Cambridge Audio 752BD flagship universal disc player confirmed

Cambridge Audio revealed the Azur 752BD, its flagship 3D Blu-ray player, at CES 2013.

Billed as the company's "best ever universal player", the 752BD can play DVD, Blu-ray, CD and SACD discs, amongst others, as well as a range of digital files such as AAC, FLAC and WAV.

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A network-enabled device, you can connect to the internet via a wired or wireless connection and stream content from UpNP or DLNA devices such as a laptop or NAS drive.

You can also access streaming services direct from the player, with YouTube and Picasa two of the services Cambridge Audio highlights.

Plenty of connectivity is on offer, with two 3D-Ready HDMI 1.4 inputs, three USB inputs, digital coaxial and optical inputs and outputs, plus dedicated stereo and 7.1 analogue outputs. There are twin HDMI outputs, too.

The 752BD also has a front-mounted HDMI input for a Mobile High-Definition Link connection from smartphones and tablets, with video upscaling and audio upsampling of all content.

A 3D Blu-ray player, it can deliver 2D-to-3D conversion on the fly, too, plus upscale to 4K resolution, should you already be the proud owner of an Ultra HD TV.

Video processing is taken care of by a Marvell Odea processor, while five Wolfson 24/192 DACs are on board on the audio side of things.

The Cambridge Audio Azur 752BD has an all-metal case, new look on-screen interface and comes with a backlit remote.

Details on a release date and price just as soon as we have them.

Written by Joe Cox

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Joe Cox
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Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).