Besides its multi-functionalities, the Evo 150 is aesthetically pleasing as well. It is a modern-looking product that is designed with emphasis not only on its functions and performance but also on its appearance. This is exemplified by the interchangeable side panels, which attach magnetically to the side body of the unit. Two sets of side panels, one in a wood finish and the other in a black textured finish, are included.
Despite its multi-function nature, the Evo 150 has a minimalist-looking front panel with a large color display occupying most of its landscape. Besides the Ethernet networking connectivity, the Evo 150 is also equipped with dual-band 2.4/5-GHz Wi-Fi. Its wireless connectivity also features an aptX HD Bluetooth connection. The Evo 150 streaming function caters to most formats used by popular streaming services, such as MP3, FLAC, ALAC, and MQA. As a DAC, its digital connection versatility includes Toslink optical, S/PDIF coaxial, USB, and HDMI ARC. The Evo 150 can process PCM signals up to 24-bit/192-kHz and DSD signals up to DSD-256 (through its USB connection). The onboard Hypex NCore Class D amplifier packs sufficient power, capable of outputting 150 W/channel into 8-ohm loads. Two sets of speaker outputs are available to accommodate bi-wiring or an additional set of speakers.
With a price tag of $3,000, the Evo 150 seems to offer a lot for the money. We will see if that is indeed the case once we learn more about its performance.
Cambridge Audio Evo 150 front
Cambridge Audio Evo 150 rear
Cambridge Evo 150 interchangeable side panels
Cambridge Audio Evo 150 remote control