Meet the Cambridge Audio EVO 150
We should probably amend that headline a bit and say One Player To Do It All Very Well because the new Cambridge Audio EVO 150 doesnt lag in any one departmentits great in all of them. Its a high-quality streaming DAC, amplifier, and preamp, packaged into one simple, compact, and beautifully designed chassis. Its like the virtuoso guitar player who is also an amazing drummer, keyboard player, and singer. And, oh yeah, just so happens to be really good looking too.
- 150W Per Channel
- ESS Sabre 32bit High Res DAC
- Aptx HD Bluetooth Stream Magic Platform: Tidal, Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay, & More.
- Roon Ready
- 6.8 LCD Screen Displays Source, Settings, & Album Info
- Customizable Side Panels x2 (wood-grain or black)
- Suite Of Digital & Analogue Inputs: CD, HDMI, Turntable & More
Stream Your Heart Out
For streaming, the Evo 150 provides multiple options. You can use Cambridges class-leading StreamMagic platform, which offers comprehensive control of the entire system, plus access to all your favorite streaming services, including Tidal, Spotify Connect, Apple Airplay 2, and more. Or, if you prefer, you can stream using the app of any of these services directly. In addition, the Evo 150 uses aptX BD Bluetooth, which allows for a high-definition, flawless connection between the system and your smartphone, laptop, or music server.
Another interesting feature the Evo 150 offers is streaming resolution detection. Not only will the LCD tell you if you are getting a high-res MQA file from Tidal, for example, but it will detect whether the track is a standard MQA version or the most definitive version via a green or blue light. This is an awesome feature, especially if you are doing a lot of streaming and want to easily navigate toward the best-sounding tracks.
An Open Soundstage with Full-Bodied Fervor
As for sound, the Evo 150 is clear and articulate yet punchy and powerful. It sounds like a much larger system despite its compact size. Thats because of significant advancements in Class-D amplification. Initially designed for use in systems that required maximum power output from smaller spaces, Class D amplifiers did not offer the same kind of sound quality as more traditional amplifier designs. However, Class D technology has improved to the point where it can offer performance on par with most other amplifiers.
The EVO 150 makes you wonder how such a compact, unassuming-looking thing could deliver such big sound all by itself.
An Entire Suite of Digital & Analog Inputs
You could say the primary focus of the Evo 150 is high-res streaming, but looking at the back panel, you wouldnt know it. Here youll find almost every input imaginable, including RCA, USB, coaxial, optical, HDMI, and phono. With so many options, nothing will be left out of your system.
A One Man Band
There you have itconvenience, simplicity, and exceptional sound. If you want an all-in-one player but dont want to sacrifice performance in any one place, the Evo 150 from Cambridge is a perfect choice.
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