Ayon CD-35 HF

Description

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

All pertinent components are matched at 1% level – Reference

SACD – DAC – Streamer – Pre-amplifier – Volume Control 100% Analog Domain – Vacuum Tube

Best Product 2017

Whipped up by the great success of the CD-35 we got many requests to launch a special and limited Version of the CD-35. Essentially a quasi “digital” machine that should act “analogue” as it never has before. All music lovers engaged in top analogue turntables and/or reel-to-reel tape recorders also felt this should be considered. Many ideas, thoughts, suggestions, and a dedicated assistance of the people of the HighFidelity.pl magazine also were incorporated in the CD-35 HF project. Based upon the existing CD-35 technology every detail was re-examined carefully, refined, high-selected, re-adjusted, and the best-sounding components were implemented at the key areas of the circuitry. Also, its slightly modified appearance, equipped with additional black elements, underline the exclusivity.

The CD-35 HF reflects a deep magical illumination of space, paired with a dynamic black deployment of power second to none. With its enormous musical representation, in addition to its detailed tranquility, the “long-term listening” is always described as being relaxed and inspiring.

Hence, a new era of digital/analogue CD-reproduction presents itself in the foreground, a masterpiece of the art of sound.

Features

SACD – DAC – Streamer – Pre-amplifier – Volume Control 100% Analog Domain – Vacuum Tube

The Ayon CD-35 HF establishes a new benchmark in SE-Triode vacuum-tube CD/SACD-Player performance by combining a fully balanced PCM-DSD DAC.  The CD-35 HF is also prepared for computer playback and general DSD professional audio use. The CD-35 HF is in many respects a new ground-breaking CD/SACD/DAC Player design with an advanced technology like a new vacuum tube output stage, new magnetic clamp system with separate CD-LID, new DAC design and a switchable PCM-DSD converter (DSP module).  Based on a zero-feedback, pure tube circuit design and a tube rectified power supply, the CD-35 HF reveals the manifold layers of music with utmost transparency while projecting a deep and highly focused 3D soundstage. Sonic signature, that of Studio Master Tape Recording Playback!

The bass is extended and powerful, its midrange pure, liquid and permeated with natural warmth, while the top is extraordinarily clean and finely detailed. This Reference CD/SACD/DAC Player offers an uncompromising quality level in every aspect. The CD-35 HF is one of the most exciting CD/SACD/DAC Player with vacuum-tube output stage and the best sounding CD/SACD/DAC Player that Ayon Audio ever built.

Some additional features

V-cap TFTF coupling capacitors;
Franc Audio – Ceramic Feet;
WBT-210 NextGen RCA Jacks;
Tantalum 2-Watt resistors for tube output-stage;
AKM 4497EQ for DAC section;
Black Finish for cooling slots, Top plate buttons, CD-LID and CD-inside housing;
All important components are matched at 1% level;
Limited at 50 pieces in total and a max. of 2 pcs. per month are built

Specifications
SACD/CD-Player Ayon CD-35 HF – 1% Matched Components
Conversion rate 768kHz / 32 bit & DSD 256
DAC confirguration Fully symmetrical / 2 x 4497EQ AKM-Japan
DSP module (option) PCM→DSD & DSD→DSD
Tube complement 6H30 & 5687
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 75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
Digital input 75 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 control Yes
Output complement  RCA & XLR
Dimension (WxDxH) cm 48x39x12 cm
Weight 21 kg

Specifications subject to change without notice

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