Ayon is proud to introduce the Stealth XS DAC based on the well-known Stealth and Stratos, which are built at “cost no object” and are among the best sounding vacuum tube DACs. The Stealth “XS” version is the answer and offers many design highlights from its bigger brother, the Stealth. Same DNA. One of the major changes for the Stealth “XS” is the power supply system and the vacuum tube output stage. We did this very carefully and voiced the Stealth “XS” to offer maximum flexibility and a superb sound performance that you would expect from an Ayon Audio product. A new vacuum tube-based DAC is born, a New star in the Ayon line-up, offering an outstanding price/performance and value.
Full-featured Tube D/A converter
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 aluminium 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.
|Digital/Analog Converter||Ayon Stealth XS|
|Conversion rate||32 bit, PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD|
|DAC configuration||8 mono DACs to 2- stereo outs|
|Tube complement – Analog output||6N6P|
|Dynamic range||> 125dB|
|Output level @1 kHz / Rms||0-10V|
|Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA||~ 700 Ohms|
|Output impedance Balanced-XLR||~ 700 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||> 119 dB|
|Frequency response||20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.3dB|
|Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz||< 0.005%|
|Dimension (WxDxH) cm||48x40x11 cm|
Specifications subject to change without notice