Turn Up Edge W and Savor the Musical Depth, Clarity, and Realism: Cambridge Audio's Brilliant Power Amplifier Features Opposing-Symmetry Twin Toroidal Transformers
Take your music listening and aural enjoyment to the edge with the Cambridge Audio Edge W power amplifier. Revered around the globe for years, it was an immediate hit when it was launched as the highest-performing power amplifier in the company's long, esteemed history. Edge W features just 14 hand-picked components in the ultra-clean signal path, resulting in tremendous refinement, superb rhythmic sensibility, gut-jolting punch, and stunning depth. Want to crank the volume and hear your favorite records at concert-like levels? Edge W is made for just that, and will deliver the impact, presence, and visceral body of live experiences all the while maintaining a subtle delicacy, clarity, and balance crucial to realistic presentations and the finishing of every note. Able to continuously output 200W into four ohms or 100W into eight ohms, this 52-pound beast pulls no punches when it comes to scintillating sound.
Equally notable for its steady focus and three-dimensional imaging potential, the capacitor-free Edge W 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 much you push the amplifier. 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. Such forward thinking stems from blank-sheet-of-paper design, three years of development, and the involvement of nine veteran engineers. Ditto the ultra-sleek, modern albeit classic aesthetics, marked by a curved exterior, minimalist looks, floating top plate, and Lunar Grey finish.
Whether you pair Edge W with its sister component, the Edge NQ preamplifier with network player, or use it with an existing system or other preamplifier, Music Direct 100% Satisfaction Guarantees you will be mightily pleased with Cambridge Audio's unforgettable synthesis of might, muscle, and musicality.“The Edge W made those speakers sing, revealing every nuance of the recording. In fact, so engaging was the sound, I felt I was in the room with those musicians, many of whom are no longer with us."
—Mark Sparrow, Forbes
"Cambridge Audio has surpassed itself with the new Edge NQ/W combination. It's lovely to look at, nice to use and is packed to the gunwales with features, too. It sounds seriously good for the money, with a happy, upbeat nature underwritten by real power and insight."
"The Edge NQ and W can connect all the connected aspects of your music-reproduction life. They do so reliably and easily. The overall achievement as a product line clearly built by proud experts in their fields deserves respect and acknowledgement. The fact that the delivered audio performance aligns with Cambridge's stated sonic goals is further proof of its expertise."
—Allan Moulton, The Absolute Sound
100W RMS into 8 Ohms
200W RMS into 4 Ohms
<0.002% 1kHz at rated power (8 Ohms)
<0.02% 20Hz – 20kHz at rated power (8 Ohms)
Frequency Response: <3Hz – >80kHz +/-1dB
S/N ratio (ref 1W into 8 Ohm): >93 dB
Crosstalk @ 1kHz: < -100dB
S/N ratio (ref full power): >113 dB
Input sensitivity: Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 1.09V RMS
Input A3 (balanced) 47k Ohm
Input A1-A2 (unbalanced) 47k Ohm
Inputs: Balanced, Unbalanced
Outputs: Speakers, Loop out
Max power consumption: 1000W
Standby power consumption: <0.5W
Dimensions: 5.9" x 18.1" x 15.9"
Weight: 51.9 lbs.
In the box:
Edge W Power Amplifier
1.5M Power Lead
Edge Link Cable
Edge W User Manual
User Manual (PDF, 3.2 MB)