Edge W

Power Amplifier

Next to what we would consider the Ferrari of studio amplification, Edge holds its own beautifully. Transients feel faster and it wipes the floor on a looks front

Richard Wilkinson, Mixer, Engineer, Producer
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The best power-amplifier we have ever made.

Edge W is made to be played loud. When you do turn it up, expect nothing but a dynamic and punchy sound that captures all the musicality of your songs. With just 14 hand-picked components, Edge W has one of the cleanest signal paths available. It delivers our breath-taking, unadulterated British sound – nothing added, nothing taken away.

 

"You have to hear it!"

- ANDY BOXALL, DIGITAL TRENDS

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Powerfully subtle.

For all its power, Edge W is remarkably detailed. The sound is finely balanced, with a musical depth and clarity that comes through with every note. It’s all down to how we chose the componentry inside – nothing was picked on price, specs or measured performance. We listened carefully. And created our system with components that simply sounded the best. The end result is a power amplifier that truly brings an original recording to life like no other.

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Just 14 components in the signal path.

Although minimal in its exterior design, Edge W has some complex audio engineering inside. To remove the barriers between you and your music, we have worked hard to minimise the number of components in the signal path.

As a result, Edge W delivers a more faithful reproduction of the original recording; an impressively detailed three-dimensional sound, with striking staging and focus.

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More musical detail.

We pioneered the use of toroidal transformers in amplifiers, which led to improved performance. In Edge we take this one step further, using opposing symmetry twin toroidal transformers. This cancels out electromagnetic interference whilst offering outstanding power and maintaining consistent tonality, no matter how loud it’s played.

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Effortless power without distortion.

Using standard Class A amplifier technology wasn’t going to be efficient enough for Edge W. 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.

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Perfect partners.

Edge systems are designed to work in perfect synchronisation. Match the Edge W with our most versatile Preamplifier Network player, Edge NQ, to create a hi-fi system with a sound, and a look, unlike anything else.

Edge W
Power Amplifier
Tech Specs
Support
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 1W into 8 Ohm)

>93 dB

Crosstalk @ 1kHz

< -100dB

S/N ratio (ref full power)

>113 dB

Input sensitivity

Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 1.09V RMS

Input impedances

Input A3 (balanced) 47k Ohm; Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 47k Ohm

Inputs

Balanced, Unbalanced

Outputs

Speakers, Loop out

Max power consumption

1000W

Standby power consumption

<0.5W

Dimensions

150 x 460 x 405mm (5.9 x 18.1 x 15.9")

Weight

23.6kg (51.9lbs)

In the box

Edge W Power Amplifier; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Link Cable; Edge W User Manual