Cambridge Audio Azur 851CPrice: $1999


Doug said: If you value strict neutrality, high transparency, excellent detail, and unflinching, unwavering, unapologetic fidelity to the source, then you’ll find Cambridge Audio’s Azur 851C a wonderful digital source component and, at $1999, an excellent deal.

Read the SoundStage! Xperience review.

The gist: Tons of modern functionality and great sound, too.