Cambridge Audio EVO 150

CAD$4,199.00

  • Powerful 150 Watts per channel – capable of driving 2 sets of speakers
  • High-quality ESS SABRE ES9018k2m Reference DAC – for highly accurate & detailed musical performance
  • Integrated MM Phono Stage – for a wide choice of turntables
  • XLR balanced inputs – for connection of high-quality analogue equipment
  • StreamMagic Gen 4 module – for an unparalleled streaming experience
  • Bluetooth aptX HD – for hi-res playback from & to compatible device
  • Multiroom Capability – compatible with Google Home, Apple Airplay and Roon multiroom systems

Description

Evolution means transformation. Evolution means improvement. Evolution means progress.

At Cambridge Audio, it means hi-fi ready for today, able to fit into your lifestyle and made to look as good as it sounds. It means taking over 50 years’ worth of audio expertise and fitting it all into a single product.

We’ve developed Evo so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. You can enjoy our incredible, full-on hi-fi sound, with all its precision, scale and emotional expression. But you can also enjoy this extraordinary sound quality from a compact, convenient, good-looking all-in-one system.

  • Simple to use, thrilling to listen to
  • Rich dynamics, huge scale and complete control means inspiring sound
  • Compatible with every format, from vinyl to digital streaming and everything in between
  • Numerous digital and analogue inputs for wide-ranging system possibilities
  • Perfected to work with the widest range of speakers
  • Powerful enough to drive two sets of speakers with no problem
  • Stunning sound – the pure essence of over 50 years of hi-fi know-how

 

Tomorrow’s hi-fi, today

With Evo 150, we’ve brought your audio past and present into the future. With outstanding Hypex NCore Class D amplification and our class-leading StreamMagic music streaming platform on board, all you need to do is add speakers to enjoy superb high-resolution audio quality from one elegant, discreet box. 

Until Hypex NCore changed the game, Class D amplification was only about compactness and electrical efficiency — but Hypex NCore also offers obvious superiority where clarity, resolution and outright musicality are concerned.

And thanks to its suite of digital and analogue inputs, as well as its high-quality digital-to-analogue convertor, Evo can be the heart of your hi-fi system for years to come.

All-in-one simplicity – just add speakers

Combining streaming smarts and high-class amplification in one box means Evo only needs wiring to mains power and to speakers to serve up thrilling sound quality.

Streaming music from Evo means saying ‘goodbye’ to metres and metres of connection cables, and ‘hello’ to intuitive, straightforward functionality in one sleek, good-looking box.

Easy to set up, easy to use

It couldn’t be simpler. Plug Evo into the mains, wire it to your speakers. Then fire up your favourite music streaming service on a smartphone, tablet or wherever and connect to Evo using the app, Bluetooth or Evo’s built-in streaming service support. Pick a tune, press ‘play’ and adjust the volume to your taste.

Thanks to Evo’s big 6.8in high-resolution display, you can even enjoy bright, clear and detailed album artwork when you’re listening to a streaming service.

StreamMagic app

The StreamMagic app offers comprehensive control of the entire Evo system, plus access to the world’s most popular and highest-quality music streaming services. It’s clear, logical and stable – so Evo will do precisely what you want it to, rapidly and accurately, from wherever you are in your home.

Of course, you might prefer the app of your favourite music streaming service – if that’s your preference, no problem. Evo will be just as responsive to your inputs and commands.

Great connectivity

Thanks to its suite of digital and analogue inputs, Evo is ready for you to add your favourite sources – a turntable, say, or CD player – and build a wider system. Even video sources can join in – just connect your TV’s HDMI ARC output to Evo’s ARC input.

No matter where your music’s coming from, Evo will make it sound its best.

Bluetooth convenience. HD sound quality

Nothing’s easier or simpler than streaming via Bluetooth. Evo takes it to the max by using aptX HD Bluetooth – which is wireless, high-definition music streaming with flawless transmission and incredibly realistic, convincing sound.

Evo delivers all the wireless convenience you want, with none of the sonic compromises.

Great for record players

If you want to connect a turntable, Evo 150’s built-in phono stage is perfectly convenient for those record players without an internal pre-amp.

Free your headphones

As well as featuring a 3.5mm output for headphones, Evo is also a Bluetooth transmitter – so if you’d rather do your private listening on wireless headphones, Evo has you covered.

Great British Sound

Evo uses the very best components, such as ESS Sabre 32bit high resolution DACs – and then we bring every one of our 50+ years of audio know-how to bear. The result is the Great British Sound we are renowned for.

Complete control

Evo is intuitive and straightforward to operate, no matter if you’re using its full-function remote control, its simple and elegant control app, or the physical controls and big, bright, detailed display on its fascia.

Neat and easy placement

Just 305mm wide, Evo will sit neatly wherever you need it to. But thanks to its beautiful design and all-around good looks, it really deserves centre-stage. 

Minimal, timeless design

When Ged Martin sat down in our London studio to design Evo, he was determined to sketch a product design that will endure for many years. Ged knows simplicity is the most elegant aspect of industrial design, and Evo demonstrates his mastery of form and line.

He designed a product that looks classically timeless.

Choice of side panels included

Evo’s use of premium materials includes a choice of side panels, designed to accentuate the timeless simplicity of Evo’s design and compliment your lifestyle.

Walnut wood: Our story started with the iconic P40 amplifier. So, using the P40’s wood trim as inspiration, Ged incorporated beautiful, tactile walnut side-panels into his elegant design.

Richlite black: Also included in the box are textured black side panels made from Richlite, an innovative new material made primarily from recycled paper.

Voiced in London

Even the best components don’t deliver incredible sound all by themselves. Our engineering team spent hundreds of hours in our London laboratory, poring over every detail of the way Evo makes music until they were completely satisfied.

Because if our engineers aren’t satisfied, they don’t think you will be either.

 

 

The Details

POWER OUTPUT – 150W into 8 Ohms

AMPLIFICATION – Class-D Hypex Ncore®

DAC – ESS Sabre ES9018K2M

FREQUENCY RESPONSE – 20Hz – 20kHz +0/-3dB

ANALOGUE AUDIO INPUTS – 1 x RCA, 1 x balanced XLR, 1 x Moving Magnet Phono stage

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 (H X W X D) – 317 x 89 x 352 mm

WEIGHT – 5.3 kg

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

Evo 150 All-in-One player, User Manual, Safety Guide, Mains Lead, Remote Control, 3 x AAA Batteries, Customisable Side Panels