Cambridge Audio has added the Edge M monoblock power amplifier to its Edge series of hi-fi components. The new Edge M takes the principle designs of the existing Edge W power amplifier, and applies it to a monoblock design, delivering twice the power and a more faithful, dynamic sound with less distortion.
Edge M has a beautifully minimal design, with the Edge series’ trademark curved extruded aluminium front and floating top plate. Balanced and unbalanced inputs are provided along with speaker outputs, and under this minimal exterior lies some “extraordinary audio engineering”. The Edge M is fully balanced from input to output, and offer 200W RMS into 8 Ohms, as a result it “delivers more effortless dynamics and a less strained sound, as well as less distortion per channel and between the channels”.
Cambridge Audio’s unique Class XA amplification format used in Edge A and Edge W amplifiers is also found in Edge M. Class XA amplification technology “offers the sound quality of a Class A design, but is more efficient as it produces less heat, and shifts the crossover point out of audible range, resulting in a cleaner sound”. Each amp has an opposing symmetry twin toroidal transformer design, which cancels out stray electromagnetic interference while at the same time offering outstanding power and maintaining consistent tonality even at loud volumes. The Cambridge Audio Edge M monoblock power amplifier is priced at £3,999 / $4,000 / €4.499 and will be available in December 2020.