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Cambridge Audio celebrates its 50th birthday with high-end Edge separates

The Cambridge Audio Edge is a high-end hi-fi separates sequence jointly price £10,500.

For the previous half-decade Cambridge Audio has branched out into the type of wi-fi audio system many use in this day and age. Just like the Cambridge Audio G2. However for its 50th birthday it has returned to its roots with a chain of glossy high-end separates, known as Edge.

There are 3 participants of the Edge circle of relatives, a pre-amp and networked media participant known as the Edge NQ, the Edge A built-in amplifier and the Edge W energy amp. 

Lengthy-term hifi lovers will have owned one in every of Cambridge Audio’s mythical price range amps up to now, however this equipment is slightly other. The Edge NW prices £3500, the Edge A £4500 and the Edge W £2500. 

Classier than a HomePod

Rather then spectacular anodised steel appears to be like, the Edge sequence goals for sonic purity. Cambridge Audio says, “each element has been decided on for its sonic benefit thru blind auditions”. Edge is a signature sequence for the corporate. 

The Edge NW makes use of Cambridge Audio’s StreamMagic machine, letting you flow audio the usage of AirPlay, Spotify Attach, Chromecast, UPnP, or even Bluetooth (aptX HD is supported). Or you’ll simply plug media into its USB port. It helps information as much as 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or as much as DSD256.

This pairs completely with the Edge W energy amp, a 23.6kg beast with 100W RMS energy at eight Ohm. Cambridge Audio says it has pared down the sign trail, the usage of simply 14 ultra-high high quality parts.

Built-in amps redesigned

The Edge A built-in amplifier additionally has 100W RMS energy. And you want to use this field solo. Neatly, with audio system. 

It has Bluetooth, USB audio, ARC HDMI (for connection to a TV), in addition to the standard balanced, unbalanced, coaxial and S/PDIF virtual inputs. 

The Edge sequence shall be to be had from June at decided on Richer Sounds shops, as Cambridge Audio lovers available in the market will have already guessed.