PMC UK Distribution debuts the AVM30 range at Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

PMC UK Distribution launches AVM30

PMC UK Distribution will be using Sound & Vision, The Bristol Show, to launch the AVM30 entry-level electronics range into the UK market, bringing the highly cherished AVM quality to a wider audience.

The PMC room will provide show visitors with the opportunity to experience the AVM30 range and PMC’s twenty5 series; product ranges launched to celebrate the two companies’ 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively and products that work perfectly together.

AVM30, which includes integrated, pre and power amplifiers, plus CD and media players, was originally launched exclusively in Germany as a limited edition range celebrating AVM’s 30th aniversary. The reaction to it was nothing short of superb, leading the company to make the decision to launch globally. AVM30, which marks 30 years of pure-form sound culture, is based on three legendary AVM classic products from the late 1980s, reimagined and engineered with state-of-the-art technology and a timeless, elegant design.

The A30 integrated amplifier draws on the heritage of its legendary predecessor, the AVM A2. It takes the direct double-mono setup from the original and adds modern functions such as digital inputs, plus the latest high resolution Bluetooth standard. Likewise, AVM has incorporated many innovations from other AVM lines such as the EVOLUTION and the OVATION flagship series in the circuit design.

Like the A30, the PA30 pre-amplifier, which has a first-class MM and MC phono module, also includes functions such as digital SPDIF optical, coaxial and USB  inputs and Bluetooth. Similarly, the circuit design features extensive innovations from the OVATION flagship preamplifier, PA 8.2. All functions of the PA30 are intuitive to operate - and yet it offers extensive adjustment options such as input sensitivity, sound control and home cinema loops.

Adding the power to the range is the MA30, a class A/AB mono power amplifier that provides 225 watts of pure amplification.

MP30 is a component for the high-quality playback of virtually all digital music signals, regardless of whether the source is the built-in Pure CD drive, an external network digital source via DLNA and UPnP, a directly connected digital source or a hi-fi streaming service such as TIDAL or Qobuz. Capable of handling high resolution signals of 192kHz/24 bit, the MP30 extracts the best from a very wide range of file formats, including: FLAC, AIFF, ALAC, WAV and many others. The MP30’s siblings are the CD30, which focusses on red-book CD playback and offers additional digital inputs, and the CS30, an all-in-one streaming CD player and receiver, which will be the centerpiece of PMC’s demonstration at the show.

The P30 is a compact phono stage with individual inputs for both MM and MC, as well as audiophile-quality phono load adaptors (100/200/1,000 ohms) for maximum compatibility.

Ian Sutton, PMC UK divisional director, welcomes the addition of the AVM30 range, saying, “The reaction we’ve had from our UK dealers to the AVM products has been extremely encouraging. So much so that when Udo Besser, AVM’s general manager & owner, told me he was going to introduce the AVM30 range globally I knew we had to get them in front of UK audiophiles.” He continues, “Our twenty5 series is the perfect partner to the AVM30 range and it is going to be a real treat for the show visitors to hear these two anniversary product ranges working so beautifully together.”

Udo Besser adds, “AVM is delighted that PMC will be launching the AVM30 at the Bristol show, using the twenty5 series speakers as the perfect match. Bringing these two brands together in this way demonstrates how we share philosophies in sound reproduction and design can really enhance the lives of our music loving customers. We’re looking forward to sharing this very special pairing with the show audience.”