AYON S5 Reference tube Music Streamer/Preamp w dual chassis

AY 15 MS S5
NZ$ 25,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Ayon Audio

"The Bugatti of Audio" - TAS: The Absolute Sound magazine

We are proud to introduce a sonically breath‐taking model that may be the most musical
and musically accurate Network‐Player, the tube based S‐5. The S‐5 offers new dimensions
of transparency and holographic. It immediately shows a large soundstage, greater
transient speed top‐to‐bottom, purer resolution of low‐level detail and expanded dynamic
contrasts, with more bass slam, definition and extension. Compromise was not built into
the S‐5 design.

Some Key design features:
- Dual electrical-analog volume control system

- New parallel single-ended 6H30 output stage
- 3 power transformers, 2 power chokes, Tube bridge rectification and 8 pcs. big film cap for 6H30  B+ filtering
- 8 pcs. BB1704 DAC chips
- Fully balanced also on the analog input for preamp section
- Analog-Digital-Converter input with 24/192, with this feature you can connect your phono-stage and convert your analog phono signal to a 24/192 digital signal, send it to your computer – convert it there, for an example to FLAC and then you have your record collection on your NAS too.
Full-featured Network Music Player/DAC/Preamp  - 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.  

Network Player 


• User interface on QVGA 3.5” TFT display 
• Internet radio (vTuner) 
• UPnP streaming from PC via 100base-T Ethernet / 
• Streaming audio from USB HS (mass storage device) 

° WAV (lpcm) - up to 192khz/24bit 
° FLAC - up to 192khz/24bit 
° AAC, HE-AAC (up to 24bit 96 kHz) 
° LPCM (up to 24bit 192 kHz on wired LAN and up to 24bit 96 kHz on wireless LAN) 
° NetAPI with Ayon app for iPad, iPhone/iPod and Android 

●  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 state  power 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
●  Separate analog output stage for left and right channel 
●  Burr Brown D/A converter
●  Upsampling 24bit/192kHz and on/off switchable 
●  Ethernet ( RJ45  ) 
●  Memory stick or USB drive 
●  WIFI 
●  BB A/D converter 24/192 
●  Digital input - S/PDIF (RCA), I2S , AES/EBU, BNC & TosLink
●  2 x USB type “A” inputs for Memory stick or USB drives
●  Digital output - S/PDIF (RCA)
●  Dual Electrical-Analog Volume control system
●  2 pair analog line input ( RCA) 
●  1 pair analog line input ( XLR) 
●  1 pair Tape out ( RCA ) 
●  Separate Display for Network-Player and Volume/ Inputs  
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 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. 
●  Dual R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformers for digital & analog separated 
●  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.
●  Four times tube rectification for 6H30 analog output stage 
●  Choke with Film caps 
●  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 ranks our products apart from the mass. 
●  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 1% ) 
●  High quality – RCA & XLR jack 
●  Gold-plated industrial grade PCB  
Mechanical Construction 
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. 
●  AC phase polarity control indicator 
●  The aluminium feet are resonance absorbing types
●  Metal remote commander 
●  Chassis finish: black / chrome 




A controller app under the app name "Ayon Audio" version 2.0.2 for Apple devices is available (iTunes -App Store) and online.

A controller app under the app name “Ayon Control” for Android (Google Play) is available and online. 


How to use TIDAL with Ayon Network-Players 
1.) You have to open a Tidal account, which is very simple and You have to pay monthly €/USD 9.99 or 19.99, it depends which quality level You want to order. 

2.) You have to install the Linn Kazoo or Lumin control app (or any other control app which has already embedded “Tidal” application) at Your iPad. 
3.) Please take a look that You have installed the latest Java version on Your NAS. 
4.) Then download from http://www.bubblesoftapps.com/bubbleupnpserver/ the “BubbleUPnP Server” directly to your NAS and install it. After installation process is finished, on the desktop will be created a “Bubble” shortcut. 
5.) Starting this shortcut will open a new window in Internet browser (note: almost all settings are actually generated automatically). 
6.) Choose “Media Renderers” tab. On the left side click ayon NW-T, S-3 or S-5 (it becomes blue highlighted) and then tick “Create an OpenHome renderer”. 
7.) A small dialog window will open, just click on the OK button to accept. 
8.) Now You may start using Your iPad control app.