Ayon Triton EVO Integrated - NO Ultralinear here!
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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!
Ayon Triton EVO Tube Integrated Amp – Pure Class A
After eight years of manufacturing the legendary Triton III model we are proud to announce the introduction of the new Triton EVO. The new Triton EVO is not a simple update; it is a totally new re-design featuring new operating systems and circuit protection designs.
All the gain and driver stages have been re-designed and optimized to provide for the shortest signal path and the most direct signal flow. A remarkable, new high performance volume control, a new driver stage choke and new output transformers, have taken the New Ayon Triton EVO to a new level, “State of the Art”.
The new Triton EVO, is a monumental bump up over its’ predecessor, the Ayon Triton III. The Ayon Triton EVO produces a fast deep tight bass, wall to wall three dimensional performance, superb decay, transparent and holographic soundstage, makes your speakers disappear – The Triton EVO sets a new standard in built quality, sound performance and its time-less design appearance, a new benchmark for high end audio!
Some technical highlights of the new Triton EVO:
– Significant sound improvement when compared to the already highly acclaimed Triton III
– Improved power supplies and power transformers
– Completely new driver stage
– New volume control system
– New output transformer
– New High Damping system switchable ( DMP) Superb for driving difficult speakers loads, with low impedance.
The Triton III is one of the most successfully integrated Pure Class A amplifiers, globally. Now we have the Triton EVO, the Next Generation in high end audio.
All the gain and driver stages have been also re-designed and optimized as well to provide for the shortest signal path and the most direct signal flow. We have implemented a completely new driver stage, a new choke system, an updated bias system and a new volume control.
For the output transformer we have endeavored new ways with a first-time groundbreaking coil technology to achieve even more a dynamic sound performance, by means of which the amplifier in the lower frequency range is significantly more stable, without limiting its fresh, vivid and holographic sound performance. The added result of the new output transformer is a significant advance in sonic performance, a wall to wall three dimensional performance, deep tight bass, makes your speakers disappear.
All these technical measures and developments have produced the Triton Evo. Revealing a new chapter, the New Benchmark in high end audio, therefor establishing itself as one of the best, if not the best integrated amplifier with four KT150 tubes per channel, regardless of price.
Features & Design
Full-featured Pure Class A tube stereo integrated amp or pure power amplifier
Switchable between pentode and triode mode
Ideal also for more difficult loudspeaker loads
The choice of signal and power tubes have a significant influence on the sound and hence on the inspiration and joy of listening. This is not only the decision between good and bad
tubes but finally the interaction of the different types of tubes and their combination that are used in the various Ayon amplifiers.
We believe that the simplest circuits work best together with the shortest signal path. 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.
● Logical sequenced soft-start power up for extended tube life
● Power tube and electronic protection circuit system
● 0dB negative feedback
● Ultra short signal path
● Simplest direct circuit path for purest musical sound and high reliability
● No solid state devices in the signal path
● High current and low impedance design that operates tubes in the best areas their curves
● Minimal discrete wiring for optimum signal propagation
● Automatic and manual bias adjustment
● No followers or buffers in the signal path
● High quality parts throughout
● Selector switch engages relays located near RCA jacks to switch all inputs
The power supplies have been further refined with new components and enhanced AC line noise filtration. Separate power transformers, chokes and filters provide total isolation
between the input and output stages which makes this a pure power source. 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.
● 2 separate low noise –insulated power transformers
● Power transformers are encased, excellent damped and RFI/EMI shielded
● Innovative power supply provides a high speed energy delivery on transients
● Dual choke filtered power supply for power tubes
● Choke for pre and driver stage
● Separate and isolated power supplies over each stage of amplification
● Regulated DC filament supplies with soft start
● AC power line filter to avoid noise and hash from entering into the unit.
● High capacitance energy storage.
● Current in-rush limiting
● Auto sequencing – Power on cycle completes in 1 minute
Dual Grounding System
The modification of the grounding topology leads to increased rejection of noise from the power supply and other areas. The dual grounding topology used in all of our amplifiers is
quite unique to the whole hi-end tube amplification industry. Such extensive topology provides for quieter backdrop for which the music can unfold in its entirety. It further
establishes the quick and controlled bass response and the full-bodied expression of the high frequency. The ground leg of the signal has not been neglected and given meticulous
attention in its implementation. The importance of proper grounding cannot be over emphasized.
● Ground switch
● Central one-point star earth grounding
● Dual grounding system (switchable)
The super-wide bandwidth output transformer’s major strength is that it can deliver the current in the bass, while at the same time maintaining the speed in the high frequencies,
dramatically improving the square wave response of the amplifier. The effect is a much more natural and relaxed sound with much better clarity, resolution and fluidity.
● Super-wide bandwidth high performance output transformer ● High efficiency with low insertion loss for optimal current and voltage transfer
● Multiple tight layering and coupling for extended frequency response ● Output transformers are sealed with an anti-resonance compound material
The 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
● Special tube sockets with beryllium- copper spring pins, custom made by Ayon
● WBT NextGen – binding posts
● High quality – RCA input jack
● Neutrik/Swiss – XLR chassis connectors
● Special isolated – internal wiring
● Silver-copper matrix – internal signal cable
● Gold-plated industrial grade PCB
The high-grade aluminum chassis impart a richer, more lustrous tonality with a cleaner background 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.
● Improved heat ventilation chassis
● Custom-made machined control knobs
● The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types
● Backlit “ayon” logo
● All front & rear panel descriptions are engraved
● 4 line inputs & 1 direct input – for pure power amp operation
● Ground switch
● Volume & Mute function – RC
● Metal remote commander
● Chassis finish: black / chrome
|Amplifier ||Ayon Triton EVO |
|Class of Operation ||Triode* or Pentode mode, Class-A* |
|Tube Complement ||8 x KT150 |
|Load Impedance ||4 & 8 Ohms |
|Bandwidth ||8Hz-70kHz / -3dB |
|Output Power:Pentode mode ||2 x 125 W |
|Output Power:Triode mode ||2 x 80 W |
|Frequency Response ||8 Hz – 60 kHz |
|Input Impedance at 1 kHz ||100 KΩ |
|Input sensitivity (full power) ||380mV |
|NFB ||0dB |
|Volume Control ||Alps Potentiometer |
|Remote Control ||Yes |
|Inputs ||3 x Line IN, 1 x XLR IN, 1 x Direct IN, |
|Output ||1 x Pre Out |
|Dimensions (WxDxH) cm ||20.07 x 16.53 x 9.84 inches |
|Weight ||45 kg |
Specifications subject to change without notice