“…The Ayazi Mk2 DAC and 3R Master Time combo is one of these real discoveries, the kind of which is rarely encountered…
It is hard to speculate what secrets are hidden in their entrails, to allow them to attain this magnificent sonic result. Whatever the case the result is indisputable: the Ideon Audio Ayazi Mk2 + 3R TM are among the
best digital products at their price range and well beyond. This duo is a marvel of technical mastery
that connects us directly to the heart of the music. It is a real current digital reproduction reference in quality / price ratio.
Haute Fidelite, February 2021
Ayazi mk2 DAC
The Ideon Audio Ayazi mk2 DAC: the affordable reference
The jack of all trades
The Ayazi mk2 DAC is designed and fine-tuned specifically to reveal the musical magic encoded in the numbers, that are stored within the digital medium. Sound reproduction with exceptionally broad dynamic range, ultra-low distortion and low noise, accurate sound stage, and musical congruity.
We used the device in many different high-end systems and set-ups as it is intended to be the jack of all trades for digital-to-analogue conversion, to be used anytime, anywhere…
A high-performance DAC
No frills construction: solid and functional, the Ayazi as one reviewer put it, “probably sets the sonic performance benchmark for DACs costing double or more its asking price”, encompassing what we started out to do: to offer the experience of the musical event, a sound you wont believe for its price. With the Ayazi, style follows function and budget. The result: when it comes to DACs the Ayazi is the affordable reference!
The USB input comprises Ideon Audio’s proprietary electrostatic protection circuit; the best way to fight against signal degradation and noise is to keep it at bay before it enters the signal!
Asynchronous Dual Clock Input
Pushing jitter and the noise floor to vanishingly low levels to achieve phase-correct sound, and dynamics.
Femto clock architecture.
Pushes jitter and noise floor below perceptible levels in our circuit. Two high quality CCHD-957 oscillators by Crystek.
Over Engineered, Top of the Line Power
We not only need abundance of power, we need clean power, especially devoid of hi-frequency noises, electrical interferences, and similar performance compromising distortion.
Using top of the line regulators and hi-end audiophile capacitors, discrete and ultra-stabilised power feeds, the Ayazi declares its own war on extraneous electrical & digital noise, achieving unparalleled dynamics and clarity in its class.
We believe we have a sonic winner!
|DIGITAL INPUTS||USB type 2 and above, SPDI/F|
|OUTPUT FULL SCALE||2.0V RMS|
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||10Hz-25kHz (+/- 0.5dB)|
|SNR (DC to 20kHz)||>112dB|
|SNR (A WEIGHTED 20HZ-20KHZ)||>130dB on all outputs|
|THD+N (1kHz FS 96 kS/s)||<0.002%E|
|USB INPUT||Transfer mode: Asynchronous (dual clock) Device class: Type 2 or above Bit depth: 32 bit Sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz|
|DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)||29cm X 17cm X 8cm|
|SPDIF / COAXIAL INPUT||Bit depth: 24 bit Sampling rates: 44.1, 48, 96, 192 kHz|
|CONTROLS||On/off switch, led indicator USB / SPDI/F input, sync led indicator|
|POWER REQUIREMENTS||230 / 110 V AC, 1A, 20W max|
|OPERATING TEMPERATURE||0-35˚ C|
|RELATIVE HUMIDITY||5-95% non-condensing|
|OUTPUT||Stereo unbalanced impedance: 250 Ω|
“…The melodic content and the timbre quality delivered by Ideon Audio’s duo is rare, even when compared to much more expensive products… to such an extent that we completely forget that we are listening to a digital source and simply enjoy the music – as it happens when listening to a great analogue setup.
…It is a real current digital reproduction reference in quality / price ratio… Ideon Audio may be a newcomer in the French audiophile landscape, but they look to earn their seat among the best.”
Haute Fidelite, February 2021
…The 3R Master Time Blackstar Edition jitter reducer should be used in every USB audio system…
…The Ayazi mk2 DAC is also unique. It delivers an energetic, powerful presentation, showing a remarkably extensive sound stage….
… The Ayazi mk2 represents top level in its price class.
High Fidelity, September 2020
The difference between the 3R Master Time and the 3R USB Renaissance is fascinating. Ideon Audio’s efforts for good signal quality and correct processing pay off with more dynamic and detailed sound. Even a good DAC like the Ayazi can benefit from it.
hifitest.de, July 2019