BRISTOL SHOW 2013: AVA Media reveals three new digital amplifiers

AVA Media has chosen Bristol for the world premiere of a trio of new digital amplifiers to join its compact AVA Maestro-50, which we'll be testing shortly.

The £999 Maestro-150P (above right) – the 'P' standing for Precision – has casework cut from a solid aluminium billet and a claimed power delivery of 60W into 8ohms.

It has four digital inputs, capable of handling 24-bit/192kHz files, a pair of analgue inputs and a subwoofer out. There's also an optional USB upgrade module capable of handling 24-bit/384kHz audio.

For those who want a copmac digital amp for mobile or marine applications, the Maestro-50M is designed to run off 12V or 24V DC power. It has two digital inputs, each capable of handling 24-bit/96kHz audio, and a subwoofer out. Power delivery is a claimed 20W into 8ohms.

But what most caught our eye was the £249 AVA Maestro-50S, created to work with the Sonos Connect wireless network player. Its designed to sit either on, beneath or alongside the Connect, and again has two digital inputs and a subwoofer out. Power is 20W (8ohms).

Look out for our review of the original AVA Maestro-50 on soon.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.