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.
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.
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, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD and Internet radio means you can enjoy your music whatever the source. Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience.
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.
'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 for a moment that Cambridge Audio can meet the demands of the high-end class. The components of the 851 series already show how much flair for musicality and balanced tonal balance the British have developed. But the Edge combination offers much more than that.'
'Accomplished is a word we can use to describe the Cambridge Audio Edge NQ itself. It is a top-class streamer and a rather fine analogue preamplifier too. Add a hugely capable DAC section, and an impressive headphone amplifier, and you have quite some product – all packed into one gorgeous unit to boot...'
|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|
|Fixed Line-out Mode||Yes. The preamplifier can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android. Within the app, simply turn off ‘preamplifier mode’ in the settings to run a line out via XLR or RCA to an integrated amplifier.|
|USB audio input||USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-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|
|Roon Ready||Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)|
|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|