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AVM EVOLUTION MP 5.3 / MP 3.3 MEDIA AND CD PLAYER

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The MP 5.3 & MP 3.3 at a glance

  • AVM X-STREAM Engine® for HiRes Streaming incl. DSD, controllable via RC X App (iOS & Android)
  • Ready for Spotify Connect, QOBUZ, TIDAL Connect, and Webradio (updateable)
  • ROON Ready
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Apple AirPlay
  • HDMI (ARC) Input
  • 2 Digital inputs (SPDIF coax & optical)
  • Signal-sensitive inputs for automatic power on
  • USB A for external hard drives (NTFS & FAT)
  • AVM RoomConneXion® multiroom function
  • 2 Digital outputs (SPDIF, optical), selectable volume control
  • 2 Analog outputs (RCA & XLR), switchable fix-out / variable out
  • 1 Analog line out (FIX level)
  • Volume control is completely analog
  • Pure CD drive with slot-in (Red Book Standard)
  • Signal processing with selected Double-Quad DAC for max. 384/32 PCM (ESS 9028PRO) and DSD 256
  • Tone control and parametric loudness with bypass function (also via RC X App)
  • Dimmable graphic display with touchpoint sensor and proximity sensor
  • Extensive menu functions (individual input naming, etc.)
  • Housing variants: Aluminum silver, black brushed, or as CELLINI version with chrome front (extra charge)
  • Trigger in, ext. IR sensor, 2 x trigger out
  • Minimal standby consumption
  • Compact design: 43cm width, 33cm depth, 12cm height

EVOLUTION MP 5.3

The standout feature of the EVOLUTION MP 5.3 is its Tube Line Stage, which is located in the preamp section of this audio masterpiece. Equipped with AVM’s own specially-manufactured tubes, our engineers have created an entire new circuit for the latest EVOLUTION series that fully unleashes the tonal charm of AVM tubes. The AVM-exclusive circuit technology guarantees an impressively long lifespan for the tubes (about 20,000 hours), so you can revel in unparalleled sound quality for years to come. The EVOLUTION MP 5.3 also stands out visually from the MP 3.3 with its glass panel on the top of the case, giving you a glimpse into the inner workings of the tube stages as they bring your music to life.

EVOLUTION MP 3.3

The EVOLUTION MP 3.3 is a true powerhouse of high-end audio technology, working as a pure transistor device. Its connection and performance data match those of the EVOLUTION MP 5.3. The most obvious distinguishing feature is the closed, brushed aluminum case cover. This sleek design adds a touch of elegance to your audio setup while providing the same high-quality sound as the EVOLUTION MP 5.3.

Born from the finest genes:
The sister devices MP 3.3 and MP 5.3

For decades, AVM has specialized in creating powerful high-end players., and now, based on the AVM X-STREAM Engine®, a new generation of high-performance MP devices has emerged. The new RC X App completely controls the EVOLUTION MP 3.3/5.3 Media Player, which boasts numerous new features. These high-performance media players are capable of playing CDs and all streaming formats at the highest level of sound quality. They come equipped with all modern connections, allowing you to connect to your TV via HDMI ARC. To construct the most powerful media player in the world, AVM draws inspiration from its flagship device, the MP 8.3. The EVOLUTION MP Media Players now feature a precision housing, made of brushed aluminum, that’s only 43cm wide and with a minimalist and symmetrical design. AVM’s design principle, “Reduce to the Max,” is evident in the sleek and elegant design of these media players.

The main focus of the RC X App is to provide a completely modernized control system, making it incredibly easy to use and navigate, even for managing large music collections. The intuitive interface and sleek design make it a pleasure to discover new music on various streaming platforms. The included selection of Spotify Connect, TIDAL Connect, QOBUZ, and HighResAudio can be easily expanded in the future. The AVM RC X App is available for both iOS (Apple) and Android devices, providing you with flexibility and convenience.

The new AVM X-STREAM Engine® is a revolutionary addition to the MP 3.3 and MP 5.3, capable of streaming all high-resolution audio formats up to 384/32 resolutions, including DSD (256). This streaming engine is an AVM proprietary development, fully software-based, and can be easily updated online for future-proof performance. The MP 3.3 and MP 5.3 come equipped with an HDMI (ARC) interface and modern Bluetooth connectivity, as well as multiple digital inputs and a USB A interface as standard. The device also features new digital outputs that can now be volume-controlled on demand, and analog outputs (RCA & XLR) can also be volume-controlled, which is done in an entirely analog manner. The digital inputs can also be set to be signal-sensitive, so the MP 5.3 and MP 3.3 will turn on automatically when a signal is detected. These outputs can also deliver a volume-controlled digital signal, providing you with an unprecedented level of control over your listening experience.

