Blast from the past, sound of the future: meet DeLorean & Cambridge Audio's Evo 150

Published: 15 March 2024 Updated: 25 March 2024

► DeLorean teams up with Cambridge Audio
► Retro looks, modern tech
► Just under £2100

You’re looking at one of the most interesting, unusual collaborations we’ve seen in a while. DeLorean (or the DeLorean Motor Company) has teamed up with British audio company Cambridge Audio to reveal a new amplifier/network player.

DMC hi-fi on ledge

Called the Evo 150, it’s based on the brands award-winning Evo 150 all-in-one, but adds the same sort of styling and materials you’d expect from a product associated with DeLorean. 

The newly rebirthed DeLorean recently revealed an upcoming EV, but this collaboration has a bit of the 80s; in addition to a brushed aluminium and black colour scheme, the left side of the unit emulates the grille of the famous DMC-12, and there’s a classic DeLorean logo too. On the right side, you’ll find the grille and DeLorean logo from the forthcoming electric car. Both panels are interchangeable though. 

DMC dual dials

The Evo 150’s 6.8-inch LCD panel is here too, though here it’ll show two retro dials – as well as the usual album art and track information. 

If you’re wondering why this has happened, it’s because Cambridge Audio is the official audio partner of DeLorean cars. 

What about the audio? 

If you’re still reading this you’re probably a bit of an audiophile – so you’ll probably like the following specs. The new unit can pump music out on two sets of speakers at 150 watts per channel, and it uses a high-quality ESS SABRE ES9018k2m Reference DAC for converting your files to audio as efficiently and cleanly as possible. 

retro logo DMC

But the best bit? The versatility. The Evo 150 might look retro but it’s geared up for 2024. It’ll stream tracks from the internet, and has AptX Bluetooth and multi-room capability – so you can chain it up with your Google Home or Apple Airplay systems. If you still dabble in retro audio, you’ll be able to use an integrated MM Phono Stage for connecting a turntable. It’ll cost £2099 without speakers, though Cambridge Audio recommends its £699 Evo S speakers.

You can read more about the new car here.

By Curtis Moldrich

CAR's Digital Editor, F1 and sim-racing enthusiast. Partial to clever tech and sports bikes