Cambridge Audio Azur 851N

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Details

You can stream virtually any file to the 851N and its internal engine will then bring it to life. Firstly, all tracks are put through our 2nd generation Adaptive Time Filtering that upsamples everything to 24bit/384kHz hi-res quality, no matter the original source. As a result, jitter is almost completely absent, and the music sounds amazing. Read more on our proprietary ATF upsampling technology here.

 

The upsampled data then passes through Twin Analog Devices DACs (very high-end digital to analogue converters) which are implemented in a dual differential configuration meaning each channel has its own DAC. The result is lifelike stereo imaging where instruments can be heard in specific parts of your room with uncanny accuracy.

 

All of these audiophile internals are powered by a large toroidal transformer and wrapped in rigid metal casework for the best delivery of a high quality and consistent signal with low noise and buzz levels.

Specifications

  • 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
  • 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: Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 11.025-192kHz Local USB media:Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 11.025-192kHz USB Audio1.0: Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 44.1-96kHz USB Audio 2.0: Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 44.1-192kHz or DSD x64 (DSD also available over UPnP streaming), TOSLINK: 16-24 bit, 32-192kHz (using high quality TOSLINK optical cable) S/PDIF: Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 32-192kHz AES3/EBU: Linear PCM 16-24 bit, 32-192kHz BT100 Bluetooth receiver: A2DP plus aptX Internet radio: 16-24 bit, 11.025-192kHz
  • Audio Formats:  ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x64), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+, OGG Vorbis
  • Ethernet:  IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
  • Wi-Fi:  IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz)
  • Standby Power Consumption:  <0.5W
  • Dimensions:  Height 115mm (4.5″), Width 430mm (16.9″), Depth 360mm (14.7″)
  • Weight:  8.1kg (17.9lbs)

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