(March 25, 2021) The UK's Cambridge Audio has introduced TIDAL Connect functionality as an add-on to its lineup of network audio streamers. TIDAL Connect allows users to control music playback on Cambridge streamers by using the TIDAL app (iOS and Android).
Cambridge Audio says models equipped with its StreamMagic platform are TIDAL Connect compatible and eligible for a firmware update, now. They include the Edge NQ, CXN (V2), 851N, CXN (V1), and StreamMagic 6 (V2). Its CXR120 and CXR200 models will become eligible for an update on April 7, 2021.
TIDAL Connect was originally launched during the fall of 2020. In addition to giving audio fans control flexibility, its capable of delivering both CD-quality and Hi-Res MQA playback.
“StreamMagic is award-winning, critically acclaimed and one of the most successful streaming platforms in recent audio history. A dedicated team of engineers have spent the last 11 years constantly refining and upgrading its capabilities, and the majority of those engineers were around at the launch of our first network player," says Tony Stott, Head of Product Marketing, Cambridge Audio. "They’ve learnt a lot along the way, which in turn can only benefit our listeners. We’re currently working on our 4th generation module but, wherever possible, we continue to support and upgrade our older network players long after their on-shelf life has ended."