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Ayon Audio's CD-5s CD Player
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Ayon Audio's CD-5s CD Player

Digital by Ayon Audio

Manufacturer's Description:

“Reference CD-Player”

The Ayon CD-5s establishes another benchmark in triode vacuum-tube CD-Player performance by combining a true balanced and single-ended tube output stage with tube rectified current sources in the power supply. Based on a zero-feedback, pure tube circuit design, the CD-5s reveals the manifold layers of music with utmost transparency while projecting a deep and highly focused 3D soundstage. Its bass is extended and powerful, its midrange pure, liquid and permeated with natural warmth, while the top is extraordinarily clean and finely detailed. The CD-5s Reference CD-Player offers an uncompromising quality level in every aspect.

Features & Design

Full-featured tube Top Loader CD-Player with preamp function
Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation

Signal Path
We believe that the simplest circuits work best together with the shortest signal path. That is why our pre-amplifiers to date have used single-ended pure class-A circuitry. The shorter the signal path is, the less possibility of sonic degradation from various sources, including the wire itself. Even on the circuit boards, the copper traces are kept to a very minimum length. The completely redesigned circuit board provides a more straightforward and direct approach to the signal paths.


  • The volume is controlled in the analogue domain
  • Logical sequenced soft-start power up for extended tube life 
  • Warm up function
  • 0dB negative feedback  (of any kind )
  • Ultra short signal path
  • Simplest direct circuit path for purest musical sound and high reliability
  • Low output impedance for driving long runs interconnect to an amplifier, and any tube or solid state power amp
  • No solid state devices in the analog tube output (signal path )    
  • Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation 
  • No followers or buffers in the signal path
  • No DC servo that degrades the signal
  • High quality parts throughout
  • Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship
  • Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
  • Burr Brown D/A converter
  • Upsampling 24bit/192kHz and on/off switchable
  • Digital input
  • Analog input ( RCA & XLR )
  • USB 24/96kHz input
  • Digital output

Power Supply
The power supplies have been further refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise filtration. Separate power transformer windings and filters provide total isolation between the input and output stage which makes this a pure power source and it is a critical attribute for a 6H30 output stage. We also use electrolytic capacitors with much larger storage capacity to make up for the loss in filtering when using resistors in lieu of inductors.

  • 3 separate R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformer for digital & analog Bridge tube rectification
  • Dual choke – filtered power supply and coupled with special film caps
  • Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients
  • Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification
  • Regulated DC filament supplies with soft start for 6H30
  • AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.
  • 10 separate voltage regulators 

Components
The type of parts used therefore must have a synergistic relationship to the circuit they are placed in. It is this relationship of which type of part to use where, that ranks our products apart from the mass.

  • Selected, premium quality passive components used in all applications   
  • High speed  & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors
  • High quality Teflon tube sockets with gold pins
  • Superior capacitors ( MKP 1% )
  • High quality – RCA & XLR jack
  • Gold-plated industrial grade PCB

Mechanical Construction
The high grade aluminum chassis impart a richer, more lustrous tonality with a cleaner back-ground and less hash and grain. All brushed anodized anti-vibration-resonance and non-magnetic chassis’s are fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship.

  • Backlit function buttons
  • Modified suspension system to isolate the CD-transport from mechanical  vibrations
  • Anti-vibration magnetic integral CD-clamp system combined with dark acrylic CD-cover
  • Front panel descriptions are engraved
  • AC phase polarity control indicator
  • The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types
  • Metal remote commander
  • Chassis finish: black / chrome

 

Specifications

CD-Player

Ayon CD-5s

Conversation rate

192kHz / 24 bit

CD-Transport

Philips CD-Pro 2

Tube complement – Analog output stage

4 x 6H30

Dynamic range

> 110dB

Output level @1 kHz / Rms - LOW

0-4V variable

Output level @1 kHz / Rms - HIGH

0-8V variable

Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA

~  300 Ohms

Output impedance  Balanced-XLR

~  300 Ohms

Digital output

S/PDIF (RCA), I2S, AES/EBU

Digital input

USB, AES/EBU, SPDIF, TosLink

Analog input

2 x Line In (RCA & XLR)

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) cm

50x41x13 cm

Weight

19 kg

Specifications subject to change without notice


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