Receive all Bitcoinist news in Telegram! Avalon has a storied name in the Bitcoin ASIC Mining industry. As one of the first companies to produce and ship ASIC gear, they had several 1th dragon bitcoin miner that were excellent sellers.

Simple to use and powerful at the same time. Other manufacturers have stepped up in power and performance since those days. Underclocking is key especially when BTC value is lower and making a profit above electricity costs is paramount. The shipping gods were having a good day as the miner arrived safely. The shipping box securely protects the Avalon from damage and bouncing around too much while in transit.

When opening the box, you will find the miner as well as the USB UART adapter and cables to plug into your choice of controller. The Avalon 4 like the Antminer S5 runs on much less power than the previous gen miners. We used an EVGA 1300watt Supernova PSU for the review. Another nice feature of the Avalon is how quiet it runs. The miner tested at 42 dB at 4 feet on stock settings and only 48 dB on turbo settings. With the Antminer S4 and the SP20, they are much much louder making them not much of an option for inhabited rooms in your house. Normally we talk about the ease of setting up the miner before the speed but in this case we saved it for last because of the underclocking that can be done with the Avalon 4.