Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you
Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you

Ayon Audio Stratos High End D/A Wandler mit Vorstufe Demogerät Garantie !

AYON AUDIO Austria


€7,990.00 €9,995.00





Ayon Stratos – der Referenz-DAC mit Trioden-Ausgangsstufe und integriertem Vorverstärker.

Mit dem Stratos DAC offeriert Ayon Audio einen separaten Digital-Analog-Wandler in Referenz-Technologie und vollsymmetrischem Schaltungslayout des digitalen wie analogen Signalwegs.
Die Digitalstufe des Stratos DAC verwendet jeweils 8 parallel arbeitende DACs / Kanal zur Wandlung von 24/192k Digitalsignalen.
Die folgende Differentialverstärkerstufe verfügt über je zwei 6H30-Hochleistungs-Trioden pro Kanal. Das Netzteil des Stratos DAC ist großzügig überdimensioniert,
verfügt über Röhrengleichrichtung, Drosselsiebung sowie drei Hochleistungstransformatoren, zwei für die Analogstufe und einen für die Digitalschaltung.

Der Klang des Stratos verbindet absolute Transparenz und Detailpräzision mit natürlichen Klangfarben und höchster Musikalität zu einer holografischen, extrem wirklichkeitsgetreuen Wiedergabe der Musik in ihrer natürlichen Ganzheit.

Mit dem Stratos DAC steht Musikliebhabern eine Digitalquelle zu Verfügung, deren herausragende Musikalität nur mehr mit den besten Analogquellen vergleichbar ist.

Zitat The absolute sound:

 

"In the pursuit of digital playback perfection, the Stealth ranks in the DAC elite. It’s all about the music and the Stealth delivers a superb musical experience. You could do a lot worse at a higher price point, but I doubt that you would do any better at its asking price. It’s a DAC that I could happily live with for years to come." 



Ayon Stratos DAC  „Audiophile-Magazine“

August 2013, France

Conclusion: English Translation
STRATOS is without any doubt one of the best DAC I ever listened to. It makes Music, and in the best possible way. It is comfortable in any situation, from Rock dynamics, to Opera sweetness or Blues laments. With DSD, simply on USB, it takes advantage over SACD players that cost twice or 3 times more. With PCM, Stratos is very close to the wonderful Ayon S5 streamer. Again, it takes advantage over DAC that costs twice or 3 times more. And you get a full preamplifier with the DAC! A close integration between DAC and preamplifier seems to really become a design Must.
Using Sabre ESS9018 chip, after having mainly used the BB 1704K, Ayon has fully succeeded this transition. Sonic width and depth are even better than their famous CD5S or Skylla II. With the Stratos DAC for Computer Audio, and with the S5 for Network Streaming, Ayon has delivered 2 great Milestones on the 2 roads of "dematerialized" music.

Features & Design

Full-featured Tube D/A converter
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.

  •  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
  • High quality parts throughout
  • Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship
  • Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
  • Analog inputs ( single-eded and fully balanced)
  • All digital inputs
  • Internal hardware PCM upsampler for CD sources to 24/192K (can be disabled)
  • Native 192kHz PCM and DSDx128 conversion
  • Ultra-low jitter internal clock generator
  • USB input (24/192 asynchronous  and DSD)

    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.

    • 2 separate R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformer for digital & analog
    • Tube rectification
    • 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 tube
    • 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 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.

    • Front panel descriptions are engraved
    • AC phase polarity control indicator

    Testauszug:

    Ayon Stratos DAC  „Audiophile-Magazine“

    August 2013, France

    Conclusion: English Translation
    STRATOS is without any doubt one of the best DAC I ever listened to. It makes Music, and in the best possible way. It is comfortable in any situation, from Rock dynamics, to Opera sweetness or Blues laments.

    With DSD, simply on USB, it takes advantage over SACD players that cost twice or 3 times more. With PCM, Stratos is very close to the wonderful Ayon S5 streamer. Again, it takes advantage over DAC that costs twice or 3 times more. And you get a full preamplifier with the DAC!

    A close integration between DAC and preamplifier seems to really become a design Must.
    Using Sabre ESS9018 chip, after having mainly used the BB 1704K, Ayon has fully succeeded this transition. Sonic width and depth are even better than their famous CD5S or Skylla II. With the Stratos DAC for Computer Audio, and with the S5 for Network Streaming, Ayon has delivered 2 great Milestones on the 2 roads of "dematerialized" music.