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Cambridge Audio AZUR 351C

 

CAMBRIDGE AUDIOAZUR 351CBlack CD Player

  • What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
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What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
Often manufacturers don't just design their ranges to look good together, but to complement one another for the best sound quality too.

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"This is a fine player for the money, and a worthy rival to the Award-winning Marantz." What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision magazine.

Cambridge Audio's audiophile quality Azur range kicks off with the 351C and, it's plain to hear, this CD player is truly passionate about sound.

SUPERB QUALITY DAC AND OTHER COMPONENTS

As you'd expect from the Cambridge Audio Azur range, the 351C has a class-leading technical spec. A Wolfson WM8728 DAC is coupled to a 2-pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter. This complex sounding component is key to the 351C's warm, fluid performance and its measurable purity and detail. Furthermore, a highly accurate master clock oscillator and impedance-matched clock buffering schemes further contribute to the amount of data it is possible to extract from a CD. Like its 351A amplifier partner, the 351C also benefits from a superior toroidal transformer which offers much lower noise and waveform distortion than lower cost laminate transformers which are more commonplace amongst the competition.

UNIQUE S3 SERVO TECHNOLOGY

Just as important as the DAC to a CD's sound quality is the transport. Cambridge Audio have careful selected a high quality mechanism for excellent mechanical performance. This is then coupled to Cambridge Audio's third generation proprietary S3 servo solution which dynamically adjusts the focussing, tracking and output level of the laser in real time. This in turn enables maximum retrieval of disc data, guarantees extremely low jitter and delivers amazingly dynamic sound.

CLASS-LEADING CASEWORK QUALITY

It's not just the inside of the Cambridge Audio Azur 351C that impresses, it's the outside, too. The smooth, wrap-around casing doesn't just look good, it makes the player extremely rigid and resilient to mechanical interference. The thick aluminium front panel helps resist electrical interference from sources such as light dimmers and fluorescent bulbs.

If you're passionate about music then you'll appreciate the Azur 351C's passionate sound quality - it's certainly one of the best spinners in its class.

  

PRINT FEATURES

CD MemoryDoes it have a programable track memory?Yes
Remote ControlIs Infra-red remote control included?Yes
CD TextIs CD text included? Will show text on display with suitable discsNo
CD Number of DiscsNumber of discs the player holds1
CDRW Playback CompatibleWill it playback re-writable copied CDs?Yes
Optical OutputsDoes it have an optical output? Optical digital output for digital recording onto MP3, MiniDisc, CDR or hard drive.Yes
Coaxial OutputsDoes it have a coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording onto MP3, MiniDisc, CDR or hard drive.Yes
MP3 PlaybackWill it playback MP3 music files?No
DimensionsSize of unit (W x D x H) mm430 x 305 x 85
WeightWeight of unit,unboxed, in Kg4.8
SACD PlaybackDoes it play SACDs? SACD stands for Super Audio Compact Disc. SACD improves upon the 16 bit/44.1kHz resolution of CD by using Direct Stream Digital (DSD) technology. This 1 bit technology has a sampling frequency of 2822.4 (64 times higher than CD), giving similarly high resolution to 24 bit formats such as DVD-Audio. Special SACD discs are required.No
Eco FriendlyDoes this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.No
Rated 4.7 out of 5†by 3 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5†by Great now have "Azur" amp & cd player Purchased to add to Azur 351a amp.Very Happy with sound produced playing cd. 01 April 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by good old Cambridge 351c Auditioning C. D players can be difficult up to £500. I decided in order to up grade I would consider a Naim CD for £1000....good but the Azur 351c packs a punch and I found it difficult to tell the difference and at £200 a bargain. Compared to the Marantz 6004..which is very good, I found the Marantz detailed but too open and cumbersome when things got tricky with the music. Cambridge are very good at bringing the music forward and in your face so to speak excellent stereo separation compared to the marantz. Excellent player and truly you could go on and on buying stuff but there is only so much your ears can hear. 17 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5†by High performance player Purchased this player together with the matching Azur 351A amplifier as I have had cambridge products before and always found them to be excellent, and the Azur 351C is no exception with rock solid build, and rich musical sound that gets every last inch of detail out of my CD's. One minor criticism is that the display is not very bright and as a result can be difficult to read at times, apart from that this is an excellent player and will take some beating at this price. 28 December 2013
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  4. Speaker stands and remote controls
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  6. LCD/Plasma Screens up to 42"
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DELIVERY INFORMATION


All orders are shipped via our friends at GFS, except high value desirable items such as plasma and LCD TVs over 42 inches, which are sent fully insured with a specialist carrier.

If this is your first order with us, please ensure that the only address you enter is the credit card billing address, as this is the only address to which we can deliver. If you have previously placed an order on our website, you will be offered an alternative delivery address if your order value is
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Delivery occurs within 6 working days (unless ordered on a 1-3 working days service). If after this time you have still to take receipt of your order email webaftersales@richersounds.com providing your order number, name, address, and brief details of what you ordered. We strive to answer all queries within a working day, although at busy times we do ask that you bear with us. Please submit your query only once, as repeated emails/telephone calls only serves to slow down our response time and can result in further delays to your order.

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