September 2003

HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2003 - Stereophile Show - Retrospects

Good and Bad Sound

"My votes for best sound go to LumenWhite-Vyger-Ayon"
Stereophile US, Sept. 2003, ( Analog Corner ) by Michael Fremer


June 5th - June 8th 2003

HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2003 - Stereophile Show - Retrospects

Ayon : Dragon S - Loudspeaker
Acoustic Dreams
: Rack
Shunyata : Hydra 

Ayon : Classic - Tube Poweramp Monoblock
Lumen White :
White Light - Loudspeaker
Acoustic Dreams
: Rack
Shunyata : Hydra
Vyger :
Indian Signature - Analog Turntable
DCS :
Digital Equipment

Stereotimes (USA) Award for Ayon


June 23rd 2003

We are relocated!

We are glad to tell your that Ayon has installed her new office since 23th June 2003

Ayon
Hart 18
A-8101 Gratkorn    
Tel.: +43 3124 24954
Fax: +43 3124 24955
eMail: ayon@ayonaudio.com


Frankfurt 2003 - Retrospects

Ayon : Falcon - Loudspeaker
North Star Design :
NSD - Poweramp
North Star Design :
Preamp
North Star Design :
DAC 192 - D/A Converter
North Star Design :
CD-T 192 - CD Transport
Shunyata :
Anaconda, Python, - Powercords

Shunyata : Andromeda - Loudspeakercable
Shunyata : Aries - Interconnect
Shunyata : Hydra Mod. 8
Tom Evans : The Groove - Phonostage
Vyger : Atlantis - Analog Turntabl


June 5th - June 8th 2003

HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2003 - Sterophile Show

Ayon and Acoustic Dreams are Attending Home Entertainment 2003!
Please come and visit us at Home Entertainment 2003, June 5th - 8th
Westin St. Francis Hotel, Room 540 - San Fransisco, California


May 29th - June 1st 2003

In other show news, Germany's the High End Society have announced their 2003 show that will be held from May 29th through June 1st at the Hotel Gravenbruch Kempinski near Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The details are as follows:
Location: Hotel Kempinski, Frankfurt-Neu Isenburg - Room 224
Trade only: Thursday 29th of May from 10am to 8pm
Public: 30th of May - 1st of June 2003 from 10am to 6pm


"KLANGBILDER" High-End Show in Salzburg - Retrospects

"From the 26th April till 27th April 2003 in Salzburg Renaissance Hotel Hifi-Specialists were presented their best products to a large, expert and enthusiastic audience to hear high-quality Hifi-equipment in a very pleasant atmosphere and to judge in a written form the best Sound 2003 due to their own, no manipulated opinion during these three days. All the more we are really pleased, that the presented equipment of Living Sound together with HiFi Team Graz (one of our top-dealer), was classified as the first with a great distance to the others by the visitors."

Ayon : Falcon - Loudspeaker
North Star Design :
NSD - Poweramp
North Star Design :
Preamp
North Star Design :
DAC 192 - D/A Converter
North Star Design :
CD-T 192 - CD Transport
Shunyata :
Anaconda, Python,
Black Mamba II- Powercords
Shunyata :
Phoenix - Loudspeaker cable
Shunyata :
Aries - Interconnect


 

C.E.S. and T.H.E. Show 2003

Part 3: Oases of Beautiful Music - Best Sounds of the Best

 

March 2003

by Greg Weaver

Acoustic Dreams, of Fairfield, IL, the exclusive US distributors of Lumen White, Ayon and the V.Y.G.E.R. turntables, were hosts to another room that consistently left me with goose bumps. Their room this year was even more enthralling than it has been in the past.

The most dynamic sounding turntable I can recall hearing, the $36,000 V.Y.G.E.R. Indian Signature Turntable, is also one of the most striking analog transcriptors you will ever see.

The sonically stunning and visually arresting V.Y.G.E.R. Indian Signature Turntable
The sonically stunning and visually arresting V.Y.G.E.R. Indian Signature Turntable

Amplification in this room was provided by the Ayon 52-B Reference Amplifiers, which are 55-watt amps based on the 300B and priced at $24,500 a pair. Loudspeakers were the $40,000 Lumen White Whitelight Reference, which use a 1-inch inverted dome ceramic tweeter, a 3.5-inch inverted dome ceramic midrange and three 7-inch ceramic woofers in a proprietary "jetvalve" vented enclosure and boast only 7 crossover components. Acoustic Dreams fabricates both the equipment stands ($6,000) and the Dead Ball Isolation devices (set of 3/$190) that were used to display the entire system.

In the running for best sound of the show, the Acoustic Dreams room was an absolute delight
In the running for best sound of the show, the Acoustic Dreams room was an absolute delight

This room was well set up and achieved a wonderful balance between the so-called hi-fi attributes (detail, transparency, resolution) and musical communication. Luxuriously rich and liquid, delicate tonal development, macrodynamic attack approaching the live event and a coherent voice set this room apart from much of this years competition. What was truly astounding to me during one of my three trips back to this room to just listen was a demonstration by Bruce Featherling.

While listening, I was completely taken by how dynamic the system seemed. This was striking to me as many digiphobes who choose to pooh-pooh vinyl point to the specs to show how digital is so much more dynamic than records. Yeah, right! Maybe on paper, but certainly not it the real world. At one point, as we were discussing the minutiae of the system, I mentioned to Bruce that it seemed somewhat loud. He smiled, grabbed an SPL meter and showed me that the room never hit peaks over 80 dB! Now that is a good sign. This room was clean, fast, warm and harmonically rich.


Show Pictures "T.H.E. Show 2003", Las Vegas, USA

Acoustic Dreams Room -
Chateau Ballroom #5
Ayon : Classic - Monoblock
Ayon : Sunrise - Amplifier
Ayon : 300 B - Amplifier

Acoustic Dreams Room -
Chateau Ballroom #5
Ayon : Falcon - Loudspeaker
Hovland : HP 100 - Pre-Amplifier
Vyger : Indian - Turntable


Show Pictures "CES 2003", Las Vegas, USA

Ayon Room AP #2060
Ayon : Dragon S - Loudspeaker

Ayon Room AP #2060
Ayon : Falcon - Loudspeaker
Vyger : Atlantis - Turntable
Hovland : HP 100 - Pre-Amplifier
Acoustic Dreams : Rack
Shunyata : Aries, Python, Anaconda, Taipan & Phoenix - Power cords


Jan. 9th - Jan. 12th, 2003

CES 2003, USA

Ayon will be exhibiting in
room #2060, Alexis Park Hotel, 375 East Harmon Avenue, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109 


Jan. 9th - Jan. 13th, 2003

T.H.E. Show, USA

Ayon will be exhibiting in
Chateau Ballroom #5, San Remo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada 89109