Cambridge Audio Edge A Integrated Amplifier

$9,999.00

Effortlessly powerful & with incredible depth. Sounds just like you’re sat in the recording booth with the musicians.

Description

In the build-up to Cambridge Audio’s 50th anniversary, they asked their engineers a simple question – what would they make if anything was possible?

Forget cost. Forget limitations. Create a system that delivers previously undiscovered layers of detail, is highly transparent, offering superlative sound-staging. A product true to Cambridge Audio’s foundations of creative innovation and entrepreneurial ambition.

Over 3 years in the making, utilising a team of 9 engineers, the result is Edge.

Cambridge Audio’s most detailed integrated amplifier
Edge A is made to celebrate musicality. Riffs, phrases, percussive rolls – take in every detail of your music thanks to its dynamic setup. Effortlessly powerful, but with incredible depth, the overall sound is breath-taking – like you’re sat in the recording booth with the musicians.

Breathtaking Musicality
Edge A is designed to bring musical detail to life. It delivers a finely balanced sound with a depth and clarity that come through with every note. Cambridge Audio developed the system by ear, testing every component and only choosing those that blew its designers away. The end result is a ground-breaking arrangement that produces a much cleaner signal path and lets your music breathe. Edge A perfectly delivers our classic British sound – nothing added, nothing taken away.

More Musical Detail
Cambridge Audio pioneered the use of toroidal transformers in amplifiers, which led to improved performance. In Edge they take this one step further, using opposing symmetry twin toroidal transformers. This cancels out electromagnetic interference whilst offering outstanding power and maintaining consistent tonality, no matter how loud it’s played.

Effortless Power Without Distortion
Using standard Class A amplifier technology wasn’t going to be efficient enough for Edge A. Instead Cambridge Audio added a bias voltage to a traditional Class AB design, reducing distortion to inaudible levels. This unique configuration also produces less heat and makes the whole system much more effective.

Hi-Res Bluetooth
Pair any Bluetooth device to your Edge A to easily stream your music. With aptX HD support, you can play your audio at up to 24-bit/48kHz quality for an incredibly rich listening experience.

Sonic Balance
Edge A was designed with a unique PCB. Cambridge Audio’s engineers replaced conventional capacitors with a DC coupled topology and also added a solid-state volume control. The end result is a clean signal path that’s perfectly balanced at any volume.

Perfect Partners
Edge systems are designed to work in perfect synchronisation. Match the performance of Edge A with loudspeakers to make the foundations of a hi-fi system unlike anything else.

Want to know more? Just see the Cambridge Audio website…

  • Built to celebrate musicality – Cambridge’s most detailed integrated amplifier.
  • Hand-picked components – hours of listening to select only those that sound the best.
  • Twin Toroidal Transformers – huge reserves of power for consistent tonality.
  • Cambridge Audio proprietary Class XA Amplification – no audible crossover distortion.
  • Ready for digital – built-in DAC with digital inputs including TV ARC and Bluetooth aptX HD.

Expert Reviews

Not only do we like this amplifier, those in the know like it too. Here’s what they have to say:

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What HIFI? 2020 At this price, we can’t think of a more complete alternative than the Edge A. Cambridge has done a terrific job https://www.whathifi.com/au/reviews/cambridge-audio-edge-a
AV Forums 2020 For many reasons, the Cambridge Audio comes enthusiastically Recommended https://www.avforums.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-edge-a-integrated-amplifier-review.16997
The ear 2020 5* An outright winner…this amp gives Cambridge the high end edge. https://www.the-ear.net/review-hardware/cambridge-audio-edge-integrated-amplifierdac
Stereophile 2018 Totally satisfying, and capable of getting the best out of LPs, CDs, and streams. https://www.stereophile.com/content/cambridge-audio-edge-integrated-amplifier
hifi+ 2019 If you think there’s a law of diminishing returns in high-end, Cambridge Audio is its leading Edge. https://www.hifiplus.com/articles/cambridge-audio-edge-a-integrated-amplifier/
Stereonet 2019 5* The Edge A is excellent value for money, and I dare say there’s not a better sounding integrated amplifier at the asking price. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/cambridge-audio-edge-integrated-amplifier-review
Sound & Vision 2018 The price may be a cut above average, but the Edge A is no average integrated amp. https://www.soundandvision.com/content/cambridge-audio-edge-integrated-amplifier-review
Twittering Machines 2021 One of easiest integrated amplifiers to heartily recommend without reservation. Bravo! https://twitteringmachines.com/review-cambridge-audio-edge-a-integrated-amplifier-a-complete-package/

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