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Azur 752BD

Universal Upsampling Blu-ray, DVD & SACD player

Our best ever universal player gets the very most from video and audio discs, digital files and streaming thanks to a high quality Marvel QDEO video processor, selectable digital filters and Anagram Q5 192 kHz upsampling technology, to upsample all audio to 24- bit/192kHz output. No matter what format you have your video and audio in, the Azur 752BD universal player will bring it to life in your living room.

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Azur 752BD

Universal Upsampling Blu-ray, DVD & SACD player

Our best ever universal player gets the very most from video and audio discs, digital files and streaming thanks to a high quality Marvel QDEO video processor, selectable digital filters and Anagram Q5 192 kHz upsampling technology, to upsample all audio to 24- bit/192kHz output. No matter what format you have your video and audio in, the Azur 752BD universal player will bring it to life in your living room.

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ATF2 Upsampling

The 752BD features our unique ATF2 (Adaptive Time Filtering) upsampling technology which was developed in conjunction with Anagram Technologies, Switzerland.

All incoming audio data, such as CD quality 16-bit/44.1kHz, is upsampled to 24-bit/192kHz using a high-end 32-bit Analog Devices DSP (Digital Signal Processor) and five Wolfson audio DACs (digital to analogue convertors). "Polynomial Curve Fitting Interpolation" provides a much more accurate upsampled audio soundwave than traditional upsampling processes. And a unique timing system buffers audio data to almost eradicate digital jitter. Vital – as jitter, common in digital audio devices, loses vital detail, often leaving digital audio sounding flat and lifeless.

The video opposite explains why our proprietary ATF2 technology makes such a difference to the sound quality of our products.

Video processing

All sources receive significant boosts to video quality and detail with the 752BD's Marvell Qdeo processor. This includes the option to upscale to full HD, add live 2D-to-3D conversion or even upscale to the new 4K ultra-high-definition format.

Universal disc player

The 752BD handles just about every disc out there. Not just Blu-ray (including BD-3D), SACD, DVD and CD, but also DVD-A, AVCHD, HDCD, Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD ±R/RW, DVD ±R DL, and BD-R/RE.

It also features an MHL link for smartphones and tablets, a Mobile High-definition Link via front-mounted HDMI with video upscaling and audio upsampling of all content, and Wi-Fi/ethernet networking for access to all your music, photos and videos over network from UPnP NAS drives, laptops and desktop hard drives.

Lightning-fast disc loading

The latest in transports and Mediatek chipsets mean information loads from discs faster.

Full connectivity and Internet streaming

Two 3D-ready HDMI 1.4 inputs, two 3D-ready HDMI 1.4 outputs, three USB ports, digital optical and coaxial inputs and outputs, MHL smartphone/tablet link, dedicated stereo and 7.1 surround sound analogue audio outputs etc. The 752BD has a connection for everything.

There are also surround sound audio codecs that include Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS-HD Master Audio, and there is access to online streaming services such as YouTube and Picasa directly through the 752BD’s Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections.

Selectable digital filter with three settings

  • Steep roll-off filter exhibits strong attenuation of aliasing images outside the pass band (i.e. above 22.05kHz) at the expense of a little pre and post-ringing in the time domain.
  • Linear phase filter uniquely features ‘constant group delay’ which delays all audio signals at all frequencies by the same amount meaning all audio is fully time-coherent at the output.
  • Minimum phase meanwhile does not feature constant group delay but rather the co-efficients have been optimised without feed-forward so that the impulse response exhibits no pre-ringing in the time domain.

Easy to use

The 752BD features a new intuitive on-screen display and simple, user-friendly controls, plus backlit remote, ensuring its vast range of features are easy to access and understand.

All metal case

The solid, brushed aluminium front not only looks great, but we design all products with metal cases because they're very stable and introduce less resonance to any audio or visual signal. The video opposite explains why we demand all of our products have metal chassis.

Our View
 
Vincent
Director of Sales
“My jazz CDs sound amazing, but my son can also plug his smartphone in easily, and as a family we can watch old DVDs now in amazing high-definition detail!”

REVIEWS

Trusted Reviews

"Sorry if we’re gushing, but we’ve fallen in love with the Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD in a big way... The reasons are numerous – its build quality is nigh-on faultless, it plays every format under the sun and there are more sockets than we’ve ever seen on a Blu-ray deck."

