Aavik Audio catalog has a massive update: the company has introduced three new product lines — 180, 280 and 580-which include amplifiers, DACs, streamers and Phono correctors.
The cases of all new products are almost identical — and from line to line, external changes are difficult to notice. The main difference in the cases is a greater resistance to unwanted fluctuations in the older series. So, in the 580th line, the internal chassis made of pure copper is integrated into the cases.
The cases themselves in all series are designed to minimally affect the sound — and therefore they practically do not use aluminum. This metal was replaced by a composite material of our own design, based on natural components.
Too much damping kills the dynamics in the sound, but if the damping is too small and the metallic resonances become clearly audible, the sound becomes bright and sharp. Allegedly, the developers tried to find a balance, basing the proportions and shape of the cases on the design and construction of musical instruments.
According to the company, the decision to make separate devices made it possible to use the available internal space much more efficiently, without sacrificing sound quality. Also in the individual components, there was room for more powerful, low-noise power supplies with large capacities and a more sophisticated cooling system.
Some of The technologies Aavik Audio has borrowed from the company Ansuz-Acoustics, with which it works closely: effective methods of noise suppression, active Tesla coils, dithering circuit and anti-resonance coils. Line differ only in the number of elements used: in a series of 180 — 36 active Tesla coils, while the 280-th — 72 and 580-rd — 108.
All streamers use six separate power supplies to ensure the highest purity of sound. All DACs have four sound modes to adjust to the tastes of the listener. According to the company, Phono correctors are distinguished by “absolutely quiet” inputs. The amplifiers operate using proprietary UMAC technology. The power of all amplifiers is the same: 300 W per channel at 8 Ohms and 600 W per channel at 4 Ohms.