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Ayon S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp Ayon Audio S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp Listed On 27.06.2020
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Ayon Audio S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp Ayon Audio S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp Ayon Audio S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp Ayon Audio S3 Junior Network Player/ Streamer/DAC/Preamp
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Ayon S3 Network Player/ Streamer




15.00 KGS

Minimum Purchase:

1 unit

Maximum Purchase:

1 unit


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Excellent with remote, boxed.

The S-3 is a ground-breaking design and this ultimate combination of modern new design and time proven concepts, will deliver music and superb sound performance that you would expect from an Ayon product with maximum home audio flexibility. The S-3 includes a network player, analog preamplifier and a world class D/A-converter that gives the highest obtainable performance.

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

Support for 802.11n modules (via separate bcd file)

Streaming audio from USB HS (mass storage device)

WAV (lpcm) – 24/192 kHz

FLAC – 24/192 kHz

FLAC – 24/176 kHz supported


Displaying AlbumArt embedded in AIFF files

AAC, HE-AAC (up to 24bit 96 kHz)

Displaying AlbumArt embedded in AAC files

LPCM (up to 24/192 kHz on wired LAN and up to 24/96 kHz on wireless LAN)

Gapless playback

NetAPI streaming  – for iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows versions.

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 24/192 kHz and on/off switchable

Ethernet ( RJ45  )

Memory stick or USB drive


Digital input - S/PDIF (RCA), I2S , AES/EBU, BNC & TosLink

USB inputs (24/192 kHz)

Digital output - S/PDIF (RCA)

Electrical-Analog Volume control system                                           

2 pair analog input ( RCA)

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.

Dual 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 2% )

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

Network-Player Ayon S-3

Conversion rate 192kHz / 24 bit

Tube complement 6H30

Dynamic range > 118dB

Channel separation>105dB 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Output level @1 kHz  / 0,775V -0dB /RCA 2V fixed or 0 – 2V rms variable

Output impedance  Single-Ended-RCA ~ 700 Ω

Digital ouput 75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA)

Digital inputs

75 Ω  S/PDIF (RCA & up to 24/192kHz),

TosLink (up to 24/192kHz)

110 Ω  AES/EBU (up to 24/192kHz)

75 Ω  BNC  (up to 24/192kHz)

I2S (up to 24/192kHz)

Front mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive

Rear mounted USB type ‘A’ socket for USB “pen”/hard disk drive

Network inputs

RP-SMA plug Wifi Aerial input (“wireless” network connection) 802.11b/g

 UTP RJ45 10/100Mbps socket (“wired” network connection)

S/N ratio > 110 dB

Frequency response  10Hz – 50kHz  +/- 0.3dB

Total harmonic distortion @ 1kHz < 0.002%

Remote control Yes

Analog – Line Inputs & output 2 pair RCA and 1 pair RCA out

Analog – Main outputs 1 pair / RCA & 1 pair / XLR

Dimension (Wide x Deep – incl. terminals x High – incl. feet) cm 48 x 39 x 12 cm

Weight, unit only 12 kg

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