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REAL SOUND / CD PLAYERS & RECORDERS
New Ayon Audio CD Player Unveiled
By Mendelson Tiu | Friday | 05/02/2010
Ayon Audio has released a new vacuum-tube based CD player that claims to provide good audio quality.
Boris Granovsky of Absolute Hi End, the Australian distributor for Ayon Audio said, "The CD-07 is a dramatic rethinking of conventional based tube CD-Player industrial designs and represents an absolutely new standard in its price category. It was created to embody in a more affordable CD-Player, all the know-how and expertise acquired developing reference products."
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"This CD-Player now incorporates many advanced technologies aspects and superior aesthetic from Ayon's upper CD-Player line. The CD-07 provides exquisite musicality with transparency, dynamic, air, harmonics and resolution," added Boris.
Ayon Ausio claims that the CD-07 offers 'distinguished analogue and digital technologies with many new features and ideas, high quality parts, top sound performance, top build quality combine with an unbelievable price value for such a tube CD-player.'
This product is available for $3,999 at www.absolutehiend.com.
See page over for product features.
Ayon CD-07 Features:
- Full-featured true balanced Top Loader CD-Player
- Real Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced
- 2 x 5687 triode tubes
- High quality tube sockets
- Purist design and shortest possible analog signal paths
- Warm up function - extends tube life time
- Burr Brown D/A converter (2 x 1796)
- Upsampling 24bit/192kHz and on/off switchable
- Modified suspension system to isolate the CD-transport from mechanical vibrations
- Anti-vibration magnetic integral CD-clamp system combined with dark acrylic
- Fine quality passive components used in all applications
- Separate voltage regulators
- MOS-FET's for tube anode-voltage regulation
- MKP capacitors
- Noiseless R-core power transformer
- Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
- AC Phase control indicator
- Digital input - USB
- Digital output - S/PDIF
- IPOD docking station
- 2 Analog output ( RCA & XLR )
- Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship
- Beautifully crafted high grade aluminium-brushed and anodized chassis
- Display dimmer & mute function
- Heavy duty RCA gold-plated output jacks
- Absorber aluminium feet with superior damping characteristics
- Metal remote commander
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