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851N, 851W & Monitor Audio Silver 10

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851N, 851W & Monitor Audio Silver 10
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  • For the finest sound quality, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. Better than CD, High Resolution Audio can provide music files in 24 bit/96kHz, 24 bit/192kHz, DSD and above.
  • USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
  • This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with
  • Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax
  • Play straight to this device from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad with Apple AirPlay. You can also play to multiple AirPlay speakers from iTunes running on a PC or Mac.
  • If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a
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  • You can use bi-wire cable with these speakers for a more precise sound. Even if you don't use this straight away, it gives the option of an easy upgrade along the line.
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  • To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.
Often manufacturers don't just design their ranges to look good together, but to complement one another for the best sound quality too.
With What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine's over 35 years experience in the industry it's easy to see why a What Hi-Fi? Award is one of the greatest honours that can be bestowed upon a product.
What Hi-Fi? magazine is the world's leading independent guide to home entertainment products. Any product they award with a 5 star rating is instantly marked out as one of the best around..
For the finest sound quality, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. Better than CD, High Resolution Audio can provide music files in 24 bit/96kHz, 24 bit/192kHz, DSD and above.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
This high-end output connects compatible devices using an XLR cable. The main advantage of this is to reduce unwanted noise by introducing a 3rd pin with "grounded" shielding.
Digital in: 2 optical, 2 coax
Play straight to this device from your iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad with Apple AirPlay. You can also play to multiple AirPlay speakers from iTunes running on a PC or Mac.
If you have a wireless network at home, this unit can hook up to it straight away, without you having to connect additional cables or buy a "dongle" or other accessory.
You can use bi-wire cable with these speakers for a more precise sound. Even if you don't use this straight away, it gives the option of an easy upgrade along the line.
To ensure smooth, reliable and safe operation, make sure the resistance of your speaker, measured in ohms, is above the minimum quoted by your amplifier.

(For more features refer to the specification table below.)

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£4149

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6 YEAR SUPERCARE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

This page is intended to demonstrate the incredible value of our 6 Year Supercare. Under recent legislation, we are obliged to point out that you obviously do not need to purchase an extended warranty at the same time you purchase your electrical goods and are entitled to shop around. We have been encouraging our customers to do just that for years because, not only are our prices significantly cheaper than our competitors, but just look at what else we include:

Free loan machine (Subject to availability. Only if taken back to store)
Should you encounter a problem, just ask and you'll be provided with a unit to ensure you're not without music whilst your equipment is being fixed.

Like for like machine if unit is unrepairable
If, for any reason, we are unable to repair your unit, we'll replace it. Naturally, models do change so, while we can't guarantee that it will be the same model, we do guarantee that it will have equivalent specifications.

Free routine service / Maintenance checks
have your unit serviced as often as you wish, free of charge, during the 6 year period. (Normally excluded from extended guarantees).

45 day cooling off period
If you're not happy with our 6 Year Supercare package just ask for a full refund - no questions asked. After 45 days, providing no claim has been made, you can also terminate the agreement and receive a pro-rata refund.

If you use the policy in the 6 years, you'll have saved yourself tens and perhaps hundreds of pounds. If you don't use it... IT WON'T COST YOU A THING!*


* Simply return your unused Supercare policy within one month of the expiration date, and we'll refund the price of your warranty.
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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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Don't forget to order your required length of speaker cable and any interconnects. For the best results, budget at least 10% of the system cost.

This package includes the Cambridge Audio Azur 851W, 851N & Monitor Audio Silver 10

Cambridge Audio Azur 851W

When combined with the equally impressive 851E or 851D, the Cambridge Audio 851W power amplifier is quite simply the best sounding Cambridge Audio amplifier ever.


MASSIVE POWER FOR EFFORTLESS SOUND, WHATEVER THE SPEAKERS


Take a look at the figures and it soon becomes clear that, when it comes to power, the 851W isn't going to take any prisoners! With a genuine 200 watts per channel at 8 ohms the 851W has a cast iron grip on any speaker, no matter how difficult the load. With a 4 ohm load this figure increase to 350 watts per channel. Should you choose to use two 851Ws in bridged mono mode, these outputs increase to a jaw-dropping 500 (8 ohms) or 800 (4 ohms) watts per channel.

TWIN TOROIDAL TRANSFORMERS

At its heart, the 851W is powered by twin toroidal power supplies. Separate transformers for the power amplification and input ensure the audio performance is unaffected by large current requirements caused by powerful and dynamic music from current hungry speakers. What this means in terms of sound quality is deep, effortless bass with thunderous dynamics on tap.

TERRAPIN IMPEDANCE BUFFERING MODULES FOR ENHANCED DETAIL

Cambridge Audio's own Terrapin impedance buffering modules replace the more commonly used op-amps for a further leap in audio quality. Terrapin impedance buffering modules separate amplifier and signal impedance, delivering an even and consistent sound with enhanced separation and imaging.

