Stereophile's Products of 2014 Analog Component of the Year
Stereophile's Products of 2014 Amplification Component of the Year
Stereophile's Products of 2014 Joint Loudspeakers of the Year
Stereophile's Products of 2014
No one spells it out anymore: Ours is a culture of BTW, TIA, AFAIK, and other letter-lumps, some of which have taken on meanings beyond their original intent. (Only recently did I discover that LOL stands for "I'm certain you find my attempts at humor as riotously funny as I do.") I am scarcely young enough to adapt.
Our interoffice communications are no different. Once a year I am jarred to find in my inbox a message from John Atkinson with the curious subject line "POTY." I am scarcely old enough to be perturbed: Every 12 months, I have to be re-reminded that POTY stands for Product of the Year.
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor Measurements
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor Associated Equipment
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor Specifications
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor Page 2
Cambridge Audio Azur 851D D/A processor
I've enjoyed having one of Cambridge's integrated amps in my office system for years, and the company boasts that the 851 series, designed in the UK and manufactured in China (like the rest of their line), is the best they've produced so far. After spending the last year listening to domestically manufactured DAC-preamps costing $6000 and up, I was curious to hear how a product costing only a quarter of the bottom of that range might stack up.
PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP integrated amplifier Measurements