Cambridge Audio

Cambridge Audio - Azur 851N - Network Music Player

It comes at no surprise with Cambridge Audio winning numerous awards 

WHAT HI-FI? PRODUCT OF THE YEAR - THREE YEARS RUNNING

Offering award-winning digital and streaming performance – the 851N is an outstanding network player. Its features include; 24-bit/384kHz upsampling from all sources, native 24-bit/192kHz playback, USB, digital audio inputs and streaming over wi-fi including UPnP and NAS drives, Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay, and DSD.

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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.

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)