Cambridge Audio Azur 851A vs Cambridge Audio CXA80

Cambridge Audio CXA80 vs Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Cambridge Audio CXA80 review

This unit has the power of 40W (8 ohms) while his opponent owns power of 60W (8 ohms). The Cambridge Audio CXA 80 is equipped with four line inputs (in addition to the one located on the front panel). A feature of this device is the presence of a built-in DAC on the Wolfson WM8740 chip, and three digital inputs: two optical, coaxial and USB. The latter works in asynchronous mode and is designed to receive a digital stream with parameters up to 24 bit / 192 kHz. In addition, the optional BT100 Bluetooth module with support for aptX codec can be connected to the CXA 80. It has two XLR inputs. Cambridge Audio CXA80

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A review

The integrated 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. This unit has two XLR inputs. The Cambridge Audio Azur 851A integrated stereo amplifier is assembled on the basis of the proprietary Class XD technology. Cambridge Audio Azur 851A

Cambridge Audio CXA80 pros & cons

Pros

  • A good combination of detail and musicality. The system does not lubricate music into a single cloud
  • There is the potential for scaling the system

Cons

  • Difficulties with building a scene
  • Modest possibilities of balanced switching

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 14 14
Rating 4.9 4.9

Integrated amplifiers comparison chart

Overall
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
8
Cambridge Audio CXA80
7.3
9
8
8
3
Cambridge Audio CXA80

Cambridge Audio CXA80 review

Feb 28, 2020

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Product

Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
Cambridge Audio CXA80

Model

Azur 851A
CXA80

Brand

Cambridge Audio
Cambridge Audio

Reviews

15
41

Amplifier

Channels

2
2

Power output (RMS), W/Ohm

120/8, 200/4
80/8, 120/4

Power output per channel, W/Ohm

60/8, 105/4
40/8, 65/4

Output Impedance, Ohm

8, 4
8, 4

Frequency response

20Hz-20KHz
20Hz-20KHz

THD in stereo, %

0.02
0.02

Signal-to-noise ratio, dB

98
103

Audio features

Digital to analog converter (DAC)

Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-bit
Wolfson WM8740 192 KHz/24-bit

Speaker A/B switching

Pure direct mode

Connectivity

Wi-Fi

Bluetooth

optional

Ethernet (RJ45)

Control

Bass

Treble

Balance

Remote control

Extensive connection

Optical digital input/output

0/0
2/0

Coaxial digital input/output

1/1
1/1

Phono (MM) input

0
0

Subwoofer output

0
1

Headphone outputs

1
1

USB

0
1

Preamplifier outputs (pair)

1
1

Main inputs (pair)

0
0

Line level inputs (pair)

8
4

XLR inputs (pair)

2
1

Record outputs (pair)

1
0

DC trigger output (12V)

0
0

Remote control input/output (IR)

1/0
0/0

RS-232

1
0

Additional features

Auto power off

Built-in display

Power

Power consumption, W

800
750

Power consumption standby, W

0.5
0.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size W x H x D, cm/inches

43 x 11.5 x 38.5/16.9 x 4.5 x 15.1
43 x 11.5 x 34.1/16.9 x 4.5 x 13.4

Weight, kg/lbs

15/33
8.7/19.18
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
Cambridge Audio CXA80
Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
Cambridge Audio CXA80

Integrated amplifiers CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 8Cambridge Audio Azur 851A
  • 7.3Cambridge Audio CXA80

The Cambridge Audio Azur 851A is better integrated amplifier in this comparison. Check Cambridge Audio Azur 851A price