We have moved to a purpose built workshop Stirling, despite what Google says we are still open, also our telephone number has changed, see below.

I now full offer tonearm repairs following extensive training by John Nielson of Audio Origami fame,  Linn Ittoks and Naim Aro’s are our speciality, but I work on just about any arm, and none have so far defeated me.

if you wish to discuss your repair, or any other questions please call on 01786-940020 or email

Ayon Audio S10 II Pre


Since its market launch in 2016, astonishing consumers and professionals with a new benchmark of sonic precision and performance reliability, the Ayon S-10 II is hailed as the best in digital.

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The Ayon Audio S-10 II inspires the admiration and loyalty of Audiophiles worldwide. Styled to fit a new, modern design with unsurpassed audio quality. It is one of the few digital products capable of offering the finest in recorded music with real/live tonal characteristics. Voiced to perfection, the S-10 II Network Player, Streamer is exceptional and spectacular in every detail. We have re-designed the output stage, power supply, DAC, and the quality of the components have been dialed-in to purity in key areas.

*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.

*Optional at extra cost, see S10II Signature £1995 and S10II or S10II Signature with J-River Black Box Server £1995

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

Technical Data

Conversion rate
764kHz / 32 bit & DSD256
DAC confirguration
Fully symmetrical / Dual mono
PCM – DSD converter All PCM signals
DSD128 or 256 switchable
Tube complement
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
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
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

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.

Ayon S-10 II Network Player Streamer Functionality

*User interface on QVGA 5” TFT display
*Tidal – online streaming
*HiResAudio – online streaming
*Qobuz – online streaming
*Airable Services
*AYON Controller app for iOS & Android
*Dual-Band WIFI connection
*RJ45/LAN Gigabit Eternet
*Digital input – S/PDIF (RCA), Toslink and USB “B” for computer playback
*2 x USB “A” inputs – for external disk
*Digital output / Streamer – S/PDIF (RCA)
*Analog line inputs: 2 pair RCA (optional)
*Quadruple electrical -analogue volume control for preamp (optional)
*PCM / DSD converter (up to 256x switchable) for all PCM signals (optional)
*Separate Server with Harddisk (HDD or SSD variable diskspace – (optional)
*JRiver Imbedded Server (optional)
*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

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.

*R-Core / Low noise – insulated power transformer for digital & analog
*Innovative power supply provides 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.
*8 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 is used and its location, that ranks 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 tube sockets with gold pins
*High quality capacitors ( MKP )
*High quality – RCA & XLR jacks
*Gold-plated industrial grade PCB

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