To drive all of Jim's speakers at the RMAF (we are sharing a display room) AVA will be bringing: Ultra 550 amplifier, Ultra 350 amplifier, Transcendence Eight, Ultra SL, and Ultra EC preamps (all with remote control), an Ultra DAC, and a couple of Ultimate 70 tube amplifiers (one in a Dyna chassis, one in our near ready to produce AVA chassis).
We will also introduce a new OmegaStar Control amplifier, done in the big SL chassis, with an active preamp section. First listening tests say it is dead quiet, got gobs of balls and dynamics, with a very likeable clear grain free sound, actually came out better than we were hoping for. Sounds great driving my HT3s. Six sets of inputs, tape outs, headphone outputs, plus preamp out and power amp in jacks, and lots more. Remote option possible, have not tried for a phono card in it yet, whether that will be possible is dependent upon how quiet it can work out, won't know for sure until we try it.
I am also hoping Jim can bring his set of AVA Ultra electronics as backups.
Most of the equipment we bring will be available for sale at the show so here is your chance to avoid our normal 4-6 week lead times.
Hope to see lots of friends there.
Frank Van Alstine