As TVs become almost impossibly thin, there's never been a better time for a home theater receiver that sounds big and dimensional - but is also simple to use. Music is at the heart of every product that Cambridge Audio creates, and the all new Azur 551R AV receiver delivers sound that's as epic as the picture quality from your movies, music, and TV shows. Delivering truly great sound as well as all the latest processing features is the ultimate test of any home theater receiver. The ability to reproduce music with striking richness and authority is what really separates the 551R from the competition. With 100-watts-per-channel x 7 channels at 6 ohms, the 551R delivers movie soundtracks, TV, and music with power, punch, and superb dynamics. Pure Analog Stereo Direct mode allows audiophile playback of analog stereo sources. Individual crossovers and Advanced Bass Management optimize audio performance. Carefully designed tone controls let you sculpt the bass and treble without affecting the critical midrange. The onboard AM/FM tuner offers both sensitivity and selectivity to bring the best performance to your favorite stations. In terms of connectivity, the 551R boasts four HMDI inputs and a single HDMI output which fully supports 3DTV/Deep Color pass-through and Audio Return from newer digital TVs. It also features a wide selection of analog video connections (ready for transcoding), four digital audio connections, and a total of six analogue audio inputs. Home theater receivers can be complex to operate, but the 551R has been designed to ensure simple set-up and ease of use for the whole family. Cambridge Audio's Microphone Controlled Auto Set-up (CAMCAS) tailors the 551R's performance to any room and comes complete with a microphone to complete this simple procedure. Day-to-day operation is equally straightforward from either the clear front panel controls or the supplied remote.
4 HDMI in, 1 out with support for 3D TV / Deep Color pass thru / Audio Return Channel reception
Pure Analog Stereo Direct mode for audiophile playback of analog stereo sources
Slim, aesthetic design - only 4.3'' tall
Individual crossovers and Advanced Bass Management
Bi-amp mode for front left/right with surround back left/right in 5.1 set-up