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
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
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.
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.
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.
'Cambridge Audio has surpassed itself with the Edge NQ/W combination... lovely to look at, nice to use and packed to the gunwales with features.'
'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.'
100W RMS into 8 Ohms; 200W RMS into 4 Ohms
<0.002% 1kHz at rated power (8 Ohms); <0.02% 20Hz – 20kHz at rated power (8 Ohms)
<3Hz – >80kHz +/-1dB
Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 1.09V RMS
Input A3 (balanced) 47k Ohm; Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 47k Ohm
Speakers, Loop out
150 x 460 x 405mm (5.9 x 18.1 x 15.9")
Edge W Power Amplifier; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Link Cable; Edge W User Manual