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Cambridge Audio's Evo CD seems to energy the hi-fi renaissance 

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Cambridge Audio has unveiled the Evo CD, its newest excessive efficiency CD transport that may associate with its Evo 75 and 150 streamers.

Cambridge says the Evo CD goals to extract each “intricacy and element” out of your CD assortment because of its S5 Servo. This piece of tech seems to supply higher error correction and quicker disc detection, so you’ll be able to spin your discs with out having to fret about poor high quality transfers. Format compatibility consists of CD-DA, CD-R, and CD-RW.

It’s crafted from the identical “premium supplies” as the remainder of the fashions within the Evo vary, with a trendy metallic drawer and glossy black aluminium prime panel. There’s additionally the choice of brushed picket or matte black facet panels which are constituted of sustainable Richlite materials.

Cambridge additionally describes the audio efficiency as a “deep, wealthy sound with unrivalled readability”, and there’s help for the Cambridge Audio StreamMagic app, which showcases info equivalent to album artwork in addition to permitting the person to stream music by way of Tidal, Spotify, Qobuz and others.

Cambridge Audio EVO CD product shot

On the launch, Cambridge Audio CEO, Stuart George, commented: “Get again to having fun with these treasured discs in your assortment. With Evo now including award-winning CD playback into the combo alongside streaming – in addition to the choice so as to add one among our Alva turntables – you’ll be able to benefit from the music first, no matter format you fancy.”

The Cambridge Audio Evo CD is priced at £999 / $1199 / AU$1999, and it must be obtainable to buy now from the likes of Richer Sounds. For these heading to Munich to attend the Excessive Finish occasion, you’ll see the Evo CD there.

Is the Evo CD one other signal of bodily media’s renaissance?

There’s lengthy been doom and gloom in regards to the gross sales of bodily media in any market, and but, corporations nonetheless proceed to help bodily media like Cambridge Audio with its Evo CD and Denon with its DNP-2000NE.

Whereas bodily media isn’t precisely booming in comparison with the place it was many, a few years in the past; there are nonetheless indicators of life that there’s a market to cater for. And with CD gamers supporting streaming features equivalent to apps, they grow to be a hybrid of digital and bodily worlds, providing comfort and suppleness.

Maybe essentially the most telling signal is the worth. None of those new CD gamers are what you’d name reasonably priced, which suggests the market being chased is one which’s older and extra prosperous. That’s all effectively and good to shore up the current, however what in regards to the future?

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