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Ayon S-3

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Ayon S-3 – Vacuum Tube Streamer – Tube Network Player – Volume Control

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Ayon S-3 – Vacuum Tube Streamer – Tube Network Player – Volume Control

Manufactured in Austria, another benchmark for Network Players, the Ayon S-3 vacuum tube based network player like non other anywhere.
Musically accurate, three dimensional, holographic.

Refined, detailed, dynamic, bass slam, yet not analytical or harsh in any manner! This is a Reference Network Player for the most demanding Music Lover, Audiophile.

Features & Design

Network Music Player with world class DAC and analog Preamplifier
Pure Class A triode vacuum tube operation, RCA and XLR balanced

Signal Path

Ayon believes in the shortest signal paths. Advanced circuit design – Pure Class A operation!

 

Network Player Details

  • QVGA 3.5” TFT display
  • Internet radio (vTuner)
  • UPnP streaming from PC & NAS via 100base-T Ethernet
  • Support for 802.11n modules
  • Streaming audio from USB HS (mass storage device)
  • WAV (lpcm) – 24/192 kHz
  • FLAC – 24/192 kHz
  • FLAC – 24/176 kHz supported
  • AIFF
  • Display Album Art
  • AAC, HE-AAC (up to 24bit 96 kHz
  • LPCM (up to 24/192 kHz on wired LAN and up to 24/96 kHz on wireless LAN)
  • Gapless playback
  • NetAPI streaming  – for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows versions
  • Monitored sequenced soft-start power up for extended tube life
  • Warm up function
  • Zero negative feedback
  • Ultra short signal path
  • Simplest direct circuit path
  • Low output impedance
  • No solid state devices in the analog tube output
  • Minimal discrete wiring
  • No followers or buffers
  • No DC servo
  • Premium quality parts throughout
  • Independent analog output stage – left and right channel
  • Burr Brown D/A converter
  • Upsampling 24/192 kHz and on/off switchable
  • Ethernet RJ45
  • Memory stick or USB drive
  • WIFI
  • Digital input – S/PDIF (RCA), I2S , AES/EBU, BNC & TosLink
  • USB inputs (24/192 kHz)
  • Digital output – S/PDIF (RCA)
  • Analog Volume control system
  • 2 pair analog inputs ( RCA)
  • 1 pair Tape out ( RCA )

 

HD Power Supply
HD power supplies have been further refined and enhanced with AC line noise conditioning. Separate power transformer windings a pure power source, for the 6H30 output stage.  Electrolytic capacitors with huge electrical storage.

  • Dual R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformers for digital & analog separated
  • Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients
    Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification
  • AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.
  • Dual tube rectification for 6H30 analog output stage
  • Choke with Film caps
  • 10 separate voltage regulators

Premium Components

Hand selected premium components

  • Premium high speed audiophile coupling capacitors
  • Premium quality Special tube sockets –  gold pins
  • Capacitors MKP 2%
  • Premium quality RCA & XLR connectors
  • Gold PCB

Exquisite Construction
Aircraft grade aluminum chassis. Elegant design brushed aluminum. Anti resonance, non magnetic chassis. Hand assembled to a superb of craftsmanship.

  • Aluminum feet resonance  control
  • Aluminum remote control
  • Chassis finish: black

    Specifications

    Network-Player Ayon S-3
    Conversion rate 192kHz / 24 bit
    Tube complement 6H30
    Dynamic range > 118dB
    Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB /RCA
    2V fixed or 0 – 2V rms variable
    Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA ~ 700 Ω
    Digital ouput 75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA)
    Digital inputs 75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz),
    TosLink (up to 24/192kHz)
    110 Ω  AES/EBU (up to 24/192kHz)
    75 Ω  BNC  (up to 24/192kHz)
    I2S (up to 24/192kHz)
    Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
    Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
    Network inputs RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g
    UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection)
    S/N ratio > 110 dB
    Frequency response  10Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB
    Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz < 0.002%
    Remote control Yes
    Analog – Line Inputs & output 2 pair RCA and 1 pair RCA out
    Analog – Main outputs 1 pair / RCA & 1 pair / XLR
    Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet) 18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 inches
    Weight, unit only 35 lbs – Shipping weight 42 lbs
    Specifications subject to change without notice

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Specifications
Ayon S-3 Vacuum Tube Streamer Network-Player with Volume Control
Pure Class A Triode

Ayon S-3

Conversion rate

192kHz / 24 bit

Tube complement

6H30

Dynamic range

> 118dB

Channel separation

>105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB /RCA

2V fixed or 0 – 2V rms variable

Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA

~ 700 Ω

Digital ouput

75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA)

Digital inputs

75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz),
TosLink (up to 24/192kHz)
110 Ω  AES/EBU (up to 24/192kHz)
75 Ω  BNC  (up to 24/192kHz)
I2S (up to 24/192kHz)
Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive

Network inputs

RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g
 UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection)

S/N ratio

> 110 dB

Frequency response

 10Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB

Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz

< 0.002%

Remote control

Yes

Analog – Line Inputs & output

2 pair RCA and 1 pair RCA out

Analog – Main outputs

1 pair / RCA & 1 pair / XLR

Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet)

18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 inches

Weight, unit only

35 lbs – Shipping weight 42 lbs

Specifications subject to change without notice