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Richer Sounds Cambridge Audio AZUR 851D Black Digital Pre-Amplifier/DAC
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More than just a DAC, the Cambridge Audio 851D is a digital pre-amplifier that's at the heart of your digital system.
COMPLETE DIGITAL PRE-AMPLIFIER
Marking the Cambridge Audio 851D out from its DAC rivals is the unmatched flexibility. Take a deep breath and take in the following. There are a total of six digital inputs including a professional standard AES/EBU, rare BNC, twin dedicated opticals plus two more inputs offering the option of coaxial or optical. There is also an asynchronous USB link that supports high resolution audio files up to 192kHz, making the 851D ideal for high resolution music playback from your computer. In terms of connecting the DAC to your amp, take your pick from optical or coaxial digital and RCA or XLR analogue. Throw in a control bus link, RS232 socket and trigger out for multi-room system control and it's hard to see how the 851D could be any better equipped. With the supplied remote control offering a switchable volume control there may be no need to add a pre-amp at all*. Just add a power amp or active speakers and you're all set to go.
Supplied with the Cambridge Audio BT100 Bluetooth dongle, the 851D even accommodates Bluetooth music transfers from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other compatible devices. Whilst this may not offer quite the quality of other streaming sources, it's enormously handy to have when playing background music. Thanks to A2DP plus aptX support the quality is also extremely high by Bluetooth standards.
SUPERIOR COMPONENTS FOR SUPERB SOUND
At the heart of the 851D are two Analogue Devices AD1955 24-bit DACs in dual differential formation. Each DAC handles just one channel for excellent stereo imaging, operating fully in differential mode for exceptionally low distortion and noise. What this equates to for the listener is an exceptionally unforced, natural sound quality. Instruments and vocals "breath" with emotion and depth. Rather than sounding grey and mechanical, the Azur 851D uses colour, texture and fluidity of sound to create a sense of realism often lost on DACs of this price.
ATF2 AUDIO UPSAMPLING FOR A SMOOTHER SOUND
The high quality DACs are complemented by a new Anagram Technologies ATF2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. Up-sampling lower resolution sources "stretches" them to give the highest resolution possible. It also aids standard 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for less jitter. Up-sampling sound gives a smoother, more relaxed sound quality with added detail. You'll also notice enhanced depth of sound and a more natural quality without the "edge" that can afflict digital music. You'll hear every detail, including the odd cough, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real!
As we all prefer slightly different nuances of sound quality, the 851D comes with Cambridge Audio's triple filter system. Select from Linear Phase, Minimal Phase or Steep modes and you can subtly alter the sound quality. You might even find certain types of music sound better with a particular filter engaged.
FULL METAL CASING WITH EXTENSIVE DAMPING
Using a full metal casing, with rounded edges, doesn't just look and feel good, it helps the sound, too. The case is rigid and well damped, meaning that it won't resonate unhelpfully. The thick aluminium front panel looks the part and also acts as a shield against electrical interference from sources such as dimmers and RF devices. All these details combine to create an amplifier that not only looks stylish but also offers exceptional resistance to both mechanical and electrical interference.
Unequivocally the best DAC we've ever sold, with a level of connectivity that also puts it in a class of its own, the Cambridge Audio 851D is the ultimate heart of your digital system.
*Conventional pre-amplifier required if connecting analogue sources to your system; such as turntable, tuner or cassette deck plus CD players without digital output.
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We will happily accept the return of your purchase under the following circumstances.
1. We offer a full refund or exchange (subject to stock availability) for 'Buy It Now' units purchased in our eBay store, providing they are returned complete with packaging/accessories and in an 'as new' condition within 14 days of purchase. We will only issue refunds to the original Paypal account.
2. Should any unit arrive faulty or damaged in transit; we will happily exchange this for a replacement unit or issue you with a full refund or credit as soon as possible.
3. Items which develop a fault within 30 Days of Delivery can be returned for a full refund or exchanged (subject to stock availability).
4. Items which develop a fault after 30 days will be collected, repaired and returned free of charge for the remainder of the 12 month warranty.
All items (excluding wearable parts) are guaranteed for a full 12 months for domestic use. Obviously we can't be expected to guarantee against misuse (i.e. coffee spilt inside, blown speakers etc.), excessive wear and tear (i.e. commercial use),loss of data stored on any form of writeable/ rewriteable media/ hard drive devices, dead pixels of an amount not covered by the manufacturer's specifications or normal wear and tear. Please note that if repairs are done other than by ourselves or authorised agents our guarantee can't apply. This guarantee is naturally in addition to your statutory rights. After the guarantee has expired we will still endeavour to help with any servicing your equipment may require however this may incur an additional cost.
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