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Product Description

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The Cambridge Audio Edge NQ, equipped with a multitude of connectivity options, impeccable technical specifications, and a sleek design, stands as a versatile and high-performance preamplifier and network player for audiophiles seeking a superior audio experience.

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MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
100W
FREQ RESPONSE
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
BLUETOOTH
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
SOURCES
Coaxial, HDMI, USB, SPDIF, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, & More
DIMENSIONS
(4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
100W
FREQ RESPONSE
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
BLUETOOTH
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
SOURCES
Coaxial, HDMI, USB, SPDIF, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, & More
DIMENSIONS
(4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)

Expert Insight

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The Edge NQ, with its impeccably low distortion, expansive frequency response, and remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, delivers an outstanding audio performance that faithfully reproduces music with exceptional clarity and precision.

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Mike Chapman
Over 30 Years At ListenUp!

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Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier With Network Player

Introducing the Edge NQ, a remarkable preamplifier with a built-in network player from Cambridge Audio that elevates your music experience across various sources. Embrace the versatility of digital coaxial, HDMI, USB, S/PDIF, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio, and UPnP Playback. The Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience, ensuring that wherever your music emanates, the Edge NQ preserves the distinct character of each instrument, revealing a musicality like never before.

Delve into the astonishing digital detail offered by Edge NQ, featuring an array of connections such as digital coaxial, ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB, and S/PDIF. Immerse yourself in digital content at up to 24-bit/384kHz and DSD 256, experiencing a sound that is incredibly revealing, with detailed tone, rhythmic drive, and taut bass.

The unique PCB design of Edge NQ, replacing conventional capacitors with a DC coupled topology and incorporating a solid-state volume control, results in a clean signal path perfectly balanced at any volume. The award-winning streaming software, developed in-house in the UK, boasts a new, faster chipset, supporting 24bit/192kHz and DSD128 files. Enjoy music from various sources, including Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, and Internet radio, all while benefiting from Roon Ready certification.

With Chromecast Built-in, the Edge NQ provides access to hundreds of music services, such as Sirius XM and Soundcloud, delivering stunning high-definition sound at up to 24bit/96kHz. Additionally, the fixed line-out mode allows you to connect the Edge NQ to an integrated amplifier independently of the preamplifier, offering flexibility in your setup.

For a seamless and exceptional audio experience, pair the Edge NQ with the Edge W power amplifier – a perfect combination of sound and aesthetics that sets Cambridge Audio's Edge systems apart from the rest.

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Specifications

Inputs

  • RCA Inputs: 2
  • XLR Inputs: 1
  • 3.5mm Inputs: 0
  • Phono Inputs: 0
  • Phono Input Type: N/A
  • Optical Digital Inputs: 2
  • Coaxial Digital Inputs: 1
  • Digital XLR Inputs: 0
  • USB Type A: 1
  • USB Type B: 1
  • Ethernet Port: Yes

Outputs

  • RCA Outputs: 2
  • XLR Outputs: 2
  • Optical Digital Outputs: 0
  • Coaxial Digital Outputs: 0
  • Digital XLR Outputs: 0
  • Subwoofer Outputs: 0
  • Discrete Sub Outs: No
  • Headphone Output: 1/4"

Audio Features & Specs

  • Frequency Response: 20-20k
  • S/N Ratio (Phono): ---
  • S/N Ratio (Line): 103
  • THD: 0.0008
  • DAC Bit Depth: 32-bit
  • DAC Sample Rate: 384 kHz
  • Home Theater Bypass: No

Wireless Features

  • Bluetooth: Built-in 4.1
  • Bluetooth Formats Supported: SBC, AAC, aptX-HD
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11n
  • Frequency Bands: 2.4 GHz

Ecosystems

  • Apple AirPlay: AirPlay 2
  • DTS Play-Fi: No
  • Chromecast built-in: Yes
  • Roon: Ready
  • HEOS: No
  • MusicCast: No
  • BluOS: No

Music Services

  • Amazon Music: No
  • Apple Music: AirPlay 2
  • Pandora: Yes
  • Qobuz: Yes
  • SiriusXM: Yes
  • Spotify: Connect
  • Tidal: Yes
  • TuneIn: Yes
  • YouTube Music: Yes

Control

  • Apple Control App: Yes
  • Android Control App: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: No
  • Google Assistant: Optional
  • 12 Volt Trigger: Out
  • IR Control: No
  • RS-232: Yes

Other Specs

  • Width (Inches): 18.125
  • Height (Inches): 4.75
  • Depth (Inches): 15.9375

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Product Description

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The Cambridge Audio Edge NQ, equipped with a multitude of connectivity options, impeccable technical specifications, and a sleek design, stands as a versatile and high-performance preamplifier and network player for audiophiles seeking a superior audio experience.
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Features & Specs Line Circle

