AVM brings German high-end hi-fi to the UK

It's not all about British brands at the Bristol Sound & Vision Show, as proved by the launch of German brand AVM.

The company, which has more than 30 years of hi-fi pedigree in its native country, has been launched in the UK by PMC, and was getting plenty of attention at the show for its stylish, single-box systems.

AVM, which stands for Audio Video Manufactory (despite not having any video products), will launch with three ranges: Inspiration, Evolution and Ovation.

AVM Inspiration CS 2.2

AVM Inspiration CS 2.2

The flagship Ovation range has a mix of products with solid-state and valve amplification. The Ovation SA 8.2 (£11,495) is a power amplifier, the Ovation SD 6.2 (£7490) is a solid-state streamer, DAC and headphone amp, while the Ovation MP 6.2 (£7490, pictured top) adds a CD player. The Ovation CS 8.2 (£10,995) is a class A/B valve-powered system, with streamer, CD receiver and DAC; a "true high end system in one box", according to AVM.

At the other end of the product range is the slightly more affordable Inspiration CS 2.2 (£3995, pictured above). This is an amp, streamer and phono amp, offering 130-watts of power per channel, and available with or without a CD drive. The step-up Evolution CS 5.2 (£5490) offers more power and is available as a solid-state or valve amp.

There are Android and iOS apps for AVM products, with all streamers having integrated Tidal and Qobuz for CD-quality streams. All the machines will come in a silver finish, with black to order. Find out more on the AVM UK website.

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Joe Cox
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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).