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A VERY INTERESTING DESIGN

hile the company and brandname was incorporated in 1995 as a design/subcontract business, its first turntable Jun ’99]. From the outset, AVID’s ‘Very Interesting Designs’ have always been ‘high mass’ suspended subchassis models, the Acutus closely followed by the first Volvere in 2000 [the Volvere Sequel in Dec ’03]. Manufacturing was brought fully in-house in 2005 with investment in a larger engineering facility. AVID began subcontracting its precision engineering to the aerospace, automative and audio sectors around this time. Its own brand products expanded with the DIVA turntable series, followed by phono stages in 2010, loudspeakers in 2016 and pre/power amps a year later. AVID now exports its range to no fewer than 50 countries with Asia Pacific and Poland being key markets. Due for launch in the near future is a £3000 integrated – the Accent – and the new EVO range of speakers premiered at last year’s Hi-Fi Show .

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