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Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ, EDGE W & CONCEPT 500 (Black and Rosewood)

Network Music Player/Streamer/Pre-Amp, Power Amplifier & Q Acoustics CONCEPT 500 (Black and Rosewood)
£9,499
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Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ, EDGE W & CONCEPT 500 (Black and Rosewood)
Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ, EDGE W & CONCEPT 500 (Black and Rosewood)

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    ”Simply put, if we had a budget of £3500 for a pre-amp and streamer, we’d buy the Edge NQ.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review. Tested at £3500

    A reference standard for streaming music

    Featuring the highest quality digital components and a revolutionary pre-amp design, the Cambridge Audio Edge NQ meets audiophile standards for sound quality.

    Sound first principle
    Painstaking developed over many years, the Edge NQ was tuned not by machine but by human ear. Once perfected, the end result delivers perfect musical balance with nothing added or taken away. With every component selected by listening session, the Edge NQ sounds closer to live music than ever. If you want to hear what the musician hears, listen to this.

    Audiophile pre-amp design
    Using a unique circuit board, the Edge NQ features DC coupled topology to replace conventional capacitors. A finely engineered, solid-state volume control matches the board to give the cleanest signal path and the lowest level of distortion.

    Award-winning streaming software
    As early pioneers of digital streaming, there’s few that produce music streaming software as good as Cambridge Audio. The latest version of the award-winning StreamMagic system features a faster chipset with support for 24bit/192kHz and DSD128 Hi-Res music files.

    Stream it all
    Designed to be amongst the most flexible music streamers in its class, the Edge NQ covers all the music sources you might need. Chromecast, Bluetooth, AirPlay, Spotify Connect (Spotify Premium account required) and Internet radio are all covered. On the socket front, HDMI, multi-USB, balanced XLR, optical, coaxial and RCA phono are all present and correct, making this surely the best-connected streamer in its class.

    Chromecast built-in
    With Google’s Chromecast built-in, you can stream music, podcasts and audio apps, including Google Play, at the touch of a button. Stream wirelessly from your smartphone, tablet or laptop and enjoy music up to 24bit/96kHz Hi-Res quality.

    High resolution Bluetooth
    With support for aptX, the Bluetooth receiver built-in gets the best from your smartphone or tablet. This wireless connection gets close to CD quality while offering the convenience of streaming music straight from your device.

    The highest level of digital streaming – via USB
    If you’ve got a precious digital music library stored on your laptop or PC then the very best way to access it is via USB. The USB Audio Class 2.0 interface supports up to 32-bit/384kHz or DSD256 for effortless Hi-Res music playback.

    Studio grade XLR balanced inputs and outputs
    If you prefer analogue connectivity then the Edge NQ has that covered, too. A set of XLR balanced inputs lets you connect a suitable CD player with studio grade precision. Balanced cables offer better shielding and a more stable signal, letting you hear every detail that the Edge NQ is capable of.

    Connect your TV via HDMI
    When your streamer sounds this good it would be a shame not to let your TV share the benefit. An HDMI with ARC (Audio Return Channel) means you can connect up your TV and benefit from its audio being played through the pre-amp – MTV will never have sounded so good!

    Your other digital and analogue devices – fully connected
    Thanks to built-in DACs (Digital to Analogue Convertors), the Edge NQ enhances the sound of your digital components. Plug in up to three devices, such as CD/DVD player, games console and set-top box and you’ll get a significant upgrade in sound. Music stored on memory sticks can easily be connected via the USB A-Type interface at the back. For analogue sources, there’s an additional two pairs of phono RCA inputs – perfect for connecting a quality phono stage.

    Perfect partner
    Designed to match the Edge W power amp, the Edge NQ provides the brains to the W’s considerable brawn. With the two sharing the same development process and sonic tuning, the sound signature of both is perfectly matched.

    You’ve heard the rest, now hear the best – Cambridge Audio has the Edge.

    Designed and built without compromise, the Cambridge Edge W offers the ultimate in power and precision.

    Perfect partner

    Designed to match the Edge NQ pre-amp/streamer, the Edge W power amp adds the brawn to the NQ’s considerable brains. With the two sharing the same development process and sonic tuning, the sound signature of both is perfectly matched.

    Highly developed sound
    Painstakingly developed over many years, the Edge W was tuned not by machine but by countless listening sessions. Once perfected, the end result delivers perfect musical balance with nothing added or taken away. With every component selected by ear, the Edge W sounds closer to live music than ever. If you want to hear what the musician hears, listen to this.

    Less is more
    Thanks to a thorough design process, the Edge W features just 14 components in its signal path. With each component having the potential to colour the sound, the fewer the better. Cambridge Audio’s minimalist approach gives the Edge W its faithful reproduction and sublime musicality.

    Ultimate precision
    Using twin toroidal transformers, the Edge W cancels electromagnetic interference. This gives lower distortion and an ‘inky black’ background, meaning you’ll hear every subtle detail of music – no matter how quiet.

    Power to match the precision
    This highly developed hybrid amplifier has no problem driving hard as it does sounding precise. Packing a true 100 watts per channel at 8 ohms and a monstrous 200 watts at 4 ohms, the Edge W is unfazed by almost any speaker. Unlike some high-end amplifiers, this is one design that takes difficult speakers in its stride.

