Breathtaking Balance, Detail, and Openness: Cambridge Audio Edge A Integrated Amplifier Features Extra-Clean Signal Path, Effortless Power, and High-Res Bluetooth Streaming
The Stereophile Class A Recommended Cambridge Audio Edge A integrated amplifier is all about detail. Detail pertaining to the music you love – and important elements such as the decay of notes, the textures of a snare drum, the projection of a guitar chord, the brassy tone of a saxophone, the rosiny register of a violin, the phrasing of a vocalist. And detail as applied to the exacting, from-the-ground-up build of an integrated amplifier made to surpass every other model in Cambridge Audio's 50-year history. Developed by ear over the course of more than three years by nine engineers, Edge A exclusively features blind-tested components and a hyper-clean signal path that result in tremendous musicality, breathtaking balance, and effortless power. Steeped in audio tradition yet also conscientious of modern needs, Edge A even touts aptX HD that allows you to stream your music from any Bluetooth device at up to 24-bit/48kHz.
Created to go beyond the conventional to offer exceptional presence, clarity, resolution, and dynamics, the capacitor-free Edge A utilizes opposing-symmetry twin toroidal transformers that cancel out electromagnetic interference all the while preserving tonal coherence and every last bit of power output – no matter how hard you push the amplifier. And this beast continuously outputs 200W at four ohms and 100W at eight ohms. Distortion has also been reduced to inaudible levels via a unique bias voltage addition to the Class AB design that results in Cambridge's proprietary Class XA system. DC-coupled topology in the printed circuit board further defeats noise and hum while a solid-state, dual concentric control knob – assembled in the U.K. from 31 precision-milled aerospace-grade-material parts – handles both volume and source-selection functions to ensure a supreme intuitive user interface.
Whether you pair Edge A with its sister component, the Edge NQ preamplifier/network player, or use it with an existing system, Music Direct 100% Satisfaction Guarantee promises you will totally thrilled with the best integrated amplifier in Cambridge Audio's history. Its ultra-sleek, elegantly industrial aesthetics – marked by a curved exterior, minimalist looks, floating top plate, Lunar Grey finish, and control knob that just beckons you to reach for it – offer hints at just how beautiful it sounds. Schedule a risk-free in-home audition today.
"I've reviewed many integrated amplifiers for Stereophile.....none provided me with as much simple, exuberant, at times jaw-dropping fun as Cambridge Audio's Edge A. Totally satisfying, and capable of getting the best out of LPs, CDs, and streams, the Edge A provided a funhouse of music enjoyment, bringing fresh light to old discs and new discoveries with every medium.”
—Ken Micallef, Stereophile, Class A Recommended Component
“The Edge A is, as they used to say, pure sex, and that’s before you even plug it in."
—Sound & Vision, Editor’s Choice Award
"Ambition is rewarded in the Edge A. The Cambridge brand may in recent years have been better-known for entry-level/midrange hi-fi, but this is a truly high-end contender with totally convincing performance, design and build, and capable of compelling delivery of music. You'd have to spend considerably more to match or better the quality on offer here, making this nothing short of a conspicuous bargain."
"The Edge A is excellent value for money, and I dare say there's not a better-sounding integrated amplifier at the asking price. I tried to find one but couldn't, and that's why I'm buying the review sample for myself: a well-deserved Applause Award recipient and an unquestionable recommendation."
—Mark Gusew, Stereonet, Applause Award