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Aavik SD-880 Streaming-DAC

Aavik SD-880

New Flagship Streaming DAC

The Aavik SD-880 is a revolutionizing streaming DAC unit with unprecedented musical authenticity and aesthetic proficiency.

Aavik SD-880 Streaming-DAC

Aavik proudly presents the SD-880. This latest addition to the esteemed 880 series is at the same time the brand’s inaugural streaming DAC unit. Born from Michael Børresen’s exceptional audio engineering and Flemming Erik Rasmussen’s outstanding artistic design, the Aavik SD-880 delivers unparalleled musical authenticity as well as visual elegance. Engineered to redefine the boundaries of lifelike musical experience, this latest product reflects Aavik’s unwavering pursuit of authentic musical reproduction and dedication to perfection. The SD-880 aims to eradicate the intrusive digital imprint on music, minimize unwanted noise, optimize signal clarity, and finally, refine resonance control. In essence, this device offers streaming music enthusiasts an exclusive, immersive musical experience.

A Manifestation of Aavik’s Vision

What makes the Aavik SD-880 so exceptional is a brand new and revolutionary in-house developed and manufactured Non-switching Continuum Processing DAC, in combination with Aavik’s most advanced streamer technology, noise reduction technologies, and a pioneering enclosure design. The Aavik SD-880 stands as a testament to what is achievable in the realm of lifelike musical reproduction, devoid of the notorious “digital signature” that often plagues digital music sources.

“In our quest to unlock the full acoustic potential of music, we have discovered that the primary cause of this contaminating “digital signature” is the common switching process inherent in traditional DAC circuitries”, says Michael Børresen.

Aavik SD-880 Streaming-DAC

Michael Børresen and his team of audio engineers have developed an innovative and very effective technological approach to eliminate this problem: The groundbreaking Aavik Non-Switching Continuum Processing DAC. This solution is based on a method where the digital signal is up sampled to an astonishing 22 MHz and seamlessly converted to an analog signal, maintaining an uninterrupted continuum of signals without the need to resort to switching arrays. This conversion results in a wealth of signal information that unleashes an extraordinary musical performance – one that transcends boundaries and captivates the senses.

Aavik managed to unlock the positive acoustic synergies between the innovative Non-switching Continuum Processing DAC and the new Aavik Streamer. Equipped with all the premium material and electronic components that distinguish the 880 flagship series, the Aavik SD-880 is packed with exceptional sound properties. The result is nothing less than a revelation of digital audio excellence. With its unmatched and authentic musical performance, the Aavik SD-880 is not only a symbol of the zenith of hi-fi ingenuity, but also an aesthetic masterpiece that visually enhances any hi-fi system with its aesthetic and elegant design.

Aavik SD-880 Streaming-DAC


The stated retail price of the reviewed device is valid as of the time of the review and is subject to change.