Aavik P-280 Reference Stereo Power Amplifier

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AAVIK C AND P-280 SERIES – CONTROL AND POWER AMPLIFIER

This amplifier combo shares much of the sophisticated DNA from the flagship 580 series securing the unique sound quality of authentic music and evoke a sensation of emotional ease and deeply felt passion.

Aavik UMAC™ amplifier – Unmatched Audio Control
At Aavik we utilize the patented UMAC™ amplifier technology. This technology was developed to avoid the design flaws of traditional switching amplifiers. UMAC technology primarily targets two areas of modulated amplifier design. Firstly, the PWM* generation is produced with sine wave modulation rather than the more common triangle modulation. The benefit is that sine waves create far less high frequency noise than triangles, no sharp corners, and thus require far less inductive filtering at the output. The lower inductance in the output gives the amplifiers a much better damping factor and thus a distinctly better speaker control. Secondly, the advanced dual mixed mode feedback allows damping factors that are characteristic of only the very best inear amplifiers.

 

Separate Power supply
The separate power supply ensures sufficient power reserves. This adds more control and results in a larger dynamic headroom.

The C and P 580 separates is Aavik’s flagship version. What marks out this premium series is their additional noise reduction control and the installation of switchless, optical LDR-based components. They generate a dramatically lower noise floor than conventionally used switches and relays. This allows to audibly unleash even the tiniest musical details onto an amazingly holistic sound stage.

What also elevates the Aavik 580 standalone series to a higher performance level is its inner chassis, which is made of solid copper. The effect of this is a further reduction in the hysteresis, which secures more energy and power to the music.

The new Aavik analog crossover is securing a precise timing to all the receiving components. This is extremely important to avoid an unnaturally harsh and compressed sound. The new Aavik crossover has been designed to either very precisely control a subwoofer or with the integrated low pass and high pass filter to control a 2.1 home theater system. Alternatively, Aavik’s new analog crossover can also function as analog room correction control.

The Aavik analog crossover secures a precise timing in the delivery of sound signals to the receiving components. This is essential to avoid a harsh and compressed sound. The new Aavik crossover has been designed to either very precisely control a subwoofer or with the integrated low pass and high pass filter to control a 2.1 home theater system. Alternatively, Aavik’s new analog crossover can function as analog room correction control.

Excellent and absolutely precise subwoofer control
Since the crossover is analog, there is no latency. The timing of the signal transfer to both the speakers and the subwoofer is absolutely precise. This results in an utmost pristine and authentic sound. Other conventional crossovers, such as DSP transport the signal through a digital circuit. This results in a latency of 15-20 msec. The effect of a failing precision in the timing of the signal transfer to the speakers, respectively the subwoofer, impairs an authentic audio reproduction, creates a compressed sound and adds a harsh tone to the music.

Control your home theater and your 2.1 audio setup
By using the low pass and high pass filter, the sound performance of your individual speakers can be optimized. When directing the low frequencies to the subwoofer, more energy to the main speakers will be released. To ensure an even volume of the speakers and the subwoofer, the gain on the high pass and the low pass filter can separately be controlled.

Analog Room Correction – prevent “Room Boom”, the annoying pressure resonance
Room correction is a matter of identifying and eliminating room resonance. The one specific resonance that creates an unpleasant and disturbing sound is a pressure resonance resulting from the given size of the room – subjectively, it feels like a “boom” emanating from the speakers. To eliminate this room specific resonance, the new Aavik amplifiers can adapt their audio performance and make allowances for any given room size. Both the low pass and high pass filter allow the listener to set the exact frequency progress around those low frequencies which cause this disturbing ‘Boom’ effect.

Switchless Optical gain selection – LDR based
The LDR (Light dependent resistor) is ultra quiet thanks to the switchless principle. The traditional MOS-FET switch arrays and relays create much more noise. They suppress subtle sound details and unnaturally color the tone.

Resonant mode power supply – Quiet but extremely powerful
The power supply allows a much better power distribution and a huge dynamic headroom. Unlike the square waves used by conventional switch mode power supplies, the Aavik resonant mode power supplies boast a design which is principally driven by sine waves. When more power is needed, the operating frequency increases, which in turn has the advantage that the power density also increases. This provides a higher peak power when required by the music.

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Product Specification

Type Power Amplifier
Line Gain 24-34dB
Input impedance 10K ohm
Input sensitivity (32dB gain) 1.23Vrms
Output 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)
Aavik Noise Reduction Active Tesla Coils: 72
Active Square Tesla Coils: 168
Dither circuitry: 10
Anti-Areal Resonance Coils: 4
Power consumption Standby <0.5W
Idle <50W
Dimensions 102 x 384 x 400mm
Weight 9.0kg
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