- Impressively revealing – our most detailed pre-amplifier and network player.
- StreamMagic – award-winning streaming built-in.
- Hand-picked components – hours of listening to select only those that sound the best.
- Ready for digital – built-in DAC with digital inputs including TV ARC and Bluetooth aptX HD.
- Perfect partners - pair your Edge NQ with Edge W or Edge M to create your perfect system.
'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.'
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, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio and UPnP Playback. Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience. 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.
THD <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output
THD ANALOG SOURCES
<0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 1Vrms output
20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
- S/N RATIO (REF 1V OUTPUT)
6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced
Yes. The preamplifier can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android. Within the app, simply turn off ‘preamplifier mode’ in the settings to run a line out via XLR or RCA to an integrated amplifier.
USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+
4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
Yes - Accesible via supported app
Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)
IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
- STANDBY POWER CONSUMPTION
120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
Hi-res wireless connectivity that\'s compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC
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