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, cast, 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 and Internet Radio. 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
$4,000 Coming Soon
Tech Specs
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

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”)

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.

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

Weight

10.2kg (22.4lbs)

Experience Edge

Customers will have the opportunity to experience Edge ahead of its launch with Cambridge Audio demoing the system at major audio shows across the globe in early 2018. Edge will be on display in Europe, Asia and North America at the following events:

There are no upcoming events