Single Disc CD Player: The Cambridge Audio Azur 351
single disc compact disc player has been designed to play CD-Audio, CD-Text,
recordable CD (CD-R) and re-writable CD (CD-RW) type discs.
CD-DA Format Only: The Cambridge Audio Azur 351
C CD player can play
only discs recorded in the CD-DA format designed for music reproduction. Do
not attempt to play a disc containing other data, such as MP3, WMA, or AAC
on this unit.
CD Transport: The Azur 351
C uses Cambridge Audio's legendary custom made audio-only, dedicated CD
transport that has been tweaked even further using techniques derived from the
740 series. This well-proven transport guarantees incredible rigidity and the CD
drawer itself has been designed to offer a smooth, high-end feel.
S3 Custom CD Servo Drive: Cambridge Audio's CD-only S3 Custom
CD Servo employs a custom designed chipset and the latest double-sided
surface-mount technology for ultra short signal paths with freedom from wire
links. Circuits and software have been meticulously designed, so the S3 can
dynamically adjust focusing, tracking, and output level of the laser in
real-time, allowing for maximum retrieval of the digital information and jitter
minimization. This is all made possible by the implementation of a powerful ARM7
processor and complemented by a highly accurate master clock oscillator and
carefully designed impedance-matched clock buffering scheme.
Wolfson WM8728 DAC: The Azur 351employs the latest Wolfson WM8278 DAC
arranged in 2 Pole Sallen-Key Butterworth filter topology. Its capable of
24-bit/192kHz audio for a rich, detailed performance for all music types.
Audiophile Grade Toroidal Transformer: Unlike most CD players, who use cheap laminate type transformers, the
Cambridge Audio Azur 351
C uses an audiophile grade toroidal transformer offering minimal electro
magnetic interference and delivering superior audio performance.
Double-Sided Surface Mount Technology: All PCBs and DAC stages feature
double sided surface mount technology, eliminating wire links and giving ultra
short signal paths.
Polypropylene Capacitors: Low inductance resistors and polypropylene signal capacitors are used for
superior audio performance.
Wrap-Around Casework Design: A wrap-around casework design with
substantially thick brushed aluminum front panel, and dual layer damped feet,
gives enhanced resonance control.
Standby Circuit: This innovative new circuitry design allows
compact disc player to consume less than 1 watt of power when in Standby, but
itself remains totally isolated and non-detrimental to the sound quality when
the CD player is in operation.
Display: On inserting a
disc, the CD player will take a few seconds to read the Table of Contents (TOC)
information from the disc. The display will then show the number of tracks on
the CD and the total length of the CD. If the CD incorporates CD-text, the name
of the album will scroll once (the number of tracks remains stationary
throughout). Once playback of an individual track begins, the track number,
total number of tracks, and playtime will be displayed. On a CD containing
CD-text, the track name will scroll once.
Power On/Off: The 351
C compact disc player's main power
on/off switch is located on the rear-panel. Once the CD player's rear-panel main
power switch has been turned On, you can switch the 351
C on/off using the
front-panel Standby/On button.
Front-Panel Controls: The Azur 351
C uses Cambridge Audio compact disc
player offers the following front-panel controls - Standby/On, Open/Close tray,
Play/Pause, Stop, and Skip/Scan.
Auto Play Setting: The Cambridge Audio Azur 351
C can automatically
start playback of a disc inserted into its drawer without the unit's "Play"
button being pressed.
Playback Functions: The 351
C compact disc player offers Repeat,
Random, and Program playback controls.
- Repeat: You can repeat a specific track or an entire disc.
- Random: You can play all the tracks on a disc in random order.
- Program: You can program up to 30 tracks on a disc to play in a
IR Remote Control: The 351C compact disc player is supplied
with an Azur Navigator remote control that operates both this CD player and
Cambridge Audio Azur-series amplifiers. The Azur 351AC Navigator remote control
can also control the basic functions of Apple devices, such as Apple TV and
Apple's iPod/iPhone/iPad when docked in a Cambridge Audio or Apple dock (sold
separately). The remote operates off of three "AAA" batteries (supplied).
Auto Power Down: If desired, the 351
C can shut itself down if not used
for a period of time. Power down after an inactive period (no disk playback or
any functions of the player used) of 5, 10 or 15 minutes can be selected.
Analog Audio Outputs: The Cambridge Audio Azur 351
C single disc
compact disc player is fitted with gold-plated stereo analog audio outputs (RCA)
to connect to your analog stereo receiver.
Digital Audio Outputs: The Cambridge Audio Azur 351
C CD player is also
fitted with two digital audio outputs. One optical (toslink) digital audio
output and one coaxial (RCA) digital audio output. These digital outputs let you
connect the player to your digital receiver.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The Cambridge Audio 351
C operates off of
standard household AC current using the supplied detachable 6' AC power cord.