Azur 851 Series

The pinnacle of audio performance

What hi-fi award 2017. Product of the year. Best music streamer £1000 to £1500. 851N

Our award-winning flagship 851 series of hi-fi components are designed without compromise. Built to be the very best at what they do, they’ll take your listening to new heights. Every component in the series has undergone thousands of hours of testing and tweaking; the result is reference standard hi-fi.

Our 851 series amplifiers are designed to be the heart of your system. Whether you opt for the integrated 851A amplifier or a pre and power amp combination of the 851E and 851W, you’ll get incredible power balanced with precise control, and distortion levels that are barely measurable.

To get the very best from digital sources, another route is possible: pair the 851W power amp with the 851C upsampling DAC CD player, or the 851D DAC, or the 851N network player.

Whatever combination you choose, you’ll have hi-fi in a league of its own.

Azur 851 Series components

All the 851 Series have been designed with toroidal transformers and use audiophile-grade internal components throughout. Signal paths have been optimised, and in the case our 851A Integrated Amp and 851W Power Amp, patented Class XD amplification used to take sonic excellence of Class A and marry it with the efficiency of Class AB to create amps with power and control over even the most demanding speakers.

The 851E Pre Amp and 851A Integrated Amp offer a wealth of connection options no matter how high-end your system. If you’ve gone digital, our 851C CD player, 851D DAC and 851N Network player can all link directly to our 851W power amp, keeping the signal in its digital form until the last possible moment for sonic purity.

The digital realm is where the 851 series excel. The 851C, 851D and 851N all have on-board DACs, and will upsample signals to 24bit/384kHz, revealing music details that lesser units miss. Your CD collection has never sounded better, your iPod becomes an integral part of your hi-fi, and Spotify Connect becomes a revelation with the 851N. Whatever units you partner, you’re assured of the very best listening experience.

Azur 851 Series team

The new Azur 851 Series is the culmination of decades of experience, years of hard work and far too many late nights. But it’s our fanatical attention to fine tuning that creates award-winning products.

We’re really proud of our new Azur 851 Series range, because as well as engineers and designers, we’re also band members and music lovers, and we think you’ll agree that great things happen when people who love music design hi-fi!

Whatever component of the Azur 851 Series you buy, we hope that the love and attention we’ve given it makes it a joy to own, and you get as much pleasure listening to it as we do.

Yours, James, Stuart, Peter, David, Nick, Colin, Dom, John, Stephen, Chris, Ged, Si, Ben, Jonathan, Sunil, Ade, Sam, Silas, Rolan, Angelo, Tim, Vince, Mandy, Nadia, Bidhan, Mark, Jemma, Darren, Povilas and the entire Cambridge Audio CX Series team.