Our new 851C is a staggeringly complex creation but one with a simple mission: to make your digitally stored music sound sublime. It’s a high-end CD player, a state-of-the-art DAC and digital preamp in one highly accomplished package. The 851C has been designed to operate at the very heart of your digital music system, offering incredible functionality and performance. As a high-end solution to the demands of today’s multi-format music lover, the 851C is truly capable of enhancing any digital audio that passes through its sophisticated electronics.
For the serious audio enthusiast, the 851C also benefits from a number of ‘audiophile’ features. Everyone's ears are different and you can select from three filter options which each offer a slightly different presentation.
The 851C as a high-end CD player
Quite simply, the 851C is an outstanding CD player in its own right. It incorporates numerous technologies, including the aforementioned Analog Devices DAC, the ATF2™ upsampling process and balanced outputs. But at a more fundamental level, our engineers have created a specific, custom-designed CD-only servo mechanism which has the ability to retrieve the maximum amount of information from 16-bit CD.
|Digital to Analogue Converter featuring S/PDIF and Toslink digital inputs, AES/EBU balanced digital input and USB audio inputs (all 24 bit compatible)|
|Optional digital volume and channel balance control|
|Balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA analogue audio outputs|
|USB Audio input allowing streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio from computer|
|ATF2™ audio up-sampling to 24-bit/384kHz|
|Twin Analog Devices AD1955 24 bit DACs delivering superior sound-staging and stereo imaging|
|Selectable digital filters – linear phase, minimum phase, steep|
|Audiophile grade toroidal transformer delivering ultra-low low noise and distortion|
|Full metal casework design with thick brushed aluminium front panel and dual layer damped feet, giving enhanced resonance control|
|Eco-friendly <0.5W Standby power consumption|
|Azur Navigator remote control with Cambridge Audio amplifier and iPod dock control|
|Available in black and silver finishes|
Verkaufspreis: € 1699,-