Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player - Dreamedia AV
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Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player

All-in-One Audiophile Player with Versatile Streaming
$3,199.00
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Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player

Unveil the Future of Sound with the Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION

Immerse yourself in an audio experience that transcends time. The Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player is not just a sound system; it's a testament to the harmonious blend of iconic design and acoustic perfection. Inspired by the legendary DeLorean DMC12, its bare metal design and customizable side panels echo a sense of nostalgia while delivering futuristic sound quality.

A Look into Superior Sound Engineering

The EVO 150 is a powerhouse, boasting an impressive 150W of power output into 8 Ohms, ensuring that your music fills the room with clarity and vigor. At its core lies the Class-D Hypex Ncore® amplification, revered for its efficiency and audio fidelity, which guarantees a pure and detailed sound profile.

The integrated ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC is a marvel in digital-to-analog conversion, promising an expansive dynamic range and ultra-low distortion. This means every nuance of your music is rendered with precision, from the deepest bass to the highest treble.

Connectivity at its Best

Your EVO 150 seamlessly connects to virtually any device, thanks to a plethora of input options:

  • Analog Audio Inputs: Connect your turntable directly with the Moving Magnet Phonostage or utilize the RCA and balanced XLR for other analog sources.
  • Digital Audio Inputs: Optical and coaxial ports, along with a dedicated TV ARC, ensure your TV and digital devices sync effortlessly.
  • Bluetooth 4.2: With support for SBC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs, wireless streaming is both convenient and high-quality.
  • USB Audio: Choose between Class 1 and Class 2 to match your audio resolution needs, with support for up to DSD 256.
  • Ethernet and Wi-Fi: Stream without interruption, whether you prefer a wired connection or the freedom of wireless.

Stream with Ease

The EVO 150 is a streaming powerhouse, compatible with a wide array of services and formats:

  • High-Resolution Streaming: Enjoy Spotify Connect, TIDAL, Qobuz, and more, with native support for TIDAL Masters (MQA) for studio-quality sound.
  • AirPlay 2 and Chromecast built-in: Effortlessly cast from your Apple or Android devices.
  • Roon Ready: Integrate with your existing Roon system for a seamless multi-room experience.

Unmatched Audio Formats Support

Regardless of your preferred audio format, the EVO 150 has you covered, supporting everything from lossless ALAC, WAV, and FLAC, to DSD and compressed formats like MP3 and AAC.

Versatile Output Options

The EVO 150 caters to all your listening preferences:

  • Speaker Outputs: Connect two pairs of speakers simultaneously for a multi-room setup.
  • Headphone Output: Enjoy private listening with the 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • Preamp and Subwoofer Outputs: Integrate the EVO 150 into your home theater system or connect a subwoofer for added depth.

Physical Specifications and Inclusions

The compact yet robust EVO 150 measures a sleek 317 x 89 x 352mm and weighs in at 5.3 kg. In the box, you'll find everything you need to get started:

  • Main Unit: The EVO 150 All-in-One player.
  • Documentation: Quick Start and Safety Guides.
  • Accessories: Mains Lead, Remote Control with batteries, and customizable side panels.

Design That Speaks Volumes

Inspired by the DeLorean DMC12, the EVO 150's bare metal design is a nod to the past, while interchangeable side panels offer a personalized touch. Choose between classic walnut wood or black rippled Richlite to match your interior.

The 6.8in full-color screen displays all your settings and album art in vivid detail, and the magnetic volume dial adds a tactile and luxurious feel to your audio control.

Pros at a Glance

  • Powerful Output: 150W per channel ensures your music is always lively and full-bodied.
  • Premium DAC: The ESS Sabre ES9018K2M chip delivers unparalleled sound quality.
  • Extensive Streaming Support: From Bluetooth aptX HD to Google Chromecast and AirPlay 2, all your streaming needs are met.
  • Aesthetic Flexibility: Swappable side panels and a full-color screen add a touch of sophistication to your space.
  • Exceptional Sound: Experience detailed, punchy, and refined audio performance.

Dreamedia – Your Home Theater Architects

At Dreamedia, we understand the intricacies of creating the perfect home theater experience. The Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION is a component that we proudly recommend for its excellence in performance and design. We're here to help you integrate this all-in-one player into a home theater system that exceeds your expectations.

Experience the Evolution of Audio

Don't just listen to music—experience it in all its glory with the Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION. This all-in-one player is the culmination of high-fidelity sound, cutting-edge technology, and timeless design. Embrace the audio evolution and let the EVO 150 become the centerpiece of your auditory journey.

With Dreamedia, you're not just purchasing a product; you're investing in an experience. Let us guide you through the world of high-end audio and transform your home into a sanctuary of sound.

Our Review

Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION All-in-One Player Review

Introduction

The Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION represents the pinnacle of the brand's pursuit in combining high-fidelity audio with sophisticated design. Cambridge Audio, a brand synonymous with audiophile-grade equipment, has a storied history of creating products that challenge the status quo in terms of performance and aesthetic appeal.

Design

Aesthetics

Upon first glance, the EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION exudes a retro-futuristic charm that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. The build quality is exceptional, with a solid heft that reassures you of its premium status. The swappable side panels are a delightful touch, allowing users to choose between the warmth of walnut wood or the modern, sleek feel of black rippled Richlite, catering to diverse interior design preferences.

