This Package Includes
EVO 150 All-In-One-Player
The Evolution of Hi-Fi
Evolution means progress. Evolution means improvement. Evolution means transformation.
At Cambridge Audio, it means hi-fi ready for today, able to fit into your lifestyle, and made to look as good as it sounds.
It means taking over 50 year’s-worth of audio expertise and fitting it all into a single revolutionary product.
It means EVO.
- 150W Per Channel At 8ohm
- Class-Leading Hypex Ncore® Class D Amplification
- ESS Sabre DAC
- Roon Ready
- Full MQA Decoder
- TIDAL Connect, Spotify Connect & Qobuz built-in
- Bluetooth aptX HD in/out
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
- Asynchronous USB Audio In
- TV ARC
- Built-in Phonostage
- Optional CD Unit
- Large 6.8” Display
- Dual Concentric Volume/Input Selector
- A/B Speaker Zone
Minimal, Timeless Design
When Ged Martin sat down in Cambridge Audio's London studio to design EVO, he was determined to sketch a product design that will endure for many years. Ged knows simplicity is the most elegant aspect of industrial design, and EVO demonstrates his mastery of form and line.
Heritage and the Evolution of Hi-Fi
Cambridge has been designing and building outstanding audio equipment for over 50 years. In that time, fashion in hi-fi has changed just as surely as fashion in music - but they’ve always been at the cutting edge. So, Evo is not only the best-sounding all-in-one player you can buy, its design looks to the future at the same time as acknowledging their rich legacy.
Customizable Side Panels
Cambridge's story started with the iconic P40 amplifier. So, using the P40’s wood trim as inspiration, Ged incorporated beautiful, tactile wooden side-panels into his elegant design. EVO’s use of premium materials includes a choice of side-panels, designed to accentuate the timeless simplicity of EVO’s design and complement your lifestyle.
High-quality Hi-Fi Sound
Both EVO all-in-one-players use revolutionary Hypex NCore Class D amplification - it’s rated at 150 watts per channel in EVO 150 and 75 watts per channel in EVO 75. Until Hypex NCore changed the game, Class D amplification was only about compactness and electrical efficiency - but Hypex NCore also offers obvious superiority where clarity, resolution, and outright musicality are concerned. It’s a big part of what makes EVO such an enjoyable and convincing listen.
Voiced in London
Even the best components don’t deliver an incredible sound all by themselves. Francesco Bettucci, Stephen Tizzard, and the team spent hundreds of hours in Cambridge's London laboratory, poring over every detail of the way EVO makes music until they were completely satisfied. Because if their engineers aren’t satisfied, they don’t think you will be either.
The convenience of music streaming is obvious - but unless it sounds great, what’s the point? The in-house engineers at Cambridge Audio designed StreamMagic to be the best-sounding streaming platform around - and 10 years into its development, that’s exactly what it is. StreamMagic is constantly evolving to accept new formats and services, which means it will always be the perfect way to stream digital music.
Highest Available Quality For Every Streaming Service
It doesn’t matter how you access your digital audio files - StreamMagic makes them sound better than ever. Every current format, from Roon to MQA-powered TIDAL Masters, Spotify Connect, Apple AirPlay 2 Chromecast, and Qobuz, is catered for. And StreamMagic is ready to adapt to whatever the future may bring too.
The StreamMagic app offers comprehensive control of the entire EVO system, plus access to the world’s most popular and highest-quality music streaming services. It’s clear, logical, and stable - so EVO will do precisely what you want it to, rapidly and accurately, from wherever you are in your home. Of course, you might prefer the app of your favorite music streaming service - if that’s your preference, no problem. EVO will be just as responsive to your inputs and commands.
All-In-One Simplicity - Just Add Speakers
Combining streaming smarts and high-class amplification in one box means EVO only needs speakers connecting to serve up thrilling sound quality. Streaming music from EVO means saying ‘goodbye’ to meters of connection cables, and ‘hello’ to intuitive, straightforward functionality in one sleek, good-looking box.
Easy to Setup, Easy to Use
It couldn’t be simpler. Fire up your favorite music streaming service on a smartphone, tablet, or wherever and connect to EVO using the app, Bluetooth, or EVO’s built-in streaming service support. Pick a tune, press ‘play’, and adjust the volume to your taste. Thanks to EVO’s large high-resolution display, you can even enjoy bright, clear, and detailed album artwork when you’re listening to a streaming service.
Thanks to its suite of digital and analog inputs, EVO is ready for you to add your favorite sources - a turntable, say, or CD player - and build a wider system. Even video sources can join in - just connect your TV’s HDMI ARC output to EVO’s ARC input. No matter where your music’s coming from, EVO will make it sound its best.
Bluetooth Convenience. HD Sound Quality
Nothing’s easier or simpler than streaming via Bluetooth. EVO takes it to the max by using aptX HD Bluetooth - which is wireless, high-definition music streaming with flawless transmission and incredibly realistic, convincing sound. EVO delivers all the wireless convenience you want, with none of the sonic compromises.
EVO CD Transport with Precision S5 Servo
A New Life for CD
Evo CD is the compact disc transport developed to exclusively partner Evo network players. It shares the same eye-catching design, is crafted from the same premium materials, and is engineered to the same exacting standards. Evo CD extracts every piece of musical detail from your discs, then passes it seamlessly to Evo. Your CD collection is now set to join the hi-fi evolution.
- High quality audio CD transport
- Custom designed S5 Servo
- Custom digital output to Evo
- Gapless playback
- Acoustically dampened metal chassis
- Changeable side panels
Evo CD uses Cambridge's new S5 Servo, an upgrade on the acclaimed S3 found in CXC. It improves on S3’s already class-leading levels of jitter rejection and error correction. Evo CD doesn’t use a multi-purpose disc drive, but a custom designed piece of engineering with the sole purpose of playing audio CDs with unfailing accuracy.
Engineered for Sound
The anodized aluminum that encases Evo CD’s precision components not only matches Evo’s purposeful design, but it also contributes to its performance. The acoustically dampened metal chassis ensures that nothing interferes with the signal as it passes to Evo’s Digital to Analogue Converter via its single bespoke ‘Evo Link’ output cable.
Designed exclusively for pairing with Evo, Evo CD shares the same premium materials and dimensions – for placement below or side-by-side the network player. It’s your call, as is the decision over which of the two styles of side panels to opt for. Together Evo and Evo CD have a confident style, that acknowledges Cambridge's heritage but also looks to the future.
Form and Function
Evo CD’s sole purpose is spinning discs, to pass accurate musical information to Evo, this allows for a minimalist design – with a single button on its fascia, to open/close the CD tray. Everything else is operated by Evo’s remote control or the StreamMagic app on your smart device. CD album artwork, and track information, is rendered beautifully on Evo’s 6.8” color display.
Built to Last
Because it’s constructed from carefully selected and uncompromised materials, Evo CD is as robust as it is good-looking. Like your CD collection, it will stand the test of time – unlocking the music and memories tied-up in those albums for many years to come.