Read more - United Kingdom March 2012
T3

"This is like the Rolls Royce of Blu-ray players"

Read more - United Kingdom March 2012
Hi-Fi News

"The 752BD is another winner from Cambridge Audio... for an all-round digital player the 752BD takes some beating."

Read more - United Kingdom January 2013
Hi-Fi Live Magazine

"Conclusiones Las posibilidades de reproducción en red del 752BD complementan al receptor 751R, y la entrada USB asíncrona de éste, además de las ópticas y coaxiales, dan la contrapartida para formar un conjunto que se complementa bien. ¿Los recomiendo juntos? Sí… Pero tanto uno como otro tienen tanto o más sentido por sí mismos, en cualquier equipo."

Read more - Spain July 2014
Techrader

"Although it plays 2D and 3D Blu-ray discs, it's what's elsewhere on the Azur 752BD that gives it that eye-watering price. Marvell Qdeo video scaling to 4K resolution is part of the answer, but it's what the Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD does with audio that makes it special."

Read more - United States October 2013
Audio Enz

"This is the best sounding BDP I have ever used."

Read more - New Zealand October 2013
Sound and Vision

"From the exceptional build quality to its flawless Blu-ray performance, it really doesn’t leave much on the table. The list of great universal Blu-ray players is pretty small, but if you’re in the market for one, this is definitely one to look at."

Read more - United States April 2013
What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision

"Краски выглядят естественными, цветовая палитра – тонко проработанная, хотя и не самая энергичная; движение практически не страдает от цифрового шума и нестабильности"

Read more - Russia April 2013
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Features

    • High quality universal disc playback, including 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, SACD, DVD-A, AVCHD and HDCD
    • High quality Marvel QDEO video processor to produce incredible picture quality from Blu-ray, DVD and external video sources
    • 2 x HDMI inputs (one with MHL), S/PDIF, TosLink, and 3 x USB inputs, plus two Audio Return Channel inputs allow the 752BD to be a digital hub, connecting a wide range of audio and video sources all of which can be upsampled and upscaled by the 752BD for
    • Twin HDMI 1.4a outputs, both with ARC
    • Wired/wireless network connection for playback of audio/video/photo files from UPnP/DNLA servers and NAS drives
    • 5 separate Wolfson WM8740 DACs, to ensure that every audio channel is decoded in the highest possible quality
    • Anagram Q5 192 kHz upsampling technology, to upsample all audio to 24- bit/192kHz output
    • 2D to 3D video conversion
    • 4K upscaling from video sources
    • Selectable digital filters (Linear Phase, Minimum Phase and Steep)
    • Backlit Azur Navigator remote control

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Specifications

Disc typesBlu-ray (BD) including BD-3D, DVD, DVD-A, AVCHD, SACD, CD, HDCD
Kodak Picture CD, CD-R/RW, DVD+-R/RW, DVD+-R DL, BD-R/RE
Video outputs2 x HDMI 1.4a with ARC, 1 x composite diagnostic video
Audio outputs7.1 multichannel analogue RCA/Phono output, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TosLink
Dedicated 2 channel stereo analogue RCA/Phono output
HDMI inputs2 x 1.4a (one with MHL compatibility via the front panel)
Audio inputs1 x S/PDIF, 1 x TosLink
Custom installation connections1 x RS232, 1 x IR emitter input
DACs5 x Wolfson WM8740 24bit DACs
DecoderMediatek MTK8580
Audio upsamplerAnalog Devices ADSP-21261 32 bit SHARC(R) DSP running Anagram Technologies (TM)
Q5 upsampling to 24-bit/192kHz (All 10 channels)
Video scalerMarvell DE2750 QDEO Video Scaler (on primary output)
External storage3 x USB 2.0
NetworkEthernet: 100BASE-T, Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n via supplied dongle
THD+N @ 1kHz< 0.001%
THD+N 20Hz-20kHz< 0.003%
IMD 19/20KHz< 0.0002%
S/N Ratio< -108dB
Crosstalk @ 1kHz< -100dB
Total Correlated Jitter< 50pS
Max. power consumption35W
Standby power consumption<0.5W
ColourBlack
Dimensions (WxHxD)430 x 85 x 312mm (16.9 x 3.3 x 12.3’’)
Weight5.0Kg (11.0lbs)

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