Ayon CD-35

Original price was: $11,500.00.Current price is: $10,350.00.

The RS7 Music Server can run Audirvana, Jriver, Roon, HQPlayer

Ayon CD-35 Signature SACD Vacuum Tube DAC, Transport, Pre-amp, Streamer

0% – 3 Year Financing Available!!

Ayon Audio “The Bugatti of Audio”

AXPONA 2019 & 2018 Show Winner – Positive Feedback Editors Choice “Audio Oasis” Award!

“Best Sound” Cost No Object LA Audio Show 2017 – The Show Newport 2016

Robert Harley & Neal Gader

The Absolute Sound Magazine Award

Ayon CD-35 Tube CD Player – SACD Player Tube DAC – Preamp

SACD – PCM to DSD 128 & 256 – DSD Professional Use  – DAC – Streamer – Analog Pre-amplifier – Analog RCA & XLR inputs – Volume Control 100% Analog Domain – Vacuum Tube


Product Description

The RS7 Music Server can run Audirvana, Jriver, Roon, HQPlayer

As an option, you can also STREAM to this baby with the RS7 Music Server by USA Labs. Amazing sonic performance, Tidal, Qobuz, DSD & More! Get all the details, call 1-800-676-1085 Ext 2

Run ROON on any Network Player Streamer, DAC, even if your streamer or DAC is not ROON Compatible!

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Zero computer/network knowledge needed. Just plug it in! Plug & Play. Setup video is available & if needed our techs can & will remotely setup the RS7 for you for Free. All you have to do is connect the RS7, power it up and we will take it from there, Remotely via computer. Pretty cool right!

Do not use a computer to stream your music, computers run dozens of background programs just to keep the computer up & running. This causes unwanted, noticeable noise in the signal path.

The RS7 has no Noise, no fans, super fast instantaneous delivery, huge horsepower for large libraries, no spinning disks, no moving parts, imbedded operating system, no drivers, all solid state, runs super COOL, built for high end audio Only! Put it anywhere, Plug & Play. Solid State drive included.

Link to the RS7 Music Server

0% – 3 Year Financing Available!!

Ayon CD-35 Signature SACD

Vacuum Tube DAC, Transport, Pre-amp, Streamer

AXPONA 2019 & AXPONA 2018 Show Winner – Positive Feedback Editors Choice

“Audio Oasis” Award!

“Best Sound” Cost No Object LA Audio Show 2017 – The Show Newport 2016

Robert Harley & Neal Gader

The Absolute Sound Magazine Award

Positive Feedback Online Audio Oasis Award Ayon Lumenwhite BBS USA Tube Audio

Positive Feedback Online Audio Oasis Award Ayon Lumenwhite BBS USA Tube Audio

Ayon CD-35 Tube CD Player – SACD Player Tube DAC – Pre-Amp

Manufactured in Austria, SACD – PCM to DSD 128 & 256 – DSD Professional Use – DAC – Streamer – Analog Pre-amplifier – Analog RCA & XLR inputs – Volume Control 100% Analog Domain – Vacuum Tube Based.

The Ayon CD-35 comes from a long lineage of world class front ends. Ayon has been manufacturing vacuum tube based front ends for over 25 years.
As you will agree, the front end is the most important part of any high end audio system.

The history of this reference pedigree – Ayon CD-5, Ayon CD-5s, Ayon CD-3, Ayon CD-3sx and the current CD-35. The ultra high end reference Ayon CD-35 HF.

The big brother to the CD-35, check out the CD-35 HF with a sonic signature that of master recording Tape, reel to reel & vinyl.

The Ayon CD-35 series of SACD, DAC, DSD with 100% analog domain volume control system, Pre-amplifier for direct connect to your amps is like nothing else on the market today, really one of a kind.

The CD-35 is also designed to connect to your favorite Pre-amplifier as well, very versatile.

Without a doubt, all of us at USA Tube Audio are stunned with the natural and organic performance of the CD-35. It is the same as listening to Vinyl, Yes!

We guarantee to you that there is no better source available at any price.

