New AVM CS 5.3 and PH 8.3 Introduced at Axpona 2023


Buffalo, NY — Bluebird Music, distributor of high-performance audio products since 2000, is pleased to announce the availability of two exciting new products from German manufacturer, AVM (Audio Video Manufaktur); the CS 5.3 All-In-One Network Streamer and the PH 8.3 Reference Phono Stage.

CS 5.3 All-In-One Network Streamer

AVM CS 5.3 All-In-One Network StreamerThe new CS 5.3 all-in-one network streamer occupies the middle position between AVM’s entry level CS 2.3 and its flagship CS 8.3 all-in-one network streamers.

The CS 5.3 includes all the features and connectivity of AVM’s flagship CS 8.3 player, but also adds a high performance MM / MC phono stage with adjustable gain and loading. AVM’s innovative tube line stage is included allowing the CS 5.3 to deliver resolution and tonal charm rarely found in all-in-one components.

The CS 5.3 features AVM’s RC X APP which is a simple, easy to use app with a clear and intuitive user interface. The X-Stream Engine®, developed in-house, can stream all high-resolution formats up to resolutions of 384/32 including DSD (256) and is fully future-proof.

The digital section of the CS 5.3 was upgraded with the new ESS9028 PRO Double-Quad DAC. The new circuit uses four DACs per channel in parallel and offers a substantial improvement in sound quality. A new amplifier stage provides an impressive 180 watts of continuous power with improved sonic performance.

The US retail price of the CS 5.3 is $11,995, ($15,995 Canadian). The CS 5.3 is in stock at Bluebird Music now in both black and silver finishes. An optional Cellini finish is available at extra cost by special order.

PH 8.3 Reference Phono Stage

AVM PH 8.3 Reference Phono PreampThe PH 8.3 is AVM’s new reference tube phono stage. The versatile PH 8.3 provides record lovers with world-class sound quality, whether they have 50 LPs or 5,000. It combines the sweet musicality of AVM’s exclusive 803T dual triode vacuum tube with cutting-edge flexibility and control.

Circuitry is fully DC-coupled, and is paired with five separate power supplies and all-passive equalization, ensuring that performance is stable with very low distortion and is unaffected by even the most demanding desert island discs.

The PH 8.3 come complete with three inputs: MC XLR, MC RCA and MM RCA. Gain and cartridge loading are adjustable via remote control. Users can also remotely select from RIAA or four other equalization curves, maximizing performance from vintage records. Inputs can be named individually and are galvanically isolated from each other.

The US retail price of the PH 8.3 is $13,995, ($17,995 Canadian). The PH 8.3 is in stock at Bluebird Music now in both black and silver finishes. An optional Cellini finish is available at extra cost by special order.

About Bluebird Music:
Founded in 2000 and led by Founder and President Jay Rein, Bluebird Music is a full service, value-added distributor of hi-fi products of the highest quality. Bluebird believes in fully supporting highly-skilled retailers who are passionate about great sound. 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.

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