The heart of a stunning 5.1 surround sound system, and brilliant with stereo music too
The 351R amp delivers superb-quality surround sound, plus stunning audiophile stereo for brilliant music reproduction, at amazing value. Our designers have obsessed over the audio, creating surround sound that truly immerses you in big-screen action and music reproduction so good it will make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
Azur 351R AV receiver
As great for music as it is for movies
The 351R is designed from the ground up to perform at its peak not just when driving 5.1 surround sound speakers, but also to deliver stunning, pin-sharp stereo music from your main front speakers. Such versatility is rare indeed.
5.1 outputs delivering 80W RMS power stereo (2 channel, 6 ohms) and 50W RMS power surround sound (5 channel, 8 ohms).
Whatever the shape and size of your room, the 351R’s CAMCAS (Cambridge Audio Microphone Controlled Auto Set-up) makes getting started a doddle. It uses a supplied microphone to measure sound levels from each speaker and then automatically tweaks their volume levels and delays so you get perfectly adjusted surround sound.
Dual Cirrus Logic 32-bit DSPs
High-quality and up-to-the-minute digital signal processors mean the 351R works with all the latest audio codecs and formats, including 3D video. And it will handle future formats for years to come.
Surround sound modes
Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS-HD and DTS Neo:6 96/24. The 351R supports high-quality audio on all channels and allows a TV programme/film which is in 2 channel to be enjoyed in full surround sound.
“Sound First” design principles
By focussing solely on the things that make music and movies sound and look so good that the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, and cutting out any extra cost and clutter, we aim to deliver the best-sounding, best-value system you’ll ever hear. That means we remove stuff that you don't need and can introduce distortion to your all-important audio and video signals – like a phono stage, networking capabilities or a pre-amp in a home cinema receiver. Everything that's left is there to make your music and movies sound and look better.
our London-based engineers carefully select technologies and the finest components to work beautifully together including toroidal transformers and X-Tract near-silent cooling, with a full metal chassis to optimise performance.
- Toroidal transformer
At Cambridge Audio, we’re huge fans of what these premium components can do for audio quality. So, while other people reserve them for their top-of-the-line separates, we put them everywhere we can. The extra power reserves a toroidal transformer delivers mean not only a far better bass response, but also a deeper, richer sound across the board. For pure audio quality and minimum distortion, we accept nothing less.
Chosen not just for its good looks (although we think our solid, brushed aluminium fronts make a great addition to any home), we design all-metal cases because they’re very stable and introduce less resonance to any signal.
Our near-silent cooling combination of funnelling heat through a heatsink and thermostatically controlled fan means that our systems stay cool without delivering distracting noise. Only at moments of peak power use will the fan really be at full speed (and those moments, of course, will be when you won't be able to hear it). It makes for a slim box too, the 351R is just 110mm high.
4 HDMI in, 1 out with support for 3D TV / Deep colour pass-thru / Audio Return Channel (ARC) reception Oversize low flux toroidal transformer delivering ultra-low noise and distortion Cirrus Logic dual 32-bit DSPs for compatibility with the latest CODECs including Dolby Digital Plus, DTS- HD High Resolution and the Lossless Dolby True HD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats Pure Analogue Stereo Direct mode for audiophile playback of analogue stereo sources Cambridge Audio Mic Controlled Auto Set-up (CAMCAS) with microphone supplied Adjustable lip-sync delay per source X-Tract Forced/Convection Heat Tunnel for virtually silent performance FM tuner with RDS Low resonance, acoustically damped full metal chassis RS232 for Custom Install integration Slim, aesthetic design – only 100mm (3.9’’) tall!
70W RMS per channel, into 8 Ohms (two channels driven)
50W RMS per channel, 8 Ohms (all 5 channels driven)
Cirrus Logic CS42518 24-Bit/192kHz capable CODEC for surround channels + 24 Bit 2 channel A/D conversion
Cirrus Logic CS497024 Dual 32 Bit DSP for surround decoding
4 x Line Level Analogue
2 x Digital Co-axial
1 x Digital Optical
|Video Inputs||4 x HDMI (1.4a)|
|Main Audio Outputs||
5 x Amplified Speaker Outputs
1 x RCA/Phono subwoofer output
|Main Video Output||1 x HDMI (1.4a), ARC supported|
|Recording Audio Outputs||1 x Line Level Analogue|
1 x ¼" / 6.35mm Headphone Output (32 To 600 ohms recommended)
1 x RS232C
1 x IEC type mains inlet
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Max. Power Consumption||500W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||430 x 100 x 330mm (16.9 x 3.9 x 12.9'')|