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Device Name 

This is how your player will appear in your StreamMagic app and on your home network when using services like Spotify and TIDAL Connect.  

Giving your player a unique name makes it easier to distinguish when using streaming and smart home services. 


AirPlay Name 

This is how your player will appear when using AirPlay 2 or the Apple Home app. 


Standby Mode 

This selects what type of standby mode your player will use. 

In Network Standby mode your player will still be controllable by the StreamMagic app and other network services  

In Eco mode your player will use less power than in Network Standby mode but will need to be switched on either by the front panel or the remote control before it can be seen and controlled by the StreamMagic app and other services. 


Automatic Power Down 

This sets how long your player will wait while inactive before switching to standby. 


Display Brightness 

This sets the brightness of your player’s display. If set to ‘Off’ the display will show for a few seconds after any change and then switch off. 


USB Audio Class 

This sets the USB Audio Class for the USB Audio input. 

USB Audio Class 1.0 (default) works with USB 1.1 ports and supports up to 24-bit/96kHz. 

USB Audio Class 2.0 requires a USB 2.0 port and can support up to 32-bit/384kHz (asynchronous) and up to DSD-256. Depending on your PC or laptop you may require an additional driver. 


Roon Ready DSD 

This will allow you to choose how Roon provides DSD content. 

Use DoP for digital output – If your device does supports native DSD in DoP format. 

Use PCM for digital output – If your device doesn’t support native DSD. 


Control Bus 

If your device is connected to a Cambridge Audio amplifier using a control bus connector, volume commands can be sent directly to the amplifier. For more information, please refer to the Getting Connected section of this manual under ‘Control Bus’. 



With Pre-Amp mode enabled the volume of the device's line output can be controlled using the app, the remote or the rotary dial. 

For more information see our FAQ


Volume Limit 

This sets the maximum volume that other streaming services like AirPlay 2, Spotify and TIDAL Connect can set. The front panel, remote control and StreamMagic app volume controls can override this setting. 


Early Update 

Early Updates provide the opportunity to receive pre-release firmware for your 851N. To subscribe to Early Updates, select On, and to opt out select Off

Note: Information on what is included in the current early update for the 851N can be found here



This will check for and apply any new firmware available for your network player. You can also check for new updates on the info screen. When left in network standby overnight your player will check and apply any new updates. 

Note: Your network player must be connected to the internet to carry out firmware updates. It is recommended that you keep your network player connected to ensure optimal performance. Information on the latest firmware version for the 851N can be found here


Factory Reset 

This will return your player to its factory settings.  

You may perform a factory reset via the front panel controls/remote control (Home > Settings > Factory Reset). Or, via Settings in the StreamMagic app. 

Note: Returning the player to its factory settings will delete all previously saved network settings and presets.