AVM’s latest Compact Streaming CD Receiver, the INSPIRATION CS 2.2 4T will be unveiled by PMC UK Distribution at Festival of Sound in September, providing enhanced performance and additional functions for consumers looking for the best quality from a compact one box solution.
Based on the already popular CS 2.2, the enhanced CS 2.2 4T now features a state-of-the-art Bluetooth connection, permitting the transmission of high-resolution music files for the ultimate in streamed sound quality. Working on the latest Bluetooth 4.2 standard, the CS 2.2 4T features a dedicated second antenna on the rear of the unit.
Upgrades to the digital section of the CS 2.2 4T incude the use of the latest Wolfson Digital to Analogue converter, to bring significant performance improvements to all connected digitial sources. Connections may be made via the coaxial, optical and USB sockets and the new Bluetooth facility.
As an all-in-one device, the CS 2.2 4T also features three analogue RCA inputs and a built-in phono stage. The upgraded phono input can now easily be switched between MM and MC via the display. And, thanks to the new extremely compact circuit design, the signal paths of the phono stage have been reduced to an absolute minimum. Coupled with the use of the latest, high-quality components, the sound performance of both MM and MC cartridges has dramatically improved.
Other functions include a FM RDS tuner and internet radio. Qobuz and Tidal streaming services are built in, which can be controlled via the iOS and Android apps and internet connectivity can be wired or wireless. Power is a generous 2x 165-watts into 4-ohms and headphones can be connected with the front panel socket.
The 350 x 240 x 95mm INSPIRATION CS 2.2 4T weighs 9kg and is finished in a special edition 4T Titanium finish.
Ian Sutton, PMC UK divisional director, comments, “The original CS 2.2 has been one of the real highlights of the AVM product range, with glowing user comments. Now, with the addition of the upgraded features and improved circuits, the 4T special edition takes the performance and consumer benefits to another level. We’re sure we’ll have another AVM hit on our hands with this new product.”