Cambridge Audio Azur 651W Power Amplifier
Dual-Mono Design Delivers Enormous Power: Azur 651W Outputs 100Wpc Into 8 Ohms and a Mammoth 150Wpc Into 4 Ohms
Audiophile-Grade Toroidal Transformer, Two Pairs of High-Current Transistors Make Azur 651W a Great High-End Value
The Cambridge Audio Azur 651W isn't going to impress with fancy bells and whistles. Rather, this immensely powerful two-channel amplifier prefers to keep it simple, delivering rich, dynamic, room-filling sound that will have you scampering to play records, discs, and files you thought you knew backwards and forwards. Pushing the performance limits of a sub-$1k power amplifier, the dual-mono Azur 651W is equipped with an oversize audiophile-grade toroidal transformer and two pairs of high-current output transistors per channel that help drive almost any speaker with no-fuss ease. Simply mate it with a suitable preamplifier, and you'll instantly enjoy high-end bliss.
Azur 651W's dual-mono design means it yields superior stereo separation, imaging, and soundstaging compared to most competing amplifiers. Outputting 100Wpc into 8 ohms (150Wpc into 4 ohms), it lives to supply enormous power with extremely low distortion, courtesy of a huge extruded heatsink. Balanced and unbalanced inputs allow for excellent connectivity, and two pairs of speaker outputs make bi-wiring a cinch. You could even drive two pairs of speakers simultaneously.
Outfitted with Cambridge Audio's CAP5 protection, Azur 651W guards against clipping, damage, short circuits, and overcurrents. The build quality continues to the architecture, as Azur 651W is housed in all-metal casework and a ultra-rigid chassis that dampen resonance and mirror the power amplifier's hefty, beefy superiority in its price class.