Ayon Audio - CD-10, cd-player, hifiteam, home entertainment for you

Ayon Audio - CD-10


€ 4,490.00

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Ayon CD-10

CD-10sx model offering is pleased to introduce the CD-1.

The CD-10 is a ground-breaking SACD / CD player design with an advanced technology like a single-ended triode 6H30 output stage, a new DAC design, an advanced magnetic clamp system.

This player is a vitality, clarity, natural warmth, superb dynamic contrasts and, in addition, a superb construction quality.

In this price-range the CD-10 is one of the most innovative and best-selling CD players ever built in the 35-year long CD history.

Features & Design

Full featured tube top loader CD player

Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation

Signal path

We believe that the simplest circuits work best with the shortest signal path. That is why our pre-amplifiers have used single-ended pure class-A circuitry. The shorter the signal path, 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 pure musical sound and high reliability
  • Low output impedance for driving long runs interconnects to an amplifier, and any tube or solid state power amp
  • No solid state devices in the analogue tube output (signal path)
  • Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation
  • No followers or buffers in the signal path
  • No DC servo that degrades the signal
  • High quality parts throughout
  • Fully assembled to the highest level of craftsmanship
  • Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
  • Digital input - S / PDIF (RCA), & TosLink
  • USB input - 24 / 384 kHz and DSD 64x / 128x
  • Digital output - S / PDIF (RCA)

Power Supply

The power supplies have been refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise filtration. Separate power transformer windings and filters provide total isolation between the input and output stages, which makes this a pure power source and it is a critical attribute for a 6H30 output stage. So using electrolytic capacitors with much larger storage capacity to make up for the loss in filtering when using resistors in lieu of inductors.

  • R-Core / Low noise - insulated power transformer for digital & analog
  • Innovative power supply provides high-speed energy delivery on transients
  • Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification
  • AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.
  • Tube rectification for analogue output stage
  • 10 separate voltage regulators


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  • Selected, premium quality passive components used in all applications
  • High speed & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors
  • High quality special tube sockets with gold pins
  • Capacitors (MKP 2%)
  • 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 and non-magnetic chassis are fully assembled to the highest level of craftsmanship.

  • Backlit function buttons
  • Modified suspension system to isolate the SACD / CD transport from mechanical vibrations
  • Anti-vibration magnetic CD-clamp system with dark acrylic CD-LID
  • The aluminum feet are a kind of acoustic absorber types
  • Metal remote commander
  • Chassis finish: black / chrome

Sonic a dream!

Test extract from predecessor:

"... The Ayon CD-1sc Tube Top Loader CD Player embodies the excellent sound that makes the signal path short done, especially when trying to meet the unimaginable whims of a global audiophile community. It's worth visiting the Ayon website. . "

Source: www.ayonaudio.com/fileadmin/upload/review/POSITIVE_FEEDBACK_AYON_CD-1SC_REVIEW_-_1-30-13.pdf

Test extract from the predecessor

link: www.ayonaudio.com/fileadmin/2011/CD-1s_review_EinsNull_Germany_Jan2011.pdf

Technical data:

DAC configuration

Fully symmetrical / AKM Japan

Tube complement


Tube complement for power supply

6Z4 (6C4P)

Dynamic range

> 119dB

Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB Low

0 - 2.5 V / variable

Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB High

0 - 5V / 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 - 24 / 384 kHz & DSD 64x / 128x, TosLink

S / N ratio

> 119 dB

Frequency response

20Hz - 40kHz +/- 0.3dB

Totally harmonic distortion @ 1kHz


Remote control

And it is

Output complement


Dimension (WxDxH) cm

48x36x12 cm


13 kg