Edge A is made to celebrate musicality. Riffs, phrases, percussive rolls – take in every detail of your music thanks to its dynamic setup. Effortlessly powerful, but with incredible depth, the overall sound is breath-taking – like you’re sat in the recording booth with the musicians.
Using standard Class A amplifier technology wasn’t going to be efficient enough for Edge A. Instead we added a bias voltage to a traditional Class AB design, reducing distortion to inaudible levels. This unique configuration also produces less heat and makes the whole system much more effective.
Pair any Bluetooth device to your Edge A to easily stream your music. With aptX HD support, you can play your audio at up to 24-bit/48kHz quality for an incredibly rich listening experience.
‘The way this amp lays out all the detail in front of you and yet delivers it all in a cohesive fashion is nothing short of breathtaking.’
‘...Some [audiophiles] believe that a separate power and preamplifier is the only way to achieve point-of-diminishing-returns sound quality. But as the Edge A integrated stands ready to show, they’re wrong. I’ve heard the proof.’
BEST HIGH-END INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER 2018/19
'[W]hat really gives this integrated amp ‘the edge’ over its rivals is its compelling music delivery. Mixing room-shaking prowess with effortless purity, it’s nothing short of a marvel at the price.'
“While the integrated amplifier market gets ever more crowded, the Cambridge Audio Edge A stands out with its stunning good looks and equally lush sound quality.”
'From the very moment it touched down on my doorstep, something told me that the hefty Edge A integrated amp was going to be something very special indeed.'
'[Edge A is a] stunning new integrated amplifier. Cambridge Audio has long held the reputation of making affordable giant killers. In its 50th year, it made its own giant, and even that is still a giant killer in its own right.'
'Cambridge Audio's most powerful and detailed integrated amplifier ever...'
'...If you were to build out the perfect hi-fi system for your dream house, this amplifier would probably be at its heart.'
'If I were in the market for an amp to enlighten these dark winter nights, this would be my choice.'
'50 years of Cambridge Audio, [and] it was worth waiting for this amplifier. With the Edge A, the British brand once again prove their outstanding expertise for high-class audio technology at an unrivalled price point.'
'I've reviewed many integrated amplifiers for Stereophile.....none provided me with as much simple, exuberant, at times jaw-dropping fun as Cambridge Audio's Edge A.'
‘[T]his is a truly high-end contender with totally convincing performance, design and build... You’d have to spend considerably more to match or better the quality on offer here...’
'Cambridge Audio make themselves and their fans a birthday present and release the best amplifier ever developed by the British company: musical, vivid and extremely dynamic.'
'[It's] impossible not to be fascinated by the Cambridge Edge A... Cambridge Audio [has] set a benchmark... Excellent measurements demonstrate that the developers (whose signatures are to be found on the circuit boards) have done a brillant job...'
Rating: Outstanding | Score: 4.7/5
'The workmanship, the equipment concept, the sound - it's all well thought out, so valuable, so lovingly implemented that I can't help but like this amplifier from the bottom of my heart..'
|Continuous power output||100W RMS into 8 Ohms; 200W RMS into 4 Ohms|
|THD (unweighted)||<0.002% 1kHz at rated power (8 Ohms); <0.02% 20Hz – 20kHz at rated power (8 Ohms)|
|Frequency response||<3Hz – >80kHz +/-1dB|
|S/N ratio (ref full power)||>103 dB|
|Crosstalk @ 1kHz||< -100dB|
|Input sensitivity||Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 380mV RMS|
|Input impedances||Input A3 (balanced) 47k Ohm; Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 47k Ohm|
|Inputs||Balanced, Coax S/PDIF, TOSLINK, USB Audio, Unbalanced, Bluetooth, Audio Return Channel (ARC)|
|Outputs||Speakers, Preamplifier, Headphones (impedance of between 12 and 600 ohms are recommended)|
|USB audio input||USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256|
|Bluetooth||4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting formats up to aptX HD|
|TOSLINK input||16/24 bits, 32-96kHz|
|Coax S/PDIF input||16/24 bits, 32-192kHz|
|Max power consumption||1000W|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Dimensions||150 x 460 x 405mm (5.9 x 18.1 x 15.9")|
|In the box||Edge A Integrated Amplifier; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Remote Control; 3 x AAA Batteries; Bluetooth Antenna; Edge Link Cable; Edge A User Manual|