Cambridge Audio has simply unleashed two lovely beasts into the just-add-speakers streaming system market. The Evo 75 and Evo 150 are the primary of their type from the British model, and oh boy do not they give the impression of being beautiful?
Cambridge is hoping to proceed its good run of kind with this new product enterprise, which is of course based mostly on the corporate’s established StreamMagic streaming platform for playback over – deep breath – DLNA, AirPlay 2, Bluetooth, Chromecast, Spotify Join, Tidal Join, Qobuz, aptX HD Bluetooth and web radio. The brand new Evo methods are additionally Roon Prepared.
The Evo 75 and Evo 150 are powered by Hypex NCore Class D amplifiers (chosen by Cambridge for his or her, “clear benefits in readability, decision and musicality”) and rated at 75 and 150 watts per channel respectively.
The opposite discrepancy between the 2 fashions lies in bodily connectivity: each have RCA, optical and coaxial inputs in addition to HDMI ARC and three.5mm headphone sockets, however the Evo 150 expands on that additional with an MM phono stage, asynchronous USB and balanced XLR inputs, plus two units of speaker terminals for working two pairs of audio system. The Evos are decided to not be out-featured.
That walnut wood panel you see up high is a nod to Cambridge’s first-ever product, the 1968-released P40 amplifier, though homeowners can select to decorate the black anodised aluminium cupboard with black facet panels constructed from Richlite (an revolutionary new materials made primarily from recycled paper) as a substitute. The facet panels may also be switched out based on every buyer’s style.
Finishing the look is a dual-concentric rotary dial and 6.8in LCD panel that hark again to the corporate’s flagship Edge merchandise.
The Cambridge Audio Evo 75 and Evo 150 can be accessible from this month, priced £1799 ($2250) and £2249 (£3000) respectively.
A particularly designed Evo CD transport (£799, $950) and a pair of Evo S audio system (£649, $750) will be a part of the Evo vary later within the 12 months, with additional particulars on these promised nearer the time.
Whether or not or not the brand new Cambridge Evo methods have sonic attraction stays to be heard, however one factor’s for certain: they’ve a lot of visible attraction.
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