The C-300 is equipped with two built-in DACs (PCM and DSD) and a phono section. It also comes with three line inputs and RCA and XLR outputs.
The Aavik C-300 RIAA section is based on a discreet, floating, balanced, ultra-low noise, bipolar input circuit. By nature, the topology of a moving coil cartridge is a floating, balanced signal generator. We have kept this floating, balanced circuit topology throughout the phono stage. The floating input circuitry allows us to use ultra-low noise, bipolar transistors. By paralleling several transistor pairs, we have created a dead-quiet input section. The Aavik C-300 phono stage has a 62 dB gain, and the cartridge loading is adjustable from 50 ohm to 10 kOhm.
The Aavik C-300 design is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian design tradition, with simplistic functionality and minimalistic looks. It is made from solid bars of anodized aluminum, which gives it a stunning matte dark gunmetal finish. On the front panel of the Aavik C-300 you will find small LED lights indicating your current volume/gain/source/cartridge settings and three chromed push buttons on the top panel. Adjusting the Aavik C-300 settings is easy and intuitive, as all settings are controlled with the three buttons and the big solid rotating knob centered on the front.