Cambridge Audio introduces Evo all-in-one audio system

Rido

Active Member
Looks great, integrates everything in a neat 1 box solution and should have enough oomph for most speakers. I'm sure it'll sound good to.

But £799 for the matching CD transport is a joke surely!
 

ExoPolitics

Standard Member
Me too. If you're gonna bother with one, make it a proper one.
(Something like that deserves better).
Agreed. I get that 3.5 is probably cheaper for them mass producing if it's the same as the CX series well as maybe more broadly used mass market, but this is a hif product. Also I was a little surprised the bluetooth transmitter is version 4 and not 5. Again probably a minor thing.
 
Agreed. I get that 3.5 is probably cheaper for them mass producing if it's the same as the CX series well as maybe more broadly used mass market, but this is a hif product. Also I was a little surprised the bluetooth transmitter is version 4 and not 5. Again probably a minor thing.
Agree, for the market segment that they are aiming this at, they should have have had BT 5 and a 6.3mm headphone jack. Aside from that it is a very complete package. I am also curious to know what the screen resolution will be as well (its just LCD not OLED).
 
It also would have been useful to see a photograph of the remote control as well (I understand that AV Forums just published the press release so it may not be there).
 

Jamie

Distinguished Member
It also would have been useful to see a photograph of the remote control as well (I understand that AV Forums just published the press release so it may not be there).

The link to the press release has loads of photos from every angle it seems, including several of the remote

cambridge_audio_evo_detail_34.jpeg
 

mickbirch2000

Well-known Member
This type of 1 box streaming amplifiers are becoming increasing prevalent & perform very well. I have always liked Cambridge Audio AVRs for their musical ability especially with M/C SACDs etc.
I would have been very interested in one of these had I not already been seduced by a Lyngdorf TDAI-1120 which has turned out to be amazing value at a similar price point & a really very good stereo music maker.
 

symphara

Member
I'd be interested in the EVO 150 if it had HT bypass (fixed gain) on the analog input. I cannot find any manual or info on this.
 

ti33er

Well-known Member
I’d like to know if the RCA and XLR Inputs are Digitised; or Passthrough!?
 

English Invader

Active Member
I find this amp quite attractive to look at, however the pricing is way off, 75wpc entry level model made in China for $2300?

I've also read that sound quality wise the CXA81 ($1200) is better, which is very disappointing.
Read here -> Cambridge Audio Evo 75 & Evo 150 All-In-One Player Review

The review seems to suggest that the Evo line is aimed at a more mainstream demographic than the seasoned audiophile. This build philosophy also seems to have informed the Alva TT which features both bluetooth and a built-in phono stage with a pseudo moving coil cartridge for extra swank.

These products are for people who want to spend audiophile money for audiophile status but don't want to make the lifestyle compromises for sound fidelity. The people who want sound fidelity have already moved on to the more niche brands.
 

gava

Active Member
I find this amp quite attractive to look at, however the pricing is way off, 75wpc entry level model made in China for $2300?

I've also read that sound quality wise the CXA81 ($1200) is better, which is very disappointing.
Read here -> Cambridge Audio Evo 75 & Evo 150 All-In-One Player Review
Hmm. Maybe. It's certainly possible, but it's also possible they are talking nonsense. The way they write is that they expect it to not be as good as separates, and then that's what they hear.

I'd wait for a few more reviews and ideally some measurements before writing the new systems off.

Early days yet.
 

0ID

Novice Member
Looking very good and the input selection is excellent - the MM input on EVO 150 is toping the NAD M10. Now everything depends on sound, I'll try to compare it with my Electrocompaniet ECI 80D.
 

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