs) It’s all about the right connection! Don’t let the last connection fail your system! The 350 Series features precisely designed internal circuitry so it’s important that this isn’t compromised by poor interconnects or speaker cable. Fortunately your retailer can help guide you to the right cost-effective cable from Cambridge Audio’s new range. Visit www.cambridge-audio.com to locate your nearest retailer, read reviews, watch videos, download full specifications and visit our support site. Your movies + our passion Cambridge Audio’s policy of continuous improvement means design and specification may change without notice. All rights reserved © 2010 Cambridge Audio. Cambridge Audio is a brand of Audio Partnership Plc Registered Office: Gallery Court, Hankey Place, London SE1 4BB, United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 2953313. iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc. registered in the U.S and other countries. Other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners and are used for reference purposes only. APXXXXXXX/X Designed and engineered with passion in London, England.