Ideon Audio Absolute DAC - anyone heard it?

Alrainbow

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The ideon at axpona to me and this is just my view was not the best showing of it. The speakers used are very good too. But the sound to me lacked a solid clarity
the hallmark of the ideon is what I did not hear
at last years capital there room with I think tidal speakers was a wow sound.
i use there master reclocker I think they make a solid product.
what I try to do is walk into a room and try not to know what’s inside. Then judge the sound and be dazzled with the looks.
it was a solid room to me. They had a full stack of them.
they are a brand to listen to in a mind field of digital.
one thing I do feel is if Your digital is really good don’t play analog. Even if both are good it’s still opposing sounds sometimes.
but this maybe is just me
another part of this product is an extremely low apparent noise floor maybe this adds to there clarity to me.
 

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Hello everybody! Greetings from sunny Athens! This is George (Giorgos in Greek), co-founder and CEO of Ideon Audio. Thank you for your interest in our sound. We all are in synch, being music lovers first of all. We will be in Munich show (in both shows actually) and I will be very happy to meet in-person anyone visiting. :cool:
Thank you and welcome here,
 

matthias

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The Ayazi will remain in production, being a great sounding DAC for many people.
By successor I mean a new DAC that we are in the process of designing which will be placed between the Ayazi and the IΩN. Together we will introduce a new Streamer (same league) and a re-clocker (which will be an enhancement of the Master Time).
Our aim is to come up with another trio (DAC, Stream & re-clocker) in a price level attainable for many people.
The new Stream and the re-clocker) will be the first to be introduced (I hope in 2-3 months) and the DAC will follow before end of this year. That's what we can tell at the moment.
Thanks!
Hi Giorgos,

the Absolute Stream offers two USB output ports, one with 5V supply the other without.

The Absolute Time offers only one USB output port with a switchable 5V supply.

I can imagine that the TWO USB port solution is superior since there is no switch for the 5V involved. I found in my system that the removing of switches is beneficial.

My question:
Wouldn't it makes sense to offer all your existing and upcoming re-clockers with TWO USB outputs?

Thank you

Matt
 
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geoli

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Hi Giorgos,

the Absolute Stream offers two USB output ports, one with 5V supply the other without.

The Absolute Time offers only one USB output port with a switchable 5V supply.

I can imagine that the TWO USB port solution is superior since there is no switch for the 5V involved. I found in my system that the removing of switches is beneficial.

My question:
Wouldn't it makes sense to offer all your existing and upcoming re-clockers with TWO USB outputs?

Thank you

Matt
Hi Mat,
That's why we have the 5v switch there to cut off the power. Practically it works as you suggest. We cannot have two different USB outs for this according to our design. Thanks.
 

Markus87

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Hi @geoli,

Thanks a lot for registering and contributing to WBF!

In a former Greece press release there was supposedly some information about a - to be released - Absolute pre amp. Could you possibly give some more information on this?

Thanks a lot,
Markus
 

geoli

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Hi @geoli,

Thanks a lot for registering and contributing to WBF!

In a former Greece press release there was supposedly some information about a - to be released - Absolute pre amp. Could you possibly give some more information on this?

Thanks a lot,
Markus
Hello Markus!
Yes the Absolute pre-Amp is under design at the moment. We deviated a bit from our plans as we just finished a true reference USB re-clocker that we believe is the ultimate for any top-notch system system. Before the end of the year we are going to also announce our new Suite (DAC, Streamer, Re-Clocker) that will cover the gap between the Ayazi DAC and the IΩN DAC. So the Absolute Pre-Amp will be announced somewhere during 2023. Thanks !!!
 
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Markus87

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Hi Giorgos,
Thanks a lot for the update! I'm really looking forward for you to release some more details on the pre-amp - as soon as you can of course!
Best of luck for your developments!
Markus
 

ChrisTaiwan

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Hello Markus!
Yes the Absolute pre-Amp is under design at the moment. We deviated a bit from our plans as we just finished a true reference USB re-clocker that we believe is the ultimate for any top-notch system system. Before the end of the year we are going to also announce our new Suite (DAC, Streamer, Re-Clocker) that will cover the gap between the Ayazi DAC and the IΩN DAC. So the Absolute Pre-Amp will be announced somewhere during 2023. Thanks !!!
As an Ideon absolute streamer & time& Dac user, I am very satisfied with the sound provided by the Ideon system and look forward to the arrival of Absolute Pre-Amp.
 

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