PMC At Sound & Vision
PMC UK Distribution will be using this year’s Sound & Vision show in Bristol (Suite 108, First Floor) 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.
The A30 integrated amplifier draws on the heritage of its legendary predecessor, the AVM A2. It takes the direct double-mono set-up from the original and adds modern functions such as digital inputs, plus the latest high resolution Bluetooth standard.
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.
And adding the power to the range is the MA30, a class A/AB mono power amplifier that provides 225W of pure amplification.
The 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. 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 focuses 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 centrepiece of PMC’s demonstration at the show.
Finally, 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-/1000-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.”