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24.02.2020 16:32 #1
Hi guys,
I would like to upgrade my amp (currently a streaming rn602), to seperate amp and streamer.
I think I have it narrowed down to a Cambridge CXA81 and CXN V2. 

However, i am also interested in the the Azur 851A and 851N. 

From what I can see, the 2 CX units intergrate into each other really well, e.g. use 1 remote etc.
But the 2 Azur units, seem more "seperate". What would be your opinion on that?
Also, is the 851N really all that much better than the cxn v2?

If you can, would you give me a price on 
cxa + cxn + cambridge solo mm phono amp
and...
azur 851A + 851N + cambridge solo mm phono amp


(what ever I go for, it will be used on a pair of monitor audio bronze 6 speakers)
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24.02.2020 18:01 #2
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Originally posted by The Doktor
Hi guys,
I would like to upgrade my amp (currently a streaming rn602), to seperate amp and streamer.
I think I have it narrowed down to a Cambridge CXA81 and CXN V2. 

However, i am also interested in the the Azur 851A and 851N. 

From what I can see, the 2 CX units intergrate into each other really well, e.g. use 1 remote etc.
But the 2 Azur units, seem more "seperate". What would be your opinion on that?
Also, is the 851N really all that much better than the cxn v2?

If you can, would you give me a price on 
cxa + cxn + cambridge solo mm phono amp
and...
azur 851A + 851N + cambridge solo mm phono amp


(what ever I go for, it will be used on a pair of monitor audio bronze 6 speakers)

Hi The Doktor.

Thanks for the post.

Both those setups are fantastic!!
Several of the guys here a the Belfast store use the CXA81 at home.

The 851N used a completely different processor to the CNX.
As far as I can tell the 851N also use a better DAC and different power transformers. (This is all geared around sound quality).

In terms of remotes. The CXA81 remote will control the CXC and the CXN V2 units. The CNX V" does also come with its own remote.
The 851A  remote seems to only control the 851A and 851C with the 851N having its own remote which looks like it will control the 851A
The link below is for the user manual. If you go to page 4 it has the remote pictured and it has the Amp section at the bottom and the Amp power button at the top.
https://techsupport.ca...s_Manual_English.pdf


Here goes with some pricing.

CXA81 with CXN V2 and Solo MM I could offer at £1695 delivered.

For the 851A with 851N and the Solo MM I could offer at £2445.00

Let me know your thoughts.
25.02.2020 17:41 #3
Thanks for that Kenny, im going to think about it for a few days and ill get back to you. 
Deffo going for one of these set ups..... :)  
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25.02.2020 18:24 #4
Originally posted by The Doktor
Thanks for that Kenny, im going to think about it for a few days and ill get back to you. 
Deffo going for one of these set ups..... :)  

No problem! Keep u posted and if you need any further info let us know!

Kind regards

David
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