AVM’s high-end all-in-one streaming systems to make Bristol Hi-Fi Show debut

German high-end audio brand AVM is bringing two brand new all-in-one players to the rapidly approaching market Bristol HiFi Show – the Evolution CS 5.3 and the Ovation CS 8.3 Black Edition. The models have all the features of the increasingly popular just-add-speakers systems, combining amplification, streaming, a CD player and a DAC in one device.

Both models have different specs and technology powering them, with the Evolution CS 5.3 boasting 350 watts of amplification per channel, while the Ovation CS 8.3 Black Edition claims an even more powerful 2x 500W. The new Black Edition further utilizes carefully selected premium components and a special grade of tubes (valves) that AVM says are specifically reserved for this model and “elevates the Ovation tube stage in our flagship All-In-One CS to the next level. ”

Both players have a slot for a CD player, while players with a high-resolution digital library are also provided. Hi-res audio files up to 32-bit/384kHz PCM are supported, with the Evolution further processing DSD256 files, while the Ovation only goes up to DSD128.

Front view of AVM Ovation 8.3 Black Edition

(Image credit: AVM)

Tidal Connect, Qobuz and Spotify music streaming services are supported on both devices, as is Apple AirPlay 2 and Bluetooth wireless streaming. The units are also Roon Ready certified and you can connect them to your home network via Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet.

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