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With a revolutionary preamp circuit-board that reduces interference and an incredibly clean signal path, Edge NQ plays your favourite music with astonishing depth. Stream, plug-in and play to enjoy every note in perfect clarity.

Cambridge Audio Edge NQ Stereo Preamplifier w/ Network Player

D/A Converter THD <0.0008%, 20Hz - 20kHz, 24-bit, 1Vrms output
THD analog sources <0.0008%, 20Hz – 20kHz, 1Vrms output
Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz +/- 0.1dB
S/N ratio (ref 1V output) >103 dB
Crosstalk @ 1kHz < -100dB
Max preamp output 6Vrms single ended or 6Vrms + 6Vrms balanced
Fixed Line-out Mode Yes. The preamplifier can be disabled via the dedicated Edge app for iOS and Android. Within the app, simply turn off ‘preamplifier mode’ in the settings to run a line out via XLR or RCA to an integrated amplifier.
USB audio input USB Audio Class 2.0 supporting up to 24-bit 384kHz PCM, or up to DSD256
USB drive input 1 x USB 2.0 current limited to 1A, FAT32 / NTFS / HFS / HFS+
Bluetooth 4.1 (Smart/BLE enabled) A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, AAC, aptX and aptX HD
UPnP Connectivity Yes - Accesible via supported app
Chromecast built-in Yes
Roon Ready Yes (Requires a Roon subscription)
TOSLINK input 16/24-bit 32-96kHz
Coax S/PDIF input 16/24-bit 32-192kHz
Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g or n (2.4GHz), Encryption WEP, WPA, WPA2
Ethernet IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
Max power consumption 100W
Standby power consumption <0.5W
Dimensions 120 x 460 x 405mm (4.7 x 18.1 x 15.9”)
Weight 10.2kg (22.4lbs)
Chromecast built-in Hi-res wireless connectivity that's compatible with hundreds of Android and iOS apps. Chromecast built-in is a trademark of Google LLC
In the box Edge NQ Pre-amplifier and Network Player; 1.5M Power Lead; Edge Remote Control; 3 x AAA Batteries; Bluetooth Antenna; Wi-Fi Dongle; Edge Link Cable; Edge NQ User Manual
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