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Cambridge Audio EDGE A Review Rundown

Cambridge Audio | Published on 12 May 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Cambridge EDGE A
  • Excellent build and finish
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent preamp quality
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

Launched as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Edge range is named in honour of one of its founders, Professor Gordon Edge. The Edge A features a unique Class XA amplification technology that shifts the crossover point out of audible range, thus combining the sound quality of Class A and the efficiency of Class AB amplifiers.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

hifinews[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 86%
Reviewers from Hifinews have found the following[***]:
Launched as part of the company's 50th anniversary celebrations, the Edge range is named in honour of one of its founders, Professor Gordon Edge, who died five years ago. The range comprises the £4500 Edge A integrated amplifier, the £3500 Edge NQ network player/preamp, and the £2500 Edge W.
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Pros[**]
  • Superb build and finish
  • Complexity and simplicity
  • Excellent build quality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theear[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Theear have found the following[***]:
Cambridge Audio launched the Edge series in 2018 to commemorate its 50th year of designing highly engineered audio equipment. The line-up includes the Edge NQ preamp and network player, Edge W power amp, and the Edge A integrated amp. The series is named after Cambridge Audio co-founder Professor Gordon Edge, the man responsible for the company's first product.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, detailed design
  • Class XA operation
  • Class A amplification is efficient
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

whathifi[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 92%
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
Cambridge Audio Edge A is a £4500 high-end integrated amplifier. It comes with a streaming preamp and matching power amp. The main control dial mechanism is a work of art with its central volume control. The input selector works with wonderful precision, but sadly the volume control feels a little vague in comparison.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Intuitive control dial
  • Excellent build and finish
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

  1. 1. ^ Cambridge Audio Edge A integrated amplifier. Hifinews. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Cambridge Audio Edge A. Theear. 2020-06-16. Retrieved 2021-05-12.
  3. 3. ^ Cambridge Audio Edge A review. Whathifi. 2020-05-28. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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