Ayon CD-35 II HF


Ayon CD-35 II HF “Limited Edition”

Tube CD Player – Tube DAC

All pertinent components are matched at 1% level – Reference

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

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

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


CD – DAC – Vacuum Tube

The Ayon CD-35 II HF establishes a new benchmark in SE-Triode vacuum-tube CD-Player performance by combining a fully balanced PCM-DSD DAC.  The CD-35 II HF is also prepared for computer playback and general DSD professional audio use. The CD-35 II HF is in many respects a new ground-breaking CD/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 II 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/DAC Player offers an uncompromising quality level in every aspect. The CD-35 HF is one of the most exciting CD/SACD/DAC Players with vacuum-tube output stage and the best sounding CD/DAC Player that Ayon Audio ever built.

Some additional features

V-cap TFTF & Mundorf 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 35 pieces in total and only 1 piece is built per month;

CD-PlayerAyon CD-35 II HF
Conversion rate768kHz / 32 bit & DSD 256
DAC configurationFully symmetrical / 2 x 4497EQ AKM-Japan
DSP module (option)PCM→DSD
Tube complement6H30 & 5687
Dynamic range> 120dB
Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB Low2.5V fixed or 0 – 2.5 V rms variable
Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB High5V fixed or 0 – 5V rms variable
Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA~ 300 Ω
Output impedance  Balanced-XLR~ 600 Ω
Digital output75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
Digital input75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
USB – 32/384 kHz & DSD256
3 x BNC for DSD
S/N ratio> 119 dB
Frequency response 20Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz< 0.001%
Remote controlYes
Output complement RCA & XLR
Dimension (WxDxH) cm48x39x12 cm
Weight17 kg


Specifications subject to change without notice


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