The Ayon CD-35 operating in Single Ended Triode Pure Class A with 5 vacuum tubes on board, 2x 6H30, 2x 5687, 1x GZ30.

Zero feedback design, triode tube output stage and tube rectified power supply.the sonic signature of that as Vinyl. The Triode design allows for a cool operation, for long life of the vacuum tubes, about 8k hours of use. Years of operation. The CD-35 will also playback your favorite music from your computer via the USB connection, as in professional use.

As Robert Harley from the Absolute Sound said “Wall to wall three dimensional soundstage”, “Best Sound of Show” Cost No Object – The LA Audio Show 2017.

We at USA Tube Audio, Since 1976, have never heard such a musical, involving front end capable of transforming your system into the “Holy Grail” in audio, what all music lovers and audiophiles seek.

 Features & Design – Pure Class A Triode

Signal Path
The shortest signal paths delivers the best performance. That is how Ayon designs their gear! Pure Class A ONLY.

●  Sequenced soft start for extended tube life
●  Monitored warm up function
●  Zero negative feedback
●  Low output impedance
●  No solid state components in the analog vacuum tube paths
●  Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation
●  No followers or buffers
●  No DC servo that degrades the signal
●  Finest quality parts – 100% hand assembled ISO level craftsmanship
●  RCA & XLR Analog inputs
●  Separate analog output stages – left and right channel -2x 6H30, 2x 5687, 1x GZ30 vacuum tubes
●  Volume control 100% in the analog domain
●  DAC digital input – S/PDIF (RCA) , AES/EBU (XLR), I2S, BNC, USB, 3 x BNC for DSD;
●  Digital output – S/PDIF (RCA)
●  Immeasurable jitter internal clock generator

HD Power Supply
HD power supplies and enhanced AC line filtration. Separate power transformer provide total isolation. A critical attribute for the 6H30 and the 5687 vacuum tubes in the output stage. Electrolytic capacitors, huge storage capacity, stops loss in filtering.

●  2 separate R-Core Low noise – power transformers for all digital and analog
●  HD power supply – high speed current delivery on demand
●  Separate, isolated power supplies at all stages of amplification
●  Tube rectification for 6H30/5687 analog output stage -1x GZ30
●  Choke filtrate for 6H30/5687
●  Regulated DC filament – soft start vacuum tubes 6H30/5687
●  AC power conditioner
●  10 independent voltage regulators

Only the Finest Quality Parts

●  Hand Selected components
●  High speed  & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors
●  Top quality specially engineered tube sockets – Gold pins
●  Gold PCB

Construction Design
Aircraft grade brushed aluminum chassis, Elegant, timeless. Anti vibration resonance control. Completely non magnetic. Hand assembled, superb craftsmanship.

●  Backlit function buttons
●  Engineered suspension system – SACD/CD-transport
●  CD puck system, superior vibration control
●  Elegant & beautiful engraving
●  Aluminum feet resonance control
●  Chassis finish: black


SACD/CD-PlayerAyon CD-35
Conversion rate768kHz / 32 bit & DSD 256
DAC confirgurationFully symmetrical / AKM-Japan
DSP module (option)PCM→DSD & DSD→DSD
Tube complement2x 6H30 – 2x 5687 – 1x GZ30
Dynamic range> 120dB
Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB Low2.5V fixed or 0 – 2.5 V rms variable
Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB High5V fixed or 0 – 5V rms variable
Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA~ 300 Ω
Output impedance  Balanced-XLR~ 300 Ω
Digital output75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
Digital input75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA), USB, I2S, BNC, AES/EBU,

3 x BNC for DSD

S/N ratio> 119 dB
Frequency response 20Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz< 0.001%
Remote controlYes
Output complement RCA & XLR
Dimension (WxDxH) cm18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 inches
Weight48 lbs unit only – Shipping 54 lbs

Specifications subject to change without notice

5 reviews for Ayon CD-35

  1. Mark Harrison

    Quality like this is a privilege to experience. The Ayon CD35 is another outstanding unit. The Ayon line is superior and there are no corners cut. I have owned many different brands over the years and Ayon exceeds everything that I have ever heard. The DSD up converting is phenomenal and I have never heard this much detail in music. The Ayon company is at a much higher level in every way. Also again Charlie is the absolute authority on high end gear. So for me it has been a great experience on all levels.
    Thank you,

