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Aavik R-580 Phono Stage


The Aavik R-580 phono stage is delivering a impressive warm and huge soundstage with a maximum of details on an ultraquiet black background. (pre-order)

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The Aavik phono stage has been developed to tease out the natural flow of music that is so typical of a vinyl-based sound source. The extensive research we invested in gaining a deeper understanding of the major turntable and cartridge challenges shaped the platform for the engineering solutions embedded in the Aavik phono stage. The key strength of the Aavik RIAA is the sonic isolation of the ultra-low signals that emanate from the vinyl source, and the filtering out of any disturbing outside noise and vibration.

The Aavik design is Scandinavian understatement and expresses simplicity and minimalism featuring only a few buttons for logical operation. The multifunctional main knob allows to navigate and control the various functions. We have boosted the self-confidence with a huge red display, which makes it easy to read all details of the selected operational settings.

The cabinet design represents a Aavik characteristic. The testing of new circuits and electronic components is often done without the enclosing cabinet. The disturbing sonic influence, which emanates from the material the cabinet is made of – mostly aluminium – results from its mechanical resonance. To eliminate this sonic distortion, the challenge was to minimize the use of aluminium in the cabinet to the absolute minimum that is unavoidable to ensure sufficient cooling. We began testing various materials and 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 decision to build separate units reflects Aavik’s intent of space management without any sonic compromise. Allowing sufficient space for each segment, has also influenced the integration of a high-grade power supply with a huge capacity and paved the way for an effective cooling design.

By separating the individual units and redesigning them in a totally isolated fashion, the Aavik series has gained in dynamic momentum and a more expansive sound.


Line in:

Phono input:RCA with floating ground
Max. input:5mVrms
Gain:65 dB@1kHz
Load impedance:Adjustable from 50 ohm to 10 ohm
Frequency responce:+/-0,5 dB (20 Hz – 20 kHz)

Line out:

Distortion:<0,005 (THD at 1kHz, 0,5mV input)
Output impedance:120 ohm

Aavik Noise Reduction

Active Tesla Coils:108
Active Square Tesla Coils:248
Dither circuitry:11

Power Consumption

Weight 7.3 kg
Dimensions 38 × 38.4 × 10.2 cm

2 years

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