Ayre AcousticsKX-RAyre Acoustics KX-R PreamplifierThis ad is for a fantastic Ayre KX-R Preamplifier Here’s a beautiful Ayre preamp, in great condition! Specifications from the Manufacturer: Input Impedance 2 Mohm balanced (1 Mohm p...11500.00

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Ayre KX-R Preamplifier

Here’s a beautiful Ayre preamp, in great condition!

Specifications from the Manufacturer: 

Input Impedance 

2 Mohm balanced (1 Mohm per phase)

Output Impedance 

300 ohm balanced (150 ohm per phase)

Frequency Response 

DC - 250 kHz

Power Consumption 

35 watts in standby or normal operation 

65 watts with remote control active


17.25" W x 11.5" D x 3.75" H 

(43.8cm x 29.2cm x 9.5cm)


40 pounds 18 kg

And here are a few choice quotes from reviews:

“I'll start with something that sounds simple: The KX-R was really quiet. (If this were a movie, somebody would have to say, "Yeah. Too quiet.") Aren't all audio components these days? Well, sure, but the KX-R, with an activated input selected and set to regular listening volume, was far more silent than the tomb.

In my life, three much-hyped experiences have actually lived up to all the hoopla: trekking into Machu Picchu on a misty morning, climbing the Great Wall of China on a brisk December afternoon, and auditioning the Ayre KX-R. If it's not the eighth wonder of the modern world, I say demand a recount.”

Read more at http://www.stereophile.com/content/ayre-kx-r-line-preamplifier-page-3#6AwFVzLwo9V33SMr.99

And from here:


“As for the KX-R, I can’t say enough good things. I believe it to be the most complete product Ayre has ever made -- a defining achievement for a company known for its string of audio achievements. The KX-R is an ideal reference tool for my life as a reviewer, and an ideal instrument for my audiophile passions.”

The preamp is complete with the box, leather cover, manual and remote control. It’s in perfect working condition, with only a few barely visible nicks on the top cover, so overall a nice 8/10. Comes with all the original packaging.

The unit is currently in our store in Southern California (San Diego area).

Who’s “Alma Music and Audio”?

We’re a new hi-end audio store in Southern California, set in beautiful La Jolla (San Diego area). We do NOT operate by appointment, so you can stop by our store anytime, browse the LP racks (2000+ and counting!), and enjoy our 6 rooms set up with great gear from some of these brands:

ADL/Furutech - Audioquest - Audionet - Audiopax - Auralic - Aurender - Avantgarde - Bergmann - D'Agostino - darTZeel - DEQX - Dynaudio - ENIGMAcoustics - Evolution Acoustics - Hegel - iFi - Kii Audio - Koetsu - Kronos - Kubala Sosna - Kuzma - Linn - MSB Technology - Music Hall - Octave - Ortofon - Solid Steel - Sound Galleries Music Server - Trafomatic - Wharfedale - YG Acoustics

We prefer payment to be made by check, cash, or money order. Sorry, no PayPal on this one. If you’re in CA, there’s also an 8% sales tax.

We’ll ship worldwide, please contact us for a quote to your destination!

We’d love to hear from you, so send us your questions, inquiries, orders, etc to: contact@almaaudio.com, or call us at (858) 412-5530, (619) 243 4924, or (619) 243 6615.

Thanks for looking!

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