Ayon CD-10 II


Ayon CD-10 Signature – Tube CD Player – SACD – DAC – Volume Control

Ayon is pleased to introduce the CD-10, a new redesign of our already very highly regarded CD-1sx model offering.

The CD-10 is in many respects a ground-breaking SACD/CD-Player design with an advanced technology like a single-ended triode 6H30 output stage, a new DAC design, an advanced magnetic clamp system and a switchable PCM-DSD converter. This Player is presenting a new level of musical performance with stunning vitality, clarity, natural warmth, superb dynamic contrasts–and in addition to all that, has a superb construction quality.

In this price-range, the CD-10 is one of the most innovative and tonal best CD-players ever built in CD’s 35 year history.


Features & Design

Full-featured Tube Top Loader CD-Player

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.

-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 statepower 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
-Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship
-Separate analog output stage for left and right channel
-Digital input – S/PDIF (RCA), & TosLink
-USB input – 24/384 kHz and DSD 64x/128x
-Digital output – S/PDIF (RCA)

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 which 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.

-R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformer for digital & analog
-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.
-Tube rectification for analog output stage
-10 separate voltage regulators


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 sets our products apart from the masses.

-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

The high grade aluminum chassis imparts 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.

-Backlit function buttons
-Modified suspension system to isolate the SACD/CD-transport from mechanical vibrations
-Anti-vibration magnetic CD-clamp system with dark acrylic CD-LID
-The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types
-Metal remote commander
-Chassis finish: black / chrome

CD-PlayerAyon CD-10
Conversion rate768kHz / 32 bit & DSD 256
DAC configurationFully symmetrical / AKM-Japan
Tube complement6H30
Tube complement for power supply6Z4 (6C4P)
Dynamic range> 119dB
Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB Low0 – 2.5 V / variable
Output level @1 kHz / 0,775V -0dB High0 – 5V / variable
Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA~ 300 Ω
Output impedance  Balanced-XLR~ 300 Ω
Digital output75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA)
Digital input75 Ω S/PDIF (RCA),
USB – 24/384 kHz & DSD 64x/128x, TosLink
S/N ratio> 119 dB
Frequency response20Hz – 40kHz  +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz< 0.001%
Remote controlYes
Output complement RCA & XLR
Dimension (WxDxH) cm48x36x12 cm
Weight18 kg

Specifications subject to change without notice