Ayon Epsilon EVO Mono Amps - Pure Class A - Pentode/Triode Operation!
Pure Class A Pentode/Triode -
NO Ultralinear/Triode Class AB1
NO Ultra-Linear/Triode Operation – You do not want this mode of operation in your Tube Amp!
The Holy Grail is Pentode/Triode Pure Class A
No, we do not use ultra-linear/triode operation – Inferior for High End
Ultra-linear electronic circuits are those used to couple a tetrode/triode or pentode
vacuum-tube to a load (e.g. to a loudspeaker).
‘Ultra-linear’ is also known as ‘distributed loading’; a circuit technique patented by
Alan Blumlein in 1937. Ultra-Linear “distributed loading” was intended
for guitar amps, etc.
• In pentode or triode, in which the screen-grid is connected to a stable DC voltage so there are no signal
variations on the screen-grid (i.e. the screen-grid has 0% of the
plate’s output signal impressed on it), or
• In triode, in which the screen-grid is connected to the plate (i.e. the screen-grid
has 100% of the plate’s output signal voltage impressed on it), or
• a blend of triode and pentode, in which the screen-grid has a
percentage (between 0% and 100%) of the plate’s output signal impressed
on it. This is the basis of the Ultra-Linear “distributed load circuit”
and is seen as a form of feedback, which alters the behavior of the
electron stream passing from cathode to anode.
Ultra-linear introduces negative feedback, which squashes and compresses the sonic performance.
So the Pentode/Triode operation will yield a vastly superior response and
more of a “tactile” or SET sound, more of a three dimensional sonic
signature. Quite Superior!
European Made - Austria
40 years in High End Audio - Ayon manufactures the finest vacuum tube audio equipment.
Bottom line only the USA, Europe & Japan manufacture the finest in high end audio electronics - We have offered gear from Asia - Japan not included.
A total disappointment and a complete waste of time. Poor quality and poor sonic performance not to mention the excessive defective rate.
By: Jerry Odemer - Buy USA, European or Japan - my two cents worth after 39 years and High and Audio.
USA Tube Audio - 1-800-676-1085 Ext 2 - [email protected]
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Link to the Ayon Epsilon EVO Mono Amps
Axpona 2019 "Best Sound" Enjoy The Music
Axpona 2019 Audio Oasis Award from Positive Feedback
Audio Oasis Award from Positive Feedback
Axpona 2018 Show - Ayon Audio & Lumenwhite
AXPONA 2018 - My Top Room for Sound 04-20-2018 | By Robert S. Youman |
From the moment I took my seat I was quite comfortable if not spellbound.
Bottom line, the sound quality was simply outstanding.
I was extremely impressed with the rich harmonic presentation of this system. There was just a natural liquidity and flow that could not be ignored.
Steven R. Rochlin of Enjoy The Music - " Best Sound" Ayon Lumenwhite - RMAF High End Audio Show 2017 Denver, CO.
Ayon Audio and Lumenwhite keep getting Best Of Sound at shows from not just us, but from other mags too and so once again they don't disappoint.
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 2017
Best 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.
AYON AUDIO AWARDED "BEST SOUND" MUNICH HIGH END AUDIO SHOW 2017!
AYON AUDIO AWARDED "BEST SOUND" MUNICH HIGH END AUDIO SHOW 2016!
AYON AUDIO AWARDED "BEST SOUND" MUNICH HIGH END AUDIO SHOW 2015!
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180+180 Watts of Pure Class A 6 x KT88, KT-150 or KT120 power tubes 2 x 6SJ7 driver tubes, 1 x 12AU7 signal tube, 1 x 12AX7 signal tube
Amplifier Ayon Epsilon mono amps Pure Class A Operation Triode* or Pentode mode, *Class A Tube Complement 6x KT88. KT-150 or KT120, 2x 6SJ7, 1 x 12AU7, 1 x 12AX7 Load Impedance 4 & 8 Ohms Bandwidth 8Hz-50kHz Output Power Input Impedance at 1 kHz 47 KΩ Input sensitivity 1200mV S/N ratio at full power 98 dB Hum 0,003 V NFB 0dB Inputs RCA & XLR
Intelligent Auto Bias System The NEW Ayon Audio Epsilon is explosive, dynamic, powerful, three dimensional. A total redesign, New Preamp Stage, New Output Stage. SET sound with a powerful three dimensional, holographic soundstage!
What do the Reviewers have to say: THERE IS NO BETTER TUBE AUDIO PRODUCT AT ANY PRICE! The Totally NEW Ayon Audio Epsilon -
More Powerful, New transformers, New power supplies, New direct stage, Totally New Design - Stunning!
THE ABSOLUTE SOUND MAGAZINE SAYS: "THE BUGATTI OF AUDIO" THE SHOW NEWPORT WINNER TAS EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD - AWARDED CES "BEST OF SHOW" AWARD AWARDED "BEST OF SHOW" RMAF DENVER AWARDED "BEST SOUND OF SHOW" SALON SON IMAGE SHOW MONTREAL CANADA AWARDED "BEST SOUND OF SHOW" CALIFORNIA AUDIO SHOW ! AWARDED "BEST SOUND OF SHOW" THE SHOW NEWPORT BEACH CALIFORNIA ! 8 years Running - "BEST OF SHOW"
3 Year Warranty! Ayon Audio Epsilon Mono Block Amplifiers - Made In Austria 180 Watts Per Mono Block - Class A Granting Audiophiles around the globe, balance, clarity, perspective, dynamics, bloom, decay...The entire musical message for over 25 years.
Ayon Audio offers a complete line of high performance audio components. Naturally flowing curves and sophisticated color schemes characterize the aesthetics of the Ayon Audio line-up, offering a timeless value of understated elegance. Ayon Audio engineers are established leaders in their respective fields of high-end audio expertise. Our range of activities covers the development of high performance vacuum triode tubes, the design of sonically superior tube preamps, tube power amplifiers, tube CD Players, tube DAC's, Music Network Players, state of the art cables and advanced technology speaker systems.
The Ayon Audio Epsilon Mono Block Amplifiers offer a true balanced operation or Single Ended Operation delivering more than 180 Watts Per Mono Block. The Ayon Epsilon has the ability to also drive difficult loads with effortless power. The solid deep bass with the high dynamic power, life-like realism and frequency extension open a new sound performance quality. Balance, clarity, perspective, dynamics, bloom, decay,.... the entire musical message.
Pure Class A You will marvel at their construction and engineering. Whatever kind of music you play on the Ayon Epsilon; this dual mono block Tube Amplifier will keep up regardless, we guarantee this to you. The resolution is simply world class. The Ayon Audio Epsilon, lets you hear all of the transient details of the music. You can also hear the full harmonic bloom of the instruments and their VERY long decay. What is more, these elements emerge within a truly natural perspective—they never run over each other and smear the sound.
Very few amplifiers can walk this kind of fine line, Ayon Audio has engineered the Ayon Epsilon to push the envelope to the maximum in technological design. This dual mono block amplifier delivers all the speed, resolution, dynamic energy and bass control of the best solid state amplifiers, but retains the tonal and spatial sweet sound of a world class tube amplifier like none other. Visceral Bass, Warm Fluid Mids, Super Smooth Highs. Features Full-featured true balanced vacuum tube mono power amplifier Switchable between pentode and triode mode
KT-150 power output tubes or KT120 tubes or KT120 power tubes, 2 x 6SJ7 driver tubes, 1 x 12AU7 signal tube, 1 x 12AX7 signal tube Timer warm up circuit for all tubes, extends tube life Choke filtered power supply for ( KT88 ), KT-150 & (KT120) Choke for pre and driver stage Automatic power tube protection circuit system Intelligent Auto Bias System
0dB negative feedback 3 separate power transformers (anode - high voltage and filament - low voltage) 3 separate high current filament-regulators for pre and driver tubes Power transformers are encased, excellent damped and RFI/EMI shielded Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients High performance & efficiency output transformer
All transformers are sealed with an anti-resonance compound material Selected, premium quality passive components used in all applications New ceramic precision tube sockets with beryllium spring contacts (custom-made )
High speed MKP capacitors Shortest possible signal paths Gold-plated industrial grade PCB isolated -
internal wiring Ground switch Gain input switch -6dB Copper-silver matrix - internal signal cable Central one-point star earth grounding External static bias adjustment – rear panel
Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship Alu-brushed anodized anti-vibration-resonance and non-magnetic chassis Backlit “ayon” logo – front panel Triode mode – LED indicator – front panel Bias analog-instrument with mA scale All front & rear panel descriptions are engraved
Gold-plated heavy duty binding posts and input jacks DC-Power filter AC phase polarity control indicator Chassis finish: black / chrome The bias setting controls the current, thereby the operating point of the tube and therefore is vital for its lifetime and sound.
With the bias, the power amp can be tuned to cooler/cleaner or hotter/more impure; in the latter case, the amp has more punch and can be overdriven more easily. However, too high a bias leads to faster wear of the tubes. For tube amplifiers, an "automatic" bias control of the power tubes would be advantageous because differences, aging, or voltage shifting could be compensated more easily or reliably.
Furthermore, the customer needs not care whether the setting of the bias value is correct. Unfortunately, this desirable automatic device has serious disadvantages such as significant deterioration of sound and power. Creating a new automatic "fixed bias" circuit controlling the operating conditions of the power tubes reliably in the specified way WITHOUT negative influence on the sound or output power respectively was a very serious challenge for the Ayon development team.
This intelligent Auto-Fixed-Bias system must not be mistaken for a semi-automatic or so called fully automatic bias fixture which can never achieve a result comparable with the new Ayon Auto-Fixed-Bias circuit. The Ayon Auto-Fixed-Bias circuitry delivers the best possible combination of sound properties, measured power and usability because it does not operate during music listening. This system does not result in deterioration of sound, loss of output power, or any other negative concomitants.
Additionally the Auto-Fixed-Bias system is equipped with a sophisticated electronic two-way-protection circuit which is always active during the tube test program or the switch-on period respectively. In case of excessive bias current or a defective tube the high voltage is switched off immediately either by a photo coupler controlled "over-current-sensor" or by an analog-digital-converter. These protection circuits do not lie in the signal path.
S p e c i f i c a t i o n s
Amplifier Ayon Epsilon Class A Amplifier Ayon Epsilon Pure Class A Operation Triode* or Pentode mode,
Class A Tube Complement 6x KT88, KT-150 or KT120, 2x 6SJ7, 1 x 12AU7, 1 x 12AX7 Load Impedance 4 & 8 Ohms Bandwidth 8Hz-50kHz Output Power: Pentode mode KT88, KT-150 / KT120 1 x 180W / 250W Output Power: Triode mode KT88 / KT120 1 x 100W / 150W Input Impedance at 1 kHz 47 KΩ Input sensitivity 1200mV S/N ratio at full power 98 dB Hum 0,003 V NFB 0dB Inputs RCA & XLR No, we do not use ultra-linear/triode operation - Inferior for High End
Ultra-linear electronic circuits are those used to couple a tetrode/triode or pentode vacuum-tube to a load (e.g. to a loudspeaker).
'Ultra-linear' is also know as 'distributed loading'; a circuit technique patented by Alan Blumlein in 1937. Ultra-Linear “distributed loading” was intended for guitar amps, etc.
• In pentode or triode, in which the screen-grid is connected to a stable DC voltage so there are no signal variations on the screen-grid (i.e. the screen-grid has 0% of the plate's output signal impressed on it), or
• In triode, in which the screen-grid is connected to the plate (i.e. the screen-grid has 100% of the plate's output signal voltage impressed on it), or
• a blend of triode and pentode, in which the screen-grid has a percentage (between 0% and 100%) of the plate's output signal impressed on it. This is the basis of the Ultra-Linear "distributed load circuit” and is seen as a form of feedback, which alters the behavior of the electron stream passing from cathode to anode.
Ultra-linear introduces negative feedback, which squashes and compresses the sonic performance.
So the Pentode/Triode operation will yield a vastly superior response and more of a "tactile" or SET sound, more of a three dimensional sonic signature. Quite Superior!
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