Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD Review

(Blu-ray player)
Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD

Excellent (A) 8 reviews 11/2010
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Product specification:
  • Features: Upscaling, BD-Live, 24p
  • Audio Standards: Dolby Digital …
  • Memory / Hard Disk Size: 1 GB
  • Weight: 4.1 kg … more information

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HI-FI Choice
Magazine December 2010
Place 1 out of 6
5 out of 5 stars

Value for money: 5 out of 5 stars, "Group Test Winner"

Hi-Fi Choice said that the music produced by the Cambridge Audio Azur 650BD was really effervescent and engaging, with acute attention to detail and a lovely musicality. It could take improvement on imaging and sound is perhaps slightly bright of neutral. Compatibility with other parts of your system is a non-issue with this CD Player and this goes for the features too.

Hi-Fi News
Magazine Yearbook 2010
Single test
Without final score

"Outstanding Product"

"You don't get the ultimate bottom-end punch or sense of scale rendered by some rivals, but for a tenth the price the 650BD provides a perfectly 'wholesome' and craftily-balanced alternative without serious flaw in any key area of performance. In this age of increasing belt-tightening, Cambridge is offering a couple of extra holes - so what are you waiting for?"

Hi-Fi World
Magazine October 2010
Place 1 out of 6
"outstanding" (5 out of 5 points)

"FOR: plays all silver disc formats; superb sound; strong picture.
AGAINST: no YouTube; dull styling; small display."

Stuff TV
Single test
5 out of 5 stars

"Hot Buy"

"Pros: Sturdily finished. Extravagantly specified. Impressive cross-format performance.
Cons: Not quite the best Blu-ray pictures £400 can buy."
Single test
“excellent” (9 out of 10 points)

“The Blu-ray player Azur 650BD by Cambridge Audio doesn’t only have a high-quality look, it also offers excellent image and sound quality. It also supports many disc formats and plays files from USB flash drives. But despite the existing Ethernet connection, DLNA streaming is missing. Nonetheless, the 650BD is definitely among the best devices on the market.”

Fono Forum
Magazine 6/2010
Single test
without final score

Colours: 5 out of 5 points; Contrast: 4 out of 5 points; Image sharpness: 4 out of 5 points; Sound: 4 out of 5 points: Processing: 4 out of 5 points.

Magazine 6/2010
Single test
without final score

Value for money: “excellent” (4 out of 5 stars)

“First class Blu-ray player with excellent video display and competitive sound quality in its surrounding area. A great bargain in regards to what is offered!”

Magazine 5/2010
Single test
“outstanding” (106 out of 120 points)

Value for money: “outstanding”, “Highlight”

“Blu-ray universal player, which is also capable of DVD Audio and SACD. Fast navigation. Clearly designed and optimised for HDMI, it is also in command of the DSD output from SACD.”

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