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Getting Connected

Basic Analogue Connections 

Important Note: Switch the power off before making any connections. 

There are two analogue connection options for the 851N. 

1. Line Output Connection (RCA) 


2. Balanced Audio Connection (XLR) 

Please note: If using XLR cables, repeatedly press the Source 1 or Source 2 button (depending on which ports you are using) to toggle between 'Balanced' and 'Unbalanced'. 


Basic Digital Connections 

There are two digital connection options for the 851N.  

1. Digital Coaxial Output – Digital Coaxial connections are commonly used with CD players and amplifiers and is recommended for use as it has higher bandwidth.


2. TOSLINK Optical Output – Whilst having lower bandwidth, TOSLINK Optical connections are commonly found on televisions, DVD players and A/V units. 


Control Bus 

The Control Bus lets you control your other Azur 851 series units. See the following diagrams when connecting the 851N using the provided Control Bus cable.   

Another benefit of the Control Bus is the use of the StreamMagic app. You can use the StreamMagic app to control other Azur 851 series units via the 851N.  

851N with 851A (via StreamMagic app)  

When using the app to turn the 851N on/off, this will also turn the 851A on/off. The app can also be used to control the volume of the 851A. Connect the 851N Control Bus Out to 851A Control Bus In.  


851A with 851N 

Note: Without using the StreamMagic app to control the 851A.  

When turning the 851A on/off, this will also turn the 851N on/off. Connect the 851A Control Bus Out to 851N Control Bus In. 


851A with 851N and 851C  

When turning the 851N on/off, this will turn the 851A and 851C on/off.  

With all three 851 devices, connect the 851N Control Bus out to 851A Control Bus in. Then connect the 851A Control Bus out to 851C Control Bus in. 

Note: Do NOT loop back from the 851C Control Bus out to the 851N Control Bus in. 

Control Bus will also need to be enabled and set to Amplifier within the 851N device settings in the StreamMagic app once the app has been connected to the 851N.

Note: If a device with APD enabled automatically switches off after the selected period of inactivity, this will also switch off the other connected devices.