Ayon Stealth

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Ayon Stealth DAC – Vacuum Tube DAC – Pre-Amp 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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Product Description

As an option, you can also STREAM to this baby with the ROON Rock 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

https://www.usatubeaudio.com/product/digital/cd-disc-players/rs7-roon-server-copy/

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Ayon Stealth DAC – Vacuum Tube DAC – Pre-Amp 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 Stealth vacuum tube DAC will amaze and stun you. The soundstage is so realistic to the live event, the Stealth is so good, that your speakers will disappear during playback. Wall to wall three dimensional performance!

The Stealth 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 Stealth 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
  • All digital inputs included
  • Internal hardware PCM up-sampler 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 Converter Ayon Stealth
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

1 review for Ayon Stealth

  1. Dhruv Garg

    I have this paired up as a source to a full Burmester system and the results are phenomenal! Stealth sounds rich with a sweet tone and is also very resolving at the same time. The sound is very 3 dimensional and holographic. You can feel the speakers disappear and music floats in front of the speakers, with the depth of the overall soundstage extending well behind the speakers as well. It has a warm tone slightly on the richer side of neutral but not overly soft like a traditional tube amp/dac . Details are finely resolved without compromising richness/musicality. If you are looking at the highest level of inner resolution on music – this is not your thing, but this piece delivers on musicality with its richer tone! Its definitely not neutral , rich with a seductive tone that carries a unique Ayon signature and its very pleasing to listen to. The frequency extremes are well rounded. Treble is just right with no hint of harshness, the bass is rich with a powerful slam and has no hardness to it. Super refined, a wonderful addition to any system and performs great on all genres of music!

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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