Ayon Audio Stratos High End D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you
Ayon Audio Stratos High End D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you Ayon Audio Stratos High End D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty !, DAC, hifiteam, home entertainment for you

Ayon Audio Stratos high end D / A converter with pre-stage demo device warranty!

AYON AUDIO Austria


€ 7,990.00 € 9,995.00





Ayon Stratos - the reference DAC with triode output stage and integrated preamplifier.

With the Stratos DAC, Ayon Audio offers a separate digital-to-analog converter in reference technology and fully symmetrical circuit layout of the digital and analog signal path.
The digital stage of Stratos DAC uses 8 parallel DACs / channels to convert 24 / 192k digital signals.
The following differential amplifier stage has two 6H30 high-power triodes per channel. The power supply of the Stratos DAC is generously oversized,
features tube rectification, choke screening and three high-performance transformers, two for the analog stage and one for the digital circuit.

The sound of Stratos combines absolute transparency and precision with natural timbres and the highest musicality to a holographic, extremely realistic reproduction of the music in its natural entirety.

The Stratos DAC offers music lovers a digital source whose outstanding musicality is only comparable to the best analog sources.

Quote 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 any better at its price.It's a DAC that could happily live with you 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 of 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 of twice the cost of XAC or 3 times more. And you get a full preamplifier with the DAC! A close integration between DAC and preamplifier seems to become a must.
Using Saber ESS9018 chip, after having used BB 1704K, Ayon has fully succeeded in this transition. CD5S or Skylla II. With the Stratos DAC for Computer Audio, with the S5 for Streaming Network, 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 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
  • High quality parts throughout
  • Fully assembled to the highest level of craftsmanship
  • Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
  • Analog inputs (single-edged 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 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.

    • 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 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
    It is placed in a relationship with the group of companies that they are located in.

    • 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 and non-magnetic chassis are fully assembled to the highest level of craftsmanship.

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

    Test excerpt:

    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 of 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 of twice the cost of XAC or 3 times more. And you get a full preamplifier with the DAC!

    A close integration between DAC and preamplifier seems to become a must.
    Using Saber ESS9018 chip, after having used BB 1704K, Ayon has fully succeeded in this transition. CD5S or Skylla II. With the Stratos DAC for Computer Audio, with the S5 for Streaming Network, Ayon has delivered 2 great Milestones on the 2 roads of "dematerialized" music.