The Absolute Time

Τhe ultimate, reference grade USB and SPDIF re-clocking, reviving platform.

It’s now available.

The Ideon Audio absolute Time improves the digital signal quality to what is currently an absolute level. The sonic result is unparalleled clarity and detail in reproduced sound. It is an indispensable signal “purifier and reviver” enabling the Ideon Audio’s Absolute Suite its superlative performance level.

At Ideon Audio we have been working with re-clocking technologies for more than three years; our popular, little, 3R and the award-winning Master Time signal rejuvenating and re-clocking devices are the fruits of these efforts.

The absolute Time was designed to address signal degradation issues in a definitive manner given current technology using the lessons learned from our other two devices and, particularly, considering our Clients’ feedback. In this respect, the absolute Time incorporates a separate coaxial input for CD transport sources, and a high current, 2.5A USB output.

  • Separate, electrically stable USB and coaxial (S/PDIF) inputs – a boon for CD collectors for the enjoyment their music!
  • Superlatively sized power bank, hand-made audiophile transformer;
  • As with all Ideon devices, the power reservoir is carefully engineered: linear, triple-stage, ultra-stabilized, with separate lines to different circuits.
  • Low esr, audiophile (silk) capacitors throughout;
  • Precise timing, phase, and clarity: ultra-low jitter femto clocks and ultra-low-noise oscillators ensure phase correct restitution and provide better drive current to the signal. Ultra-low noise power ensures that the outgoing signal is pristine!
  • USB output: ultra-stabilized with signal boost, high power (2.5S / 5V rail), easily drives any load;
  • S/PDIF output: proprietary ultra-low-noise, jitter re-clocking and 12MHz master clock output;

Visit Absolute Time’s product page.

The Absolute Stream

Τhe most innovative high-performance, natural sounding server/streamer to render your music files.

It’s now available.

We conceived the absolute Stream as an audio device dedicated to music playback, rather than as a computer tweaked to play music.

– Real-time core playback. Rendering CPU highly prioritized for audio playback only, ensuring highly optimized sound quality
– Works as Roon bridge, rendering your music from NAS or HDs into the Absolute Stream’s core CPU
– Internet streaming services ready with maximum allowed integration (Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, internet radio, etc)
– Proprietary, femto clock re-clocking circuit on an upgradable platform
– Very large main capacitors power bank (low esr, audiophile silk caps), and hand-made audiophile transformer
– Proprietary, zero-noise rectification bridge eliminates diode-rectification noise
– Ultra-low-noise, linear power supplies, across all board voltage points
– Proprietary, ultra-low esr special bypass power filter improving the transient current for the CPU (spectacular sound improvement!);
– Short signal paths without wiring
– Simplified, bare-bones operation avoids internal noise-inducing circuits
– Audiophile design & solid aluminium construction

Visit Absolute Stream’s product page.

 

 

Athens High End Show 2020

The Absolute Suite in action!

Ideon Audio participated in Athens High End Show 2020, which took place in Athens, January 25-26. In our room’s system, music was coming from the whole Ideon Audio Suite for the first time World wide, as we presented the final prototypes of the Ideon Audio Absolute Stream (Music Server and Streamer and Ideon Audio Absolute Time (an ultra high-end USB and SPDIF re-clocking device).

The Absolute Stream” is an audiophile music server. In other words, it is a hi-performance device which will play all your musical libraries whether they are on an external hard-disk or NAS. Just as importantly, the absolute Stream will play audio from internet sources, i.e. radio and web services such as Tidal, Qobuz, Spotify, etc. When we set out to design the Absolute Stream, we aimed at achieving extraordinary sound to complement the absolute DAC. This quality target led us to conceive the absolute Stream as an audio device dedicated to music playback, rather than as a computer tweaked to play music.

The Aabsolute Time was conceived, designed, and manufactured as an ultra hi-end audiophile device, re-clocking, re-energising, and re-driving both a USB or digital SPDIF  signal with correction at both the input and output stages. It improves the digital signal quality to what is currently an absolute level.

Another great show!

The System

Ideon Audio Absolute Stream
Ideon Audio Absolute DAC
Ideon Audio Absolute Time
Beyond Frontiers Audio Integrated Amplifier
Proac Response D30RS Speakers

The new 3R Blackstar edition is out!

Announcing the new 3R Blackstar edition, the programmable re-clocking system

We are very happy to announce the 3R USB Renaissance mk2, Blackstar edition and 3R Master Time Blackstar edition.

We were working on R&D for the last 6 months for this new offering and upgrade, as new technologies and components came out. As always we offer the entailed opportunity for even better performance to our customers.

The result is a new 3R USB Renaissance device and a Blackstar core-board upgrade for the 3R Master Time!

