Yamaha A-S1100 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Yamaha A-S1100 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Yamaha A-S1100 review

The amplifier delivers 90W (8 ohms) power output per channel vs 60W that provides the second competitor. Only high-quality solutions are hidden under the body. By folding the lid, you will find pedantry that is not characteristic of Japanese masters in the placement of components. On the sides are power amplification units, divided into the right and left channel. The transformer with an unusual EL core is shielded and displayed in a separate unit. This integral element is mounted on the chassis using brass gaskets. Due to this, the degree of internal vibration is reduced and, as a result, the permissible level of interference is reduced. Yamaha A-S1100

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A review

Amplifier Cambridge Audio Azur 851A is equipped with unbalanced and balanced input connectors, and, thus, will be the ideal partner for the company's CD-player with XLR outputs. In total, seven line inputs are provided, an input / output for connecting a recording device, and an adjustable output from the preamplifier. The amplifier is equipped with high-quality screw terminals for connecting two pairs of speakers. Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Yamaha A-S1100 pros & cons

Pros

  • You will not mix up channels. The connectors are clearly separated by a central array of inputs
  • Flipping the lid, you will find pedantry in the placement of components

Cons

  • When suddenly you need to raise the "middle", then here you will encounter the lack of such an opportunity

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A pros & cons

Pros

  • Great full and detailed sound with great low end
  • On the basis of it audiophiles will build a pleasant, and inexpensive, high-end system that can reliably play any music

Cons

  • Display, namely - its programmed ability to blink aggressive, scary warnings

Votes 8 8
Rating 4.5 4.5

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Yamaha A-S1100
8
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
8
9
9
10
8
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Product

Yamaha A-S1100
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Model

A-S1100
Azur 851A

Brand

Yamaha
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

12
15

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

180/8, 300/4
120/8, 200/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

90/8, 150/4
60/8, 105/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

5Hz-100KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

100
98

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
0/0

Coaxial digital input/output

0/0
1/1

Phono (MM) input

1
0

Subwoofer output

0
0

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
0

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

1
0

Line level inputs (pair)

7
8

XLR inputs (pair)

0
2

Record outputs (pair)

0
1

DC trigger output (12V)

1
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/1
1/0

RS-232

0
1

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

360
800

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43.5 x 15.7 x 46.3/17.1 x 6.1 x 18.2
43 x 11.5 x 38.5/16.9 x 4.5 x 15.1

Weight, kg/lbs

23.3/51.4
15/33
Yamaha A-S1100
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
Yamaha A-S1100
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

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  • 8
  • 8
  • 8Yamaha A-S1100
  • 8Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

The Yamaha A-S1100 is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Yamaha A-S1100 price