Edge W

Power Amplifier

'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.'

Hi-Fi Choice

United Kingdom,

Edge W

Power Amplifier

  • Hand-picked components – hours of listening to select only those that sound the best.
  • Twin Toroidal Transformers – huge reserves of power for consistent tonality.
  • Cambridge Audio proprietary Class XA Amplification - no audible crossover distortion.
  • Short signal path – Only 14 components between you and your music.
  • Perfect partners – pair your Edge W with the Edge NQ to create your perfect system.
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'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.'

Hi-Fi Choice

United Kingdom,

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Edge W Hero

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.

Edge W SS 1

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.

Edge W SS 2

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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Press reviews

Hi-Fi Choice

United Kingdom,

'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.'

Fidelity

Germany,

'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.'

The details

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