Ayon Audio S-10 II Network Player

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Ayon Audio S-10 II Network Player

Network Player with Preamp

The Real Benchmark in Network Players

Based on the S-10 modular platform, the new S-10 II can be configured individually in different versions, depending upon the request and the requirements. The S-10 II includes a Music network player, computer playback, NAS playback, USB drive playback, Roon, JRiver, analog preamplifier with a quadrable analogue volume control system, a new dual mono Digital to Analog converter, an updated PCM to DSD converter converting all PCM signals to DSD, Remarkable. Additionally, a separate self sufficient server unit with variable hard disk or solid state capacity, can be installed in the chassis of the S-10 II. Furthermore, we have implemented a completely new streamer platform that can be equipped with a second self sufficient streamer module as the server option, imbedded JRiver. Simply install the JRiver App on your Apple IOS or Android machine and you are ready to stream.

Of course, the Ayon S-10 II will produce a fast tight bass, warm fluid mids, super smooth highs, the best possible sonic performance is top priority. Its spacious 3D sound demonstration, combined with an enormous sound stage with agility, timbre and powerful reproduction, are only a few elements of the Ayon S-10 II, an exceptional device.

This vacuum tube based network player offers the outstanding performance you would expect from an Ayon Audio product, setting a new sound performance standard in its price range, really at any price.

All S-10 devices can be upgraded to the new S-10 MkII version.

Features & Design

Full featured Network Music Player, Streamer/DAC/Preamp/Analog Inputs – Signature Model Pure 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. 

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. This makes it 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.


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 is used and its location, that ranks our products apart from the masses.



PCM-DSD converter for all PCM signals (DAC, USB and Streamer) High-quality coupling capacitors 


Plug and play ready with JRiver BlackBox Server unit;
Second self-sufficient Streamer Module with independent power supply and upgradable Firmware & Hard disk - SSD 1TB (add mounting rack & all connectors for SSD installed), Top-quality capacitors in the audio signal path installed for best sound performance (only for JR BlackBox server version)


Network-Player Ayon S-10 II
Conversion rate 764kHz / 32 bit & DSD256
DAC configuration Fully symmetrical / Dual mono
PCM – DSD converter All PCM signals → DSD128 or 256 switchable
Tube complement 6H30
Dynamic range > 120dB
Channel separation >105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Output level @1 kHz/0,775V -0dB/RCA/XLR 0 – 8V rms variable
Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA ~ 700 Ω
Output impedance  Balanced-XLR ~ 700 Ω
Digital inputs 75 Ω   S/PDIF (RCA), TosLink
USB-PC  32/384kHz & DSD256
Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for external disk
Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for external disk
Digital output – Streamer 75 Ω   S/PDIF (RCA)
Network inputs RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection)
RJ45/LAN Gigabit Ethernet socket (“wired” network connection)
S/N ratio > 115 dB
Frequency response  20Hz – 20kHz   +/- 0.3dB
Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz < 0.002%
Remote control Yes
Analog line inputs 2 pair RCA
Analog – Main outputs 1 pair RCA & XLR
Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet) cm 48 x 36 x 12 cm
Weight, unit only 12 kg


Specifications subject to change without notice

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