Streaming Preamplifier

EVOLUTION SD Streaming DAC – a completely different animal: The new SD units herald a completely new category of AVM components with streaming capabilities


The SD 3.2 at a glance

The brand new SD components combine a DAC with DSD, Streaming Client, web radio, analog PreAmp with 2 analog line inputs and a high performance headphone amp all into one unit. We call them Streaming DAC or short: SD.

In the SD 3.2 we focus on pure solid state technology in all amplifier stages. This technology is compiled into a cabinet size well known from our CD 3.2 or the SA 3.2 stereo power amplifier. As SD 5.2 we add the additional Evolution tube line stage as it is being known from the CD 5.2 or the PA 5.2. This proprietary AVM Tube technology in combination with new ways to access digital data stream is compiled in a housing size equal the size of the CD 5.2 or a pair of Mono Power Amplifiers MA 3.2 S.

Since both SD units may serve as full-blown PreAmps, combining them with our Power Amps SA 3.2 or MA 3.2 S is a logical consequence. Furthermore the SD 3.2 and SD 5.2 may as well be combined with active speakers. The two new SD Evolution Line components are close relatives and since there are many similarities especially in the daily operation and connectivity, we have chosen to combine both units into one product information. We will clearly mark which features differ or are reserved for the SD 5.2.

The SD 5.2 features the additional Evolution Tube Line Stage with two additional power supplies. These additional power supplies supply the tube heating. As tubes AVM uses the custom made AVM 83 T:
• Tube Line Stage with AVM 83 T used in balanced mode
• High voltage generator independent from the AC mains supplying the tube heating


Analog Inputs - 2 x RCA
Analog Outputs - 1 x RCA, 1 x XLR
Digital Inputs - 2 x S/PDIF Coax, 2 x S/PDIF Optical, 1 x USB A (Stick/HDD), 1 x USB B
Digital Outputs - 1 x S/PDIF Coax, 1 x S/PDIF Optical
DSD - Up to DSD64 (2,8 MHz) via USB B
Headphone Output - Class-A 6,35 mm
Music Streaming - QOBUZ (CD Quality), TIDAL (CD Quality)
Network - LAN, UPnP, WiFi
Optional Remote Controls - RC 9, RC S App for iOS & Android
Radio - Webradio via Airable Internet Radio Station Database (automatic updates)
Tone Control - Balance, Bass, Treble, Contour (Loudness)
Trigger Outputs - 2 x 3,5 mm
Finish - Aluminium Silver, Aluminium Black
Product Dimensions - 325 x 430 x 100 mm (L x W x H)
Product Weight - 10 kg
Product Line - EVOLUTION