Ayre QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub / Streaming DAC

Brand: Ayre Acoustics
Product Code: AYR-QX5
Warranty: 5 Years
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$19,800.00 - $24,750.00
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QX-5 Twenty

In today’s digitally-connected world you need more than just a DAC or a streamer. You need a device that can effortlessly render your highest resolution files and, without missing a beat, play your favourite music streaming services or BBC broadcast. Featuring the new ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip and a new jointly-developed doubly-rotated Morion quartz crystal-based oscillator, The QX-5 Twenty elevates digital performance to an astonishing level. Linking all of your digital media together with every conceivable digital input and the most popular music streaming services, the QX-5 Twenty streaming DAC provides unlimited flexibility and convenience at the highest level.

Key Features

  • Zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
  • Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input
  • ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip
  • Ayre & Morion jointly-developed crystal oscillator
  • Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter
  • Single-pass 16x oversampling
  • Ayre’s Diamond output stage
  • Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
  • 100 step digital volume control
  • Linear analogue power supply
  • High-speed circuit board material
  • Ten digital inputs: Ethernet, Asynchronous USB, AES/EBU (2), Optical (3), S/PDIF (3)
  • Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
  • AyreLink communication system
Audio Inputs
USB 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz / PCM 16, 20, 24 Bits / DSD64 and DSD128 (as DoP)
Optical / SPDIF / AESEBU 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / PCM 16, 20, 24 Bits / DSD64 (as DoP)
Network 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz / PCM 16, 20, 24 Bits / DSD64 (as DoP)
Line Output 4.5 Vrms Balanced, 2.25 Vrms Single-Ended
Headphone Output 9.0 Vrms Balanced, 4.5 Vrms Single-Ended
XLR Input Polarity Pin 1 = Ground, Pin 2 = Non-Inverting (Positive), Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)
Power Consumption 60 Watts in Operating Mode
Dimensions (W x D x H) 44 x 33 x 10 cm (17.25" x 13.00" x 3.75")
Weight 7.25 kg (16 lb)
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