If you’re in the market for a compact audio system that can do a little bit of everything, the Evo might be for you. Cambridge Audio is looking to deliver a new model that aims to be the complete package. The Evo is a streamlined music player with a timeless design. The system itself looks great in a variety of interior spaces with its minimal aesthetic makeup.
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 style.
The Evo looks to combine over five decades of Cambridge Audio’s sound and design expertise is distilled into one piece of hi-fi. 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 150is rated at 150 watts per channel, and Evo 75has 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.
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 radio. All of these features can be acessed through the StreamMagic app.
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 high-definition streaming 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.
The Evo 75($2,250) and 150($3,000) will be available from authorized dealers and directly from Cambridge Audio on their website here.