AVM CB 2.3 Loudspeaker Launched Alongside New All-In-One at High End 2023
AVM unveiled its first compact loudspeaker Audition CB 2.3 and the CS 30.3 All-In-One CD Receiver with AVM-X-Stream Engine at the Drivers & Business Club, Munich.
The German high-end audio brand took the opportunity to reinforce its “Back to the Living Room” mantra during the press launch of these two new products displaying a range of hi-fi options in homely settings, helping visitors to rediscover inspiring synergies between the best sound and stylish interior design in an exclusive living room environment.
AUDITION CB 2.3
The Audition CB 2.3 is a compact 2-way speaker combining the technical expertise of renowned loudspeaker specialist Karl-Heinz Fink with AVM's sonic and aesthetic vision.
The sleek, uncluttered lines of the Audition CB 2.3 enables 345x238x230 mm (HxWxD) high-gloss lacquered cabinet with a silver anodised aluminium front panel to fit into most interior designs.
The 2-way reflex design incorporates a 160mm sandwich woofer and a dome tweeter with a fabric diaphragm crossing over at 1850Hz. The result, we are told, is a 37Hz-50kHz frequency range, with 88dB/1W (2,83V) sensitivity and a claimed 140W power capacity. The rear-ported cabinet is also bi-wirable.
The solid front baffles serve aesthetic purposes as well as broadening the sound's directivity to effectively enhance the “stereo triangle”. Additionally, the aluminium front provides a stable front positioning edge and acoustic decoupling of the low-resonance cabinet made of ultra-high-density fibre material.
Finally, the integrated tilt mechanism of Audition CB 2.3 allows for optimal adjustment of the directivity, such as when placed below the ideal listening level.
AVM CS 30.3 ALL-IN-ONE CD RECEIVER
The CS 30.3 All-In-One is AVM's latest addition to its popular compact streamer (CS) series.
The CS 30.3 offers an all-inclusive package that provides an entertainment hub for modern living rooms and boasts 2 x 125 watts output, a CD player and a generous range of analogue and digital inputs and outputs, including MM/MC phono input and HDMI ARC, as well as an integrated AVM X-Stream Engine and AVM RoomConneXion Multiroom function.
The 10x34x32cm (HxWxD) CS 30.3 benefits from the sonic technologies of AVM's largest all-in-one flagship, the CS 8.3. We're told that these have been miniaturised and integrated into a beautifully designed, screwless precision housing with AVM's signature brushed aluminium front.
Meanwhile, the new RC X app for mobile devices serves as a convenient and comprehensive remote control for all features such as HiRes streaming with DSD (256), Roon Ready, Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, Qobuz, HiResAudio, Web Radio or Airplay 2. In addition, the CS 30.3 comes with the aluminium RC 3 remote control handset.
Finally, the CS 30.3 also offers a fascia-mounted headphone output, equalisation and parametric loudness with a bypass option, extensive menu functions and a dimmable graphic display with touchpoint controls and a proximity sensor.
AVM's Audition CB 2.3 is available in black or white lacquered high-gloss housing with the silver anodised aluminium front for €2,990 and is available from June 2023. The CS 30.3 All-In-One is available in standard aluminium silver or black, priced at €3,990, while the optional CELLINI chrome fronted version costs €4,790 and is available now.
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