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Aavik I-580 Integrated Amplifier

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Aavik I-580

Integrated Amplifier

Powerful with a maximum of musicality

The Aavik I-580 integrated amplifier provides unprecedented dynamic speed, tight control and balanced stability, which creates persuative and crystal-clear soundstage images that reflects the finest sonic details.

Technologies and Components

Your control and powerhouse.
The architecture of the Aavik integrated amplifier boasts sophisticated high-end electronic components set in a state-of-the-art enclosure. Based on ample power supplies, the Aavik integrated amplifier provides unprecedented dynamic speed, tight control and balanced stability, which creates persuasive and crystal-clear soundstage images that reflect even finest sonic details.

2×300 Watt

8 ohm


Active Tesla Coil

0,006% Distortion

1-100 Watt, 1 kHz,
8 ohm


Scandinavian design with an international twist

The Aavik design is Scandinavian understatement and expresses simplicity and minimalism featuring only a few buttons for logical operation. The multifunctional main knob allows to navigate and control the various functions. We have boosted the self-confidence with a huge red display, which makes it easy to read all details of the selected operational settings.

A cabinet with excellent sonic qualities

The cabinet design represents a Aavik characteristic. The testing of new circuits and electronic components is often done without the enclosing cabinet. The disturbing sonic influence, which emanates from the material the cabinet is made of – mostly aluminium – results from its mechanical resonance. To eliminate this sonic distortion, the challenge was to minimize the use of aluminium in the cabinet to the absolute minimum that is unavoidable to ensure sufficient cooling. We began testing various materials and designed an innovative natural-based composite material, which reduces the mechanical influence, particularly the hysteresis. The sonic result is distinctly audible and reflects a further prominent cornerstone in Aavik’s quest for the ultimate music experience.


Built like an instrument.
Our untiring endeavour to unlock further untapped sonic potentials to advance the quality of the listener’s musical experience, prompted us to look into the design and construction of musical instruments – both in terms of shape, as well as choice of material. A combination of the natural-based composite material, the contours and the ratio of the sizes can impact and define the tone. Too much damping kills the dynamics, whereas metallic resonances generate a bright and peaky sound – Aavik’s engineered enclosure offers the best of both worlds: an authentic sound that is warm, harmonious, and powerful, yet, at the same time, so crisp and refined that it highlights every single detail in the music.



Copper chassis

The flagship 580 series are equipped with an inner chassis in solid copper. The effect of this is a further reduction in the hysteresis, which secures more energy and power to the music.





No compromise.
The decision to build separate units reflects Aavik’s intent of space management without any sonic compromise. Allowing sufficient space for each segment, has also influenced the integration of a high-grade power supply with a huge capacity and paved the way for an effective cooling design.

By separating the individual units and redesigning them in a totally isolated fashion, the Aavik series has gained in dynamic momentum and a more expansive sound.


Aavik UMAC™ amplifier

Unmatched audio control.
At Aavik we utilize the patented UMAC™ amplifier technology. This technology was developed to avoid the design flaws of traditional switching amplifiers. UMAC technology primarily targets two areas of modulated amplifier design. Firstly, the PWM* generation is produced with sine wave modulation rather than the more common triangle modulation. The benefit is that sine waves create far less high frequency noise than triangles, no sharp corners, and thus require far less inductive filtering at the output. The lower inductance in the output gives the amplifiers a much better damping factor and thus a distinctly better speaker control. Secondly, the advanced dual mixed mode feedback allows damping factors that are characteristic of only the very best linear amplifiers.

*PWM: Pulse-Width Modulation

Volume control

Affects the sonic experience.
The Aavik line stage boasts a unique, inverted, virtual GND** amplifier topology, which provides the highest stability. The feedback gets so powerful that it allows to damp the signal to a gain lower than 1. This preserves the full signal with the lowest S/N Ratio*** – no matter if you turn the volume up or down. This will provide your loudspeakers with a clear and distinct information flow to make even the finest details of timbral and textural nuances audible on an extremely quiet sound stage.

**GND: Ground
***S/N Ratio: Signal-to-Noise Ratio

Resonant mode power supply

Quiet but extremely powerful.
This Aavik series is designed to ensure massive power resources with ultra-low noise. Unlike the square waves used by conventional switch mode power supplies, this Aavik series boast a resonant mode design which is principally driven by sine waves.

When more power is needed, the operating frequency increases, which, in turn, has the advantage that the power density also increases, thus allowing higher peak power when required by the music.

The noise floor in the raw power supply is extremely low but could be even further lowered by the ultra-low noise regulators supplying the different parts of the circuit. The noise of these regulators is measured in a few microvolts respectively nanovolts, which is significantly lower than the noise level of conventional regulators.


Active Tesla coil

Effective noise killer.
The active Tesla coils are power supplied which secures a remarkable lower impedance and thus a better ability to eliminate noise. The active version is about three to four times more efficient than passive Tesla coils.

