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Aavik
Based on our extensive knowledge in the field of audio engineering and our ongoing endeavour to advance and redefine high-end musicality, we tapped into the properties of new material composites and designed electronic components on the journey to the launch of our newest Aavik electronics. The premium 580 series is equipped with all the most sophisticated electronic components and materials. The two junior series Aavik 180 and 280 share the DNA of the 580 series. All units are embedded in the same shape of cabinet - they look almost identical. Moving upwards in performance from the 180 to the 280 and the 580 series, we have added even more resonance control. By bringing down the noise floor, we have further expanded the dynamic scale of the music and projected even the tiniest musical details onto a larger sound stage with an extremely quiet background. What elevates the Aavik 580 series to a higher performance level is its inner chassis, which is made of solid copper. The effect is a further reduction in the signal path, which delivers more energy and power to the music.

Aavik S-280 Streamer
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From the early concept stage of audio engineering, the Aavik streamer has been designed with a view to redefining and distinctly up-grading the audio quality of streaming network-based music. The Aavik streamer opens the gates for a dynamic musicality and a natural sound stage that features an unprecedented clarity and precision.

THE STREAMER MODULE – SIGNAL HANDLING WITHOUT LOSS

The audio section of the streamer is clocked using two separate high precision low jitter clocks: one for 44k1 based source material, and the other for 48k. These clocks supply both the internal DAC and the S/P-DIF output. The S/P-DIF output and clock circuit are galvanically isolated from the rest of the circuit.


Six separate low-noise regulated power supplies feed the different sections of the streamer.

THE AAVIK STREAMING APP - CONTROL THE MUSIC FROM YOUR IPAD™

Enjoy the thrill of being the master of the endless music streaming universe. Choose your favorite music with the Aavik streamer and indulge yourself in the delight of an outstanding streaming-based audio performance.
The Aavik app is easy to navigate and allows you to tap into your playlists and various streaming services such as Tidal - MQA – vTuner – Qobuz.

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 PWM1) 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 linear amplifiers. 

VOLUME CONTROL – AFFECTS THE SONIC EXPERIENCE

The Aavik line stage boasts a unique, inverted, virtual GND1) amplifier topology, which provides the highest stability. The feedback gets so powerful that it allows to damp the signal to a gain lower than 1. This preserves the full signal with the lowest S/N Ratio2) - no matter if you turn the volume up or down. This will provide your loudspeakers with a clear and distinct information flow to make even the finest details of timbral and textural nuances audible on an extremely quiet sound stage.

SEPARATE UNITS – NO COMPROMISE

The decision to build separate units reflects Aavik’s intent of space management without any sonic compromise. Allowing sufficient space for each segment has also influenced the integration of a high-grade power supply with a huge capacity and paved the way for an effective cooling design.
By separating the individual units and redesigning them in a totally isolated fashion, the Aavik series has gained in dynamic momentum and a more expansive sound.


SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN WITH AN INTERNATIONAL TWIST

The Aavik design is Scandinavian understatement and expresses simplicity and minimalism featuring only a few buttons for logical operation. The multifunctional main knob allows to navigate and control the various functions. A distinguishing design feature of the new Aavik series is a huge red display, which makes it easy to read all details of the selected operational settings.


A CABINET WITH EXCELLENT SONIC QUALITIES

The cabinet design represents a brand new Aavik characteristic. The testing of new circuits and electronic components is often done without the enclosing cabinet. The disturbing sonic influence, which emanates from the material the cabinet is made of - mostly aluminium - results from its mechanical resonance. To eliminate this sonic distortion, the challenge was to minimize the use of aluminium in the cabinet to the absolute minimum that is unavoidable to ensure sufficient cooling. Aavik began testing various materials and designed an innovative natural-based composite material, which reduces the mechanical influence, particularly the hysteresis. The sonic result is distinctly audible and reflects a further prominent cornerstone in Aavik’s quest for the ultimate music experience.

SHAPING – BUILT LIKE AN INSTRUMENT

Aavik’s untiring endeavour to unlock further untapped sonic potentials to advance the quality of the listener’s musical experience, prompted our audio engineers to look into the design and construction of musical instruments - both in terms of shape as well as choice of material. A combination of the natural-based composite material, the contours and the ratio of the sizes can impact and define the tone. Too much damping kills the dynamics, whereas metallic resonances generate a bright and peaky sound – Aavik’s newly engineered enclosure offers the best of both worlds: an authentic sound that is warm, harmonious and powerful, yet, at the same time, so crisp and refined that it highlights every single detail in the music.


PREMIUM TECHNOLOGIES FOR UNCONSTRAINED SIGNAL FLOW

For our new Aavik series, we could heavily draw on the experience and extensive R&D of our sister company, Ansuz-Acoustics™. We employed their groundbreaking, effective noise cancelling technologies and fitted all members of the new Aavik series with Tesla coils, dither circuitry and anti aerial resonance coils. These innovative technologies are geared towards paving the way for an absolutely unconstrained signal flow.
Aavik has also prepared the top and bottom surfaces on all Aavik series to best accommodate Ansuz Darkz™, which represent the most effective way of preventing mechanical vibrations.

RESONANT MODE POWER SUPPLY – QUIET BUT EXTREMELY POWERFUL

The new Aavik series is designed to ensure massive power resources with ultra-low noise. Unlike the square waves used by conventional switch mode power supplies, the new Aavik series boast a resonant mode 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, thus allowing higher peak power when required by the music.
The noise floor in the raw power supply is extremely low but could be even further lowered by the ultra-low noise regulators supplying the different parts of the circuit. The noise of these regulators is measured in a few microvolts respectively nanovolts, which is significantly lower than the noise level of conventional regulators.

 

Streamer S-280

Streaming
DLNA 1.5
UPnP AV 1.0
Output
1 pair of RCA line outputs
1 x BNC S/P-DIF (32 - 192 k-samples, 24-bit
1 x TOSLINK optical (32 – 192 k-samples, 24-bit
Aavik Noise Reduction Active Tesla Coils: 72
Active Square Tesla Coils: 164
Dither circuitry: 5
Power consumption: Standby: <0.5W
Idle: <20W
Dimensions: 102 x 384 x 400mm
Weight: 5.4 kg

We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.

There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable. 

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

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Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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