The QX-8’s modularity makes it amazingly versatile. Featuring up to eight digital inputs (Ethernet, USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), and Toslink (3) ) it’s prepared to be the digital hub for most any system. With the Ethernet module installed, it is Roon-ready and pre-configured to stream Spotify, Qobuz, and Tidal. The QX-8 will integrate into virtually any home system today and is designed to be upgradeable for inevitable future technologies.
Possibilities for different upgrades and versions:
-Digital player with S/PDIF and Ethernet - 9450 AUD
-Digital player with S/PDIF, USB and Ethernet - 9950 AUD
o zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
o Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input.
o ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip
o Ayre custom digital clock
o Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter
o Single-pass 16x oversampling
o Ayre’s Diamond output stage
o Ayre’s exclusive Equilock gain stage
o Linear analog power supply
o High-speed circuit board material
o Up to eight digital inputs:
o Ethernet, Asynchronous USB,
o AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), Optical (3)
o Ayre Link communication system
The QX-8’s modularity makes it amazingly versatile.
|Audio Inputs||USB: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz PCM 16, 20, 24 bits DSD64 and DSD128 (as DoP) Optical/SPDIF/AESEBU: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz PCM 16, 20, 24 bits DSD64 (as DoP) Network: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz PCM 16, 20, 24 bits DSD64 (as DoP)|
|Outputs||Line Output: 4.5 Vrms balanced, 2.25 Vrms single-ended Headphone Output: 9.0 Vrms balanced, 4.5 Vrms single-ended|
|XLR Input Polarity||Pin 1 = Ground Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive) Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)|
|Power Consumption||60 watts in operating mode|
|Dimensions||44cm x 33cm x 10cm|
QX-5 Twenty Full Digital base S/PDIF + USB + Net
This is a product that provides unlimited flexibility and handiness at the highest level by joining all of your digital media together with every possible digital input and the trendiest streaming services.