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!

Input Protection

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!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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
CROSSTALK -110dB
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
REVIEWS & RATINGS

Ayazi DAC mk2 & 3R Master Time Black Star – Stereophile

“…The Ideon components provide the kind of musical thrills one might hear through the original Quad electrostatic speakers: a crystal-clear, essentially neutral, hyperdetailed window onto the music that captures every nuance without sacrificing music’s weight and body… It can play every kind of music with all of its strengths intact. I simply found listening to certain genres on it to be a revelation…” 

Alex Halberstadt, July 2022

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Ayazi DAC mk2 & 3R Master Time Black Star – Twittering MAchines

“…There’s no better surprise in hifi than being startled by an unexpected level of musical engagement. The Ideon Ayazi mk2 DAC and 3R Master Time Black Star combination is among the most captivating digital solutions I’ve had the pleasure of spending real time with, offering a view into music that’s as unobstructed as I’ve heard.” 

Michael Lavorgna, February 2022

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Ayazi DAC mk2 & 3R Master Time Black Star – Part-Time Audiophile

“…That’s why I really enjoyed the Ideon Ayazi Mk. 2 DAC and the 3R Master Time Black Star. I consistently achieved excellent sound from several sources and wildly different systems, and it provided me with a clear view of what the big DACs can do, converters like, I dunno, the Ideon Audio Absolute. I really want to hear what that can do that this rig can’t. Or maybe I shouldn’t listen to it at all—because I’ll want THAT.

Highly recommended, and a Reviewer’s Choice..”

Haute Fidelite, January 2022

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Ayazi mk2 DAC – Sound Rebels

“..Ideon sounds like competition on much higher price levels, where it does not need to prove anything to anybody, and instead of showing muscles, it makes music count. Because it is the music, which is most important here, and the Ayazi presents it in such an engaging way, that if instead of looking for more revolutionary solutions or re-inventing the wheel, you just want music to soothe you, then contact with the Greek DAC could be like return to normality for you.

Sound Rebels, January 2022

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