There is news from Cambridge Audio: With the all-in-one players Cambridge Audio Evo 75 & Evo 150, the manufacturer is introducing two compact systems with different wattages, some with slightly different features. The neat design is reminiscent of the – as the press release says – “legendary” P40: the first integrated amplifier from the English, which celebrated its market launch in 1968.
Cambridge Audio Evo 75 and Evo 150: Technology
Both devices are fully-fledged Streamer (LAN, WLAN, Bluetooth aptX HD) with built-in amplifier and various connection options: There is an HDMI interface (ARC) as well as optical and coaxial S / PDIF inputs, but also an analog RCA high-level input and a USB-A port for connecting storage media. The aforementioned Bluetooth works bidirectionally, so that not only Bluetooth sources can be played, but the signal from the Evo 150 / Evo 75 can also be fed to Bluetooth headphones. The Cambridge Evo 150 is even better equipped than the Evo 75 – it comes with an additional symmetrical one XLR input as well as one Phono MM branch.
On the output side, the Cambridge Audio Evo devices await next to the speaker terminals and the 3.5 mm headphone jack with a connection option for a subwoofer and a pre-amp tap. Would you also like to listen to CDs or are you looking for suitable speakers? Cambridge Audio is announcing an option for the rest of the year CD transport as well as tailored to the Evo devices Transducer on.
Cambridge Audio uses the amplification branch Hypex NCore Class D modules. The converter chips used are ESS Saber ES9018K2M (Evo 150) or ES9016K2M (Evo 75), which have a maximum word length / resolution of 32 bit / 384 kHz can process.
The StreamMagic streaming platform presented by Cambridge Audio – integrated in both the Evo 75 and Evo 150 – is Roon-Ready certified and supports high-definition music services such as Tidal including MQA, as well as Spotify Connect, Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2. The all-rounders, which are less than 31 centimeters wide, are equipped with a high-resolution 6.8-inch color display – and are now available in Specialized dealers or Cambridge webshop (For web address, see below under Contact). As I said, the CD drive and loudspeakers are expected to follow by the end of the year.
- Cambridge Audio Evo 75 all-in-one player: € 1,999
- Cambridge Audio Evo 150 all-in-one player: € 2,499
- Cambridge Audio Evo S speakers: 749 euros
- Cambridge Audio Evo CD transport: 899 euros