Cambridge Audio Evo 150 & Monitor Audio Gold 300 (Piano Gloss Black)
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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.
”It quickly becomes clear that the Gold 300 possesses formidable hi-fi smarts.” ’Hi-Fi Choice’ – Editor’s Choice.
Now in their fifth generation, the Monitor Audio Gold speakers represent a reference standard in sound and style. Cutting-edge technology derived from the Platinum II range keeps these speakers at the top of their class. MPD (Micro Pleated Diaphragm) tweeters deliver exceptional detail that’s backed up by lifelike mid-range and bass from the hybrid woofer cones. On top of this class-leading sound comes stunning style and finish, which just leaves you to decide the ideal size and colour.
As Gold-Series flagship, the 300 models stand tall. Ideal for larger rooms and superb as the front speakers in a high-end home cinema system, the Gold 300s make an ultimate choice. Despite their powerful, immersive sound, a distance of just 30 - 45cm from the rear wall is required for optimum sound. With many speakers this size, that figure can be more like a metre, making these highly convenient and room-friendly, as big speakers go.
MPD treble unit for stunning top-end resolution
Derived from the flagship Platinum range, MPD tweeters use a Micro Pleated Diaphragm to deliver stunning top-end detail. By pleating the tweeter’s shape, the surface area is increased eight-fold. Working by squeezing the pleats, like a super-fast accordion, gives the treble an incredible response – right up to 50,000Hz. What this means is you get uncompressed harmonics for a spacious and life-like top-end performance.
Using RDT II (Rigid Diaphragm Technology), the twin 8 inch woofer units deliver effortless power and dynamic range. Constructed from a hybrid sandwich of Nomex and woven carbon fibre, they deliver the ideal balance of lightness and rigidity. This means they respond with alacrity to every note – helping to give a clean, tight bass that’s every bit as crisp as it is powerful.
As a 3-way design, the Gold 300 features a woofer dedicated to the mid-range. What this means is exceptional resolution – just where you need it for vocals to sound their very best. A whole host of other instruments, from guitars to pianos also operate mainly in the mid-range, meaning this dedicated driver is crucial in making the musicians sound like they’re ‘there’ in the room with you.
Premium cabinet design
Featuring Monitor Audio’s exclusive HiVe II port technology, the Gold 300 efficiently manages airflow for a tighter bass and cleaner-sounding midrange. The cabinets also feature soft touch top trim and magnetic grilles for the premium style you’d expect from Monitor Audio’s Gold speaker range.
Choice of luxurious finishes
Once you’ve decided on these speakers, the hardest part is choosing which of the sumptuous finishes to pick. Choose Dark Walnut or Piano Ebony for a rich, traditional style or Piano Gloss Black or Satin White for a more contemporary appeal. Whichever colour you choose, you can be guaranteed Monitor Audio’s usual immaculate fit and finish.
Hear every note, with the Monitor Audio Gold 300.