Pristine condition – not a blemish or scratch. I have conservatively rated this piece at 8/10 because I am not the original owner, but the amp looks and performs like new. SN 6M0128.
The V-5xe has been very highly rated by Stereophile (Class A rating) and Soundstage (Reviewer’s Choice), as well as several others. Delivers 150Wpc into 8 ohms using zero-feedback, fully balanced circuitry.
Quoting Soundstage!: “A wonderful amplifier that is so good at delivering the music without the same old audio characteristics that even a jaded old soul....can get excited all over again for the first time”. “A relaxed presentation that was always natural and real; transparency, phenomenal tonal accuracy, and timing, along with deep bass and bass authority…”
Quoting the Audio Perfectionist Journal: “The Ayre V-5xe is one of the best power amps available at any price. It’s quiet and refined, and exceptionally clean, pure and musical. The V-5xe is simply an awesome amplifier…”
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