The EVOLUTION MP 5.3 and MP 3.3 are audio marvels, offering a significant improvement over its predecessor in terms of sound quality. The digital section has been completely redesigned from the ground up, using the selected ESS9028 PRO Double-Quad DAC as the foundation. This level of engineering results in a significant improvement in sound quality, thanks to the use of 4 D/A converters per channel working in parallel. This extra effort translates to all digital sources being perfectly and naturally reproduced. A particularly exciting feature is the ability to select and adjust upsampling rates and filter characteristics via the app, right from the comfort of your listening seat.

The new EVOLUTION Media Players are available in standard colors of silver or black aluminum, or as an elegant CELLINI version with chrome and hand-polished front. Like all AVM EVOLUTION devices, the EVOLUTION Media Players are handcrafted in AVM’s audiophile manufacturing facility in Malsch. The majority of suppliers, such as for the precise housing parts, are also based in the immediate vicinity of our headquarters. You can witness our manufacturing process in our ‘Making-of’ video. The full-aluminium RC 3 remote control is also included.

All EVOLUTION Media Players undergo repeated, intensive quality controls during every step of the manufacturing process, and also receive a multi-day break-in period for each individual unit, ensuring our promise of the highest level of reliability in the long term. Additionally, we offer a transferable two-year warranty, and with online registration, you will receive an additional two years of warranty coverage.

Preamp (general)
THD (MP 3.3)< 0.001%
THD (MP 5.3)< 0.003%
Crosstalk attenuation (channels)> 94dB
Frequency response (MP 3.3) (at -3dB)< 0Hz to > 80kHz
Frequency response (MP 5.3) (at -3dB)< 5Hz bis > 35kHz
Pre Amp (Line)
Output impedance47 Ω
SNR> 100dB
Output Level2.5 V
Pre Amp (Pre)
Output impedance RCA47 Ω
Output impedance XLR94 Ω
SNR> 97B
Output excitation (1% THD)8.4 V
CD Player
Playable FormatsCD Audio, CDR (according to Red-Book-Standard)
Frequency Range< 20 – 20 kHz
Network
LAN (hot-pluggable)100 Mbit/s
Supported WLAN/ WiFi Standards2,4/ 5GHz/ 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Antennas2
WPSYes
Streaming
Max. Sample RatesDSD256, 32 Bit/ 384 kHz PCM
Streaming ServicesAirplay 2, Qobuz, Roon, Spotify, TIDAL, HighResAudio
Supported Data FormatsWAV, MP3, WM, AAC, FLAC, ALAC, DSD, Ogg, AIFF
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Standard4.2
Supported Bluetooth ProfilesAVRCP 1.5 AD2P
USB Input (Rear Panel)
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Max. Feed Current For Connected Devices500 mA
Supported FormatsFAT16, FAT32, NTFS

⚠ WARNING: The USB input is intended for use with hard drives and USB sticks only.

Digital Inputs (S/P-DIF / Coaxial)
Max. Sample-/ Bitrate (OPTO)96 kHz / 24 Bit
Deemphasis (OPTO)Yes, automatic
Max. Sample-/ Bitrate (COAX)192 kHz / 24 Bit
Min. Signal Strength [Vpp] at 192kHz (COAX)> 150 mVpp
Input Impedance (COAX)75 Ω
Deemphasis (OPTO)Yes, automatic
Max. Sample-/ Bitrate (ARC)192 kHz / 24 Bit
Input Impedance100 Ω

ℹ NOTE: When using the digital inputs, the cable length of the digital cables should not exceed three meters.

Digital Outputs (S/P-DIF / Coaxial)
Max. Sample-/ Bitrate (OPTO)96 kHz / 24 Bit
Max. Sample-/ Bitrate (COAX)192 kHz / 24 Bit
Output impedance (COAX)75 Ω

ℹ NOTE: When using the digital outputs, the cable length of the digital cables should not exceed three meters.

Control
Trigger-input5 – 20V
Trigger-output (2x)12V (sequentially switched)

ℹ NOTE: The second trigger-out is switched delayed to the first trigger-out for protection against high current peaks. Mono amplifiers are thus switched on with a delay.

Power Consumption
AC Voltage100-240V, 50Hz-60Hz
Power Consumption max.3 W
Standby< 0,5 W
Extended Standby (Network stand-by)< 2 W
Ideling Power Consumption< 18 W
Fuse RatingT 1A
Misc
Warranty2 years + 2 years when registered online
(Warranty may differ in distribution territories)
Included Remote ControlRC 3 Aluminium Remote Control
Product Dimensions330 x 430 x 122 mm (L x W x H)
FinishAluminium Silver, Aluminium Black, CELLINI Chrome
Product Weight8 kg
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