Cambridge Audio Edge NQ – Pre Amplifier

510,899.00

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ – Pre Amplifier

  • Impressively revealing – Cambridge Audio’s most detailed pre-amplifier and network player.
  • StreamMagic – award-winning streaming built-in.
  • Hand-picked components – hours of listening to select only those that sound the best.
  • Ready for digital – built-in DAC with digital inputs including TV ARC and Bluetooth aptX HD.
  • Perfect partners – pair your Edge NQ with Edge W or Edge M to create your perfect system.
  • Impressively revealing

    With a revolutionary preamp circuit-board that reduces interference and an incredibly clean signal path, Edge NQ plays your favourite music with astonishing depth. Stream, plug-in and play to enjoy every note in perfect clarity.

    All the sources

    Edge NQ lets you enjoy music from any source. As well as digital coaxial, HDMI, USB and S/PDIF connections, there’s also Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio and UPnP Playback. Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience. Wherever songs are played from, Edge NQ stays true to the character of every instrument and uncovers a musicality you’ve never heard before.

    Astonishing digital detail

    With a wealth of connections including digital coaxial, ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB and S/PDIF, their engineers have ensured that all of your digital content can be enjoyed, at up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD 256. Edge NQ offers an incredibly revealing sound that has detailed tone, rhythmic drive and taut bass.

    Sonic balance

    Edge NQ was designed with a unique PCB. Cambridge Audio 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.

    Chromecast built‑in

    Thanks to Chromecast Built-in hundreds of music services, including Sirius XM & Soundcloud, can be enjoyed on the Edge NQ. Just tap the cast button in your favourite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop in stunning high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.

    Fixed line-out mode

    If you wish to connect the Edge NQ to an integrated amplifier rather than a power amplifier, the streaming functionality can be used independently of the preamplifier. The preamplifier can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android.

    Perfect partners

    Edge systems are designed to work in perfect synchronisation. Match the Edge NQ with their highest performing power amplifier, Edge W, to create a hi-fi system with a sound, and a look, unlike anything else.

    SPECIFICATIONS

    D/A CONVERTER THD <0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output
    THD ANALOG SOURCES <0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 1Vrms output
    FREQUENCY RESPONSE 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
    S/N RATIO (REF 1V OUTPUT) >103 dB
    CROSSTALK @ 1KHZ < -100dB
    MAX PREAMP OUTPUT 6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced
    FIXED LINE-OUT MODE Yes. The preamplifier can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android. Within the app, simply turn off ‘preamplifier mode’ in the settings to run a line out via XLR or RCA to an integrated amplifier.
    USB AUDIO INPUT USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
    USB DRIVE INPUT 1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+
    BLUETOOTH 4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
    UPNP CONNECTIVITY Yes – Accesible via supported app
    CHROMECAST BUILT-IN Yes
    ROON READY Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)
    TOSLINK INPUT 16/24-bit 32-96kHz
    COAX S/PDIF INPUT 16/24-bit 32-192kHz
    WI-FI IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
    ETHERNET IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
    MAX POWER CONSUMPTION 100W
    STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION <0.5W
    DIMENSIONS 120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
    WEIGHT 10.2kg (22.4lbs)
    CHROMECAST BUILT-IN Hi-res wireless connectivity that’s compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC
    IN THE BOX Edge NQ Pre-amplifier and Network Player; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Remote Control; 3 x AAA Batteries; Bluetooth Antenna; Wi-Fi Dongle; Edge Link Cable; Edge NQ User Manual

 

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