When it comes down to it, the Aavik U-150 stands independent its bigger brother. It reaches a different market and maybe those looking for a €25,000 amp will not even countenance the idea of a €10,000 amp, even if they perform almost identically. But at that €10,000 price point, the world just got a new champion. There can’t be many amplifier brands that would do something quite as bold as Aavik has done here!
Type: integrated amplifier
Inputs: Three line-level single-ended stereo pair RCA analogue inputs,
Optional inputs: stereo pair RCA inputs for phono, two S/PDIF Coaxial digital inputs with RCA connectors. One Toslink S/PDIF connection. USB B.
Outputs: Five way loudspeaker terminals, RCA pair
Digital formats supported: (USB and S/PDIF RCA) PCM up to 32-bit, 192kHz, , DSD 64, DSD 126, MQA to be confirmed. (S/PDIF Toslink) PCM up to 24‑bit, 96kHz
Power output: 30W into 8Ω, 600W into 4Ω
Attenuation: -80dB to 0dB in 80 steps
Frequency response: not specified
THD+N: <0.006% (1–100W, 8Ω)
Dimensions (W×D×H): 44 ×37 ×8.8cm
Price: €10,000 (basic version)
Manufactured by: Aavik Acoustics
Tel: +45 40 51 14 31