Introducing the distinguished audiophile “Stealth” DAC.
The Stealth is also prepared for computer playback and general DSD professional audio use. The dual differential gain stage is composed of 2 high performance tubes per channel.
The Stealth DAC features a vastly overrated, high capacity power supply for the analog output stage with tube “bridge” rectification, choke coupling and two oversized power transformers. The sound is powerful with fantastic bass speed, extraordinary dynamic, airy, detailed and holographic. A new vacuum tube based DAC star was born and offers 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|
|Conversion rate||32 bit, PCM up to 192k, 64xDSD, 128xDSD|
|DAC configuration||8 mono DACs to 2- stereo outs|
|Tube complement – Analog output||6H30|
|Dynamic range||> 128dB|
|Output level @1 kHz / Rms||0-12V|
|Output impedance Single-Ended-RCA||~ 300 Ohms|
|Output impedance Balanced-XLR||~ 300 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 & Balanced XLR|
|S/N ratio||> 120 dB|
|Frequency response||20Hz – 50kHz +/- 0.2dB|
|Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz||< 0.001%|
|Dimension (WxDxH)||18.89 x 16.53 x 4.33 inches|
Specifications subject to change without notice