UNIQUE CLASS-XD AMPLIFIER

What makes this amplifier extra special is the Class XD amplification. Technically speaking, this combines the best qualities of Class A amplification - smoothness and realism - with the best from Class AB - power and control, without the disadvantages inherent with both designs. What this means to the listener is a smooth, yet detailed sound quality with the ability to drive almost any speaker from its substantial power output.

For an amplifier with power to spare yet the finesse to impress, the Cambridge Audio 851W is in a league of its own.

Cambridge Audio Azur 851N

With years of network player experience, Cambridge has now created the ultimate player - the stunning Azur 851N.


PUTTING SOUND QUALITY FIRST


As Cambridge's range-topping network music payer you'd expect the Azur 851N to be pretty special under the lid, and that's exactly what it is! The highest quality sound comes from the use of audiophile quality components and tireless research and testing. As an 8-series design, the 851N uses a substantial toroidal power transformer at its centre. This enables clean, effortless power to be supplied to the other components, allowing them to give their best. High quality Analogue Devices AD1955 DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors) are configured in dual-mono mode, ensuring maximum channel separation and precise sound-staging.

FULLY EQUIPPED FOR HIGH RESOLUTION AUDIO

At the heart of the 851N is a brand new Zander processor that facilitates 24-bit/192kHz file high resolution streaming from most methods - even Wi-Fi. On top of this, the 851N is compatible with a huge range of high resolution files, including ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC, AAC+ and OGG Vorbis. The USB audio input also enables streaming of up to 24-bit/192kHz audio and even supports DSD streams from your computer. Originally designed for SACD players, DSD (Direct Stream Digital) encoded music files offer the same detailed, transparent sound as other high resolution file formats, giving you even greater choice of listening.

AFT2 UP-SAMPLING FOR THE ULTIMATE DETAIL AND LEAST JITTER

The Cambridge 851N improves sound quality still further with an Anagram Technologies AFT2 24 bit/384 kHz up-sampling circuit. ATF (Adaptive Time Filtering) up-sampling 'stretches' the music to give the highest resolution possible. 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 every deep breath, squeaky chair and flutter of sheet music; in short, it's like being there for real! AFT2 even aids native 24-bit/192kHz recordings with a faster sampling rate for even less jitter.


What is ATF Upsampling Technology? Click here to learn more.


CONNECT TO INTERNET RADIO AND SPOTIFY CONNECT

In addition to supporting over 20,000, easy to access Internet radio stations, the Azur 851N is also compatible with the most popular music streaming services. Spotify is the world's most popular streaming service and the Azur 851N has Spotify Connect integrated into it. If you subscribe to Spotify Premium, you can control the Cambridge with the powerful Spotify Connect app on your phone or tablet. Should you prefer other music services, the 851N also supports Napster, BBC iPlayer for radio, Aupeo! Pandora and Rhapsody.

AIRPLAY AND OPTIONAL BLUETOOTH

In addition to comprehensive streaming capabilities over LAN, Wi-Fi and USB, the 851N is also compatible with Apple's AirPlay streaming. Use it with your iPhone, iPad PC or Mac and wireless stream your iTunes library or other compatible music services. Connect up the optional BT100 dongle and you'll be able to stream your music from any smartphone, tablet or other device with Bluetooth built-in.

BUILT-IN DIGITAL PRE-AMP - JUST ADD ACTIVE SPEAKERS!

If you're seeking quality hi-fi from a minimal system then the built-in digital pre-amp will appeal. Simply add active speakers via the digital or analogue outputs and you'll be able to control the volume and balance via the Azur 851N.

INTUITIVE APP INTERFACE AND COLOUR DISPLAY

With a free Apple/Android app you have effortless control over the radio stations with the comfort of your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad or Android device. The app also seamlessly manages all your streaming content and is, in effect, a very user friendly way of bringing together and controlling all your digital sources. Boasting a new colour screen, it's now possible to display album art on the player. This makes it a pleasure to browse for albums and artists by whichever control system you use.

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 a network player that not only looks stylish but also offers exceptional resistance to both mechanical and electrical interference.

A first-rate performer in every respect, the flagship Cambridge Azur 851N network player is the audiophile's choice of streamer.

Monitor Audio Silver 10
'The Absolute Sound'.

Range-topping model for reference dynamics

If you like your music loud and proud then these are the speakers for you. With a bass reach that makes a separate subwoofer totally unnecessary, the Silver 10s do full justice to the most dynamic rock and full scale orchestras. The three-way design is suitable for large rooms although still easy-going about positioning. They also make awesome front speakers for a top quality home cinema system.

The best drivers in the business
Monitor Audio are renowned for their ability to make class-leading drivers and this is certainly the case with the Silver 10. The 8" bass cones and 4" mid-range unit feature distinctive RST (Rigid Surface Technology). Inspired by the Japanese art of Origami, the lightweight cone is made more rigid by the precise pattern of surface dimples. It helps make the mid-range sound natural and the bass taught and responsive. At the top end, Monitor Audio's gold dome tweeter with dome venting gives an expressive treble full of detail.

