The DVA Digital Preamplifier is easily the best way to listen to digital media that AVA has ever produced — and is quite possibly the best anywhere.
For music lovers listening to digital sources, the DVA Digital Preamplifier provides a direct connection to the music—no analog preamplifier required. And for those using conventional analog preamplifiers, it makes for one hell of a DAC.
The DVA Digital Preamplifier is a DAC with USB, coaxial, and optical inputs and variable-level RCA and XLR differential (i.e., "balanced") outputs. The outputs can be connected directly to a power amplifier, making it a digital replacement for a conventional analog preamplifer. They can also be connected to a conventional analog preamplifier for those who want a conventional DAC.
The DVA Digital Preamplifier's design is based around a famed AKM DAC IC. Each of the DAC IC's differential output signals passes through only one discrete class-A reconstruction stage in a way that retains all the benefits of differential digital-to-analog conversion with both differential and single-ended outpus. This gives you the purest signal no matter which output you use!
Touchscreen and remote control operation.
Everything you need. Pure and direct.
We are immensely proud of what we have accomplished with the DVA Digital Preampliﬁer. Calling it “stunning” is an understatement. Combined with any of our monoblock amplifiers, you'll experience digital content like never before.
Do you want support for your analog sources as well? Then check out our A2D audiophile analog-to-digital converter.
- One galvanically isolated USB input, USB Audio Class 2 (UAC2) compliant.
- Two transformer isolated S/PDIF RCA coaxial inputs.
- Two TOSLINK-style S/PDIF optical inputs.
- PCM up to 192kHz sample rates (coaxial and USB) or 96kHz (optical).
- DSD64, DSD128, and DSD256 (USB only).
USB compatibility has been tested on Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems. Currently, DSD 256 will not work with Apple operating systems. Windows users will need to install a no-cost and freely available driver for DSD and 176.4-192 kHz PCM support.
Output: One set of stereo differential (i.e., "balanced) XLR and one set of stereo RCA outputs.
Power: 120 VAC.
Part-Time Audiophile, February 2022.
Sound Advocate, January 2023.