Cambridge Audio Edge A – Integrated Amplifier

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EDGE A 

  • Built to celebrate musicality – they most detailed integrated amplifier.
  • Hand-picked components – hours of listening to select only those that sound the best.
  • Twin Toroidal Transformers – huge reserves of power for consistent tonality.
  • Cambridge Audio proprietary Class XA Amplification – no audible crossover distortion.
  • Ready for digital – built-in DAC with digital inputs including TV ARC and Bluetooth aptX HD.

Their most detailed integrated amplifier

Edge A is made to celebrate musicality. Riffs, phrases, percussive rolls – take in every detail of your music thanks to its dynamic setup. Effortlessly powerful, but with incredible depth, the overall sound is breath-taking – like you’re sat in the recording booth with the musicians.

Breath-taking musicality

Edge A is designed to bring musical detail to life. It delivers a finely balanced sound with a depth and clarity that come through with every note. They developed the system by ear, testing every component and only choosing those that blew them away. The end result is a ground-breaking arrangement that produces a much cleaner signal path and lets your music breathe. Edge A perfectly delivers our classic British sound – nothing added, nothing taken away.

More musical detail

They pioneered the use of toroidal transformers in amplifiers, which led to improved performance. In Edge we take this one step further, using opposing symmetry twin toroidal transformers. This cancels out electromagnetic interference whilst offering outstanding power and maintaining consistent tonality, no matter how loud it’s played.

Effortless power without distortion

Using standard Class A amplifier technology wasn’t going to be efficient enough for Edge A. Instead they added a bias voltage to a traditional Class AB design, reducing distortion to inaudible levels. This unique configuration also produces less heat and makes the whole system much more effective.

Hi-res bluetooth

Pair any Bluetooth device to your Edge A to easily stream your music. With aptX HD support, you can play your audio at up to 24-bit/48kHz quality for an incredibly rich listening experience.

Sonic balance

Edge A was designed with a unique PCB. Our engineers replaced conventional capacitors with a DC coupled topology and also added a solid-state volume control. The end result is a clean signal path that’s perfectly balanced at any volume.

Perfect partners

Edge systems are designed to work in perfect synchronisation. Match the performance of Edge A with loudspeakers to make the foundations of a hi-fi system unlike anything else.

SPECIFICATIONS

CONTINUOUS POWER OUTPUT 100W RMS into 8 Ohms; 200W RMS into 4 Ohms
THD (UNWEIGHTED) <0.002% 1kHz at rated power (8 Ohms); <0.02% 20Hz – 20kHz at rated power (8 Ohms)
FREQUENCY RESPONSE <3Hz – >80kHz +/-1dB
S/N RATIO (REF FULL POWER) >103 dB
CROSSTALK @ 1KHZ < -100dB
INPUT SENSITIVITY Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 380mV RMS
INPUT IMPEDANCES Input A3 (balanced) 47k Ohm; Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 47k Ohm
INPUTS Balanced, Coax S/PDIF, TOSLINK, USB Audio, Unbalanced, Bluetooth, Audio Return Channel (ARC)
OUTPUTS Speakers, Preamplifier, Headphones (impedance of between 12 and 600 ohms are recommended)
USB AUDIO INPUT USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
BLUETOOTH 4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting formats up to aptX HD
TOSLINK INPUT 16/24 bits, 32-96kHz
COAX S/PDIF INPUT 16/24 bits, 32-192kHz
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 1000W
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W
DIMENSIONS 150 x 460 x 405mm (5.9 x 18.1 x 15.9″)
WEIGHT 24.4kg (53.7lbs)
IN THE BOX Edge A Integrated Amplifier; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Remote Control; 3 x AAA Batteries; Bluetooth Antenna; Edge Link Cable; Edge A User Manual
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