Attention to detail for the finest sound quality
As well as the high quality drive units, it's the attention to detail that really sets the Silver 10 apart. Inside the cabinet, Pureflow silver-plated OFC internal cable is used for the purest sound. Likewise, the crossovers feature premium grade polypropylene film capacitors for an open and transparent sound. There's also extensive internal bracing for ultra-low levels of cabinet distortion. Of course, none of this expensive design can be seen but it has a huge effect on the sound quality.

Superb finish, designed to match your decor
Available in a wide range of premium real wood veneers and high gloss finishes, the Silver 10 looks every bit as good as it sounds. A magnetically attached grille gives a clean appearance when removed - ideal for showing off those hi-tech drive units.

Feel the power and emotion of every element of music with the breathtaking Monitor Audio Silver 10s Audio Silver 10s.

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CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 851W - Silver Stereo Power Amplifier
Connections
Connection Features
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Analogue RCA Inputs
Number of line level inputs, including front inputs, excluding phono stage input.
1 pair (with loop out)
Phono Input
Does it have a phono stage? Essential if connecting a turntable. Can be either MM (standard quality) or MC (higher quality).
NA
MP3 Front Input
Does it have a front MP3 input? Usually a 3.5mm socket designed for MP3 player or other portable device.
No
Coaxial Digital Inputs
Number of coaxial digital inputs (digital amps only)
NA
Optical Digital Inputs
Number of optical digital inputs (digital amps only)
NA
USB Input
Does it have a USB input? Designed for sound from your computer.
No
XLR Inputs
Number of XLR Balanced inputs. Ultra high quality connection.
Yes
Power Amp In
Does it have a power amp in connection? Designed for when using the amp connected to an AV receiver. It powers the front speakers.
Yes
Dock Input
Does it have an iPod dock or port included?
No
Microphone Input
Does it have an input for a microphone? This is usually mounted on the front of the unit.
No
Audio Outputs
Number of recording output(s). This is in addition to the line inputs.
RCA + XLR Loop output
Pre Output
Does it have a pre output? This allows the output of a pre-amp signal, via phono sockets, to a larger power amplifier.
No
Sub Output
Does it have an active (RCA) subwoofer output?
No
Headphone Output
Does it have a headphone socket?
No
Speaker Sets
Number of pairs of speakers the amp will run
2
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
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Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
0.5
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
2400
General
General Features
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Power Output
Maximum power output per channel - RMS into 8 ohms
200 x 2
Frequency Response
Frequency response quoted by manufacturer
5 - 80,000
Tone Controls
Does it have tone controls? Bass & Treble controls to alter the brightness and warmth of sound. Can be a single tone control or seperate controls.
No
Loudness Control
Does it have a Loudness control? This boosts the bass and treble at low volumes for a fuller sound
No
Tuner Radio
Type of radio built-in. DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting
NA
Remote Control
Is an Infra-red remote included?
No
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm
430 x 365 x 148
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG
19.1
General
General Features
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Power amplifier
Is this product a power amplifier? A power amplifier is the amplifying part of the amp without the control section for volume, source selection etc. Ideal for bi-amping and other high-end audio solutions, a power amplifier is often the sign of a serious system!
Yes
CAMBRIDGE AUDIO AZUR 851N - Silver Network Music Player
Connections
Connection Features
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USB
Number of USB sockets fitted. These can be used for connection of media players, wi-fi dongles and other accessories
5
Optical Digital Output
Does it feature a digital optical output for connection to digital amp/AVR or upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)?
Yes
Coaxial Digital Output
Does it feature a coaxial digital output for connection to digital amp/AVR or upgraded DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor)?
Yes
XLR Balanced Ouputs
Balanced XLR outputs offer a professional grade connection with minimal interference
Yes
Coaxial Digital Input
Does it have a coaxial digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Yes
Optical Digital Input
Does it have an optical digital input? This allows the unit to also be used as a DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) for other components
Yes
Networking
Networking Features
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Apple AirPlay
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Yes
Bluetooth
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
Optional - BT100
Wireless Connection
Whether a wireless or, Wi-Fi, connection is included as standard or optional (via dongle). This allows for wireless connection to your home network hub.
Yes
Internet Radio & Services
Does it have access to Internet radio and other online music services?
Yes
High Resolution Audio
High Resolution Audio provides exception sound quality from High Resolution music files. Typically these are DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC or ALAC files at 24bit/96kHz or 24bit/192kHz rates
Yes
Smartphone Remote
Can you use a Smartphone (iPhone or Android) to control the unit?
Yes
DLNA Compliant
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance. It is an alliance of interested bodies that help standardise streaming content. If a product is DLNA complaint you can be assured it will stream music from your PC, laptop etc to the unit
No
UPNP
UPnP (Universal Plug n' Play) lets compatible devices stream data to one another within the same network. For example, it could let you stream music from a NAS drive to a music streamer.
Yes
Green Credentials
Eco Friendly Features
+
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on
0.5
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
NA
General
General Features
+
Dimensions
Dimensions of unit (W x D x H) mm.
430 x 360 x 115
Weight
Weight of unit, unboxed, in KG.
8.1
MONITOR AUDIO SILVER 10 - Walnut Speakers Per Pair
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