Cambridge Audio Announces 2014 Lineup

Posted Thu Jan 2, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST by

The company has detailed its new slate of high-end amplifiers and speakers all set to be on display at CES.

Cambridge Audio has revealed its upcoming lineup of audio products due to be released throughout the year. The collection includes the Azur 851 series of preamplifers, amplifiers, and digital to analog converters, the Azur 651W amplifier, the Minx XL Satellite Speakers, and the Minx C46 Ceiling Speakers.

The new Azur 851E Preamplifier & 851W Power Amplifier are designed to work together to offer true hi-fi sound. The 851E preamp promises nearly imperceptible distortion, and includes three balanced XLR inputs, and a linear volume control circuit. Meanwhile, the 851W amp features an updated version of Cambridge Audio's proprietary Class XD system, and two toroidal transformers and Terrapin impedance buffering modules to ensure sizeable power and precise sound. Likewise, the company is also offering the 651W two-channel power amplifier which is designed to be paired with a digital pre-amplifier like the Cambridge Audio Stream Magic 6.

Aimed at delivering high quality digital audio files from set-top boxes, computers, smartphones, and a variety of other devices, the Azur 851D Digital-Analog Converter is a powerful DAC that boasts enhanced upsampling technology. On the speaker front, Cambridge Audio is also releasing the affordable Minx XL Satellite Speakers. The compact speakers feature a silk dome tweeter for smooth, detailed sound from all your streaming sources. Finally, the company has announced the Minx C46 Ceiling Speakers. The 80mm diameter speakers boast wide dispersion with BMR technology (Balance Mode Radiator), and can be concealed anywhere.

Cambridge Audio's entire lineup will be demoed at CES next week in Las Vegas. The 851D ($1,649), the 851E ($1,999), the 851W ($2,799), and the Minx C46 Speakers ($129) are all set for release later this month. The 651W ($1,099) and the Minx XL Speakers ($350) are scheduled for a spring release.

Source: Cambridge Audio

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