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.
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.
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 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.'
|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|
|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")|
|In the box||Edge W Power Amplifier; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Link Cable; Edge W User Manual, Warranty Card|