Ergonomics

The magnetic volume dial is a standout feature, offering a tactile and intuitive user experience that is both fun and functional. However, the thin 'strip' playback buttons present a slight ergonomic challenge. They lack the satisfying feedback that one might expect from a high-end audio device and can be somewhat fiddly to operate.

Features

Connectivity

The EVO 150 offers a comprehensive range of connectivity options that are truly impressive. From analog inputs like phono, coaxial, and RCA, to digital inputs including USB and HDMI ARC, this player is well-equipped to handle any audio source. The balanced XLR input is a professional-grade addition that audiophiles will appreciate. The ability to drive two pairs of speakers simultaneously further underscores its versatility.

Streaming and Digital Support

Streaming capabilities are robust, with support for Bluetooth aptX HD, AirPlay 2, Google Chromecast, and high-resolution services like Tidal Masters (MQA). The inclusion of a built-in phono stage is a significant advantage for vinyl enthusiasts, providing an all-in-one solution without the need for external phono preamps.

User Interface

The 6.8-inch full-color screen is not just for show; it provides a clear and vibrant interface for navigating your music library and settings. The HDMI ARC connection is a thoughtful addition for those who want to integrate the player with their TV setup, allowing for seamless audio playback from television programs and movies.

Performance

Audio Quality

The EVO 150 delivers a sound performance that is both detailed and punchy, with a level of refinement that justifies its premium positioning. The ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip is a high-end component known for its exceptional signal-to-noise ratio and minimal harmonic distortion, ensuring that audio is reproduced with utmost fidelity.

Power

With a powerful 150W per channel, the EVO 150 has ample headroom to drive most speakers to their full potential. This power reserve translates to a dynamic and authoritative sound, even at higher volumes, without any hint of strain.

Potential Downsides

However, the player is not without its flaws. The performance of the front-panel headphone output may not satisfy the most discerning audiophiles, who may find it lacks the nuance and power of dedicated headphone amplifiers. Additionally, there are concerns about potential compression of digital audio sources, which could be a drawback for those seeking the purest audio experience.

Comparison with Competitors

When compared to other all-in-one players in the market, the Cambridge Audio EVO 150 stands out for its extensive feature set and superior power output. Yet, it may fall short for some users who are particular about headphone listening experiences or who are sensitive to digital compression artifacts.

Practicality for Users

The EVO 150 is best suited for the audio enthusiast who values both form and function, seeking a centerpiece for their home audio system that can handle a wide array of sources and speakers. While the price point may be on the higher end, the value proposition is solid given the unit's flexibility, power, and high-end components.

Final Thoughts

The Cambridge Audio EVO 150 DELOREAN EDITION is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence in audio engineering and design. It presents a compelling package for anyone looking to invest in a high-quality all-in-one player that can serve as the heart of a modern home audio system. Despite its minor ergonomic and performance quirks, its strengths in connectivity, power, and audio fidelity make it a formidable contender in its class.

Specifications

Audio Quality

  • Power Output: 150W into 8 Ohms
  • Amplification: Class-D Hypex Ncore®
  • DAC: ESS Sabre ES9018K2M
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz – 20kHz +0/-3dB

Connectivity

  • Analog Audio Inputs: 1 x RCA, 1 x balanced XLR, 1 x Moving Magnet Phonostage
  • Digital Audio Inputs: 2 x TOSLINK optical, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x TV ARC, Bluetooth (integrated), USB Audio
  • USB Audio Input: USB Type B conforming to USB Audio Class 1 or USB Audio Class 2 (user selectable)
  • Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs
  • Ethernet: IEEE 802.3, 10 Base-T or 100 Base-T
  • Wi-Fi: Dual Band 2.4/5gHz

Compatibility

  • TOSLINK Optical: 16/24bit 32-96kHz PCM only
  • S/PDIF Coaxial: 16/24bit 32-192kHz PCM only
  • USB Audio Class 1: Up to 24-bit 96kHz (asynchronous)
  • USB Audio Class 2: Up to 24-bit 384kHz (asynchronous) and up to DSD 256
  • Bluetooth: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD (24bit 48kHz)
  • Supported Services: UPnP, Local USB media, Airplay 2, Chromecast built-in, Internet Radio, Spotify Connect, TIDAL, MQA, Qobuz, Roon Ready, ARC, Deezer

Audio Formats

  • Supported Formats: ALAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, DSD (x256), WMA, MP3, AAC, HE AAC AAC+, OGG Vorbis

Outputs

  • Speakers: A+B
  • Headphone Output: 3.5mm headphone
  • Preamp Output: Yes
  • Subwoofer Output: Yes
  • Bluetooth Output: 4.2 A2DP/AVRCP supporting up to aptX HD

Physical Specifications

  • Max Power Consumption: 700W
  • Standby Power Consumption: <0.5W
  • Dimensions: 317 x 89 x 352mm
  • Weight: 5.3 kg

In the Box

  • Main Unit: Evo 150 All-in-One player
  • Documentation: Quick Start Guide, Safety Guide
  • Accessories: Mains Lead, Remote Control, 2 x AAA Batteries, Customizable Side Panels x 2