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The Ayon CD-1S is a complete redesign of the highly regarded CD-1, and further improves upon its already award-winning sound. The 6H30 "super tube" is not commonly found in CD players, and in the pure class-A output stage of the CD-1S it achieves a very delicate balance - a very lively sound that immediately engages you, absolutely non-fatiguing for extended listening, with superb resolution.

 

With a simple click on the remote control, the CD-1S transforms into a DAC with a class-A tube output stage. In-built remote controlled volume means the CD-1S can also be connected directly to a power amp. The CD-1S is a very versatile digital source indeed.

 

"The CD-1s is a true pearl. ... The midrange is incredibly saturated and full. The vocals almost jump out of their hoops and instruments like the trumpets from a Hank Mobley disc simply manifest in front of us. Interestingly, this does not induce fatigue during extended listening sessions. Usually hyper separation and recorded details thrown at us seem attractive at first but exhaust in the long run. The Ayon needs to be listened to by itself not for a moment but longer. Even then its active dynamic sound will remain appealing I believe." - 6moons review of the CD-1S

 

"And so, for its sheer musicality, versatility in recreating all forms of music, fleetness of tonality and colors, profound emotionalism and consistently earth-shaking dynamics and extension, I award the Ayon Audio CD-1 my second-ever Blue Moon Award. For $4,299, the Ayon CD-1 is a superb musical CD machine. Fans of both blood and guts showmanship and gentle audio epiphanies avoid this extraordinary player at their own peril." - 6moons review & Blue Moon Award for the CD-1

 

Features:

Real Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage

2x 6H30 triode tubes / Russia

Teflon tube sockets with gold pins

Warm up function – extends tube life time

Upsampling 24bit/192kHz and on/off switchable

Bur Brown D/A converter

Modified suspension system to isolate the CD-transport from mechanical vibrations

Magnetic integral CD-clamp system combined with dark acrylic CD-cover

High selected, fine quality passive components used in all applications

Gold industrial PCB

Separate analog output stage for left and right channel

10 separate voltage regulators (power supply)

MOS-FET tube anode-voltage regulation

MKP Z-capacitors

Large noiseless R-core power transformer

Digital input - S/PDIF (RCA)

Digital output - S/PDIF (RCA)

Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship

Beautifully crafted high grade aluminium-brushed and anodized chassis

Backlit function buttons

Variable output volume level control

Display dimmer & mute function

Heavy duty RCA gold-plated output jacks

Absorber aluminium feet with superior damping characteristics

Remote control ( brushed & anodized aluminium )

Made in Austria

 

More information:

http://ayonaudio.com/ayon/english/cd-1_s/f-cd-1s.htm

 

The Ayon CD-1S is on available now at a special S$4410 (UP S$4900).

 

Please feel free to ask any questions - call/SMS us at 8309 8399.

 

))) Raindrop Audio (((

www.raindropaudio.com

 

Address and contact details:

http://raindropaudio.com/?page_id=7

 

Interest-free installment plan with Citibank credit cards is available.

 

Check out our Special Deals:

http://raindropaudio.com/?page_id=657

 

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