Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player


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Model: C10973 UPC: 813371025110 Item: 171867

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Stereo Preamp Overview

The Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Preamplifier with network player delivers high-resolution 32bit audio, so you can hear every detail of every track. It also features built-in Bluetooth, which means you can stream your favorite audio from your devices. In addition to this, the Edge NQ easily pairs with the Cambridge Audio Edge W to create a true high-fidelity sound system.

Product Information

Impressively Revealing

With a revolutionary preamp circuit-board that reduces interference and an incredibly clean signal path, Edge NQ plays your favorite music with astonishing depth. Stream, cast, 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, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, and Internet Radio. 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, CA's 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.

Sonic Balance

Edge NQ was designed with a unique PCB. CA's 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.

Award-Winning Streaming Software

Edge NQ boasts the very latest version of CA's award-winning streaming module. Designed in-house, right in the UK, it features a new, faster chipset and support for both 24bit/192kHz and DSD128 files. The addition of Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, and Internet Radio means you can enjoy your music whatever the source.

Chromecast Built-In

Edge NQ has Chromecast built-in. Just tap the cast button in your favorite app to stream music from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop in stunning high definition sound, up to 24bit/96kHz.

Product highlights

  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >103dB
  • Connectivity: Ethernet and Bluetooth
  • USB audio input, Coax S/PODIF input: 16/24-bit 32-192kHz
  • Stream your favorite songs with Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay, and Internet Radio
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHZ +/-0.1dB
  • Dimensions: 4.7" x 18.1" x 15.9"
  • Weight: 22.4 lbs.
  • Warranty: 2 years  – World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support



  • D/A converter: THD <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output
  • Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHZ +/-0.1dB
  • Crosstalk @ 1kHz: <-100dB
  • USB audio input: USB audio class 2.0 supporting up to 32-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
  • Bluetooth: Version 4.1 supporting A2DP/AVRCP, SBC, AAC, aptX, and aptX HD
  • Coax S/PODIF input: 16/24-bit 32-192kHz
  • Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
  • Standby power consumption: <0.5W
  • Chromecast built-in
  • Weight: 22.4 lbs.
  • THD analog sources: <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 1Vrms output
  • S/N ratio (Ref 1V output)
  • >103dB
  • Maximum preamp output: 6Vrms single-ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced
  • USB drive input: 1x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32/NTFS/HFS/HFS+
  • Toslink input: 16/24-bit, 32-96kHz
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEB, WPA, WPA2
  • Maximum power consumption: 100W
  • Dimensions: 4.7" x 18.1" x 15.9"

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • Edge NQ Preamplifier with Network Player
  • 1.5M power lead
  • Edge remote control
  • 3x AAA batteries
  • Bluetooth antenna
  • Wi-Fi dongle
  • Edge link cable
  • Edge NQ user manual


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