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Cambridge Audio Azur 551R

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What an Improvement!

Paul, Crutchfield
7 February 2014
  • Summary: I love vinyl and this preamp really brings out the depth, clarity and warmth of that analog sound. I recently upgraded my Technics SL 5 with a Prestige Green cartridge by Grado and was amazed at the improvement. I decided not to stop there and decided to upgrade my $50 TCC 750 pre amp as well. After much research, the Cambridge Azur kept rising above the rest. With Crutchfields generous policies, I had nothing to lose and gave it a go. So glad I did!
  • Pros: Easy setup, great sound, solid build, grounding wire attachment, on/off switch, light on indicator, gold plated audio in/outs
  • Cons: Odd size-too big to set up on top of my tower next to turntable, too small to stack on top of
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Overall 10
10

What an Improvement!

Paul, Crutchfield
7 February 2014
  • Summary: I love vinyl and this preamp really brings out the depth, clarity and warmth of that analog sound. I recently upgraded my Technics SL 5 with a Prestige Green cartridge by Grado and was amazed at the improvement. I decided not to stop there and decided to upgrade my $50 TCC 750 pre amp as well. After much research, the Cambridge Azur kept rising above the rest. With Crutchfields generous policies, I had nothing to lose and gave it a go. So glad I did!
  • Pros: Easy setup, great sound, solid build, grounding wire attachment, on/off switch, light on indicator, gold plated audio in/outs
  • Cons: Odd size-too big to set up on top of my tower next to turntable, too small to stack on top of
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Overall 10
10

Quality is one word to describe Azur 551r and is worth the $$$.

ricardo herrero, Amazon
15 November 2013
  • Summary: I let go my NAD for this one and was worried I would not be happy. I am so pleased to tell you I'm glad I made the move and I'm blown away with the channels separation and solid highs and base I get with this bad ass. NAD is not chopped liver, and I was very happy with it, especially the EARS. I owned Marantz, Elite, HK, NAD before and Cambridge is now my favorite receiver that thinks is an amplifier. Music is awesome and crisp.
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nice!

steve mercier, Amazon
26 September 2013
  • Summary: bought it , love it now that I figured it out... the manual is not well conceived with few words and mostly only diagrams, but once u figure out that you DO have it correctly connected and that the reason you hear nothing ( when switching between HDMI inputs it can take up to 10 seconds!) simply requires patience .... just when you are about to give up.... voila ,IT WORKS! ..
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Overall 10
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Solid Pre Amp

E, Crutchfield
11 September 2013
  • Summary: This is a solid pre amp for the cost. My Onkyo receiver did not have a phono connection and after deciding to get back into vinyl I went looking for a solid pre amp option for my new turntable. Good sound quality and perfect size for my setup, I have just off to the side on my cabinet.
  • Pros: Easy setup, good size for space. good feel/components.
  • Cons: Lack of RCA cables for some.
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Cambridge Audio Azur 551P

Joe Z, Crutchfield
11 September 2013
  • Summary: My ONKYO didn't have a phono jack, so I contacted Crutchfield online and chatted with a service tech. He suggested the Cambridge Audio Azur 551P phono preampliphier. Although it is expensive at $157, it was worth it. It arrived in two days and was easy to hook up. I was skeptical of all the great reviews but when I listened to my first record it was crystal clear. I was amazed at how much better my old albums sounded.
  • Pros: Well made and has a power switch so it does not use electricity when not in use. Excellent sound reproduction. Easy to hook up. Use good patch cords and phono jacks.
  • Cons: The cost is high but well worth it. You get what you pay for is the old expression.
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Solid Pre Amp

E, Crutchfield
11 September 2013
  • Summary: This is a solid pre amp for the cost. My Onkyo receiver did not have a phono connection and after deciding to get back into vinyl I went looking for a solid pre amp option for my new turntable. Good sound quality and perfect size for my setup, I have just off to the side on my cabinet.
  • Pros: Easy setup, good size for space. good feel/components.
  • Cons: Lack of RCA cables for some.
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Cambridge Audio Azur 551P

Joe Z, Crutchfield
11 September 2013
  • Summary: My ONKYO didn't have a phono jack, so I contacted Crutchfield online and chatted with a service tech. He suggested the Cambridge Audio Azur 551P phono preampliphier. Although it is expensive at $157, it was worth it. It arrived in two days and was easy to hook up. I was skeptical of all the great reviews but when I listened to my first record it was crystal clear. I was amazed at how much better my old albums sounded.
  • Pros: Well made and has a power switch so it does not use electricity when not in use. Excellent sound reproduction. Easy to hook up. Use good patch cords and phono jacks.
  • Cons: The cost is high but well worth it. You get what you pay for is the old expression.
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Excellent

pressurewelder, Crutchfield
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Very impressed. . It's obvious that Cambridge knows what vinyl is supposed to sound like, and they build the 551P with quality components. Makes my modern amp sound as warm and crisp as my vintage recapped SX950. But this Cambridge preamp is more sensitive to nuance and detail, with better resolution.
  • Pros: Modern vinyl playback at it's finest for the money, Sounds more expensive than it is.
  • Cons: A set of patch cords and ground wire included would be nice. But would obviously raise the price, and some folks wont need them.
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Good Product

Rick, Crutchfield
2 July 2013
  • Summary: Had a lot of trouble with the inexpensive $20 pre-amps that are largely touted on the online shopping services. Bought one and it didn't work at all, so I couldn't even complain about excessive noise that I read about in many reviews. Threw in the towel and upgraded with the help of a Crutchfield support person (Rocky) that both educated and directed me towards the Cambridge 551P. It was more than I wanted to spend but guess what?
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