In 2011 Ayon Audio has set a milestone with the S-3: the first network-player with top-class vacuum-tube technology worldwide, separate DAC section and an analogue preamp section. 6 years later we present the successor S-10 and it was created to embody, in more advanced technologies and very flexible player, all the know-how and expertise acquired developing our reference Network-Player products. The S-10 includes a network player, computer playback, analogue preamp, a world class PCM/DSD Digital to Analog converter and a PCM – DSD converter for all PCM signals that gives an outstanding sound performance that you would expect from an Ayon product. The S-10 is based on a modular platform and can be composed variably. There is a variety of choices available.
Of course, there are again a modern puristic and tonal significantly decisive tube output stage and a newly developed fully symmetrical dual mono DAC. Its spacious 3D image combined with an enormous agility and stirring reproduction are only a few trademarks unified in this exceptional device.
This tube based network-player represents a new sound performance standard in its price category.
Conversion rate: 384kHz / 24 bit & DSD64/128/256*
PCM → DSD converter: All PCM signals → DSD128 or 256 switchable
Dynamic range: > 120dB
Channel separation: >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB /RCA/XLR: 0 – 8V rms variable
Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA:~ 700 Ω
Output impedance Single-Ended-XLR: ~ 700 Ω
Digital inputs: 75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz), TosLink (up to 24/192kHz),USB up to 192KHz and DSD64/128,Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive, Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
Network inputs: RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g; UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection)
S/N ratio: > 115 dB
Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz: < 0.002%
Remote control: Yes
Analog line inputs: 2 pair RCA
Analog – Main outputs: 1 pair RCA & XLR