Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier - Receiver option


May 15, 2024

Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier

Cambridge Evo150 Setup System Settings

As a music enthusiast, I was thrilled to receive the highly anticipated Cambridge Audio EVO 150 built-in subwoofer. These smooth and power full components promise to take my audio setting to new heights, and I can't wait to put it at its feet In this blog post, I'll share my initial impressions and journey of developing and testing the EVO 150 in-home audio systems.

Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier
Cambridge Audio EVO 150 All-In-One Player

1. Package Opening and First Impressions

When the EVO 150 arrived, she eagerly tore the packaging, eager to take a closer look at this amazing piece of audio device. The first thing that impressed me was the amazing design of the speaker – the polished aluminum finish, and the clean, simple minimalist aesthetic immediately caught my attention. Cambridge Audio has obviously given a lot of thought in the form of the EVO 150  making it a real hub for any audio setup

When I carefully removed the speaker from the box I was impressed by its large weight which is evidence of components and build quality. The back panel is well managed with a variety of input and output options, including RCA, XLR, and digital communications, providing enough flexibility to integrate the EVO150 into the current setup,

2. Setting Up the EVO150

With the speaker safely out of the box, I started the process of setting it up in my sound system. I have carefully attached various source components, including Sheet Bifirst DAC, Sheet Locative EQ, and Sheet Miniphono Preamp, ensuring smooth integration.

An important feature I wanted to test was the EVO150's built-in mobile magnetic subwoofer. As a vinyl enthusiast, I was curious to know how it works compared to my dedicated sheet mani subwoofer. I attached the Fluence RT 84 turntable and started playing some of my favorite recordings, listening intently to any differences in sound quality

Cambridge Audio EVO150 Integrated Amplifier

3. Putting the EVO150 to the Test

With the setup complete, it's time to dive deeper into the performance of the EVO 150. I started by comparing the speaker's internal DAC to Sheet Byfirst, where I played a variety of high-resolution audio files from a computer equipped with Adirona. I was immediately impressed by the clarity and detail that EVO 150 was able to extract, with a sound stage that looked amazingly open and spacious.

Next, I turned my attention to the phono subwoofer and put it in its stages with a variety of vinyl recordings. I was happy to learn that the built-in Phono stage of the EVO 150 stood out against the custom SheetMani, which provided a rich, warm, and exciting analog experience. The low noise efficiency and accurate channel separation were particularly noteworthy.

As I continued to explore the capabilities of the EVO 150 I was impressed by its impressive power and control. When running the Elac Debut 2.0 F-62 speaker, the speaker easily handled the dynamic lanes, providing a level of power and control that impressed me considerably.

4. Preliminary Verdict and Next Steps

After my first time with the Cambridge Audio EVO 150, I can confidently say that this built-in amplifier is a really prominent place in the market. Exceptional blood quality, comprehensive feature sets, and excellent audio performances have made a lasting impression. I look forward to continuing to explore the capabilities of the EVO 150, exploring and testing the nuances with a wide range of source components and speakers.

In the coming days and weeks, I'll do a full review, put EVO 150 in its stages, and share my results with you. Stay tuned with us for more detailed insights, measurements, and comparisons as I explore the true potential of this great compact amplifier. If you're in the market for a high-performance, versatile, and visually stunning audio component, the Cambridge Audio EVO 150 should undoubtedly be on your radar.

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