So, what’s so special about this 3R Blackstar edition?

– Latest generation programmable microchip. We have developed our own firmware for the core chip.
– On-chip USB signal boost and correction in both input and output of the re-clocking process
– os-con ultra-low esr Conductive Polymer Aluminium Solid Capacitors
– New, ultra low noise regulators
– New, improved low-phase noise jitter oscillator
– Shorter signal path PCB
– Robustness and stability under all conditions on any system

In terms of audible differences with the previous version, the sound stage is now deeper and wider, details are finer and presented in a more musical way, while bass is more controlled. Overall, you now have even higher resolution and a more airy presentation, maintaining a highly natural sound…

The price remains the same.

For 3R Master Time owners we offer a free upgrade (excluding shipping costs back and forth).

For 3R USB Renaissance owners, the upgrade costs only 100 euros and refers only to the device, not to the power supply – the user keeps the existing power supply. 

For more information and for arranging this upgrade send email to info@ideonaudio.com

* The Blackstar name came from David Bowie’s last record called “Blackstar”as a tribute to his musical genius.

 

High End Munich 2019

Ideon Audio’s top gear in top systems.

Get the Ideon Audio experience in High End Munich 2019

The Absolute DAC and the 3R Master Time in JOSOUND – E206, ATRIUM 4.2

The 3R Master Time in FINKTEAM, E117, Atrium 4.1

If you want to meet us in person, please send a message to our facebook page to book a meeting.

https://www.facebook.com/ideonaudio/

We are looking for business partners around the World, so here is your chance. Come and talk to us!

 

 

It’s here! Absolute Perfection

The new Absolute Hyperstream DAC is available!

Connecting us with the musical event.

The Absolute DAC represents the state of the art in converters technology, thanks to its proprietary circuitry and ingenious combination of the best selected electronic and mechanical components.

It will breathe new life into your audio files libraries! The sound is vast, superlatively confident; the sense of space and dynamic contrast are beyond imagination, reaching a superb sonic experience. The Absolute is artefact free, its linear circuit does not impart audio characteristics of its own.

  • The device is fully balanced throughout – a topology that helps to minimize the noise floor to vanishingly low levels (~-130 to -140dB)
  • The Absolute can operate in single-ended and balanced modes without loss of signal either way.
  • Ultra-linear circuitry and hand-selected and matched-to-circuit components are used throughout.
  • Contemporary, cutting edge technology applied in the Absolute design choose the latest, highest performing digital-to-analogue conversion technology.
  • Proprietary circuit design optimizes the performance of the state-of-the art DAC chip and clocks – oscillators used. Three ultra-low jitter clocks used to support sonic precision and sound stability. Proprietary, ultra-low noise, dual-quattro voltage parallel analogue amplification stages implemented in the Absolute DAC. This protects against noise, hum, and signal degradation. Hence, signal accuracy is unparalleled! At the same time, with ample energy reserves and strikingly improved SNR ratio, stunning dynamics are achieved!
  • The superlatively stable output stage with vast power reserves is therefore more than capable of driving any commercially available pre/power amplifier combo, as well as longer cables, both in single-ended and balanced operating modes.
  • The Absolute main power banks, both the boards and the components, are engineered in order to ensure ultra-high operating stability and precision, thereby negating fluctuations to subsequent stages.
  • Proprietary power supply design provides independent power lines to each stage that bypass the main power boards and ensure freedom from internal noise interference.
  • The massive, hand-milled aluminium chassis enhances mechanical stability and provides shielding from airborne vibration. The base alone has more than 1450 cubic cm of solid aluminum.
  • There are no signal-carrying wire inside the Absolute.
  • A choice of digital filters allows the user to optimize reproduction or, more simply, to match one’s personal taste.

 

Key Features

  • Balanced operation, balanced and single ended outputs
  • Ideon Audio’s Proprietary USB and S/PDIF inputs
  • Ideon Audio’s modular, quad channel (balanced) analogue output stage
  • Extreme Ideon Audio linear power supply configuration with many different local power supplies and dual, exceptionally large main power supplies. Selected audiophile components throughout
  • Two main transformers, custom hand-made for audio applications
  • Ideon Audio’s proprietary internal AC filter circuit takes care of incoming power filtering
  • ESS ES9038PRO 32-bit 8 channel, Hyperstream Dac
  • Industry’s highest dynamic range (DNR), up to 140dB
  • Three of the most exotic, ultra-low jitter clocks

 

At the Athens High End Show 2018

Absolute Greek High-End!

During Athens High End Show 2018, Ideon Audio and Arcadian Audio presented and demonstarted two of the best, most mindful, highly innovative and true benchmark Greek products… The Absolute DAC and the Arcadian Audio Pnoe speakers in a system which redefined the naturalness and presence of music.

