London, United Kingdom| 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 style.
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 listen.
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 radio.
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 streaming technology.
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 high- definition 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 CambridgeAudio.com.
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