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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.
|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|
|CD Number of Discs||Number of discs the player holds||1|
|CDRW Playback Compatible||Will it playback re-writable copied CDs?|
|Optical Outputs||Does it have an optical output? Optical digital output for digital recording onto MP3, MiniDisc, CDR or hard drive.|
|Coaxial Outputs||Does it have a coaxial digital output? Coaxial digital output for digital recording onto MP3, MiniDisc, CDR or hard drive.|
|MP3 Playback||Will it playback MP3 music files?|
|Dimensions||Size of unit (W x D x H) mm||430 x 305 x 85|
|Weight||Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg||4.8|
|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.|
|Eco Friendly||Does 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.|