This German made preamp is from a trade-in in mint condition. It only is a few month old and not one mark or not even a fingerprint on it.
The PA5.2 provides 5 inputs (4 RCA, 1 XLR) and 2 outputs (1 RCA, 1 XLR). It comes with tube output stage (ECC83) and additionally can be equipped with 3 extension cards - Phono / DAC / Tuner to extend it functionality.
It comes with remote control, power cord, manual and original double box.
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Specifications:Input sensitivity (output signal 1 V) 20 mV–350 mV (adjustable)Input impedance line cinch 6,8 kΩSNR line, MM, MC (Phono optional) 103 dB(A), 85 dB(A), 75 dB(A)Frequency range line/Phono (Option) <5 Hz – >80 kHz, 30 Hz – >20 kHz
Tube output stages equipped with ECC83 (12ax7a), balanced modeRegulated high voltage generator independent from AC mains for supply of the tubes5 line inputs (one XLR), 1 processor in/out, 2 Pre Amp outputs (cinch and XLR)Headphone output, switchable as front-in3 slots for: Phono module (MM and MC), tuner module, USB DAC module with
Description from the manufacturer:
192 kHz/24 bit upsampling (USB, SPDIF opt. and coaxial) Input specific tone control and parametric loudness with bypass-functionBlue graphic display dimmableRC3 includedMenu functions (i.e adjustable input sensitivity, individual input naming, display settings and many more)Available finishes: aluminum silver or black, Chrome front optional
The tube output stages of the PA5.2 are derived from the Ovation Line PA8 output stages and together with the CD5.2 tube output stages tubes are applied for the first time in the Evolution Line. Sonically the CD5.2 convinces the listener with the charming and warm sound the tube output stages produce. These balanced output stages thrill the listener with the emotion loaded music reproduction.
The PA5.2 stand in line with the other Evolution Line components: Reduced to the Max and all function easily accessible thru intelligent menu function, intuitively operable. The perfectly machined housing is built without visible screws. Standard finishes are black and silver anodized aluminum. The typical AVM Chrome front is available as an option. The RC3 is always included.
The PA5.2 offers a large variety of connectivity: The headphone input may alternatively be used as an input for external players.
The PA5.2 is a very versatile preamplifier: 5 line inputs, a front input and 3 slots for the optional plug-in modules connect it to any source. Poweramps can be connected via RCA Cinch or XLR alike. Active subwoofer may connect to the processor in/out. Comfortable menu functions allow an individual configuration of the PA3.2 according to your personal likings (input names, sensitivity) etc.). The sophisticated handling concept makes it easy to use. This way the PA5.2 will provide pure, long lasting joy of listening at all times.
Like all AVM hi-fi components the PA5.2 is carefully developed and assembled by our engineers in Malsch, Germany. Our vendors for housing and electronic parts reside all near-by. This proximity helps us to easily ensure and maintain superb quality level of the supplied parts for the AVM hi-fi components made of these.
During the manufacturing process we perform repeatedly numerous tests to insure the absolute quality of our products. When the assembling is finished and the first inspection is done all units must pass a run in test in order to prove their reliability. After that a careful final inspection follows before packing & shipping. All this ensures creating a perfect product from AVM for our customers.