Edge NQ

Preamplifier with Network Player

You have to hear it

Andy Boxall, Digital Trends
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Impressively revealing.

With a revolutionary preamp circuit-board that reduces interference and an incredibly clean signal path, Edge NQ plays your favourite music with astonishing depth. Stream, plug-in and play to enjoy every note in perfect clarity.

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All the sources.

Edge NQ lets you enjoy music from any source. As well as digital coaxial, HDMI, USB and S/PDIF connections, there’s also Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio and UPnP Playback. Wherever songs are played from, Edge NQ stays true to the character of every instrument and uncovers a musicality you’ve never heard before.

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Astonishing digital detail.

With a wealth of connections including digital coaxial, ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB and S/PDIF, our engineers have ensured that all of your digital content can be enjoyed, at up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD 256. Edge NQ offers an incredibly revealing sound that has detailed tone, rhythmic drive and taut bass.

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Sonic balance.

Edge NQ was designed with a unique PCB. Our engineers replaced conventional capacitors with a DC coupled topology and also added a solid state volume control. The end result is a clean signal path that’s perfectly balanced at any volume.

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Award-winning streaming software.

Edge NQ boasts the very latest version of our award-winning streaming module. Designed in-house, right here in the UK, it features a new, faster chipset and support for both 24bit/192kHz and DSD128 files. The addition of Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD and Internet radio means you can enjoy your music whatever the source.

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Chromecast built‑in.

Edge NQ has Chromecast built-in. Just tap the cast button in your favourite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop in stunning high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.

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Perfect partners.

Edge systems are designed to work in perfect synchronisation. Match the Edge NQ with our highest performing power amplifier, Edge W, to create a hi-fi system with a sound, and a look, unlike anything else.

Edge NQ
Preamplifier with Network Player
Tech Specs
Support
D/A Converter

THD <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output

THD analog sources

<0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 1Vrms output

Frequency response

20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB

S/N ratio (ref 1V output)

>103 dB

Crosstalk @ 1kHz

< -100dB

Max preamp output

6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced

USB audio input

USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256

USB drive input

1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+

Bluetooth

4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD

UPnP Connectivity

Yes - Accesible via supported app

Chromecast built-in

Yes

TOSLINK input

16/24-bit 32-96kHz

Coax S/PDIF input

16/24-bit 32-192kHz

Wi-Fi

IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2

Ethernet

IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T

Max power consumption

100W

Standby power consumption

<0.5W

Dimensions

120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)

Weight

10.2kg (22.4lbs)

In the box

Edge NQ Pre-amplifier and Network Player; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Remote Control; 3 x AAA Batteries; Bluetooth Antenna; Wi-Fi Dongle; Edge Link Cable; Edge NQ User Manual

Chromecast built-in

Hi-res wireless connectivity that's compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC