Audiophile Digital AV Preamp


  • High-performance home cinema sound
  • Intelligent room-acoustic correction
  • 8 digital inputs
  • External manual adjustment options

The AVP18 is a digital AV preamp for audiophiles; unapologetically lacking the latest gimmicky features to focus exclusively on sound quality. Accepting only digital inputs for the purest audio quality and utilizing the same technology found in our high-end DAC this AV receiver was built from the ground up for superior surround sound and audio performance

The Heart of Your AV System

Equipped with four HDMI v1.4, two optical and two digital coax S/PDIF inputs, the AVP18 will sit at the heart of a sophisticated AV system. 192kHz/24-bit audio performance ensures superlative audio performance complemented by HDMI v1.4 Full HD video.

Simple Setup – Ultimate Control

While casual users will find initial setup a breeze, the AVP18 provides the demanding audiophile all the control necessary to customise performance with the highest levels of precision. The included calibration microphone can be used to intelligently optimise acoustic performance for your room whilst allowing manual adjustment of the parameters for those that feel the need to tweak to perfection.

Flexible Power

Separating the power amplifiers from the AVP18 gives you the ultimate flexibility to use powered or passive speakers. Powered speakers can be driven directly from the AVP18. Passive speakers require either the MCA18 or MCA20 multichannel power amplifiers that have been designed for use with the AVP18.

Home Automation Drivers

The AVP18 is designed for the demanding home-automation market and can be used with leading home controllers when connected via the RS232 port.

Additional information

Native Bit Rate24 bit
Bit Resolution24 bit
Connections ControlRS232,12V trigger
Connections Input4x HDMI, 2x S/PDIF Coaxil, 2x TOSLINK Optical, USB-B (for upgrading,instead of input), USB bluetooth
Connections OutputHDMI (ARC), 8x RCA, SPDIF
Dimensions Depth MM341
Dimensions Height MM81
Dimensions Width MM430
Frequency Response20Hz – 20,000Hz
Maximum Sampling Rate192
Output Impedance100 Ohm
Power Consumption Audio<20 Watts
Power Supply Audio115V-230V
Sample Rate IndicatorOn main display
Signal to Noise Ratio100dB
SPDIF Sampling Rates192
Standard Audio Accessories1x 1m Power cord 1x IR remote handset 1x set up microphone 1x basic user’s manual
Supported HD AudioDolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, Dolby Pro Logic IIz, DTS, DTS ES, DTS HD, DTS HD Master Audio, DTS Neo:6, SPDIF, PCM 8 channel
Total Harmonic Distortion0.05%
Video InputHDMI/DVI, 480P, 576P, 720P50, 720P60, 1080i 50, 1080i 60, 1080P 50, 1080P 60, 1080P 24
Volume ControlRotery, via IR handset
Unit Weight4.6
  • AVP18-M-en-US

  • AVP18-DS-en-US

  • AVP18-HWM--

  • AVP18-QS--

  • AVP18-RS232--

  • AVP18-SC--


Home Cinema Choice,
May 6, 2015

Home Cinema Choice awarded the Optoma AVP18 and MCA20 a ‘Recommended’ badge – 4/5 stars overall: 4.5 stars for performance and 4 stars for design.

“Build quality is also top-notch, with the metal casework feeling impressively substantial”

“The most immediately noticeable aspect of the performance is that everything feels extremely energetic. Even with levels studiously checked and set, there is a sense of intense power and activity from all channels.”

“The dynamism and effortless energy of the amp is extremely exciting. Even when you listen at perfectly normal and domestically-friendly levels, it has an unruffled air that some of the single-box competition struggles to match.”

“…in tandem with the MCA-20, you get ferocious performance for the money; agile, dynamic and grin-inducing. There is very little that the integrated competition can do to compete with the sheer energy and reserves of power that the Optoma NuForce offers.”


Sound & Vision,
May 28, 2015

AVP18 recently featured in the ‘Top Picks Processor and Power Amps’:

“The AVP-18 is an all-digital surround processor that can turn your living room into a concert venue with just the right amount of reverb.”

“It’s simple to operate and boasts a proprietary calibration system that lets great recordings really strut their stuff.”

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