Today Cambridge Audio unveiled its new Premium All-In-On music system named Evo. The system is based on two streaming integrated amps, the $3000 EVO 150 with 150 amps per channel and the $2250 EVO 75 with 75 watts per channel. The EVO 150 also has more connections, along with an option for hooking up two sets of speakers.
However, both have a beautiful new design with customizable side panels to switch up the look, well-respected Hypex NCore® Class D power modules, ESS Sabre DACs, and Cambridge Audio’s capable StreamMagic platform. This brings along app control, Roon Ready connectivity, Tidal Connect, amongst other connectivity options. There is also aptX HD Bluetooth, and MQA decoding is on board as well.
The two EVO streaming amplifiers will be available this month. They will be followed up by an add-on EVO CD Transport plus EVO Speakers later this year.
For more information and Pics, see below or head over to Cambridgeaudio.com:
The Following Press Release is Courtesy of Cambridge Audio:
London, UK, April 2021 – Evo by Cambridge Audio is a beautifully designed all-in-one
music player that gives you instant access to all the music in the world.
Cambridge Audio has been at the forefront of British audio innovation for over 50 years
and Evo represents an evolution in hi-fi: an all-in-one music player that combines
timeless design, cutting edge technology, streaming smarts, and incredible audio
performance into one streamlined and compact box.
Minimal, timeless design
Designed in Cambridge Audio’s London studio, Evo’s minimal and timeless aesthetic
will fit into any interior and lifestyle. Lead designer Ged Martin chose premium materials
and used industrial design principles to create a product that champions simplicity and
will endure for many years.
Taking inspiration from the wood trims of the iconic P40, Cambridge Audio’s first ever
product from 1968, Evo has beautiful walnut wood side panels that complement the
sleek, black anodized aluminum cabinet. Evo also comes with a choice of formed black
side panels made from Richlite, an innovative new material made primarily from
recycled paper. The side panels can be switched out according to each customer’s
Completing Evo’s elegant design is a dual-concentric rotary dial and large 6.8in LCD
display panel that shows off album artwork in full color.
High quality hi-fi sound
Over five decades of Cambridge Audio’s sound and design expertise is distilled into one
piece of hi-fi: Evo.
In the company’s London headquarters, a team of talented engineers spent hundreds of
hours listening to Evo and tuning it to perfection. All to ensure Evo delivers an
extraordinarily enjoyable sound performance – no matter what you’re listening to.
Evo uses high quality components and is powered by a revolutionary Hypex NCore®
Class D amplification, which reproduces every detail in your music while remaining
compact and energy efficient. Evo comprises two models: Evo 150 is rated at 150 watts
per channel, and Evo 75 has 75 watts per channel.
The Hypex NCore® power module was specifically chosen by Cambridge Audio’s
engineers as it offers class-leading audio performance and produces clear advantages
in clarity, resolution and musicality. It’s a big part of what makes Evo such an enjoyable
Optimized for streaming
At the heart of Evo lies Cambridge Audio’s powerful StreamMagic platform. It’s
designed to be the best-sounding streaming platform around and supports the latest
digital music formats and services.
Both Evo models use powerful ESS Sabre DACs to ensure all digital music is converted
to analogue sound with every ounce of detail, precision and dynamics intact.
Whether you use Roon to organize your digital library or stream high-resolution MQA
tracks using TIDAL Connect – Evo can play it all. And StreamMagic will ensure you that
hear your music in the best possible sound quality, no matter where you’re playing it
from and in whatever source quality.
Evo supports streaming using a variety of methods, including AirPlay 2, Bluetooth,
Chromecast built-in, Qobuz, Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, Tidal Connect and internet
Using the Evo couldn’t be simpler, with the StreamMagic app offering comprehensive
control over Evo. With the app, you have access to all your favorite streaming services
at the tap of a button. You can use the app or the included remote to easily switch
between inputs and play all your music from every connected source.
Software updates and new features can be added remotely using the StreamMagic app,
so you can be sure that Evo is always evolving and will be at the cutting edge of
Stuart George, Managing Director, Cambridge Audio, said: “At Cambridge Audio,
we think evolution is about even more than improving the quality of the sound you hear
and enhancing your enjoyment of music. Evolution is also about transforming the
convenience and usability of hi-fi without compromising its performance. Evolution is
about bringing hi-fi into the future, making it fit your lifestyle, and ensuring it looks just as
good as it sounds.
“Evo is the product we’ve been leading up to for over 50 years.”
Evo includes a wide array of digital and analogue connections, so you can add any
source: from your existing turntable or CD player, to using Evo as your TV’s sound
system. Along with optical, coaxial and RCA inputs, there is a TV ARC input for
connecting your TV using an HDMI cable.
A 3.5mm headphone socket lets you plug in your favorite pair of headphones and listen
to music at all hours. You can also connect your wireless turntable and wireless
headphones using Evo’s built-in aptX HD Bluetooth, allowing you to enjoy highdefinition
streamed music without the need for wires.
Evo 150 features additional connectivity: a built-in moving magnet (MM) phono stage for
compatible turntables, an asynchronous USB audio input, balanced XLR inputs and two
sets of speaker terminals for running two pairs of speakers.
For the ultimate ‘plug-and-play’ convenience, Cambridge Audio has specifically
developed a pair of great-sounding Evo S speakers to create a complete Evo System.
There’s also the option of adding on a dedicated Evo CD transport. Both are scheduled
for release later in 2021.
Both additional units are aesthetically and sonically designed to match perfectly with
Evo all-in-one player. The Evo S speakers will be available exclusively at
Cambridge Audio Evo 150 and Evo 75 will be available from April 2021 at
CambridgeAudio.com and authorized retailers.
Evo 150 – £2,249 / €2,499 / $3,000
Evo 75 – £1,799 / €1,999 / $2,250
Evo CD – £799 / €899 / $950
Evo S – £649 / €749 / $750