Cambridge Audio Azur 551R V2 is a 7.1 HDMI 1.4b A/V Receiver. It as Dual core Cirrus Logic 32bits DSP Dolby. 110Watts RMS - 6ohms.
AV receivers deliver features and effects processing, but amplification and sound quality is often an afterthought. This is because manufacturers prefer to concentrate on cramming the latest 'flavour of the month' feature into the product.
The Azur 551R V2 is the perfect solution for a powerful surround sound home cinema experience together with a
stunning audio performance, without compromise. At Cambridge Audio we always ensure our receivers deliver the same audio performance levels as our award winning stereo amplifiers. So, the 551R V2 will give you great room-shaking movie effects, but unlike many other receivers on the market it will also deliver incredibly high-quality musical reproduction.
We only use pure audiophile components, including the high performance toroidal transformer which is why the 551R V2 is one of the most powerful AV receivers in its class. The versatile 551R V2 caters for a wide range of set ups and systems, with six HDMI inputs for Blu-ray, gaming, or satellite TV while the six RCA connections will produce the very best audio from traditional hi-fi equipment. It's easy to set up, while the intuitive remote control and front panel, which includes a line input, ensures anyone can enjoy it. Impressively all this power fits in an elegant box that's just 110mm (4.3'') high, so even the smallest AV units and shelves will comfortably accommodate it.
The hub of music and video:
No need to buy two devices for sensational surround sound and great music. Combine the quality and power of a true
stereo amplifier, with the connectivity and functionality of an AVR. Furthermore, the 551R V2's intuitive
remote control and front panel ensure everyone can enjoy it.
To deliver the best possible surround and stereo sound together with versatile connectivity and unrivalled ease of use, we've selected our favourite components. From powerful toroidal transformers, to the Cirrus Logic audio DACs (digital to analogue converters) the 551R was built without compromise.
Great things come in small packages!
Despite being one of the most powerful AV Receivers in its class, the 551R V2 is housed in a compact casework. Thanks to our advanced cooling technology it's just 110mm (4.3'') high, so will fit most shelves and racks.
Future-proof design: With the very latest technologies - including the Cirrus Logic dual 32-bit DSP for compatibility with all the latest CODECs and formats, including 4K and 3D video - you can buy the 551R V2 knowing it will handle future formats for years to come.
With a combined total of 17 different analogue and digital inputs, it's almost impossible to run out. You can connect all your AV equipment including Blu-ray, satellite TV, games consoles, MP3 players, CD players, turntables and more, plus there's a built in AM/FM tuner too.
AV receivers can involve arduous set-up and configuration processes, but the 551R V2 is quick and simple thanks to the Cambridge Audio Microphone Controlled Auto Set-up (CAMCAS). The supplied microphone measures the listening environment and automatically sets the speaker levels and distances for your room.
All of the power, all of the time!
The 551R V2 is designed to divert all available power to as many, or as few speakers that are connected to it. For example, if you want extra performance from a high-quality pair of front speakers in a surround sound set-up, then with a 5.1 configuration you can use the surround rears to bi-amp the front left and right for that extra punch and
Full crossover adjustment and bass management:
The 551R V2 incorporates advanced Bass Management features, allowing you to channel low frequencies to your front speakers, subwoofer, or both, as well as providing individually selectable bass boost for different surround modes.
Full Metal Jacket:
All the above points would mean nothing, if the 551R V2 was not built to last! This is an AV receiver that is designed to
keep on performing. From the all-metal casework and ultra rigid chassis, to the high-quality, high-power toroidal transformer, every component in the 551R V2 is designed to give many years of listening pleasure.
The 551R V2 has a multi-channel analogue (7.1 Direct) audio input. This is ideal for connecting a high quality universal player such as the 752BD, and allows a direct, unprocessed signal path to the 551R V2's amplifier section.
Power output: 110 watts rms per channel, 6 Ohms (two channels driven)
90 watts rms per channel, 8 Ohms (two channels driven)