Inside the AVM Factory and Products

Photos by Jonathan Valin. After last year’s Munich High End show Jonathan Valin, Julie Mullins, and I visited the headquarters of AVM in Malsch, Germany, a few hours by car from Munich (well, it was a couple of hours at 170kph on the Autobahn). AVM may be a relatively new name to North American audiophiles but the company has had a large presence in Europe since its founding in 1986, first within Germany then in Austria and Switzerland, and beyond. Started by two engineers, Robert Winiarski and Gunther Mania, AVM found early success with its M1 mono amp (more than …