Ayon is pleased to introduce the CD-3sx, a new redesign of our already very highly regarded CD-3s model offering. The CD-3sx is also prepared for computer playback and general DSD professional audio use. The CD-3sx is in many respects another ground-breaking CD-Player design with a new advanced technology like a new 6H30 output stage, new magnetic clamp system with separate CD-LID, new DAC, new analog volume control system and a special tube based power supply. This CD-Player is a miraculous blend of resolution, powerful dynamic contrast, 3D holographic soundstage and smooth natural, homogeneously textures. The soul of the music experienced first-hand. The CD-3sx is one of the most exciting CD-Player with vacuum-tube output stage and one of the best sounding CD-Player what Ayon Audio ever built.
Full-featured Tube Top Loader CD-Player
Class-A triode vacuum-tube output stage for single-ended & balanced operation
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.
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.
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.
The 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.
192kHz / 32 bit & DSD
Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB Low
2.5V fixed or 0 − 2.5 V rms variable
Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB High
5V fixed or 0 − 5V rms variable
Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA
~ 300 Ω
Output impedance Balanced-XLR
~ 300 Ω
75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA), USB − 24/192 kHz & DSD, I2S, AES/EBU, TosLink,
3 x BNC for DSD
> 119 dB
20Hz - 20kHz +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz
RCA & XLR
Dimension (WxDxH) cm
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