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Ayon Stealth

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Ayon Stealth DAC – Vacuum Tube DAC – Volume Control

Manufactured in Austria, based on the Ayon Stratos DAC platform, the Stratos, big brother to the Stealth. The Stealth is a reference quality DAC, Pre-amplifier, 100% in the analog domain. Pro recording studios use the Stealth to process their audio, that is how nice it is.

 

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Ayon Stealth DAC – Vacuum Tube DAC – Volume Control

Manufactured in Austria, based on the Ayon Stratos DAC platform, the Stratos, big brother to the Stealth. The Stealth is a reference quality DAC, Pre-amplifier, 100% in the analog domain. Pro recording studios use the Stealth to process their audio, that is how nice it is.

Ayon Audio has really outdone themselves again! Every time a new model is released, which is about every 4 to 5 years, we think to ourselves – will the new model be even better.

I have to confess we do that here at USA Tube Audio and I can confirm that every time Ayon Audio introduces a new model, we are stunned that Ayon can yet squeeze out a superior performance over their Legacy model being replaced.

Ayon has done it again. The Stratos vacuum tube DAC will amaze and stun you. The soundstage is so realistic to the live event, the Stratos is so good, that your speakers will disappear during playback. Wall to wall three dimensional performance!

The Stratos can do it all – computer playback DSD professional audio use. The Quad differential gain stage, composed of 2x 6H30 dual triodes per channel a total of 4 6H30’s are so liquid, you will find yourself fully captivated and engaged.

Also 4x 6Z4 tubes for the power supply and signal rectification. Amazing! The Stratos DAC HD high capacity power supply setup in a “bridge” rectification design, is genius.

The Stratos will prove to be an intricate component, a must have machine in your system.

Features & Design

The Ayon Stealth vacuum tube DAC is a world class DAC and 100% 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!

  • Monitored sequenced soft start – extended tube life
  • Warm up function
  • Zero negative feedback
  • Ultra short signal path
  • Simplest direct circuit path
  • Low output impedance
  • No solid state devices – analog tube output
  • Minimal discrete wiring
  • No followers or buffers
  • Premium quality parts throughout
  • Fully hand assembled superb craftsmanship
  • Independent analog output stage – left and right channel
  • Analog inputs RCA & XLR Balanced
  • All digital inputs included
  • Internal hardware PCM upsampler for CD sources to 24/192K (can be disabled)
  • Native 192kHz PCM and DSDx128 conversion
  • Ultra-low jitter internal clock generator
  • USB input 24/192 asynchronous  and DSD

HD Power Supply
HD power supplies have enhanced AC line noise conditioning. Separate power transformer windings provide a pure power source serving the Quad 4x 6H30 output stage.

Electrolytic capacitors with huge electrical storage capacity.

  • 2 separate R-Core Low noise power transformer – digital & analog
  • 4x 6H30 output stage – 4x 6Z4 power supply and tube rectification
  • Choke – filtered power supply – coupled with special film caps
  • HD power supply provides a high speed energy
  • Independent, isolated power supplies for each stage of amplification
  • Monitored DC filament – soft start extending tube life to 8k hours
  • AC power line conditioner.
  • 10 independent voltage regulators

Premium Components
Hand selected premium components

  • Premium High speed audiophile coupling capacitors
  • Premium quality tube sockets – gold pins
  • Premium capacitors MKP 1%
  • Premium quality  RCA & XLR connectors
  • Gold PCB

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

  • Panel engraving
  • Aluminum feet – resonance absorbing
  • Chassis finish: black

Specifications

Digital/Analog ConverterAyon Stealth
Conversion rate32 bit, PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD
DAC configuration8 mono DACs to 2- stereo outs
Tube complement – Analog output6H30
Dynamic range> 128dB
Output level @1 kHz / Rms0-12V
Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA~ 300 Ohms
Output impedance  Balanced-XLR~ 300 Ohms
Digital input1 x S/PDIF, 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x Toslink,
1 x BNC, 1 x USB, 1 x I2S, 3 x BNC for DSD
Analog line  input/outputRCA
Analog outputRCA & XLR
S/N ratio> 120 dB
Frequency response20Hz – 20kHz  +/- 0.2dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz< 0.002%
Remote controlYes
Dimension (WxDxH)18.89 x 16.53 x 4.33 inches
Weight44 lbs
Specifications subject to change without notice

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Specifications
Digital/Analog Converter

Pure Class A Triode

Ayon Stealth DAC Vacuum Tube Volume Control

Conversion rate

32 bit, PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD

DAC configuration

8 mono DACs to 2- stereo outs

Tube complement – Analog output

6H30

Dynamic range

> 128dB

Output level @1 kHz / Rms

0-12V

Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA

~ 300 Ohms

Output impedance  Balanced-XLR

~ 300 Ohms

Digital input

1 x S/PDIF, 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x Toslink, 
1 x BNC, 1 x USB, 1 x I2S, 3 x BNC for DSD

Analog line  input/output

RCA

Analog output

RCA & XLR

S/N ratio

> 120 dB

Frequency response

20Hz – 20kHz  +/- 0.2dB

Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz

< 0.002%

Remote control

Yes

Dimension (WxDxH)

18.89 x 16.53 x 4.33 inches

Weight

44 lbs

Specifications subject to change without notice