T.H.E Show 2011 – Ayon Audio “Best Sound”
STEREOMOJO SPECIAL DUAL REPORT (CES 2011 & T.H.E. Show 2011)
James Darby – Publisher
As always, please note that, despite what other publications may say, it is nigh impossible to do critical and accurate sound evaluations at shows like this, though it is somewhat possible in some situations to ascertain an overall impression, and that’s what we will try to do for you. Some rooms are heavily sound treated, other use no treatments at all. As we will reveal, some systems have technical issues that vendors try to conceal that are not their fault, but things happen beyond their control. For all these reasons and more, the roll of publications like Stereomojo is vital in informing you of a component’s real performance and value through the review process. When we found an unusual product that met our stringent requirements, we asked for review samples – especially if it is one not likely to be covered by those other print and web mags.
Enjoy. If you have questions, please write us.
Charlie and Susan Harrison, two of the sharpest distributors in the biz, were debuting several new products in Vegas from Ayon Audio of Austria.
The Orthos II monoblocks provide true balanced or single-ended operation combined with the ability to deliver more than 200 watts per channel.
Another monoblock, the Triton II, plays in either Triode or Pentode modes and produces
either 100 or 60 watts respectively using KT88s. Using KT120’s puts out even more power.
Yet another new mono, the Orthis II monoblocks provide true balanced or single-ended operation combined with the ability to deliver more than 200 watts per channel.
Ayon makes some of the best CD players on the planet and they have upped their game with the updated CD5S.
Shown with the Ayon products, which we are currently reviewing, the British ECKO integrated amp that offers 4 different tube modes for playback.
Don’t tell anyone we told you this yet, but… At $2,450 and 55 wpc pure Class A, the Ecko is a steal!
We are also going to be reviewing the excellent BASSOCONTINUO rack it was sitting on
as well as the bargain VOVOX cables.