  2. John Harrison

    This Ayon CD35 signature is really something the quality of reproduced sound that comes out of this machine is unbelievable with depth of soundstage 3-D all around you transparency of the highest level seems so live sounding and the bass very strong but transparent clear layering many octaves through out and with each CD played always a individual independence of each CD never sounding the same but sounding there best so there is so much to look forward to all kinds of music with such realism compared to other CD players this is the ONE.

  3. Marty

    First of all, let me say that USA Tube Audio is a pleasure to deal with. Paul (the sales person I know) is highly knowledgeable, helpful and responsive, and Shelly (the one who typically handles the sale’s logistics) is a delight, as well. My new CD-35 signature has about 40 hours on it now, so it’s just starting break in. But its sound already, to quote Paul’s words, is truly an epiphany. I remember when I bought my Ayon CD-07s to use with a Rogue Audio RP-5 pre amp. Paul said at the time that I’d ask myself why I didn’t get the CD-07s sooner. He was right. And now, with the CD-35s which I’m also using as my pre amp, my system has graduated to a whole new level, a truly natural sound that makes me forget that I’m listening to my system and that the musicians aren’t really in the room with me – a true epiphany!

  4. Joie Gallenberger

    I have worked with USA Tubed Audio (Paul and Shelly) for many years and previously had the Ayon CD5s. I have been enjoying my Ayon CD35s now for about a year and it is indeed a significant upgrade while still keeping the Ayon magic. I use it also as my pre-amp in a revealing system Von Schweikert Audio VR55 Aktive speakers ($60,000) and Jeff Rowland 625S2 Class A/B amp ($16,000) . No other system that I have auditioned in my home or heard in dedicated rooms including many separate Transport/DAC/Pre-amp systems at triple the cost and complexity comes close to providing the excitement and naturalness of live music that the Ayon CD35s provides. I love the savings on power cords and interconnects, and the clean look as well. With friends I have brought in and connected several high- end DACs and preamps, and the built-in DAC and preamp of the Ayon was preferred by myself and many friends.

  5. Douglas Duncan

    I am thoroughly impressed with USA Audio staff and ecstatic about the quality and performance of the CD35!! Since 1960, this is only my third “system” and, at age 78, my last. The past started with JBL speakers, McIntosh amps and Thorens and most recently a full complement of Balanced Audio Technology, both tube and SS. Now I cannot imagine anything better to send sound to my Pass Lab 350.8 (also from USA Tube Audio) driving my Sound Lab M1 speakers. While living in rural locations I cannot attest to in-person comparisons, however I can attest to the overwhelmingly positive response from very experienced friends, some of whom are accomplished musicians and one is a professional recording engineer and manufacturer of very expensive audio amplifiers. In regard to support, I offer the FACT that I have never had such detailed and knowledgeable guidance and hands-on support. This included full set up of Audirvana and Qobuz on my laptop (which I sent to them on their offer). I could not be more pleased with the Ayon CD35, Paul and all of the staff.

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Ayon CD-35

Conversion rate

768kHz / 32 bit & DSD 256

DAC confirguration

Fully symmetrical / AKM-Japan

DSP module (option)


Tube complement

2x 6H30 – 2x 5687 – 1x GZ30

Dynamic range

> 120dB

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

2.5V fixed or 0 – 2.5 V rms variable

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

5V fixed or 0 – 5V rms variable

Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA

~ 300 Ω

Output impedance Balanced-XLR

~ 300 Ω

Digital output


Digital input


3 x BNC for DSD

S/N ratio

> 119 dB

Frequency response

20Hz – 50kHz +/- 0.3dB

Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz

< 0.001%Remote controlYesOutput complementRCA & XLRDimension (WxDxH) Inches18.89 x 15.35 x 4.72 inchesWeight48 lbs. unit only - Shipping weight 54 lbs.Specifications subject to change without notice