Tone controlShelving type
Max bass boost/cut +/- 10 dB at 10 Hz
Max treble boost/cut +/- 7.5 dB at 20 kHz
ColourSilver or black
Dimensions (WxHxD)430 x 115 x 385mm (16.9 x 4.5 x 15.2”)
HI-FI NEWS(GB, )
"Frankly, the feature set of the 851C and 851A is the stuff of high-end audio dreams, but packaged in sensibly-priced components... As is so often the case with products from Cambridge Audio, what you're getting is cutting-edge technology for substantially less than high-end prices... This Azur combo took me to places I haven't been for a long time!"
EUROPEAN IMAGING AND SOUND ASSOCIATION(PT, )
"So while the 851C DAC/player brings a quiet composure to the party, the 851A is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, a muscular amp that grips the speakers and serves up tight, powerful and extended bass. In the 851C and 851A you’re getting cutting-edge technology for substantially less than high-end prices. Add the best speakers you can afford and this two-channel system will deliver a taste of hi-fi heaven."
HI-FI CHOICE(GB, )
"They now compete with the very best in class when it comes to sound and are pretty much in a league of their own when it comes to features... This refined and revealing pair delivers a dynamic, clean and engaging result."
"To this audiophile, the azur 851A represents a versatile and extraordinarily musical cornerstone on which to a build a truly enjoyable high-end system that can play all types of music with righteous aplomb for little cost"