Buffalo, NY, December 8, 2021: Bluebird Music, distributor of fine audio products since 2000, is pleased to announce the availability of the AVM CS 2.3, an extraordinary all-in-one audio solution from Germany’s AVM (Audio Video Manufaktur). One elegant unit contains everything needed as a source for a high-quality music system—except a turntable. And AVM can provide that, as well.
Features of the CS 2.3:
CD: The CS 2.3 includes a slot-loading TEAC Pure CD Drive, not a reworked DVD unit. It’s isolated from vibration and will play discs flawlessly for decades to come.
Streamer: AVM’s new X-Stream Engine utilizes Spotify Connect, Tidal, Qobuz, and UPnP and Webradio sources. It’ll handle any hi-res format including DSD; as new formats develop, the unit can be updated online, ensuring that obsolescence is obsolete. Coax and optical digital inputs are provided, along with USB stick input and HiFi Bluetooth 4.2. It’s Roon Ready as well, allowing use of the versatile music management system.
DAC: All digital signals are processed by the built-in upsampling ESS Sabre DAC.
Phono preamp: the built-in phono preamp works brilliantly with either a moving magnet or a moving coil cartridge; adjustable loading extracts the best sound from whatever cartridge is used.
Connectivity: Ethernet, WiFi, Apple AirPlay 2. The CS 2.3 can be used whole-house, with AVM’s Multiroom and Party Sync capabilities.
Amplification: The CS 2.3’s 140 watts per channel bring out the best from any speaker, and tone and balance controls allow seasoning to taste.
The styling and build are classic AVM, clean and solid, with standard finishes in silver or black. The CS 2.3 is controlled by front panel controls or the RC X app for iOS or Android; the full-function RC 9 remote control with full color display is optional.
Germany’s Stereo magazine rated the CS 2.3 “Sound Quality: 100%; Price/Performance: Outstanding”.
Review units are available.
About Bluebird Music: Founded in 2000 and led by Founder/President Jay Rein, Bluebird Music is a full service, value-added distributor of hi-fi products of the highest quality: DAC/headphone amps from Weiss Engineering and Questyle; vacuum tube electronics from Jadis; turntables and tonearms from SME; electronics and turntables from AVM; and loudspeakers from Canton and Vienna Acoustics. Products distributed by Bluebird can be found at over 100 select dealerships in the US and Canada.
About AVM: Founded in 1986 and led by Owner and General Manager Udo Besser, AVM (Audio Video Manufaktur) is a leading German manufacturer of high-performance audio equipment. AVM products are distributed in five continents.