Cambridge Audio's Evo 75 All-in-One Player Offers Total Convenience and Superb Sonic Quality in a Compact, Roon Ready Chassis
The embodiment of high quality and total convenience, Cambridge Audio's Evo 75 All-in-One Player is an amplifier/streamer that makes it easy to enjoy to high-resolution tracks. All you need to do is add loudspeakers. Thanks to its array of digital and analog inputs – as well as its carefully engineered digital-to-analog convertor – the Evo 75 can be the sturdy heart of an expanding hi-fi system.
Because the Evo 75 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 plug the Evo 75 into the mains, wire it to your speakers, and then fire up your favorite music streaming service on a smartphone, tablet, or other device. You can connect to the unit using the app, Bluetooth, or the Evo 75's built-in streaming service support.
The Roon Ready Evo 75 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 75 to stream at 24-bit/192 kHz. Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, and dozens of other services are also at your fingertips. (The Evo 75 is designed with Google Chromecast built in, so it could be part of a Google Home multiroom system.)
The Evo 75 is rated at 75Wpc (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.
Also, by incorporating aptX HD Bluetooth capability, the Evo 75 delivers all the wireless convenience you want, without any sonic compromises. Along with its 3.5mm output for headphones, the Evo 75 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 see bright, clear, and detailed album artwork when you're listening to a streaming service.
Film buffs can have a more immersive experience by connecting their TV's HDMI ARC output to the Evo 75's ARC input. In fact, the Evo 75 delivers convenience and tremendous flexibility via its numerous connections: Ethernet port, Evo CD custom connection, HDMI input with ARC, USB, speakers, coaxial, optical, RCA, subwoofer out, and pre-amp out.
When Cambridge Audio launched the Evo 75, it simultaneously introduced the Evo 150 All-in-One Player, which is rated at 150Wpc (into 8 ohms), and it incorporates additional features, including a moving magnet phono stage and a balanced XLR input.
Weighing 11 pounds and only about a foot wide, the Evo 75 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 75 All-in-One Player comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"The clarity and breadth of the Evo's soundstage are instantly apparent.... And detail resolution is generous and spread evenly across the frequency range, too.... There are now many streaming hi-fi products that sound great, look superb, or are pleasant to use, but not many manage to nail all three as convincingly as the Cambridge Audio Evo 75."
– What Hi-Fi? five-star review