Cambridge Audio Makes CXN (V2) and Edge NQ Network Audio Players Roon Ready

March 3 2020, 01:30
Cambridge Audio announced that its flagship Edge NQ and CXN (V2) network audio streamers now have Roon’s high-resolution streaming and music management technology built right in. A software update is now available for the Edge NQ and CXN (V2) featuring Roon Ready. Once these products have been updated, Roon will discover them on the network, deliver the highest possible quality audio, and even allow volume control right from the Roon user interface.

"With over 50 years of experience creating audio equipment, Cambridge Audio has always understood that its customers enjoy listening to their music collections in a variety of different ways. The addition of Roon Ready integration expands upon the wealth of options already afforded by its range of respected network audio streamers," the company states.

Roon is a high-resolution, multi-room music management and playback technology that transforms and enhances the experience of browsing a digital music library and music services. Photos, bios, credits, reviews, lyrics, composers and more are found automatically, delivering an interactive liner-notes experience for your entire music collection. Roon also links the personal files existing in locally stored libraries with the millions of tracks available on TIDAL and Qobuz, so users can both play the music they own and then explore and discover new tracks. Roon runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs as the server, with an Android or iOS smartphone/tablet used as a control point.

Roon Ready certification means the Cambridge Audio Edge NQ and CXN (V2) network audio streamers now discover and connect to Roon without any additional configuration.

The Edge NQ ($5,000) is Cambridge Audio's flagship streamer and offers new levels of versatility for a pre-amplifier and network player. StreamMagic, the streaming module that powers NQ, has been improved, allowing Edge to play music from virtually any source. Also, the printed circuit board and meticulous engineering reduce interference to ensure a clean sound.

With the CXN (V2) ($1,099) network streamer, Cambridge Audio has taken an award-winning product and made it even better. Built to stream digital audio from a wide variety of sources, it upscales for huge sound quality gains. This second generation edition of the CXN offers a huge array of improvements, thanks to greater processing power and a slicker user experience. |
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