Cambridge Audio : EDGE NQ (DARK GREY)
Preamplifier with Network Player
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.
All the sources.
Edge NQ lets you enjoy music from any source. As well as digital coaxial, HDMI, USB and S/PDIF connections, there’s also Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio and UPnP Playback. Wherever songs are played from, Edge NQ stays true to the character of every instrument and uncovers a musicality you’ve never heard before.
Astonishing digital detail.
With a wealth of connections including digital coaxial, ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB and S/PDIF, our engineers have ensured that all of your digital content can be enjoyed, at up to 32bit/384kHz and DSD 256. Edge NQ offers an incredibly revealing sound that has detailed tone, rhythmic drive and taut bass.
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, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD and Internet radio means you can enjoy your music whatever the source.
Edge NQ has Chromecast built-in. Just tap the cast button in your favourite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet or laptop in stunning high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.
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.
D/A Converter ..P
|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
|Max preamp output||6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced|
|USB audio input||USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-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|
|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|
|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|
|Max power consumption||100W|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Dimensions||120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)|
|In the box ..S||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|