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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The dual differential gain stage is composed of 2 high performance tubes per channel. The Stealth DAC features a high performance, high capacity power supply for the analog output stage with tube “bridge” rectification, choke coupling and two oversized power transformers. The sound is powerful with fantastic bass speed, extraordinary dynamic wide open sound stage, airy, detailed and holographic. The new vacuum tube based DAC-PREAMPLIFER, a star is born and offers an outstanding price/performance and value.
Digital/Analog Converter - Ayon Stealth
Conversion rate 192kHz / 32 bit & DSD 5.6Mhz/128
Tube complement – Analog output 6H30
Dynamic range > 120dB
Output level 1 kHz / Rms 0-10V
Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA ~ 300 Ohms
Output impedance Balanced-XLR ~ 300 Ohms
Digital input 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x AES/EBU, 1 x Toslink,
1 x BNC, 1 x USB, 1 x I2S, 3 x BNC for DSD
Analog line input/output RCA
Analog output RCA & XLR
S/N ratio > 120 dB
Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.2dB
Total harmonic distortion 1kHz 120dB
Intrinsic Jitter 1 pico-second RMS
Digital output 75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA), 110 Ω AES/EBU (XLR) BNC, I2S, TosLink
S/N ratio > 119 dB
Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion 1kHz