Cambridge Audio Edge NQ | Cambridge Audio most detailed integrated amplifier.
The Edge A is designed for music lovers. Riffs, phrases, percussive sounds – absorb every detail of your music thanks to the dynamic configuration. Powerful, but with incredible depth: The overall sound is breathtaking, as if you were sitting next to the musicians in the orchestra pit during the recording.
All signal sources.
With the Edge NQ you can enjoy music from any signal source. In addition to digital coaxial connections, HDMI, USB and S/PDIF connections, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD and Internet radio are also integrated. Regardless of the source, the Edge NQ does not distort the character of an instrument and provides a musical experience like you’ve never heard before.
Amazing digital detail reproduction.
With various connections, for example digital coaxial connections as well as connections for ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB and S/PDIF, our engineers have ensured that you can enjoy digital content with up to 32 bit/384 kHz as well as DSD 256. Edge NQ delivers an incredibly detailed sound, with rhythmic drive and thumping bass.
The Edge A was developed with a special circuit board. Our engineers replaced the conventional capacitors with a DC-coupled topology and also gave the device a solid-state volume control. This results in a particularly clean signal that is balanced at any volume.
Award-winning streaming software.
The Edge NQ uses the latest version of our award-winning streaming module. Developed here in the UK, this technology uses a new, faster chipset and supports both 24-bit/192 kHz files and DSD 128. With the addition of Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, and Internet radio, you can enjoy your music regardless of the signal source.
Chromecast is now integrated in the Edge NQ. Simply tap the cast button on your favorite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with stunning HD sound at up to 24-bit/96 kHz.
Fixed line out mode
If you want to connect the Edge NQ to an integrated amplifier instead of a power amplifier, you can use the streaming functionality independently of the preamplifier. The preamp can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android.
Edge Systems attaches great importance to perfect synchronization. Combine the Edge NQ with our most powerful power amplifier (Edge W) to create a hi-fi system with sound reproduction and design that is second to none.
Distortion < 0.0008 %, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 24-bit, 1 Vrms Power
CLICK FIGURE ANALOG SOURCES
< 0.0008 %, 20 Hz – 20 kHz, 1 Vrms Power
20 Hz-20 kHz +/- 0.1 dB
SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO (AT 1 V OUTPUT)
> 103 dB
CROSSTALK AT 1 KHZ
< -100 dB
MAX. PREAMP POWER
6 Vrms single-ended or 6 Vrms + 6 Vrms balanced
USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Audio Class 2.0 supports up to 32-bit 384 kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
USB DRIVER INPUT
1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1 A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+
4.1 (Smart/BLE-enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supports SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
16/24-bit 32-96 kHz
COAXIAL SPDIF INPUT
16/24-bit 32-192 kHz
IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4 GHz), encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
IEEE 802.3, 10-Base-T or 100-Base-T
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION
STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
< 0,5 W
120 x 460 x 405 mm
INCLUDED IN DELIVERY
Edge NQ preamplifier and network player; 1.5 m power cable; Edge remote control; 3 x AAA batteries; Bluetooth antenna; WiFi, Edge Link cable; Edge NQ user manual
High-resolution wireless connection compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast Built-in is a trademark of Google LLC. AWARD WINNING STREAMING
FIXED LINE-OUT MODE
Yes. The preamp can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android. Within the app, you only have to switch off the “Preamplifier Mode” in the settings to perform the line-out via an XLR or RCA connection through an integrated amplifier.