Ayon Orion - integrated amplifier (2)
- Category: Gallery
- Published: Tuesday, 09 January 2018 09:51
- Written by Grzegorz Makarewicz
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Although the Ayon Orion tube amplifier is already presented in the TRIODA Web Gallery, but because of the fact that I had the opportunity to see the interior of the same amplifier, but of very different interior, I decided to share a set of photos with other details of this interesting device.
The basic difference is that a number of additional small printed boards are placed on the inner sides of the metal chassis. Initially, I thought, that there are some additional circuits that were not used in the previous copy. After a closer look, it appears that some of the circuits originally located on the motherboard were simply, for some reason, mounted on these additional boards. This involves "empty" fields on the motherboard, with holes and markings of elements that are not currently there. I may be mistaken as I do not have a detailed schematic of the amplifier and maybe the layout solutions on the extra boards are just different from those on the motherboard. Who knowes?
Pay attention to unoccupied parts of the amplifier motherboard (photo below). It is worth to compare these fragments with the interior of the second version of the amplifier shown in the Gallery.