Cambridge - Evo 150 All-in-One Player with Phono Stage

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Cambridge - Evo 150 All-in-One Player with Phono Stage

Cambridge - Evo 150 All-in-One Player with Phono Stage

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Adventure Awaits: Cambridge Audio's Evo 150 All-in-One Player Offers Stellar Amplification, High-Res Streaming, and a Brilliant MM Phono Stage in a Roon Ready Chassis

All the muscular power you need, all the convenience you want, and all the music you could ever hope to stream: That's essentially what you get when you add Cambridge Audio's Evo 150 All-in-One Player to your favorite pair of loudspeakers. This is a game-changing amplifier/streamer that not only makes it easy to stream high-resolution tracks, but also helps you get the most out of your vinyl LPs. Thanks to its array of digital and analog inputs — as well as its carefully engineered digital-to-analog convertor — the Evo 150 can serve as the sturdy heart of an expanding hi-fi system.

Because the Evo 150 has Hypex NCore Class D amplification and the StreamMagic music streaming platform onboard, after you've quickly set up the unit, millions of high-res files will be just a click away. Hassle-free operation is the name of the game here. Just fire up your favorite music streaming service on a smartphone, tablet, or other device. You can connect to the Evo 150 using the app, Bluetooth, or the built-in streaming service support. If you want to connect a turntable, the Evo 150's built-in, moving-magnet (MM) phono stage is a convenient option for record players without an internal pre-amp.

The Roon Ready Evo 150 is a gateway to a wide array of streaming options, including TIDAL Masters, with MQA decoding onboard, which allows you to enjoy all the nuance and sonic texture revealed by high-resolution files. (Evo is a Roon endpoint, so it can be used as part of a Roon multiroom system.) With Qobuz's Studio Sublime plan, you can use the Evo 150 to stream at 24-bit/192 kHz. Additionally, Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, and dozens of other services are at your fingertips. (The Evo 150 is designed with Google Chromecast built in, so it could be part of a Google Home multiroom system.)

The Evo 150 is rated at 150Wpc (into 8 ohms), and under the hood, it is constructed with high-quality parts, including an ESS Sabre 32-bit high-resolution DAC. Advantages of the Hypex NCore Class D amplification include a proprietary self-oscillating feedback topology and a dedicated, high-current power supply. The engineers at Cambridge Audio designed the Evo 150 to function splendidly with a wide range of speakers, and the unit is powerful enough to drive two sets of speakers without any problems.

Also, by incorporating aptX HD Bluetooth capability, the Evo 150 delivers the convenience of wireless connectivity, but without any sonic compromises. Along with its 3.5mm output for headphones, the Evo 150 is a Bluetooth transmitter, so if want to enjoy a private listening session with wireless headphones, Evo has you covered.

Thanks to the 6.8-inch, high-resolution display, you can enjoy bright, clear, and detailed album artwork when you're listening to a streaming service.

Combining streaming smarts and high-quality amplification in a single box means the Evo 150 only needs wiring to mains power and to speakers to serve up fantastic sound quality. Plus, a key strength of the Evo 150 is that it offers intuitive functionality.

With its extensive suite of digital and analog inputs, Evo is ready for you to add your favorite sources — a turntable, say, or a CD player — and build a wider system. Film buffs can enjoy a more immersive experience by connecting their TV's HDMI ARC output to the Evo 150's ARC input. In fact, the Evo 150 delivers convenience and tremendous flexibility via its numerous connections: Ethernet port, Evo CD custom connection, HDMI input with ARC (Audio Return Channel), USB Type A, USB Type B, 12-volt trigger in/out, RS232, speakers A/B (with binding-post connectors), coaxial, dual optical inputs, balanced XLR input, RCA, moving magnet (MM) phono stage, subwoofer out, and pre-amp out.

Weighing less than 12 pounds and only about a foot wide, the Evo 150 is easy to position and can be easily moved, if needed. The included wood side panels, which attach magnetically, can be quickly added or removed, depending on the aesthetics of your listening space. A full-function remote control is also included. Like all Music Direct products, Cambridge Audio's Evo 150 All-in-One Player comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

"Compact, clever and capable of driving even demanding speakers to deliver a room-filling sound."
—EISA Award for 2021-2022, Streaming Amplifier

"Partnered with a pair of speakers, the Cambridge Audio Evo 150 is a capable and talented all-in-one system — one of the most exhaustively featured, best-looking, and highly intuitive examples of its kind."
What Hi-Fi?, five-star review

"[The high frequencies] are incredibly detailed and articulate. It is likely you're going to hear some things that other amps gloss over. And if you're a fan of high-resolution music, or MQA files, as I am, I think you're going to find that the treble performance of the [Cambridge Audio Evo 150] does not roll off one bit.... I think it's a gorgeous piece of industrial design."
—Andrew Robinson, The Recovering Audiophile (YouTube)

"My time with the Cambridge Evo 150 has been well spent and I'm going to be holding on to this unit.... 150 watts per channel is nothing to sneeze at, and if you scan all of the specifications, features, and connections, you really have to wonder what it can't do."
—David Blumenstein, Dagogo

"I really like the Evo 150 and I do highly recommend it. This is a great piece of kit.... It gives you the ability to easily audition two pairs of speakers because you can do Zone A and Zone B — back and forth, back and forth — with your highest-quality audio. It's just fantastic."
Home Theater Hobbyist (YouTube)

Power Output: 150W into 8 Ohms
Amplification: Class-D Hypex Ncore
DAC: ESS Sabre ES9018K2M
Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +0/-3dB
Analog Audio Inputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x balanced XLR, 1 x Moving Magnet Phonostage
Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x TV ARC
USB Audio Input: USB Type B conforming to USB Audio Class 1 or USB Audio Class 2 (user selectable)
Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, aptX and aptX HD codecs
Compatibility:
   TOSLINK optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only
   S/PDIF coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only
   USB Audio Class 1: Up to 24-bit 96kHz (asynchronous)
   USB Audio Class 2: Up to 32-bit 384kHz (asynchronous) and up to DSD 256
   Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
   UPnP, Local USB media, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, Roon Ready.
Audio Formats: ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x256), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC AAC+, OGG Vorbis
Outputs: Speakers A+B, 3.5mm headphone, Preamp Output, Subwoofer Output, Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD
Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4/5gHz
Max Power Consumption: 700w
Standby Power Consumption: <0.5w
Dimensions (WDH): 12.0" x 12.0" x 3.5"
Weight: 11.7 lbs.
What's in the box: Evo 150 All-in-One player, User Manual, Safety Guide, Mains Lead, Remote Control, 3 x AAA Batteries, Customizable Side Panels

User Manual (PDF, 1.5 MB)

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