Aavik U300 -with USB DAC & phono MC-
Reference Integrated amplifier from Danish manufaturer Aavik with built-in DAC and phono MC preamplifier. The Absolute Sound has called the U-300 a “game-changer” in highend audio because it is now possible to think about state-of-the-art performance for all necessary electronics in a single, very stylish box.
300W into 8 ohms, 600W into 4 ohms; stable to 2 Ohm loads. Inputs: One RCA (phono), three RCA line-level, two RCA SPDIF (32k–192kHz), two TosLink optical (32kHz–96kHz) and one USB (PCM 32k–192kHz).
Including original box and flightcase, remote and manual. Newprice: 25.000 euro, now available for 9.900 euro.
Review The Absolute Sound:
“..After living with the U-300 for over three months, I still look forward to every listening session and am still discovering subtle nuances in old recordings I thought I knew well. I get goosebumps at almost every session. Fun bonuses that don’t affect the sound: It’s nice to turn on the whole system with a single switch; it’s refreshing not to have to turn on the air-conditioning every time I play the system for more than an hour; it’s a pleasure to only need a few cables and power cords to hook up the entire system. To answer my own question, I believe the U-300 offers enormous value, even at $30,000. When considering the combined cost of separates that are truly competitive with the Aavik, the U-300 is a relative bargain in today’s high-end scene. To my way of thinking, the U-300 is a game-changer in the high-end industry. It is now possible to think about state-of-the-art performance for all necessary electronics in a single, very stylish box. The U-300 welcomes with open arms almost any speakers, not just monitors or high-sensitivity models. I hope some of you take or make the opportunity to audition the U-300. I think you’ll be impressed.”