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The SD 8.3 and SD 6.3 at a glance

OVATION SD Streaming DAC – a completely different animal: The new SD  6.3 and SD 8.3 herald a completely new category of AVM components with streaming capabilities. Both components combine an analog pre-amplifier with 2 analog line inputs, DAC with DSD, streaming  lient, web radio and a high performance headphone amp, all into one unit. We call them Streaming DAC or short: SD.

Both flagship models are close relatives: In the SD 6.3 we focus on pure solid state technology in all amplifier stages, while the OVATION Tube Line Stage of the SD 8.3 creates a unique warm and natural sound reproduction. This is technology is compiled into an OVATION Line cabinet size well known from our modular PA 8.2 pre-amplifier.

Since these SD units may serve as full-blown pre-amplifiers, combining them with our power amps SA 6.3, SA 8.3 or MA 6.3 & 8.3 is a logical consequence. Furthermore the SD 6.3 and SD 8.3 may as well be combined with active speakers. With the new SD 6.3 and SD 8.3, so called computer audio comes to the OVATION Line. A completely new combination of analog pre-amplifier, streaming client, DAC with DSD and headphone amp creates a new category of digital sound center for listeners with a focus on digitally streamed music from different sources.

Two ESS 9018 K2M Sabre32 DACs per channel are being applied. This way even the digital domain the music signals are being processed in balanced mode. High precision clocks are being applied. The voltage regulators are separated for both DACs and the supply voltage is regulated twice. This decouples the DAC entirely from other parts of the digital circuitry. The AVM streaming engine allows countless formats to be processed and is upgradeable making it future proof for additional formats.

  • Analog preamplifier with AVM X-STREAM Engine®: Apple AirPlay 2, Spotify® Connect, Roon Ready*, TIDAL, QOBUZ, UPnP, Webradio
  • Multiroom & Party Sync Mode
  • HiFi Bluetooth
  • Quad DAC 384kHz/32bit
  • DSD128
  • 2 analog inputs (XLR + Cinch)
  • 6 digital inputs
  • Class-A headphone amplifier
  • Convenient control via RC X App for iOS & Android
  • Optional RC 9 remote control with color display
Tube Line StageSD 8.3: OVATION 803 T
Analog Inputs1 x RCA, 1 x XLR
Analog Outputs1 x XLR, 1 x Line/Fix Out RCA, 1 x Pre/Var Out RCA
Digital Inputs2 x S/PDIF Coax, 2 x S/PDIF Optical, 1 x USB A (Stick/HDD), 1 x USB B, 1 x AES/EBU
Digital Outputs1 x S/PDIF Coax, 1 x S/PDIF Optical
BluetoothHiFi Bluetooth (4.2 Standard)
DSDDSD128 (5,6 MHz) via USB B
Music StreamingAirPlay 2, Roon Ready*, Spotify Connect, HIGHRESAUDIO / QOBUZ / TIDAL (HiRes Quality), UPnP
MultiroomMultiroom & Party Sync Mode with all RC X App compatible AVM models
RadioWebradio via Airable Internet Radio Station Database (automatic updates)
NetworkEthernet (10/100Mbps), Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) 2.4/5GHz
Tone ControlBalance, Bass, Treble, scalable Loudness
Headphone OutputClass-A 6,35 mm
Trigger Outputs2 x 3,5 mm
Included Remote ControlRC X App for iOS & Android
Optional Remote ControlsRC 9 RF/IR Remote Control with color display (programmable)
FinishAluminium Silver, Aluminium Black
Product Dimensions355 x 430 x 130 mm (L x W x H)
Product Weight12 kg
Product LineOVATION
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