I have a clean 7/10 (for age) Black Ayre K1XE solid state preamp with the optional $2000.00 phono stage and $250.00 remote control.
The K-1xe is a fully balanced, zero-feedback
design and comes with an outboard power supply. See the photos.
Reviews have all been excellent.
Soundstage summed with:
"Even at their prices, the Ayre K-1xe and V-1xe
caused me to think about their value. Both are very expensive, but compared to much of the
competition, both seem oddly under priced as well. That's because you can spend a lot
more money on a solid-state preamp and amp that simply don't sound as good as the Ayre
K-1xe and V-1xe."
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Enjoy the music summed with:
"I believe that the Ayre Acoustics K-1x preamp is a world-class solid-state
pre-amplifier. It is one of the best preamps I have heard. It has the advantage
of also having an optional phono stage that is also first-class. What this
preamp does with soundstaging as well as presenting an airy, open, clear quality
is absolutely astounding. It is probably the most open, transparent preamp that
I have heard and it produces a h-u-g-e soundstage. The soundstage extends well
beyond the outside of the speakers and also has great front to back depth. There
is a sense of immediacy and clarity that, at times, it feels like there is a
real person and a real band in the room. This preamp also excels at speed and
quickness. The attacks of the instruments are quick, fast and articulate"
"All in all, the Ayre Acoustics K-1xe is an exceptional preamp. Its
fully-balanced, no negative feedback circuitry makes it very open, clear,
transparent, and allows the music to come through with the realism and clarity
very close to the real thing. Well done, Ayre Acoustics, for providing a truly
exceptional preamp and phonostage!" The remote shows signs of use and the Preamp has a scuff line on the front that is visable only when your up close and looking for it. SN#sc0106. Buyer pays shipping, plus 3% Paypal fee. Local P/U welcome.