Cambridge Audio Evo 150 & Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition (Black)
Evo 150 is everything you’ve always loved about hi-fi, evolved to suit your needs. An elegantly crafted amplifier and streamer, offering compact simplicity and exceptional performance. Stylish, powerful, flexible and, above all, superb-sounding. Simply add your choice of speakers.
One system does it all
An evolution in sound and style, the Evo 150 is a compact powerhouse. With 150 watts per channel and a reference quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) built in, sound quality is of the first order. A comprehensive range of streaming options, via wi-fi, AirPlay and Bluetooth let you stream music your way. Topping this off, there’s a huge range of connections, including turntable, USB, HDMI ARC for TV and many more.
The power to impress
The flagship Evo 150 system is powered by a mighty 150 watt Hypex Ncore amp. Matched to an ESS Sabre ES9108K2M DAC this gives class-leading power and the dynamic punch to make music thrill. More than this, the top quality electronics let you hear every nuance of the sound, revealing new subtleties in the music that you might never have heard before.
Based around Cambridge Audio’s award-winning StreamMagic platform, the Evo 150 delivers a seamless streaming experience. TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect and Qobuz are built-in (premium account may be required for full functionality). StreamMagic works with Hi-res music files, including MQA-powered TIDAL Masters. The StreamMagic system also works alongside Roon, AirPlay 2 and Chromecast, letting you decide the system you want to stream music.
Two-way Bluetooth lets you pair your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device and stream in high quality aptX HD Bluetooth. It also lets you receive a Bluetooth signal back to your Bluetooth headphones – giving you a completely wireless listening experience.
A wide range of digital inputs lets you connect all you home entertainment. Use the HDMI ARC to plug in your TV and feed it with your games console, Blu-ray/DVD player and set-top TV box, all connected via the two optical and one coaxial digital inputs. There’s also an asynchronous USB input that’s perfect for connecting your computer and streaming Hi-res music files.
A MM phono input makes this system standout for vinyl fans, plus there’s also an AUX input for another music source. If you want pure studio quality, then why not match up with a balanced output music source and use the XLR balanced inputs.
The Evo 150 features a wide range of extra connections over the Evo 75 model. These include two pairs of speaker outputs, RS232/Trigger sockets for multi-room and XLR balanced inputs for a studio quality connection with a compatible source input.
A stylish evolution - choose your look
Everything about the Evo 150’s design demonstrates obsessive attention to detail. From the dual concentric volume/input selector to the large, 6.8 inch display, the Evo 150 is a joy to operate. The sleek, customisable finish means the system stands out from the crowd. Choose between wood or black corrugated side panels (both included) for the look you prefer.
Get all your music, from a powerful, single-box system, with the Cambridge Audio Evo 150.
”There's much to like about these speakers: working hard, and with a powerful amp and clean recordings, they can deliver a rich, well-layered and involving sound.” ’Hi-Fi News’ – Highly Commended.
For over 25 years, the Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series has constantly been at the top of its class for sound quality and value. Featuring improved drive units, revised crossover electronics and a smart new aesthetic, the 603 Anniversary Edition celebrates its time at the top in style.
As the largest speakers in the 600 Series Anniversary Edition, the 603s are ideal for larger rooms. With their wide frequency response and deep bass, they also make the perfect speakers for listening to everything from stadium rock to full-scale Classical music. Add centre and smaller speakers from the 600 Anniversary Edition and create a mind-blowing home cinema speaker system – with matched tonality right the way around your room.
Crystal-clear treble – made better
Using an upgraded neodymium magnet and other components from the 700 Series, the revised tweeter unit is better than ever. The 603 Anniversary Edition continues with Bowers & Wilkins’ acclaimed Decoupled Double Dome tweeter design. The top end now reaches a higher range before breakup – giving improved harmonics, less distortion and improved detail. Whatever type of music you listen to, the 603 Anniversary Edition sounds more lifelike than ever.
Continuum mid-range cone for incredible realism
First developed for Bowers & Wilkins flagship 800-series, the Continuum woofer design shows exceptional ability for this class of speaker. The highly developed design helps deliver class-leading vocals that makes the singers sound as though they’re in the room with you. As this driver is dedicated to the mid-range, you’ll hear even more detail than on the smaller models.
The power to impress – now with revised woofers
With not one but two, improved bass cones per speaker, the 603 Anniversary Edition delivers a deep, powerful bass. As this is a 3-way speaker, the woofers are dedicated to bass, meaning they can concentrate on the bottom end of business, without having to reproduce critical mid-range information, such as vocals. In effect, this means they act as a separate subwoofer, pulling down the bass to window-rattling levels. The revised paper cones offer a faster and punchier bass than before.
Detailed improvements inside for even better sound
It’s not just what you can see that makes these speakers so special, it’s what you can’t see, too. Using the same capacitors as deployed on Bowers and Wilkins’ prestigious 700 Series Signature model, these speakers now offer greatly improved resolution and transparency. This promotes a greater connection with your music, for an emotional connection.
Class-leading style, perfected
Already a slick-looking speaker, the new 600 Series Anniversary Edition enhances its appeal and offers a brand new finish. As well as matte black and matte white, a new oak finish with matte white baffle is also available.
With the power to impress, the Bowers & Wilkins 603 Anniversary Edition makes every track a performance to remember.