Cambridge Audio Edge NQ - Stereo Preamplifier with Network Player

Cambridge Audio

Edge NQ

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Stereo Preamplifier with Network Player

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Edge NQ lets you enjoy music from any source. As well as digital coaxial, HDMI, USB and S/PDIF connections, there’s also Chromecast built-in, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, AirPlay, Bluetooth aptX HD, Internet Radio and UPnP Playback. Roon Ready certification enhances your browsing experience. Wherever songs are played from, Edge NQ stays true to the character of every instrument and uncovers a musicality you’ve never heard before.
Features at a Glance

  • Chromecast, Spotify Connect, AirPlay, Bluetooth (aptX HD) Internet Radio
  • UPnP playback, USB storage
  • Coaxial, ARC, USB Audio, 2x TOSLINK, Balanced, 2x RCA
  • USB Audio supports up to 32-bit, 384kHz PCM Balanced and unbalanced pre-outs
  • Vivid 5" TFT screen
  • Headphone output
  • Perfect partner to Edge W power amplifier
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 120 x 460 x 405mm
  • Weight: 10.2kg
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


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 32-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


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



DIMENSIONS: 120 x 460 x 405mm

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