The ultimate in amplification and built without compromise, the 851 is Cambridge Audio's finest integrated amplifier. It possesses incredible power, finesse and astonishingly low distortion. In its design Cambridge Audio assessed every component for sonic excellence and revised, reviewed and optimized the signal path for minimal distortion. Thousands of hours were spent testing and tweaking, the result is an amplifier like you’ve never heard before.
Nothing prepares you for the sound quality of the 851A. Rated at 120 Watts per channel and built with a fastidious attention to detail, it presents your music with astounding depth and incredible clarity. The precision volume control provides remarkable stereo separation, while the overall effect is to give your music collection a new lease of life.
The 851A was built without sonic compromise, and that’s true of the connectivity too. Nine RCA inputs cater for regular analogue inputs, while for high end components there are two sets of balanced XLR inputs. A pre-out was added for connecting to a subwoofer or power amp, while two sets of speaker terminals allow for bi-wiring or running additional speakers in a second location. Finally, Control Bus inputs allow the linking of compatible Cambridge Audio products for easy control from one remote.
Rather than use Class A or Class AB amplifier designs, Cambridge Audio developed a novel and unique new design called Class XD, which combines the sonic purity of Class A and the efficiency of Class AB for the best possible result.