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
100W
FREQ RESPONSE
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
BLUETOOTH
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
SOURCES
Coaxial, HDMI, USB, SPDIF, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, & More
DIMENSIONS
(4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
100W
FREQ RESPONSE
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
USB AUDIO INPUT
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
BLUETOOTH
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
SOURCES
Coaxial, HDMI, USB, SPDIF, Chromecast, Spotify Connect, & More
DIMENSIONS
(4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
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Expert Insight

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The Edge NQ, with its impeccably low distortion, expansive frequency response, and remarkable signal-to-noise ratio, delivers an outstanding audio performance that faithfully reproduces music with exceptional clarity and precision.

Expert Img
Mike Chapman
Over 30 Years At ListenUp!
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Details

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Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier With Network Player

Introducing the Edge NQ, a remarkable preamplifier with a built-in network player from Cambridge Audio that elevates your music experience across various sources. Embrace the versatility of digital coaxial, HDMI, USB, S/PDIF, Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio, and UPnP Playback. The Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience, ensuring that wherever your music emanates, the Edge NQ preserves the distinct character of each instrument, revealing a musicality like never before.

Delve into the astonishing digital detail offered by Edge NQ, featuring an array of connections such as digital coaxial, ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB, and S/PDIF. Immerse yourself in digital content at up to 24-bit/384kHz and DSD 256, experiencing a sound that is incredibly revealing, with detailed tone, rhythmic drive, and taut bass.

The unique PCB design of Edge NQ, replacing conventional capacitors with a DC coupled topology and incorporating a solid-state volume control, results in a clean signal path perfectly balanced at any volume. The award-winning streaming software, developed in-house in the UK, boasts a new, faster chipset, supporting 24bit/192kHz and DSD128 files. Enjoy music from various sources, including Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, and Internet radio, all while benefiting from Roon Ready certification.

With Chromecast Built-in, the Edge NQ provides access to hundreds of music services, such as Sirius XM and Soundcloud, delivering stunning high-definition sound at up to 24bit/96kHz. Additionally, the fixed line-out mode allows you to connect the Edge NQ to an integrated amplifier independently of the preamplifier, offering flexibility in your setup.

For a seamless and exceptional audio experience, pair the Edge NQ with the Edge W power amplifier – a perfect combination of sound and aesthetics that sets Cambridge Audio's Edge systems apart from the rest.

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Specifications

Inputs

  • RCA Inputs: 2
  • XLR Inputs: 1
  • 3.5mm Inputs: 0
  • Phono Inputs: 0
  • Phono Input Type: N/A
  • Optical Digital Inputs: 2
  • Coaxial Digital Inputs: 1
  • Digital XLR Inputs: 0
  • USB Type A: 1
  • USB Type B: 1
  • Ethernet Port: Yes

Outputs

  • RCA Outputs: 2
  • XLR Outputs: 2
  • Optical Digital Outputs: 0
  • Coaxial Digital Outputs: 0
  • Digital XLR Outputs: 0
  • Subwoofer Outputs: 0
  • Discrete Sub Outs: No
  • Headphone Output: 1/4"

Audio Features & Specs

  • Frequency Response: 20-20k
  • S/N Ratio (Phono): ---
  • S/N Ratio (Line): 103
  • THD: 0.0008
  • DAC Bit Depth: 32-bit
  • DAC Sample Rate: 384 kHz
  • Home Theater Bypass: No

Wireless Features

  • Bluetooth: Built-in 4.1
  • Bluetooth Formats Supported: SBC, AAC, aptX-HD
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11n
  • Frequency Bands: 2.4 GHz

Ecosystems

  • Apple AirPlay: AirPlay 2
  • DTS Play-Fi: No
  • Chromecast built-in: Yes
  • Roon: Ready
  • HEOS: No
  • MusicCast: No
  • BluOS: No

Music Services

  • Amazon Music: No
  • Apple Music: AirPlay 2
  • Pandora: Yes
  • Qobuz: Yes
  • SiriusXM: Yes
  • Spotify: Connect
  • Tidal: Yes
  • TuneIn: Yes
  • YouTube Music: Yes

Control

  • Apple Control App: Yes
  • Android Control App: Yes
  • Amazon Alexa: No
  • Google Assistant: Optional
  • 12 Volt Trigger: Out
  • IR Control: No
  • RS-232: Yes

Other Specs

  • Width (Inches): 18.125
  • Height (Inches): 4.75
  • Depth (Inches): 15.9375
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