Ayre QX-5 Twenty Streaming DAC / Streaming Music System

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Variant: QX-5 Twenty USB (with S/PDIF + USB)
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Description

5 SERIES PRODUCTS

Designed and handbuilt in Boulder, Colorado—the 5 series has withstood the test of time as ultra-reliable, reference quality gear that has been heralded by reviewers worldwide for its superior musicality. Adhering to our philosophy of upgrading rather than obsolesence, each of the 5 series products receives perodic upgrades reflecting significant technical improvements we have discovered through our continued reasearch and developement. Every product in the 5 series is designed for a life time of musical enjoyment.

Ayre QX-5 Twenty Streaming DAC / Streaming Music System

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 favorite 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.

It [QX-5 Twenty] made me smile for weeks and many hours of listening, sometimes into the wee hours just for the fun of it. The Ayre is among the smoothest and most natural-sounding digital devices I've heard

-Michael Lavorgna, AudioStream

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 analog power supply
  • High-speed circuit board material
  • Ten digital inputs: Ethernet, Asychronous USB, AES/EBU (2), Optical (3), S/PDIF (3)
  • Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
  • AyreLink communication system

Specifications

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)

Outputs
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
17.25″ W x 13.00″ D x 3.75″ H
(44cm x 33cm x 10cm)

Weight
16 pounds (7.25 kg

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