The Edge A is an Integrated Amplifier with built-in DAC by Cambridge that delivers 100 watts x 2 channels into 8 ohms and 200 watts x 2 channels into 4 ohms. Minimum impedance of 4 ohms makes the Edge A compatible with a wide range of loudspeakers. Thanks to its built-in DAC, you can play digital sources directly without the need for an external DAC unit. Cambridge Audio Edge A has an MSRP of 6499$.
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Cambridge Integrated Amplifier Series
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One of the most important factors when deciding on an integrated amplifier is its power ratings and compatibility with your speaker's impedance requirements.The Cambridge Audio Edge A is rated at 100 watts RMS into 8-ohms. Cambridge provides this wattage at a THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) of 0.02% which is an important indicator of distortion at the given values (lower THD is better).
Here are the main highlights of its performance specs:
- 100 watts into 8-ohms (3-80k) at 0.02%
- 200 watts into 4-ohms
- 4-ohms Min Impedance (allows compatibility with a wide range of loudspeakers)
- 103dB Signal to Noise Ratio
When pairing the Cambridge Audio Edge A with a passive Bookshelf (Stand mount) or Passive Floor Standing (Tower) speaker, you have to check if their Max Power Range is below the max wattage of the amp for the given impedance levels.
Operating your amp outside of this max range may damage the speakers.
What size of room is the Cambridge Audio Edge A Amplifier good for?
An essential deciding factor is the size of the room in which you intend to employ the Cambridge Audio Edge A amplifier. Here, taking into account its maximum power parameters, we analyzed its applicability to various size environments:
|Very Large Room||Average|
Inputs and Outputs
Besides the performance specs of the Cambridge Audio Edge A, the next important feature set that you have to evaluate is the input and output selections that it offers.
Cambridge Audio Edge A has total of 3 Analog inputs .
- Total Number of Analog Inputs: 3
- 2 Optical Digital Input
- 1 Coaxial Digital Input
- USB Input:
- USB-B(Connect to your PC for playback of stored files)
- Stereo RCA, XLR Preamp Outputs
- 3.5mm Headphone Output
Cambridge Audio Edge A features built-in Bluetooth 4.1 for wireless music streaming from your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, Windows PC, Mac computers/laptops.
Among the amps in the same price range, these are the 5 amps that have Bluetooth Connectivity:
Cambridge Audio Edge A supports the following Bluetooth Codecs when used with supported devices:
Cambridge Audio Edge A doesn't have a phono input so in order to play your vinyl albums, Cambridge Audio Edge A has to be paired with a Phono Preamp that is MM (Moving Magnet) or/and MC (Moving COil) depending on your cartridge type.
Cambridge Audio Edge A has Stereo RCA preamp outputs which can be used to connect to a powered subwoofer via an RCA cable ( as long as your sub supports this connection).
Check our Powered Subwoofers
page to find a subwoofer that will work with Cambridge Audio Edge A amp and your speakers.
DAC and Digital Music
The Cambridge Audio Edge A's built-in DAC allows the connection of digital sources directly, eliminating the need for an external DAC.
Cambridge Audio Edge A External Dimensions and Weight
Cambridge Audio Edge A has external dimensions of (H x W x D) 5-15/16inch x 18-1/8inch x 15-15/16inch (151.0mm x 461.0mm x 405.0mm ). The unit weighs 24.41kg / 53.7lbs
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of an integrated amplifier may become an important decision factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of the Cambridge Audio Edge A is approximately 1867.1cm2 / 289.4inch2.
- Width: 461.0mm (18-1/8")
- Height: 151.0mm (5-15/16")
- Depth: 405.0mm (15-15/16")
- Weight: 24.41 kg (53.70lbs)
- Base Surface Area: ~1867.1cm2 / 289.4inch2
- Volume: ~28.2 liter / 7.4 gallon
What's in the Box of Cambridge Audio Edge A?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Edge A:
Integrated amplifier5-feet AC power cordRemote control3 AAA batteriesBluetooth antennaMono-minijack cableUser Manual
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Cambridge Audio Edge A Integrated Amplifier can be found below:
Official Product Page for Cambridge Audio Edge A
2 Yrs/5 Yrs registered of parts warranty and 2 Yrs/5 Yrs registered of labor warranty is generally provided for the Cambridge Audio Edge A by the manufacturer.
|Full Model Name
||Cambridge Audio Edge A
|Watts RMS per Channel into 8-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 6-ohms
|Watts RMS per Channel into 4-ohms
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|Total Analog Inputs
|Optical Digital Inputs
|Coaxial Digital Inputs
||USB-B(Connect to your PC for playback of stored files)
||Stereo RCA, XLR
|Pre-out / Main-in Loop
|Removable Power Cord
||24.41 kg (53.70lbs)
||2 Yrs/5 Yrs registered
||2 Yrs/5 Yrs registered