    Style and substance in perfect harmony
    The Cambridge Edge W looks every bit as exquisite as it sounds. Using the same principles of precision and ‘nothing added’, the minimalist design is timeless. The smooth, all-metal casing is also crafted to the highest standards. As an indication as to just how solidly this amp is constructed, just take a look at the weight – a mighty 23.6kg of British beef!

    You’ve heard the rest, now hear the best – Cambridge Audio has the Edge.

    ” The Concept 500s prove Q Acoustics can compete at all levels. They’re superb speakers for the money.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review.

    Multi-award-winning speakers

    Having met with universal acclaim, the Concept 500 speakers have been lavished with praise by the most critical publications and websites. These speakers already have their own trophy cabinet of gongs including Hi-Fi Choice (Editor’s Choice), Hi-Fi News (Outstanding Product), AVForums (Reference Status), EISA (Best Product – Floorstanding Loudspeaker) and What Hi-Fi (5-Star review). Take a listen for yourself and you’ll soon hear why these speakers are so highly rated.

    Science for sound
    For the purest, most natural sound, Q Acoustics applied science and innovative engineering. Featuring HPE (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer) technology, distortion is reduced to a minimum. Larger speaker cabinets tend to build up pressure in specific areas, causing resonance and cabinet distortion. By equalising the pressure around the cabinet, the pressure is reduced, giving a less distorted sound.

    Triple-layer cabinet for the purest sound
    The cabinet is constructed from three separate layers, damped by Gelcore non-setting gel. This reduces cabinet distortion to an absolute minimum, letting your hear the sound exactly as the artist intended.

    Life-like sound through superior soundstaging
    To deliver a life-like sound, Q Acoustics has concentrated on giving the Concept 500 an expansive soundstage with broad width and depth of sound. By using a rigid, narrow cabinet, precise crossover and high performance drive units, they’ve achieved just that. Sit back, close your eyes and you could be there.

    Powerful bass response
    Using twin, long-throw woofers, the Concept 500 has powerful bass to match much larger speaker units. Ultra-wide voice coils increase the performance of these compact woofers, meaning they can punch much harder than most units of this size. The large capacity bass port effortlessly releases pressure build-up inside the cabinet, making these speakers not just powerful-sounding but also easy for lower powered amps to drive.

    Sweet top end
    At the other end of the frequency response, mechanically decoupled tweeters give a smooth yet detailed treble response. Mechanical decoupling effectively isolates the tweeter from vibrations, letting the full clarity from the top end shine out. If a pin drops on the recording, you’ll hear it.

    Choose your luxury finish
    As standard, the Concept 500 comes with a choice of gloss black or gloss white finishes. For an even more luxurious finish, the gloss finish can be complemented by a choice of light oak (with the white finish) or rosewood (with black). Whichever finish you choose, the cast aluminium plinth not only offers a stable support but also an elegant styling feature.

    Hear the music just as the artist intended, with the Q Acoustics Concept 500.
    Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ
    Overview
    Amplifier Type
    Pre-Amplifier
    Pre-amplifier
    Yes
    Smart Features
    Smartphone control
    Yes
    Connectivity
    Analogue RCA Inputs
    2
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Coaxial Digital Inputs
    1
    HDMI
    1
    Headphone Output
    Yes
    Optical Digital Inputs
    2
    Pre Output
    XLR & RCA Phono
    USB Input
    2 + 1 utility
    Wi-Fi Built In
    Yes
    XLR Balanced Outputs
    Yes
    XLR Balanced Outputs
    Yes
    XLR Inputs
    Yes
    Audio
    Frequency Response (Hz)
    20 - 20,000
    Dimensions
    Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
    460 x 120 x 405
    Weight
    Weight (KG)
    10.2
    Accessories
    Remote Control
    Yes
    Cambridge Audio EDGE W
    Overview
    Amplifier Type
    Power Amplifier
    Power amplifier
    Yes
    Connectivity
    Power Amp In
    XLR Balanced and RCA Phono Unbalanced
    Speaker Sets FILTER
    x 1
    XLR Balanced Outputs
    Yes
    XLR Balanced Outputs
    Yes
    XLR Inputs
    Yes
    Audio
    Frequency Response (Hz)
    3 - 80,000
    Power Output
    100 x 2
    Power Output - Watts per CH
    100 +
    Dimensions
    Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
    460 x 150 x 405
    Weight
    Weight (KG)
    23.6
    Q Acoustics Concept 500 (Black/Rosewood)
    Overview
    Speaker Enclosure Type
    Bass Reflex
    Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
    Bass reflex - rear port
    Audio
    Frequency Response (Hz)
    41 - 30,000
    Impedance (ohms)
    6
    Power Rating (Watts)
    200
    Features
    Bi-Wireable
    Yes
    Wood
    Rosewood
    Dimensions
    Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
    400 x 1150 x 350 (inc. plinth)
    Weight
    Weight (KG)
    42
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    Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

    We offer 6 and 10-month options.

    Call your local store or our telesales team for details

    For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.