Product: Ayre K-5xeMP Stereo Preamplifier; Evolution
Product SKU: 14185
Serial Number: 10K0143L
Cosmetic Description: 9/10 Excellent condition with no notable blemishes.
What is Included: Amplifier, Remote, Manual, Power cable, Factory packaging
Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent, fully tested and no issues found.
Age: 12 years
# of Owners: 1
Tobacco Exposure: No
Service History: Upgraded to MP January 2010.
Other Notes: Ayre’s K-5xeMP preamplifier combines peerless musical performance with stunning visual design. The exclusive fully-balanced, zero-feedback circuitry renders music with vitality and life. Its custom-designed volume control is actuated by a silky smooth optical encoder, using FET switches and precision metal-film resistors to deliver absolute sonic transparency. The massive power transformer effortlessly provides startlingly real musical dynamics. The Ayre K-5xeMP will transport you to a new world of musical enjoyment
"I was impressed by Ayre Acoustics' K-5xeMP. For what is these days a relatively affordable price, it offers much of the sound quality you can get from the megabucks solid-state preamps. While the original K-5xe was a solid Class B recommendation in Stereophile's "Recommended Components," this Maximum Performance version deserves a full Class A rating." -John Atkinson
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