Aavik U-150 Integrated Amplifier with Phono and DAC
Good condition. Original box.
In standard configuration the Aavik U-150 amplifier have three line inputs. You have the option of adding a DAC section (PCM-DSD) and/or a MC-phono stage to the mix. The Aavik U-150 includes a powerful 2x300W output section, making it a full featured High-End Audio system all in one box. The core of the U-150, however, is functionally identical to the core of the U-300. It’s a 300W Class D design that, like the U-300 before it, doubles its power to 600W into a four ohm load. The arguments about Class D – both positive and negative – have been made time and again. The nay-sayers just see a cheap, cool-running chip amplifier, where the converts see that cheap, cool-running chip amplifier as the starting place to deliver a potentially high-performance sound. It’s all about the implementation, which in some cases means elegant ways to mask Class D operation behind valves or Class A current dumping circuits, and in others means equally elegant ways to extract the best from the chip itself. Aavik chose the latter option. Where the U-300 is ‘lively’, the U-150 can tip over into ‘excitable exuberance’. That’s probably the big difference in sonic terms. It’s also paradoxically at once a little more and a little less warm than the big guy; by this, I mean it can sometimes sound slightly too warm with some recordings, but is overall less warm and rich sounding than the U-300. Otherwise, it’s that same unforced, rhythmic, boppy, detailed sound of the Aavik U-300, but for a lot less money. And, when it comes to these differences, we are seriously gilding the lily, here. For the most part, and for practically everyone, the U-150 is sonically almost identical to the U-300.
2 x 300W 8 ohm, 2 x 600W 4 ohm
Distortion (THD+N): <0.006% (1-100W, 1kHz, 8 ohm)
IMD: <0.002% (1-100W, 4 ohm)
TIM: <0.008% (1-100W, 4 ohm)
Floating RCA input (1 set)
Load resistance adjustable from 50 ohm to 10 kohm
Frequency response +/-0.5dB (20Hz-20kHz)
Noise -90dB re 2V out
Distortion <0.02% (20Hz-20kHz)
RIAA correction curve
Gain: 60dB (adjustable to 70 dB in 5 x 2 dB steps)
Input impedance: 10kOhm
Gain adjustable in 5 2dB steps
2 RCA S/P-DIF inputs (32-192kHz, 24 bits)
2 TOSLINK S/P-DIF inputs (32-96kHz, 24 bits)
USB galvanically isolated, UAC2, asynchronous
(PCM 32-196kHz, 24 bits, DSD64 and DSD128)
80 1dB steps
88 x 440 x 370 mm
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• NO WARRANTY.
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