SD 5.2 Streaming Preamplifier
There is so much good going on inside this AVM device. It does have excellent imagery, presenting an extremely three-dimensional soundstage. It does have oodles of detail, but in a coherent manner. It does that rooted-in-place solidity that many ‘next gen’ digital devices struggle with so much. It does have a projected vocal articulation that gives you a somewhere between ‘in the studio’ and ‘third row of the stalls’ presentation. It does have effortless dynamics and great musical flow. And it does have a good foot-tapping nature. All of these things can be found in exaggerated form in other devices, but few give you the full package in one. I found this worked even with resoundingly difficult tracks, like ‘Heaven, How Long’ from indietronica star East India Youth [ Total Strife Forever, Stolen ]. This can sound like someone worthy singing over a Tangerine Dream album (and later a Hawkwind track) if not well handled, and here it took on the sophistication and energy that’s buried in the track.
It’s a fine replacement to about three or four separate devices in one simple box. It’s a joy to use, sounds excellent, and takes charge of all of your audio system as one, good sounding hub. Highly recommended, for today and tomorrow.
Preamp Input sensitivity: 20 mV to 350 mV (adjustable)
Input impedance (line): 10 kOhm
Frequency response: < 5 Hz - > 80 kHz, 30 Hz - > 20 kHz
TIM: 0.01% (mostly K2)
Sampling frequency: upsampling switchable up to 192 kHz / 24 Bit
DAC frequency range: <20 Hz – 20 / 80 kHz (depending on input sampling frequency)
Deemphasis: yes, automatic
Input format Dig in opt/coax S/PDIF: 33 kHz – 96 / 192 kHz
DSD (via USB): 16–24 Bit 64DSD (2,8 MHz)
Synchronous USB input: 48 kHz /16 Bit (no driver needed), 192 kHz / 24 Bit (driver needed for PC)
TIM (related to digital 0): 110 dB(A)
Streaming Formats Supported formats: MP3 , WMA, AAC, OGG Vorbis, FLAC (192 / 32 via LAN), WAV (192 / 32 via LAN), AIFF (192 / 32 via LAN), ALAC (96 / 24 via LAN) UPnP 1.1, UPnP-AV and DLNA compatible server, Microsoft Windows Media Connect Server (WMDRM 10)
DLNA compatible server: NA
Radio Database: vTuner (automatic updates)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 430 × 130 × 370 mm
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