Cambridge Audio EDGE W Power Amplifier

Cambridge Audio EDGE W

Power Amplifier

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” It sounds seriously good for the money, with a happy, upbeat nature underwritten by real power and insight.” ’Hi-Fi Choice’ – Editor’s Choice (tested with Edge NQ).

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.

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Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

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All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.

* We now offer an extended exchange period on selected products, while our stores are temporarily closed. Audition in the comfort of your own home and enjoy the reassurance that you have made the right choice, or if you’re not completely satisfied, exchange in-store for a different product any time up to 14 days after our stores re-open. Click here for full Ts&Cs.


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” It sounds seriously good for the money, with a happy, upbeat nature underwritten by real power and insight.” ’Hi-Fi Choice’ – Editor’s Choice (tested with Edge NQ).

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.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Power Amplifier Yes
Weight (KG) 23.6
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 460 x 405 x 150
Freq Response (Hz) 3 - 80,000
XLR Balanced Outputs Yes
Power Output - Watts per CH 100 x 2
XLR Inputs Yes
Power Amp In XLR Balanced and RCA Phono Unbalanced
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great power requires control! This is a punchy amplifier that works well at medium to high levels. If you like your rock or heavy metal, then this amplifier will rock your socks off, however, for those who prefer more finesse, grace and control (as well as low level listening) this may not be for you.
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sounding kit, but with some awkward bits! I really like the clariy this kit brings - and supports streaming and good access to my preferred service - Tidal. Needing 2 Apps to use its functions (ie to access and manipulate "media" seems bizarre but it does work. The connection to my media especially seems flaky -working throgh teh App on one phone but not the other (it doesnt find my HDD drive plugged in the back of the NQ). The sound is great though. And the service through the Maidstone branch (Steve and Jason) was terrific - helpful and enthusiastic. I hope that Cambridge "fix" the App and also make it support the MQA Master series files that Tidal offers
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A superb sounding power amp I bought the Edge W to replace a power amplifier from a well-known Canadian manufacturer that is need of repair but cannot be sent away because the repair shop is closed due to the COVID-19 situation. I already had the Edge NQ so I expected the W to sound good but it has certainly surpassed expectations. I would even go so far as to say it's the best power amplifier I've ever owned. It drives my Harbeth Monitor 40.1s to perfection and after a little experimentation with speaker cables even the big 12 inch bass drivers are behaving themselves. The superb bass response is probably the amp's most striking feature, but it sounds good right across the frequency range. The only drawback I've observed so far is the weight - you really do not want to carry this beast any further than you have to!
Date published: 2020-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding Upgrade I went into Richer Sounds Bournemouth to purchase a Cambridge Audio CXA81 & CXN...whilst in there, I enquired with Greg, about possible future upgrades in terms of Power amps..Greg fortunately had a demo version in stock of the Edge W, and suggested that I have a listen...WOW.. It totally transformed the system.. I was so impressed by this unit that I returned 2 days later to purchase it ... Many thanks to all the boys from Bournemouth, very knowledgeable AND of course Cambridge Audio...
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from superb amplifier If the rest of your hi fi components are up to it, WOW! buy one
Date published: 2019-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sound and design Took an Edge W for a home demo from my local store and within the first few hours of listening I was sold and placed an order. It lifts the sound up and out of my speakers and controls the low end far better than my previous amplifier.
Date published: 2019-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic high end power amplifier Not the sort of thing you expect from Cambridge Audio, but it really is a fantastic high-end amplifier. Having tried many different amplifiers costly several times the price, I am using it in a high-end system and am very happy with the sound quality. I am using it with a Logitech Transporter, Resolution Audio DAC, Conrad Johnson valve preamp, Cardas cables and B&W 805 Nautilus speakers. This is a very transparent amplifier with plenty of power to drive difficult speakers (like the 805's). It is quite neutral across the frequency range and suited to all kinds of music. Live recordings have a great sense of presence and sound more “real” and most importantly it has none of the grain you often get with solid state amplifiers (compared with valves). A superb amplifier!
Date published: 2019-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful sound and design Took an Edge W for a home demo from my local store and within the first few hours of listening I was sold and placed an order. It lifts the sound up and out of my speakers and controls the low end far better than my previous amplifier. Running with B&W 700 series speakers and I think it's a wonderful pairing.
Date published: 2019-08-29
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Please call your local store Members of our team are happily working from home to provide advice, info on stock and other help. They can also process sales and arrange delivery direct from our warehouse. Buy by phone Call our national Telesales team on
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6 Year Supercare Guarantee
£249.85

Add our Supercare Guarantee to your basket when you check out. We'll cover your items for 6 years and give you your money back if unused.

6 YEAR SUPERCARE GUARANTEE COSTS JUST £9.99 ON ALL ITEMS UNDER £100, OR 10% OF PURCHASE PRICE ON ANYTHING OVER £100.

We think you’ll agree that our Supercare guarantee offers fantastic value. What’s more, if you don’t use our 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 like-for-like replacement.
Find out full details here.

Lowest price guaranteed!

We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next working day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call our Telesales team for details.

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. 19.9% APR representative. Find out more

 Disabled assistance

All products that are available to purchase on the Richer Sounds website can be delivered free to blind, partially sighted or those with a disability.

Please contact web after sales for more info.
For delivery of in-store only deals, please contact your local store for more details.
T&Cs apply - see our delivery page.