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Cambridge Audio Announces Updated Aeromax Series 2 & 6 Speakers Plus Upgrades to the Azur Home Cinema Receiver; Upsampling Line

14 May 2014

New audiophile innovations on display at HES, May 16th-19th, 2014

Hall 3, Stand E 01

LONDON – With a world-class design team responsible for decades of Hi-Fi audio innovations, Cambridge Audio is in prime place to announce a selection of show stealing new products ready to debut at the HES in Munich. Aeromax Speaker range – radical innovations, improved audio quality and stunning modern looks

Leading the charge are the new Aeromax 2 & 6 bookshelf and floor standing speakers. Cambridge Audio offers an upgrade to the finish, construction, specification and most importantly, the audio performance of the existing Aero speaker models – introduced to universal acclaim in 2013. While the existing Aero speakers continue with their classic style, the Aeromax range has an eye on the more modern home thanks to their luxurious, high lacquer, gloss black and gloss white finish. Key to game changing performance of all the Aero speakers is the pairing of a full range BMR (Balance Mode Radiator) driver with a dedicated bass sub-woofer. Unlike traditional tweeters, where the crossover between the tweeter and mid/bass woofer happens at about 3kHz, with a BMR driver, this crossover shifts all the way down to 250Hz. This means that the BMR driver covers all of the high and mid-range frequencies down to 250Hz, allowing the mid/bass driver to become optimised for efficient bass response, effectively making it a dedicated subwoofer. The result is fantastically clear, natural and coherent, high-quality audio. A new 4th generation version of the BMR driver features a specially revised honeycomb structure to offer better uniformity in all directions across the diaphragm, ensuring a smoother and more linear high frequency response for an immersive, spacious yet more detailed top end.

The Azur AV receiver range gets an update to handle future formats 

Featuring only audiophile grade components the Azur 751R V2 combines a powerful, immersive experience together with a stunning audio performance, whether listening to a movie soundtrack or your favorite music. Dual custom Texas Instruments 32-bit DSP chips offer compatibility with all the latest CODECs and formats, including 4K and 3D video, allowing the 751R V2 to handle future formats for years to come. The high quality DACs, dedicated USB Audio input for your computer, oversize toroidal transformer and 200 watts per channel output ensure that 751R V2 is one of the most powerful AV receivers in its class; while Cambridge Audio’s proprietary ATF audio upsampling technology, upsamples all incoming audio to 24-bit/192kHz to deliver the highest quality sound with the lowest possible distortion and jitter. The 751R V2 caters for a wide range of set ups and systems, with six HDMI inputs for Blu-ray, gaming, or satellite TV and two HDMI outputs for twin displays. There’s also a variety of digital and analogue audio inputs to produce the best audio from traditional sources. Installation is easy thanks to the Audyssey 2EQ auto setup and room calibration, while the intuitive remote control – and front panel with an HDMI and RCA input – ensures anyone can enjoy using it. The Azur 551R V2offers authentic room-shaking movie effects, at the same time also delivering incredibly high-quality musical reproduction.

The very latest Cirrus Logic dual 32-bit DSP chips offer compatibility with all the latest CODECs and formats – including 4K and 3D video – ensure the 551R V2 will handle future formats with ease. The 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 is also incredibly easy to set up and use thanks to the intuitive remote control and front panel – with its easy access HDMI and RCA input.

Model

Price

Availability

Aeromax 2

$749

May 2014
Aeromax 6

$1,499

May 2014
Azur 551R V2 $1,099 June 2014

Azur 751R V2

$2,1999

July 2014

Cambridge Audio’s entire line will be on display at HES between May 15th and May 18th in Hall 3, Stand E 01. To schedule an appointment, please contact Rebecca Glen rebecca.glen@audiopartnership.com or +44 7974 227574 About Cambridge Audio… www.cambridgeaudio.com Cambridge Audio has a rich history of developing innovative products designed to harness every last drop of detail from your favourite music and movies. Every product in our range is created at our London R&D centre by a team of passionate and committed engineers with a vast array of live music and sound production experience. Fuelled by their passion for music and movies, and the passion for music and movies in consumers, Cambridge Audio products deliver the most captivating entertainment experience for the very best value possible. We actively encourage press reviews of all our products and we’re proud that Cambridge Audio products are consistently recognised for their performance, innovation and value. Cambridge  Audio is a brand of Audio Partnership Plc. Registered Office: Gallery Court, Hankey Place, London SE1 4BB, United Kingdom. Registered in England No. 2953313   Media Contact Matt Shumate Vice President Max Borges Agency (305) 374-4404 x 115 mattshumate@maxborgesagency.com