Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ

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Cambridge Audio EDGE NQ

Network Music Player/Streamer/Pre-Amp
£4,999
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”A truly fantastic streaming preamp.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review.

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.
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
General
Manufacturer's Warranty
2 years
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

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OFFER 1
Pay only £3999.20 and save £999.80 when you trade in any used hi-fi equipment. Offer available from our stores, our telesales team, and online. Simply add this item to your basket and use promo code EDGE20 or mention when you call / visit. Valid until 23:59 on 31.05.24 or while stocks last. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. View Ts&Cs here. Excludes Clearance, Refurbished and Open Box products.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound Great product and customer service with amazing speed
Date published: 2023-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge NQ first thoughts After a little fussing around with the initial set up, I was really pleased with the overall sound quality and the Stream Magic app. My Edge NQ is paired with Quad Platinum cd, Power amp, and Quad Electrostatic Speakers. The sound excels, it’s very musical with tight punchy bass and detail. Streaming is a joy, I use Tidal and the delivery is fabulous cd quality. The Edge NQ works brilliantly with my system. I use the TV arc into my Oppo DVD player and send the sound to the Edge via the digital optical connection. I have no sync problems and am happy with the sound back from Netflix, Apple, YouTube etc. All in a great sounding Streaming Preamp
Date published: 2023-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant to use Great music streamer with pre amp and great to use with the stream magic app
Date published: 2022-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High quality product I have bought the Cambridge Edge NQ to slot into an existing Hi fi system. At present I am not using the pre-amplifier. The unit is very well made and sounds great. The instructions do not match the quality of the product and fortunately, the Richer Sounds staff were happy to advise. The rest of the system is quite old, very tempted to go for the W and new speakers.
Date published: 2022-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing audiophile quality sound! Owned now for two weeks, an upgrade from blue sound node v3. Cambridge audio as expected have clearly spared no expense on design and execution of this product, the build quality is exquisitely minimal, and the sound is nothing less than outstanding. If you are thinking of an upgrade or a first dive into streaming (and you can afford the price) you will not be disappointed.
Date published: 2022-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. A fantastic experience. I bought this product a few weeks ago. After reading various reviews I was curious. At the store in Eton the team was very accommodating. They understood it was a big purchase and just let us listen to it. Even better they let us take one home to try it out with our equipment and room. It really has taken our attention to a completely new level. It is easy to use, looks great and sounds amazing with all sources - even YouTube over hdmi. I would highly recommend it and the Richer Sounds experience.
Date published: 2021-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent service and help I contacted richer sounds looking for a new system..I dealt with Michael and steph from the Cardiff shop...they suggested 3 systems that suited me, I just had to decide how much I wanted to pay....I am very happy with my purchase and the aftercare and telephone advice as I am not an expert in hi fi....the interest free credit was helpful and straightforward to sort out.
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simply the best After weeks of deliberation, and despite being blown away by the demo at Richer Sounds in Spitalfields, I finally took a leap and bought this. Its a monster piece of kit and along with the Edge W amplifier and the Q Acoustics Concept 300 speakers (which I also bought) takes up a decent amount of space .... but it's so worth it! I feel like I have the musicians in my sitting room ..... pair it with Tidal, Qobuz or other similar streaming service that offers HQ / Master Quality audio and you are all set.
Date published: 2021-02-01
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6 Year Guarantee

£499.85 - Fully refundable if unused.

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and give you your money back if unused.

Fully refundable if unused

6 Year Guarantee costs just £9.99 on all items under £100, or 10% of purchase
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We think you'll agree our 6 Year Guarantee offers fantastic value. What's more, if you don't use it
in the 6-year period, we'll refund the cost of it. You really can't say fairer than that!

Plus, if we can't fix a fault, we will give you a replacement.

Find out full details here.


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