This compact single box, entirely discrete integrated with its zero feedback topology can become the core element of a modern, high-performance audio system.
It is a fully balanced, very fine sounding stereo amplifier with Shallco (solid silver contacts) gain control & Ayre’s exclusive Double Diamond output stage.
The AX-5 Twenty employs the same ultra-transparent FET input selector & high-resolution Variable Gain Technology (VGT) that are also integral parts of Ayre’s stunning KR-X Pre-amplifier, ensuring a very musical sound.
Ayre’s high quality, bold & distinctive design is a pleasure to behold.
o Variable Gain Transimpedance (VGT) volume circuit
o 46 step volume control, each of 1.5 dB
o Ayre’s new Diamond output stage
o Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
o Linear analog power supply
o zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
o High-speed circuit board material
o Custom-developed audio-grade resistors
o Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
o Ayre Link communication system
…the AX-5 is not only, overall, the finest-sounding amp I’ve ever heard, it ranks as one of the finest components I’ve heard of any type.
-Uday Reddy, SoundStage!
|Power Output||125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms 250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms|
|Input Impedance||1 MO unbalanced inputs 2 MO balanced inputs (1 MO per phase)|
|Frequency Response||DC – 250 kHz|
|Power Consumption||48 watts in low-current consumption mode 230 watts in operating mode, no signal|
|Dimensions||44cm x 48cm x 12cm|
EX-8 Two Channel Integrated Amplifier with adaptable inputs
Simply add any source (digital and/or analog) plus a pair of loudspeakers or headphones, and enjoy a musical experience