AVM CS 2.3

CD receiver with streaming – Who ya gonna call? Today it's Germany's AVM with their new CS 2.3 [€4'990], the follow-up to the 7-year old predecessor. That means the new X-Stream-Engine app, DSD 128, new 140wpc gain stages scaled down from the CS 8.3 and new Sabre 9038Q2M DAC with 24/192 upsampling. Open for business are USB, LAN, HDMI, coax and Toslink in plus variable Toslink and coax outputs, two standard RCA inputs, MM/MC phono with separate load terminals plus fixed and variable analog outputs. There's a TEAC slot drive for silver discs, 6.3mm headfi, Airplay 2, Spotify Connect, Roon Ready, Tidal, Qobuz, UPnP, Webradio, Bluetooth 4.2, parametric loudness with bypass and an optional Cellini version chromed front. Standard finishes are silver and black.