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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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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 page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it...IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*

* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
LOWEST PRICES GUARANTEED!We'll beat any genuine advertised price,
even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase.
T&Cs apply.

"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.


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.


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.


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.

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Connection Features
Optical Digital Output
Does it have an optical digital output? Optical digital output for digital recording or using with an upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it have coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording or using with an upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)
Number of USB sockets fitted. These can be used for connection of media players, wi-fi dongles and other accessories
XLR Balanced Outputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Coaxial Digital Input
Does it have a coaxial digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Optical Digital Input
Does it have an optical digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as a DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
General Features
CD Memory
Does it have a programable track memory?
Remote Control
Is Infra-red remote control included?
CD Text
Is CD text included? Will show text on display with suitable discs
Size of unit (W x D x H) mm
430 x 305 x 85
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Disc/format Type Playable By This Product
CD Number of Discs
Number of discs the player holds
CDRW Playback Compatible
Will it playback re-writable copied CDs?
MP3 Playback
Will it playback MP3 music files?
SACD Playback
Does 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.
Rated 4.8 out of 5áby 30 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5áby Amzing CD Player I bought this CD player to pair up with my 351A AMP and its perfect, sounds great, very good build quality and looks brilliant next to it and has all the connections you need 28 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Smooth as Silk... This is a great sounding CD player. It has a smooth and sophisticated sound. The build quality is excellent but what is slightly annoying is that when you are playing a track and you skip backwards instead of skipping to the beginning of that track it takes you to the previous track, in all my years of using CD players I have never know one to do this. You can however just use the numbers on the remote to go back to the beginning of the track as a workaround, still seemed a little odd to me. The remote control conflicts with an old piece of equipment I have which is frustrating but above all this CD player is very good quality and sounds terrific and it is excellent value for money. 27 September 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Excellent CD Player To replace my 15 year old CD player. Very impressed with it and found it easy to use. 04 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5áby Nice, open and balanced sound. I think the word that best describes the performance of this CD player is "balanced". The sound is open, clean and deep, like clear water, without any noticeable artefacts, that delivers the music with precision. Pop, dance and rock have impact and dynamism whereas classical and jazz sound open and have clarity. Suits my system (which I guess is mid-range) perfectly. 23 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby excellent I had purchased items from Richer Sounds some years ago so looked on their web site when my CD player decided to give up the ghost. I had Cambridge Audio gear before so looked at that and found that the 351C had top rating with What Hi Fi - they were not wrong - so that is what I purchased. 03 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Great CD Player Purchased several weeks ago Now fully run in, very pleased with the sound. Good punchy bass and clear treble. Impressive build for the price. Cant fault it 22 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby Cambridge Audio CD player #351ú Beautifully designed matt-black casing integrated for stacking with Cambridge Audio's amplifier, both together an elegant duo with superb sound quality. This CD player was recommended to me by Richer Sounds's staff on the Fulham Road as a replacement for the Marantz, which I have enjoyed for many years and which finally packed up. I have no regrets. 01 April 2015
Rated 5 out of 5áby This product has excellent sound. As I had no idea what C.D Player would complement my system. Robin was very knowledgeable and helped greatly. Very impressed with the sound. Many thanks Richer sounds. From B Sweeney. 29 March 2015
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