The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show - The Absolute Sound
Robert Harley on Electronics
by Robert Harley | Jun 06th, 2017
RH’s Best of Show
Best Sound (cost no object)
USA Tube Audio’s demonstration of the new Lumen White 25 Generation 4 speakers driven by Ayon electronics was spectacularly great, with wall-to-wall soundstaging.
Close your eyes and you’d never know that you were in a hotel room.
Ayon Audio distributor USA Tube Audio presented the world premier of several new Ayon products; I’ll cover just the amplification. The system included the Ayon Spheris III preamplifier ($34,500) or alternately, the S-10 Network Streamer/Preamplifier ($8300). The all-tube components, housed in gorgeous chromed chassis, fed a pair of Ayon Orthos XS Gen 4 mono amps which drove the new Lumenwhite White Light 25 Gen 4 Anniversary speakers in one of the show’s best-sounding rooms.
The 2017 Los Angeles Audio Show -
The Absolute Sound
by Neil Gader | Jun 15th, 2017 NG’s Best Of Show - LA Audio Show
2017Best Sound (cost no object):
Most Surprising was the stunning Lumenwhite “White Light Anniversary ($69,000).
Lumenwhite White Light “Anniversary”
Do blondes still have more fun? If it’s a wood-veneer finish, Lumenwhite certainly thinks so. It premiered Generation 4 of its famous “White Light” speakers—the White Light Anniversary Reference ($69,000). The Anniversary Reference features the world’s first all-ceramic driver array in a radically advanced “pressure-and-flow-dynamics-optimized cabinet,” with numerous innovative technologies in an all-out assault on the state of the art in reference loudspeaker performance. Sonics were brilliantly fast and open. To my ear Lumenwhite’s latest generation of ceramic transducers was uncolored and possessed terrific dynamic output as well as sensitive micro-gradients. Driving the White Light were all Ayon components including the vacuum-tube CD-35 SACD streamer, S10 vacuum-tube streamer, Spheris tube preamplifier, and Orthos II Gen 4 mono amps.
2016 - THE SHOW NEWPORT Robert Harley - The Absolute Sound The Show Newport 2016 - Irvine California "Best Sound" "Cost No Object" Ayon Audio Electronics with the Lumenwhite White Light Loudspeakers.
Neil Gader - The Absolute Sound
The Show Newport 2016 - Irvine California "Best Sound" "Cost No Object" Ayon Audio Electronics with the Lumenwhite White Light Loudspeakers.
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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 CD cover - 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 24/192 Asynchronous - Digital Coax - Digital output - S/PDIF - Volume Control - 2 Analog outputs ( RCA & XLR ) -
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