Analog pre-amplifier with Streaming & DAC

OVATION SD Streaming DAC: A completely different animal

The new OVATION Line SD 6.2 heralds a completely new category of AVM components with streaming capabilities. The brand new SD components combine an analog pre-amp with 2 analog line inputs, DAC with DSD, Streaming Client, web radio and a high performance headphone amp all into one unit. We call them Streaming DAC or short: SD.

+++ Software update now available including TIDAL & Airable support +++
+++ IMPORTANT: Please read below before updating your system +++

In the SD 6.2 we focus on pure solid state technology in all amplifier stages. This is technology is compiled into an OVATION Line cabinet size well known from our modular PA 8 pre-amplifier.

Since this SD unit may serve as full-blown pre-amp, combining them with our power amps SA 6.2, SA 8.2 or MA 8.2 is a logical consequence. Furthermore the SD 6.2 may as well be combined with active speakers.

With the new SD 6.2 so called computer audio comes to the OVATION Line. A completely new combination of analog preamplifier, streaming client, DAC with DSD and headphone amp creates a new category of digital sound center for listeners with a focus on digitally streamed music from different sources.

2 ESS 9018 K2M Sabre32 DACs per channel are being applied. This way even the digital domain the music signals are being processed in balanced mode. High precision clocks are being applied. The voltage regulators are separated for both DACs and the supply voltage is regulated twice. This decouples the DAC entirely from other parts of the digital circuitry. The AVM streaming engine allows countless formats to be processed and is upgradeable making it future proof for additional formats.

Like all AVM hi-fi components the SD 6.2 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.

OVATION SD 6.2 Streaming DAC in brief

  • 2 unbalanced line inputs (i.e. for connection of an external phono
  • 1 Pre Out balanced, 1 Pre Out unbalanced, 1 Line Out
  • 7 digital inputs:
    • 2x SPDIF opt.
    • 2x SPDIF coax.
    • 1 x asynchronous USB- input with DSD 128
    • 1 x AES/EBU
  • Network: WLAN & LAN
  • Streaming 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)
  • Supported media server: UPnP 1.1, UPnP-AV and DLNA-compatible server, Microsoft Windows Media Connect Server (WMDRM 10), DLNA-compatible server: NAS
  • Web radio: vTuner Internet Radio Service, Auto network config., Internet Radio Station database (automatic updates)
  • Digital signal processing with up to 192 kHz / 24 Bit (USB 384kHz)
  • Upsampling frequency for all incoming digital signals may be switched between:
    Native, 44,1, 48, 88, 96, 176, 192 kHz
  • Switchable digital filters
  • Class-A Headphone Amp with 6,3 mm banana plug
  • Tone control and parametric loudness with Bypass-function
  • Large, blue graphic display
  • A large variety of menu function for individual presets (i.e. adjustable input sensitivity, renaming inputs and many more)
  • Housing options: Aluminum silver or black, chrome front optional
  • RC 9 with color display and charger are included
  • Stand-by power consumption < 0,5 Watt

RC 9 Remote Control

The beautiful RC 9 remote control with color display may be used for all functions as an option. This programmable and rechargeable remote control always comes with a charging dock.

RC S App for iOS and Android

The RC S App will turn your smartphone or tablet into an easy-to-use remote control for your AVM audio components with integrated streaming capabilities and provides a variety of intuitive features to get the most out of your network-enabled AVM HiFi device.

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All AVM Hifi Streaming Devices now include support for TIDAL. TIDAL is an innovative music streaming platform offering high-fidelity CD sound quality, expertly curated content, and unique artists experiences for registered subscribers. TIDAL offers a monthly subscription with a 30-day free trial. For more information on TIDAL and their lossless music streaming service, please visit www.tidal.com.

Stay up-to-date

To get the most out of your AVM HiFi streaming system, please make sure you always keep the RC S App and the streaming software of your AVM device up-to-date. You can download the latest version of the RC S App in the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. To make sure your AVM device runs the latest version of the streaming software, please use the RC S App or the optionally available RC 9 remote control.

  • RC S: Navigate to the Settings tab and choose Device Settings / Software / Check for Updates
  • RC 9: Navigate to the Receiver Settings menu and choose Software / Update