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Cambridge Audio Edge NQ

Stereo preamplifier/network player with Bluetooth® and Apple AirPlay®

Item # 779EDGENQ

Cambridge Audio's top-of-the-line network streamer is also a brilliant-sounding digital and analog preamp.

Cambridge Audio's top-of-the-line network streamer is also a brilliant-sounding digital and analog preamp.

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Item # 779EDGENQ

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$5,000.00

About the Cambridge Audio Edge NQ

Network streaming and panoramic preamplification

As a streamer, Cambridge Audio's Edge NQ can hang with the very best. With a fantastic-sounding 32-bit/384kHz high-res DAC and inner componentry selected in blind listening tests, it does its thing beautifully. The same goes for its preamp circuitry, which handles your digital and analog sources with audiophile precision.

Network streaming and panoramic preamplification

As a streamer, Cambridge Audio's Edge NQ can hang with the very best. With a fantastic-sounding 32-bit/384kHz high-res DAC and inner componentry selected in blind listening tests, it does its thing beautifully. The same goes for its preamp circuitry, which handles your digital and analog sources with audiophile precision.

It's easy on the eyes as well. The tasteful brushed aluminum faceplate features a power button, headphone jack, large dual purpose volume/source selector knob, and a full-color 5" LCD screen. It looks really nice underneath the matching Edge W power amplifier.

Flexible analog and digital connections

Unite your analog and digital sources with transparent signal boosting that boasts an extremely low 0.0008% THD, thanks to Cambridge Audio's innovative PCB design. It replaces conventional capacitors with DC-coupled topology, which reduces distortion. And the solid-state volume control maintains perfect channel balance at any volume.

You have one balanced and two unbalanced analog inputs for connecting a CD player, tuner, or turntable with onboard or outboard phono preamp. Digital options include a pair of optical inputs, one coaxial, USB Type-A for music files loaded on a thumb drive, USB Type-B for connecting your computer, and HDMI ARC for TV audio.

High-res streaming and easy app control

The Edge NQ incorporates Cambridge's latest version of their StreamMagic technology, for smooth, revealing sound and compatibility with a wide range of streaming sources. The free StreamMagic app, available for Apple® and Android™ devices, natively supports Spotify® Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay®, Bluetooth aptX® HD and internet radio. And with Chromecast built-in, you can enjoy hundreds of other services, including SiriusXM, YouTube, and SoundCloud in up to 24-bit/96kHz resolution.

Cambridge Edge

In anticipation of their 50th anniversary, Cambridge Audio asked their engineers a simple question — what would they make if anything was possible? More than three years later, a team of nine engineers delivered the Edge line, named after Professor Gordon Edge, the designer of Cambridge Audio's first product, the ground-breaking P40 integrated amplifier.

All Edge circuit components were blind-auditioned solely for their sonic merits — not price, specs, or measured performance. Only the most dynamic, present, clear, and musical ones were chosen. The Edge line embodies Cambridge Audio's signature British sound and 50 years of hi-fi expertise.

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Product highlights:

    Features:
    • stereo preamp/network player with built-in digital-to-analog converter (DAC)
    • digital inputs let you connect sources like a computer, disc player, media streamer, thumb drive, and TV and enjoy superior sound
      • Wi-Fi dongle included
    • connects to your home network via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi® for music streaming and downloads
    • supports Spotify® Connect and Apple AirPlay®
    • plays PCM digital audio sources up to 32-bit/384kHz
    • curved extruded aluminum front panel minimizes vibration-induced distortion
    • 5" color LCD displays track/artist info and album art
    • concentric front-panel volume/source selector knob
      • front part of knob controls volume
      • back part of knob selects source
    • remote control
    • free downloadable apps for iOS® and Android™ let you use a compatible smartphone or tablet as a remote control
    Connections:
    • digital inputs:
      • two Toslink optical inputs support files up to 24-bit/96kHz
      • coaxial input supports files up to 24-bit/192kHz
      • HDMI ARC input for TV audio
      • USB Type B (Audio Class 2.0) for connecting a Mac® or Windows® computer — supports PCM-based files up to 32-bit/384kHz and DSD files up to 11.2 MHz
      • USB Type A for connecting a thumb drive
    • analog inputs:
      • two unbalanced RCA inputs
      • balanced XLR input
    • stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA preamp outputs for connecting an amplifier
    • Ethernet port for wired connection to a home network
    • Bluetooth 4.0 supports SBC, AAC, Qualcomm® aptX™ and aptX™ HD audio
    • If connecting to a TV, please make sure you can select "PCM" output in its audio menu — this DAC cannot decode multichannel Dolby® Digital signals
    Specifications:
    • total harmonic distortion: less than 0.0008%
    • signal-to-noise ratio: 103 dB
    • 18-1/8"W x 4-3/4"H x 15-15/16"D
    • weight: 22.4 lbs.
    • warranty: 3 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # C10973

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    Features & specs

    General
    Signal to Noise Ratio 103
    THD 0.0008%
    Number of Inputs 8
    USB Connections ---
    Ethernet Connections Yes
    Phono Inputs ---
    Preamp Outputs ---
    Network Streaming Services ---
    Bluetooth Built-in
    AirPlay Compatible Yes
    Dimensions
    Width (inches) 18-1/8
    Height (inches) 4-3/4
    Depth (inches) 15-15/16
    Weight (pounds) 22.4
    Parts Warranty 3 Years
    Labor Warranty 3 Years

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