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 purchased this from an Audiogon listing about 18 months ago. It includes everything pictured including the upgraded remote plus the original box and owner's manual. There are no scratches or blemishes on it and it functions perfectly. I upgraded to a PS Audio BHK preamp so I am selling this Ayre preamp. You don't see this preamp listed for sale very much because it sounds clean and precise. I think you will be very happy with this preamp.