...we’d buy the Edge NQ.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'We never doubted that Cambridge Audio could deliver high-end... ...at €3000 (Edge W) and €4000 (Edge NQ) the series offers a real bargain compared to its performance. In short: this is an absolutely coherent concept.'
'Accomplished is a word we can use to describe the Edge NQ... ...It performs as well as a separate pre-amp costing around £1300, as a DAC and streamer that’d set you back a grand each, and packs it all into one, gorgeous unit with an impressive headphone amplifier to boot.
Simply put, if we had a budget of £3500 for a pre-amp and streamer, we’d buy the Edge NQ.'
THD <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output
<0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 1Vrms output
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
Yes - Accesible via supported app
IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
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
Hi-res wireless connectivity that's compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC