Ayon Audios-3Ayon Audio s-3The S-3 is a ground-breaking design and this ultimate combination of modern new design and time proven concepts, will deliver music and superb sound performance that you would expect from an Ayon...3300.00

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The S-3 is a ground-breaking design and this ultimate combination of
modern new design and time proven concepts, will deliver music and
superb sound performance that you would expect from an Ayon product with
maximum home audio flexibility. The S-3 includes a network player,
analog preamplifier and a world class D/A-converter that gives the
highest obtainable performance.

Features & Design

Full-featured Network Music Player/DAC/Preamp
Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation

Signal Path
We believe that the simplest circuits work
best together with the shortest signal path. That is why our
pre-amplifiers to date have used single-ended pure class-A circuitry.
The shorter the signal path is, the less possibility of sonic
degradation from various sources, including the wire itself. Even on the
circuit boards, the copper traces are kept to a very minimum length.
The completely redesigned circuit board provides a more straightforward
and direct approach to the signal paths.

Network Player


  • User interface on QVGA 3.5” TFT display

  • Internet radio (vTuner)

  • UPnP streaming from PC via 100base-T Ethernet

  • Support for 802.11n modules (via separate bcd file)

  • Streaming audio from USB HS (mass storage device)

  • WAV (lpcm) – 24/192 kHz

  • FLAC – 24/192 kHz

  • FLAC – 24/176 kHz supported

  • AIFF 

  • Displaying AlbumArt embedded in AIFF files

  • AAC, HE-AAC (up to 24bit 96 kHz)

  • Displaying AlbumArt embedded in AAC files

  • LPCM (up to 24/192 kHz on wired LAN and up to 24/96 kHz on wireless LAN)

  • Gapless playback

  • NetAPI streaming  – for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows versions.

  • Logical sequenced soft-start power up for extended tube life

  • Warm up function

  • 0dB negative feedback  (of any kind ) 

  • Ultra short signal path

  • Simplest direct circuit path for purest musical sound and high reliability                                     

  • Low output impedance for driving long runs interconnect to an amplifier, and any tube or solid state power amp

  • No
    solid state devices in the analog tube output (signal path

  • Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation                                           

  • No followers or buffers in the signal path

  • No DC servo that degrades the signal

  • High quality parts throughout

  • Separate analog output stage for left and right channel

  • Burr Brown D/A converter

  • Upsampling 24/192 kHz and on/off switchable

  • Ethernet ( RJ45  )

  • Memory stick or USB drive

  • WIFI

  • Digital input - S/PDIF (RCA), I2S , AES/EBU, BNC & TosLink

  • USB inputs (24/192 kHz)

  • Digital output - S/PDIF (RCA)

  • Electrical-Analog Volume control system                                           

  • 2 pair analog input ( RCA)

  • 1 pair Tape out ( RCA )

  • Separate
    Display for Network-Player and Volume/

Power Supply
The power supplies have been
further refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise
filtration. Separate power transformer windings and filters provide
total isolation between the input and output stage which makes this a
pure power source and it is a critical attribute for a 6H30 output
stage. We also use electrolytic capacitors with much larger storage
capacity to make up for the loss in filtering when using resistors in
lieu of inductors.

  • Dual R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformers for digital & analog separated

  • Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients
    Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification

  • AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.

  • Dual tube rectification for 6H30 analog output stage 

  • Choke with Film caps 

  • 10 separate voltage regulators

type of parts used therefore must have a synergistic relationship to
the circuit they are placed in. It is this relationship of which type of
part to use where, that ranks our products apart from the mass.

  • Selected, premium quality passive components used in all applications

  • High speed & high quality audiophile grade coupling capacitors

  • High quality Special tube sockets with gold pins

  • Capacitors ( MKP 2% )

  • High quality – RCA & XLR jack

  • Gold-plated industrial grade PCB

Mechanical Construction
high grade aluminum chassis impart a richer, more lustrous tonality
with a cleaner back-ground and less hash and grain. All brushed
anodized anti-vibration-resonance and non-magnetic chassis’s are fully
hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship.

  • AC phase polarity control indicator

  • The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types

  • Metal remote commander

  • Chassis finish: black / chrome



Ayon S-3

Conversion rate

192kHz / 24 bit

Tube complement


Dynamic range

> 118dB

Channel separation

>105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB /RCA

2V fixed or 0 – 2V rms variable Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA ~ 700 Ω Digital ouput 75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA) Digital inputs 75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz),
TosLink (up to 24/192kHz)
110 Ω  AES/EBU (up to 24/192kHz)
75 Ω  BNC  (up to 24/192kHz)
I2S (up to 24/192kHz)
Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive
Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive Network inputs RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g
 UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection) S/N ratio > 110 dB Frequency response  10Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz < 0.002% Remote control Yes Analog – Line Inputs & output 2 pair RCA and 1 pair RCA out Analog – Main outputs 1 pair / RCA & 1 pair / XLR Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet) cm 48 x 39 x 12 cm Weight, unit only 12 kg

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