Active square Tesla coils

Impressive noise reduction.
The active square Tesla coils are embedded in our circuitry boards – one coil on the top and the counter coil on the rear side. The principle is exactly the same as the active Tesla coil and thus a great ability to eliminate noise than the passive Tesla coil.

Analog dither technology

Extended musicality.
This technology is another noise reduction technology. The technology origins from radars where it secured a stronger signal and thus a wider range. Ansuz active Tesla coils are sending pulsated signals in well-defined frequencies. These signals are sent in counter phase and thus eliminating the noise floor whereby the music signal is significantly increased.


Anti aerial resonance coil technology

Prevents airborne noise.
All cables and cable screens are acting like antennas for airborne RF noise which of course is a huge problem. The passive cable Tesla coil is wounded on the external part of the cable and protects the signal from absorbing the airborne RF noise. This noise is absorbed in the Tesla coil.

As there is a voltage running in the conductor itself, and it is wounded in the counter direction – this is used as the counter coil and the RF noise is then eliminated.


TEST Aavik I-580: This integrated amplifier does many things differently – and sounds breathtaking good - Read More

"The test of the smaller models had already proven that Michael Børresen‘s unusual amplifier concept with switching power amplifier and Tesla coils does not need to hide behind Class-A-bolides. It is absolutely amazing how the top model Aavik I-580 can top their sound with the described means." - Frank Borowsk


Aavik Acoustics I-580 integrated amplifier - Read More

"On the face of it, the fact the Aavik Acoustics I-180, I-280 and I-580 look similar and share a similar basic performance would make it seem that the big boy is a poor proposition. However, the proof is in the listening, and this is one of the best Class D amps out there, and one of the best amps irrespective of amp design too. While understandably at its best in the sublime company of its Ansuz and Børresen peers, it’s both a remarkable performer and a perfect gateway into the company’s ethos… and probably a lot of products from these companies too." - Alan Sircom

Say Yes To No! A Breakthrough Class D Design, The Aavik I-580 Integrated Amplifier - Read More

"Bottom line. The Aavik I-580 is one fantastic Integrated Amplifier! I don't care if it's Class D, Class A or B or A/B, or run by hamsters on an internal running wheel. It sounds wonderful! The cutting edge industrial design, ergonomics, and overall functionality is first class. At 300 watts RMS into 8 ohms, the I-580 should be able to drive almost any speaker.

As an owner of 250 lbs of Class A monoblock amps and a tubed preamp with a separate power supply, I can appreciate the smaller footprint and the savings in electricity (and less heat). Even beyond sound quality, these factors might have me reconsidering my current system.

By the way, I can't wait to check out the new flagship Aavik I-880 Integrated Amplifier just announced at the Munich 2022 show—designed by Michael Børresen and Flemming Rasmussen in a new partnership at Aavik. Flemming of course, was the chief designer at Gryphon Audio and his resume is both long and iconic. Exciting stuff ahead for Audio Group Denmark!" - Robert S. Youman

Aavik I-580 - Read More

"So, once again, the only conclusion to be drawn is that Michael Børre- sen is really onto something. His latest bold stroke of an amplifier is ex- pensive, very expensive in fact, and equally unconventional, but it's not just to be different-clearly this is unconventional both on purpose and for a purpose. In short, the Aavik I-580 is an absolutely formidable amplifier. Period. Listen and enjoy this Danish beauty will make it more than easy for you."


Integrated Amplifier Technology Table

  Aavik I-180 Aavik I-280 Aavik I-580 Aavik I-880 / Integrated Amplifier
Active Tesla coil 36 72 108 132
Active square Tesla coils 96 168 240 311
Dither Circuitry 5 8 11 18
Anti aerial resonance … 4 4 4
Aavik Copper Inner Cha…

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Active zirconium Tesla…

Active zirconium cable…

Switchless Optical Inp…




Line in:
Line inputs: 5 single ended – RCA
Gain Line 1-4: 5-15dB; max input 4,5V RMS
Gain Line 5: 1-11dB; max input 6,5V RMS
Input impedance: 10Kohm
Pre out:
Pre out: 1 single ended – RCA
Max output: 7,5Vms
Distortion, line stage: <0,005% (THD at 1kHz, 1V input)
Output impedance: 50 ohm
Power out: Speaker terminals: Spade connectors or 4mm banana plugs

Amplifier Section

Volume Control:
76 dB – 1dB steps
2×300 w, 8 ohm
2 x 600 w, 4 ohm
Distortion (THD):
<0,006% (1-100W, 1 kHz, 8 ohm)
<0,002% (1-100W, 4 ohm)
<0,008% (1-100W, 4 ohm)

Aavik Noise Reduction

Active Tesla Coils:
Active Square Tesla Coils: 240
Dither circuitry:
Anti Aerial Resonance Coils:

Power consumption


Dimensions and Weight

L x W x H:
400 x 384 x 102 mm
15 3/4 x 15 1/8 x 4 1/64 inch
10.7 kg
23 lbs