Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier / Network Player / DAC
Stream up to 32/384 and DSD 256 with this Roon Ready streaming DAC with all the analog and digital inputs and streaming services you need
Edge NQ lets you enjoy music from any digital source. As well as digital coaxial, HDMI, USB, and S/PDIF connections, there’s Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio, and UPnP. Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience. An ARC HDMI channel means it can integrate with a video system as well.
Edge NQ was designed with a unique PCB. Cambridge Audio 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.
The streaming module was designed in-house in the UK, and features a new, faster chipset. Thanks to Chromecast built-in, hundreds of music services, including Sirius XM and Soundcloud, can be enjoyed on the Edge NQ. Just tap the cast button in your favorite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop in high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.
The preamp lets you connect the Edge NQ directly to a power amp, or you can disable the volume control and use it on an integrated amp or into a preamp. Match the Edge NQ with Cambridge Audio's highest performing power amplifier, Edge W, to create a hi-fi system with a sound unlike anything else.
Digital inputs: 1 x S/PDIF RCA, 2 x TOSLINK, 1 x USB B, 1 x Ethernet, 2 x USB A, 1 x ARC HDMI
Analog inputs: 2 x stereo RCA, 1 x stereo XLR
Analog outputs: 1 x stereo RCA, 1 x stereo XLR
Compatibility: UPnP, local USB media, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in , Internet radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Bluetooth aptX
Sample rates (16/24 bits)
Toslink: 32-96 kHz
S/PDIF: 32-192 kHz
USB: 32-384 kHz, up to DSD256
Dimensions: 4.7" x 18.1" x 15.9”
Weight: 22.4 lb