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are the culmination of our cutting edge research and development. Designed for pure performance these products are crafted from the highest grade materials available for uncompromised musicality. From the elegant machined chassis to their incredible technical attributes our head-fi enabled products will delight and enchant you with every detail
Ayre CODEX Digital Preamplifier /DAC / Headphone Amplifier
Equally at home as a stand-alone DAC, headphone amp, or digital preamp, these products can unlock the potential of any system. A fully-balanced signal path throughout the analog circuitry provides an inherently clean and quiet backdrop for your music. The zero-feedback design maintains all of the pace and rhythm of your favorite artist, rendering your digital music as effortlessly as if it were live.
To get the best possible sound from the USB input of your Codex please refer to our computer audio setup page.
I don't know if it's due to the "zero negative feedback" design or the killer digital filters Charlie Hansen dreams up, but with file resolutions of PCM up to 32/384 and DSD128 the Codex is just plain musical. Can't wait to get one up here for a long hard listen.
-Tyll Hertsens, innerfidelity.com
- USB and Optical (Toslink) inputs
- Headphone outputs
- Two 3.5mm mini-phone jacks
- One ¼” phone jack
- 3.5mm mini-phone jacks configurable to balanced mode
- Asynchronous transfer mode for USB input
- DSD or PCM input over USB
- Minimum phase digital filter
- Single-pass 16x oversampling
- Ayre’s exclusive Diamond output circuit
- Linear analog AyreLock power supply
- Zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
- Equilock circuitry for active gain devices
Headphone or Preamp Mode : 7.0 volts balanced, 3.5 volts single-ended
DAC Mode : 4.0 volts balanced, 2.0 volts single-ended
USB : PCM 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz (up to 24 bits), DSD64, DSD128
Optical input (Toslink)
2.25″W x 9″D x 5.25″H (5.5 cm x 23 cm x 13.7 cm)
3 pounds (1.4 kg)
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