Award-Winning AVM CS 2.2 Is an Audiophile Breakthrough: All-In-One High-Res Receiver, Streamer, DAC, Phono Preamp, CD Player, Headphone Amp, 165Wpc Power Amp, and More
Let's get the introduction out of the way: The German-made AVM CS 2.2 all-in-one receiver is your new audio best friend. A brilliantly compact 21st century music hub, The Absolute Sound Product of the Year Award-winning CS 2.2 functions as an all-in-one receiver, streamer, built-in DAC, MM/MC phono preamplifier, CD player, 24-bit/192kHz digital signal processor, FM-RDS tuner, pure Class A headphone amplifier, and power amplifier courtesy of two highly efficient 165Wpc power amps. Too good to be true? Audition CS 2.2 and you'll become a believer – just like The Absolute Sound, Hi-Fi+, and everyone else that's heard this incredibly versatile component. Smooth, accurate, dynamic, and detailed, CS 2.2 supports TIDAL, accommodates NAS drives and USB sticks, and is perpetually updatable/upgradeable by way of AVM's mobile app. There's little CS 2.2 doesn't do – or do extremely well.
"The CS 2.2 has the ability to largely get out of the way and let the music shine through. Its sound is quite uniform across the spectrum – neither warm nor cool but precise, smooth, balanced, and pure."
– The Absolute Sound, 2017 Editors' Choice and Product of the Year Awards
Offering nearly unprecedented connectivity and control, the TAS Editors' Choice Award-winning CS 2.2 piles on the spoils with a plethora of digital inputs – including USB – and outputs. It gives you the green light to stream 32-bit/192kHz FLAC, WAV, and AIFF as well as ALAC, WMA, MP3, and virtually every other popular file format. Onboard Internet radio via the tuner further expands your listening options. All digital signals are upsampled to 24-bit/192kHz. Dual DACs perform analog conversion. An acoustically shielded, spring-mounted CD drive means your silver discs benefit from the same sonic love. Bypassable tone controls and user-customizable naming abilities are on CS 2.2, too. All this in an aluminum-housed future-proof product that measures just 13.4 x 3.6 x 13.8 inches. Endless satisfaction awaits. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"The AVM Inspiration CS 2.2 is damn expensive for a CD receiver, but this is no normal CD receiver. Extremely versatile, it has been thoroughly engineered to deliver genuinely respectable audiophile sound."
– Hi-Fi Choice, five-star and Recommended review
"The AVM CS 2.2 offers a compelling array of advanced digital features, an excellent DAC, very quiet phonostage, and an outstanding control app—all in one compact and beautifully built case. Just add speakers and a source to the AVM CS 2.2, and you’ll have a highly capable and great-sounding music system."
—Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, May 2018
"The AVM CS 2.2 is the music centre of the 21st Century, but this time without the lo-fi baggage that music centers came with back in the day. Highly recommended."
– Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
"The AVM CS 2.2 will be absolutely perfect for everyone who wants a component that will do everything to an extremely high level of performance, but who does not want one of the bulky – and mostly very ugly – ‘Made in China' components that have dominated this particular market sector for so many years. Highly recommended."
– Australian Hi-Fi