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Aavik S-180 High Performance Streamer

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 Aavik S-180 High Performance Streamer Aavik - Brisbane HiFi
Aavik S-180 High Performance Streamer

$11,400

Natural, warm and detailed

From the early concept stage of audio engineering, the Aavik range of streamers have been designed with a view to redefining and distinctly up-grading the audio quality of streaming network-based music, allowing you to discover the audiophile dimension of the world’s top streaming services. Aavik streamers open the gates for a dynamic musicality and a natural sound stage that features an unprecedented clarity and precision.

The S-180 is the first model in the range and offers great value. 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.

By downloading the Aavik Streaming App, you can 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 can be used on smartphones, iPads, notebooks etc and is very easy to navigate, allowing you to tap into your playlists and various streaming services such as Tidal – MQA – vTuner – Qobuz.

The S-180 is takes most of the technology of the state-of-the-art S-580 server and offers it at a more accessible price point. This is not a mass-produced piece of electronics made somewhere in a low cost labour country. This is a bespoke piece of exquisite high end audio equipment, handmade in Denmark by a small team of people who are setting new standards in quality music reproduction. The S-180 is a wonderful example of how far the streamer technologies have progressed in recent times. Captivating!

Unique Technology

PREMIUM TECHNOLOGIES FOR UNCONSTRAINED SIGNAL FLOW

Aavik collaborate with their sister company, Ansuz-Acoustics™ and draw on their experience and extensive R&D in the fields of resonance control and noise cancelling technologies. Aavik have fitted all of their streamer models with 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 the servers to accommodate the 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.

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.

The Aavik Streamer Range

Aavik have produced 3 levels of performance within the acclaimed S-180, S-280 and S-580. The S-180 represents great value with a high-end performance capability beyond its price level. The S-280 adds significantly more resonance control techologies resulting in an even lower noise floor, resolution and accuracy. The S-580 introduces the unique copper inner chassis, Titanium level resonance control, and the maximum Ansuz Acoustics resonance mitigation technology, taking performance to a statement level.

aavik streamer - difference between 180, 280 and 580 models

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Aavik 180 Series—Danish High End Components

Awards

Enjoy the Music Best of 2021 AwardHiFi+ Innovation Awards 2021

Reviews

Enjoy the Music.com, Tom Lyle, 2021 There are three series currently available from Aavik: 180, 280 and 580. Aavik claims that they are very similar, but where they differ is the amount of built-in Ansuz noise-canceling technology. I’ve been told that Michael Børresen, who is in charge of design and development at Aavik, has started an “all-out war on noise”. Every one of his products does something to minimize noise whether it’s mechanical or electrical. The difference between the 180 to the 280 series is that the 280 gets more Tesla coils and as a result, there is more of Ansuz noise-canceling technology. The 580 series adds a copper chassis and some other premiums, but the heart of the product remains the same. This makes the 180 series an incredible value…. I highly recommend any of these three Aavik components. My recommendation takes a giant step higher if these components are used together, not only because even a stack of only two of them looks so impressive, but because they seem to form a symbiotic sonic relationship. Read Review
Type Network Streamer
Streaming DLNA 1.5
UPnP AV 1.0
Output 1 pair of RCA line outputs
1 x BNC S/P-DIF (32-192k samples, 24-bit)
1 x TOSLINK optical (32-192k samples, 24-bit)
Aavik Noise Reduction Active Tesla Coils: 36
Active Square Tesla Coils: 72
Dither circuitry: 3
Power consumption Standby <0.5W
On <20W
Dimensions 102 x 384 x 380mm
Weight 5.2kg

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