Ayon Audio CD-35 HF (HIGH FIDELITY EDITION)
TEST: No. 164 | December 2017
Award: GOLD Fingerprint
The point of reference for this player were analogue master tapes. Although every second manufacturer declares that they strive to find out the musical truth in this way, I happen to know that this is not true – master tapes are rare and expensive, and one needs to have a well-calibrated tape recorder for the purpose – or it is actually best to have two. The owner of Ayon Audio, Gerhard Hirt, took the risk and invested a lot of money in this project. The fact that only 50 “High Fidelity” edition players will be manufactured means that he will never get a return on investment from sales. However, this is the way breakthroughs are achieved – and the CD-35 HF Edition is one in the field of digital players.
No. 01/50 remains at the “High Fidelity” REFERENCE SYSTEM as a reference player.