Featuring Ayre’s Double Diamond output stage, the exclusive EquiLock circuitry, and a Shallco solid-silver contact switch for gain control, this fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback integrated amplifier provides a complete solution for your modern music system.
The key to perfecting the AX-5 was to incorporate the Variable Gain Technology (VGT) of the award-winning Ayre KX-R preamplifier into the power amplifier section. The addition of ultra-transparent FET input selector switches completed the transformation of a basic power amplifier into a compact one-box solution which will become the heart of your high-performance audio system.
"…the AX-5 is not only, overall, the finest-sounding amp I’ve ever heard, it ranks as one of the finest components I’ve heard of any type."
-Uday Reddy, SoundStage!
• Variable Gain Transimpedance (VGT) volume circuit
• 46 step volume control, each of 1.5 dB
• Ayre’s new Diamond output stage
• Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
• Linear analog power supply
• Zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
• High-speed circuit board material
• Custom developed audio-grade resistors
• Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
• AyreLink communication system
125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
DC – 250 kHz
48 watts in low-current consumption mode
230 watts in operating mode, no signal
17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H
(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
48 pounds (22 kg)
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