Cambridge Audio Evo 150 & DALI RUBICON 2 (Gloss 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.
Read our review of the Cambridge Audio Evo 150 on the Richer Sounds Blog.
"The Dali Rubicon 2s are quite the standmounter. They're an expressive and enthusiastic listen with little to fault. If you hadn't guessed, we're big fans." 'What Hi-Fi? magazine'. 5-star review. Tested at £1600.
High quality drive units for reduced distortion
At the heart of the Rubicon 2's you'll find an SMC (Soft Magnetic Compound) magnet system. This highly specialised feature is designed to provide the most accurate speaker control and ultra-low levels of distortion. Featuring low-loss, wood fibre woofers that are based on Dali's reference grade Epicon speakers and a soft dome tweeter, the Rubicon 2 delivers a sound so accurate that it can be truly classed as 'reference' grade.
Cabinets made to the highest standards
The solid cabinets have been designed for low levels of resonance, giving low distortion and helping to promote a natural sound. Finished in a wide range of high quality designs, such as High Gloss Black or walnut veneer, there's a look to suit your decor.
Compact and versatile
Ideal for small to medium-sized rooms, Dali has designed the Rubicon 2 to be as flexible as possible. Compact enough to be mounted on a desk or shelf (with, ideally, a minimum of 20cm of space behind) but also at their best when mounted on suitable stands and given plenty of space to 'breathe', the Rubicon 2s always impress.
Compact and unobtrusive yet also one of the most musical speakers at its price, the Dali Rubicon 2 has the power to impress.
To get the best from these premium speakers, we recommend speaker cables from premium suppliers Audioquest, Atlas, Chord and QED. Custom made lengths and terminations are also available. Please ask in store for advice.