Ayon Audio Orion Integrated Amplifier represents a dramatic rethinking of vacuum tube based integrated amplifier industrial design. The Orion integrated amplifier combines neutrality, realistic dynamics and power projection, true musicality with high resolution. It's switchable between pentode (60w/ch) & triode (40w/ch) mode, and can drive any realistically sensitive speakers.
It was reviewed by Positive Feedback in Issue 50 (July/Aug 2010) where it was said, "the Orion whips the original Spirit's butt pretty decisively. In short, it does everything that the first Spirit did well while adding better top-end extension and dramatically better bass performance"...."The Orion's treble, on the other hand, is smooth and natural-sounding and plenty extended enough to boogie with rock or r&b or make you jump in your seat during, say, a Mahler symphony"......"It is by far the best amp I've heard in this price range, and second only to the Blue Circle FtTH integrated (at a retail of $5,600) as the best I've had in my system, period". ..."Of course, it (Blue Circle FtTH integrated) is also twice as expensive as the Orion—a fact which puts the Orion's fairly close second-place performance in perspective"..."It beats Ayon's own Spirit amplifier from just a couple of years ago, which retailed for $1,200 more than the Orion does"..."As for myself, I am seriously considering buying the Orion review unit"
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