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Cambridge Audio Evo 150 All-in-One Music Player

MSRP 3000 USDNEX score 77%

Product Overview

Cambridge Audio Evo 150 is the more powerful of the two all-in-one music players launched at the same time. Compared to the cheaper Evo 75, the Evo 150 doubles the power output, upgrades the DAC, and introduces a number of extra connectivity options, including XLR and phono stage.
The Evo 150 comes in a timeless design with two finishes that echo the 1970s. Meanwhile, it manages to be modern and minimalist with a large dual-concentric rotary dial and a large 6.8-inch color LCD display.
Using Hypex NCore Class D amplification, the Evo 150 is able to deliver 150W per channel into 8ohms from a chassis of just one-foot by one-foot. Its DAC is upgraded from ESS Sabre ES9016K2M to ES9018K2M, though the max resolution remains 32bit 384kHz via USB Audio Class 2.
Connectivity-wise, the Evo 150 packs dual optical, coaxial, and USB ports as well as ARC (via HDMI), Bluetooth, and WiFi. It also adds a moving magnet phono stage and balanced XLR connectivity.
With the pair of music players, Cambridge Audio also introduced a matching CD transport, Evo CD, and bookshelf speakers, Evo S.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Gorgeous, detailed sound
  • Built-in phono stage
  • Impressive range of inputs
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 77% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Decent build and finish
  • Gorgeous design
  • Detailed, punchy sound
Cons
  • Lack of depth and detail
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Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
[Input] 1x RCA + 1x balanced XLR + 1x Moving Magnet Phonostage + 2x TOSLINK optical + 1x S/PDIF coaxial + 1x ARC (HDMI) + 1x LAN | [Output] 2x set of Speakers + 1x 3.5mm Headphones + 1x Preamp out + 1x Subwoofer out
Wireless Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2 + WiFi

Dimensions

Size | Depth
305 mm
Size | Height
90 mm
Size | Width
305 mm
Weight
5.3 kg

Function

Amplifier
Class-D Hypex Ncore amplification
Bluetooth Codecs
SBC, aptX, aptX HD, Up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
Bluetooth Profiles
A2DP, AVRCP
Compatibility
S/PDIF: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM | TOSLINK: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM | USB Audio: Up to 32-bit 384kHz (asynchronous) and up to DSD 256
DAC
ESS Sabre ES9018K2M

Performance

Frequency Response
20Hz – 20kHz +0/-3dB
Power Consumption
700W max
Power Output
150W into 8 Ohms

Production

Availability
2021-04
Debut
2021-04-07

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

whathifi[1]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following***:
Cambridge Audio Evo 150 is a sturdily built, black anodised aluminium cabinet. Front of the cabinet is tastefully adorned with a 6.8in full-colour screen. Side panels come in either a walnut wood or black rippled Richlite and are magnetically attached.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous design
  • Detailed, punchy sound
  • Decent build and finish
Cons
  • Lack of depth and detail

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Cambridge Audio Evo 150 review. [whathifi]. https://www.whathifi.com/reviews/cambridge-audio-evo-150. 2021-06-28. Retrieved 2021-07-01.

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