It was a purely Greek system at its core and one of the most – if not the most expensive in the show (160+K€) – but most importantly as visitors told us, the best sounding…

Absolute DAC, 3R Master Time and Pnoe fabulous speakers the protagonists!!!

Another great show!

The System

Ideon Audio Absolute DAC
Ideon Audio 3R Master Time
Arcadian Audio Pnoe Speakers
Ypsilon Faethon Integrated Amplifier
Harmonix, CrystalCable and homemade cables

MusiCHI suite and music player client server edition by Philippe Watel

Music Server developed and optimized by Thanasis Moraitis and Philippe Watel.

At the Warsaw Audio Show 2018

The Absolute Computer-Audio Sound

Ideon Audio announced major new products at the Audio Video Show, Warsaw 2018, and presented the absolute computer audio playback.

During the show we were happy to announce the new Ideon Audio 3R Master Time, a highest precision USB re-clocking platform and the final edition of the absolute DAC, a no-compromise design based on the hi-resolution, “hyperstream”, 32 bit, 8 channel ES9038PRO SABRE Dac chip from ESS. Both devices, like all Ideon Audio products are results of in-house proprietary designs.

In the company’s room at Radisson Sobieski Hotel-Warsaw, Ideon Audio, demonstrated the absolute system in computer audio playback, based on the Absolute DAC and the 3R master Time reclocking platform, with the LDMS – Lucas Domansky Music Server completing the system as the ultimate digital source.

The Ideon Audio 3R Master Time Re Drive – Re Clock – Re Generate the USB signal. 3R Master Time based on Ideon Audio’s proprietary technologies, dramatically improves the sound from digital audio computer files, and music streaming services. It achieves amazing sound performance by uncovering lost detail, enhancing dynamics, re-clocking the signal using ultra-low jitter oscillators, and minimizing transmission losses. With triple ultra-low noise linear power supply, Femto, ultra-low noise phase clock and Dual re-drive signal conditioning chip Turns any PC/Laptop into a truly high-end source.

The Ideon Audio absolute DAC The absolute DAC represents the state of the art in digital-to-analogue conversion performance. It comprises end-to-end proprietary circuit design, ingenious combination of the best selected electronic and mechanical components, and no financial compromise at any stage of its R&D and construction

LDMS – Lucas Domansky Music Server State-of-the-art, featuring numerous unique optimization techniques in the system architecture and software & a bespoke hardware implementation for virtually jitter-free playback, providing extreme levels of EMI/RF shielding, vibration control, chassis dampening and true galvanic isolation, coupled with a premium-quality, ultra-clean linear power supply.

The System

Ideon Audio Absolute DAC

Ideon Audio 3R Master Time re-clocker

LDMS Music Server

Manron gm70 Integrated Amplifier

Horns Aria II Speakers

Gekko interconnects cables

Stavessence LAN & USB cables

 

Ideon Audio at Munich High End 2018

Absolute DAC, the digital core in Acoustique Quality’s booth.

Ideon Audio participated again at the High End Show 2018 in Munich co-exhibiting with Acoustique Quality – hosted us in its booth.

Ideon Audio provided its flagship product, the Absolute Hyperstream DAC as the main digital source.

Acoustique Quality presented its latest loudspeakers of the high-end Passion series, connected to the KR Audio tube amplifiers and the Ideon Audio Abolute DAC.

Ideon Audio at Athens High End Show 2017

A complete computer audio playback system. 

Ideon Audio presented a complete computer audio playback system during the Athens High End Show 2017 with the new Absolute DAC mk1 at its core. 

According to visitors’ comments Ideon Audio’s room was one of the best sounding ones, and we would like to thank them for their support and enthusiasm.

Special thanks to our partners:

Themis Zafeiropoulos from Location Sound for providing the wonderful ATC SCM 7 monitors and for his ongoing support, &

Philippe Watel – the musiCHI audio player author – for his efforts to optimize our computer source through his great software and not only!

The demo system was:

DAC: Ideon Audio Absolute DAC
USB Conditioner: Ideon Audio 3R USB Renaissance 
Source: Windows 10 mini PC, MusiCHI player, Software optimized for audio – Audio Optimizer, Fidelizer
Pre Amp.: E. Borbely Dual Class A JFet Line Stage
Power Amp.: 2 X Benchmark AHB2 bridged
Speakers: Wilson Watt Puppy system, ATC SCM 7 mini monitors
Cables: HMS, Gran Finale Jubilee, Acoustic Zen Silver reference, Nordost SPM reference, Harmonix HS 101, Curious, Own designs.