Modular, analog preamplifier


Out of the tradition the most costly and lavish components from AVM may be found in the OVATION Line. There is only one focus when designing an OVATION Line unit: Perfect sound. Just like musicians would have loved to hear it back from their original. To achieve this task is an enormously difficult endeavor requires a lot of musical expertise. AVM is at home in this since 1986. Our ingenuity is our tool to convey the musicality into the components that you will use at home for you music reproduction and enjoyment. For this we have also been awarded with many reference titles, worldwide.

The MA 8.2 and SA 8.2 have already proven this and rank among the best power amps in the world since quite some time. This made the defining the requirements for the matching preamplifier easy but challenging at the same time: It should just be perfect. Easily said but not enough. Even in times of the dawn of the ‘Computer Hifi’ the idea is to create a high-end preamplifier that will grow with the faster than ever changing needs for a long time. So we chose a fully modular design, enabling us to add more new inputs what ever we will see as changes in the Hifi world. The appearance of the PA 8.2 is carefully matched with the MA 8.2 and SA 8.2.


OVATION PA 8.2 in brief

PA 8.2 is a modular preamplifier in a massive 8mm thick OVATION aluminium housing with slots for 8 inputs and two output modules of your choice.

Available input modules:

  • Stereo line input RCA/Cinch + XLR (2 inputs switchable)
  • Phono input MM/MC, gain and input impedance adjustable
  • FM tuner module with RDS
  • D/A-Converter with USB up to 192/24, switchable filters
  • D/A- Converter with SPDIF Coax and optical, AES EBU upsampling up to 192/24, switchable filters
  • Processor in/output

Available output modules:

  • Tube output RCA-Cinch (unbalanced)
  • Tube output XLR (balanced)

Additional features:

  • 3 separate power supplies: Analog +, Analog -, Digital
  • Class-A headphone amplifier
  • Sound control module
  • Wideband power supply 80-260 Volt AC built-in
  • Minimized stand-by power consumption
  • Phase indicator
  • Blue graphic display, dimmable
  • RC3 included
  • Wide array of menu functions (i.e. adjustable input sensitivity, individual input naming etc.)
  • Available finishes: Aluminum silver or black, Chrome front optional

Uncompromised Quality

Like all AVM hi-fi components the PA 8.2 is carefully developed and assembled by our engineers in Malsch, Germany. Our vendors for housing and electronic parts reside all near-by. This proximity helps us to easily ensure and maintain superb quality level of the supplied parts for the AVM hi-fi components made of these.

During the manufacturing process we perform repeatedly numerous tests to insure the absolute quality of our products. When the assembling is finished and the first inspection is done all units must pass a run in test in order to prove their reliability. After that a careful final inspection follows before packing & shipping. All this ensures creating a perfect product from AVM for our customers.

Technical Data OVATION PA 8.2


  • Input sensitivity (output voltage 1 V): 20 mV–350 mV (adjustable)
  • Input sensitivity line Cinch: 6,8 kΩ
  • SNR line, MM, MC (Phono optional) 110 dB(A), 85 dB(A), 75 dB(A)
  • Frequency range line/Phono (Option): 0 Hz up to >200 kHz, 30 Hz up to >20 kHz

Digital Input (optional)

  • Sampling frequency upsampling up to 192 kHz/24 bit
  • Frequency range <20 Hz–20/80 kHz (depending on sampling frequency)
  • De-emphasis yes, automatic
  • Input format Dig in opt/coax SPDIF, 33 kHz–96/192 kHz/16–24 bit
  • USB input 16 bit/48 kHz (no additional drivers needed), 24 bit/192 kHz
  • SNR (rel. to dig. zero) 120 dB(A)

Phono Module (Option)

  • Input sensitivity 50 µV–10 mV (adjustable)
  • Input impedance MM 47 kΩ/100-450 pF (adjustable)
  • Input impedance MC 75 Ohm-1 kΩ (adjustable)
  • SNR MM (5 mV/1 kHz) 85 dB(A)
  • SNR MC (0,5 mV/1 kHz) 75 dB(A)
  • Frequency range <30 Hz up to >50 kHz
  • Phono RIAA gem. RIAA ±0,3 dB


  • Power supply 80-260 V/50-60 Hz
  • Maximum power consumption 25 W
  • Standby <1 W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 430 x 130 x 355 mm
  • Weight 12 kg