Aavik P-280 Power Amplifier
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Reference Stereo Power Amplifier
For many music enthusiasts, the new generation of Aavik integrated amplifiers provides more than enough performance. However, for those looking to raise the bar to another level and perhaps those looking for the ultimate configuration & customisation options provided by Aavik’s analog crossover, choosing separate control (pre) and power amplifiers leads to a greater level of sonic bliss.
Aavik’s new Aavik P-280 Power Amplifier sets new standards for all the critical criteria that define the unadulterated sound quality of authentic music and evoke that unique sensation of emotional ease and deeply felt passion. The P-280 is equipped with sophisticated noise suppressing technologies that brings down the noise floor to unprecedented levels and unleashes a dynamic scale of music that projects even the tiniest musical details onto a palpably larger sound stage with an extremely quiet background.
To achieve the ambitious performance levels required of this amplifier, Aavik 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.
The P-280 shares much of the DNA of the flagship P-580 and delivers phenomenal value and performance. This level and type of technology is not available anywhere else. The Aavik eco-system of electronics is defining the cutting edge and the the P-280 is rapidly taking place at the heart of reference systems around the world.
Using Technology to Create Better Sound
The Aavik separate preamplifier and power amplifier range contains the following unique technologies:
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.
Scandinavian Design Aesthetic
The Aavik design language is Scandinavian understatement and expresses simplicity and minimalism featuring only a few buttons for logical operation. The multifunctional main knob allows simple navigation and control of 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
Aavik have designed the enclosure to minimise the use of aluminium and its associated mechanical resonance. Over the years, Aavik have been testing various materials and ultimately 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.
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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
|Dimensions||102 x 384 x 400mm|
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