Absolute Time

The Ideon Audio Absolute Time: the ultimate USB & SPDIF re-clocking, reviving platform

USB & SPDIF re-clocking at the highest possible performance level

The Ideon Audio Absolute Time was conceived, designed, and manufactured as an ultra hi-end audiophile device, re-clocking, re-energizing, and re-driving the digital signal with correction at both the input and output stages.

It improves the digital signal quality to what is currently an absolute level.

HyperStream, 8-channels architecture

The Ideon Audio Absolute Time was conceived, designed, and manufactured as an ultra hi-end audiophile device, re-clocking, re-energizing, and re-driving the digital signal with correction at both the input and output stages.

It improves the digital signal quality to what is currently an absolute level.

Addressing digital playback challenges

Conceived and designed in-house, the Ideon Audio Triple Distillation USB input comprises a proprietary three-stage noise eradication circuit that eliminates digital noise from the input signal.

Figuratively speaking, we have declared war on linear & non-linear distortion and noise!

Ideon Audio’s proprietary design

Utilizing expertise obtained through our proprietary 3R re-clocking circuits, our Clients’ feedback and suggestions, and latest technology, the absolute Time was designed to address signal degradation issues in a definitive manner.

Superlative power and constant correction are legion here too.

Dual Input and Outputs (USB & SPDIF)

The Absolute Time incorporates separate USB and SPDIF inputs and outputs — a boon for CD collectors for the enjoyment of their music!

SPDIF Correction / Re-clocking

The Absolute Time SPDIF circuit also includes a stabilized coax input and a proprietary, ultra-low-noise, jitter-less re-clocking platform with 12.8MHz master clock output

Stability and Power

The Absolute Time incorporates electrically stable signal inputs and outputs; more importantly, it has a high power, 2.5A (5V rail) USB output, capable of driving any load without loss of detail, clarity, or dynamics.

Ideon Audio, over spec’d Power Supply

Huge, linear, power supplies have become an Ideon Audio trademark. We gave the Absolute Time an excessive main power bank composed of selected audiophile, low esr, silk caps.

The audiophile transformer is high-wattage for the application and hand-made.

Abundant Clean Power

As with all Ideon devices, power is carefully rectified and regulated to ensure vanishingly low noise and distortion.

In the Absolute Time we have included triple-stage, ultra-stabilized, filtering, fueling the circuit.

This approach is instrumental in achieving the sound quality pursued: alive, real, and dynamic, connecting you to the musical event.

Future Proof Phase Correction

Correct timing is what the Absolute Time is all about! We apply correction at both ends (input-output) of the circuit.

Our multiple, ultra-low jitter femto clocks upgradable platform, ensures that the output signal is phase correct with vanishingly low jitter.

Massive, single-block aluminium chassis

The 15kg (~ 33 lbs) CNC milled chassis takes 13 hours to complete.

The result is a solid mechanical base housing the most intricate and expensive electronics available currently.

Various finishes are available to order.

KEY FEATURES
  • Separate, electrically stable USB and coaxial (SPDIF) inputs
  • Superlatively sized power bank, hand-made audiophile transformer
  • Linear, triple-stage, ultra-low noise, stabilized, power supply, with separate lines to different circuits.
  • Low esr, audiophile (silk) capacitors throughout;
  • Proprietary, femto clock re-clocking circuit on an upgradable platform;
  • Phase correct restitution and vanishingly low jitter.
  • Proprietary, zero-noise rectification bridge eliminates diode-rectification noise
  • USB output: ultra-stabilized with signal boost, high power (2.5S / 5V rail), easily drives any load
  • SPDIF output: proprietary ultra-low-noise, jitter attenuating PLL / supports 12.8MHz master clock
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
USB type 2.0 hi speed: 480Mb/sec
SPDIF SAMPLE RATE 32 -192 re-clocking
PCM, DSD Full Compatibility
OPERATING SYSTEM SEAMLESS OPERATION With USB Stack Support (no special drivers required)
USB POWER RAIL Switchable 5V on/offs
POWER SUPPLY Triple ultra-low noise linear power supply
OUTPUT USB 2.5A ultra low noise 5 volt USB
DISPLAY Custom discrete LED audio clock synchronous display
OUTPUT SPDIF Buffered
DIMENSIONS (W X H X D) 470 x 175 x 110 mm ( (18.5 x 6.9 x 4.3 in)
WEIGHT 15 kg (~ 33 lbs)
FINISH Anodized aluminum, silver/black + additional options upon request
REVIEWS & RATINGS

Absolute DAC, Absolute Stream, Absolute Time – High Fidelity

“…This is a top high-end, hence the GOLD FINGERPRINT award deserved for this system … …ABSOLUTE SUITE by Ideon Audio is one of the best-built audio I know… …the Greek player would be the equivalent of a top turntable ….”

” It is something between ‘weight’, ‘seriousness’ and ‘solidity’. It is the ultimate and certain force that you can always rely on and that does not change. And this is what the Ideon Audio sounded like.  It draws you into its world, both through the dense colors and saturation of the presentation with information, as well as through something that is difficult to define, and which makes us let go and listen to music in awe and delight.”

High Fidelity, November 2020

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