QX-8 Digital Hub - digital base S/PDIF + USB

$9,050.00

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The QX-8’s modularity makes it amazingly versatile.


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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. 

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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
Weight 5.7 kg

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