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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 VX-5 Twenty Stereo Power Amplifier
The Ayre VX-5 fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback amplifier features our exclusive Equilock circuitry and our Diamond output stage giving it both the power and control for the most demanding musical passages. The VX-5 is every bit the refined and sublime musical masterpiece you have come to expect from an Ayre product. With the addition of our new Diamond output stage this amplifier packs a punch so palpable you will find yourself clinging to the essence of every note. Make a VX-5 the foundation of your music system and redefine your expectation of what an amplifier should do.
All told, Ayre's new VX-5 is as perfect a power amp as I've seen lately for the audiophile who wants high performance and high value.
-Doug Schneider, SoundStage!
- Ayre’s new Diamond output stage
- Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
- Linear analog power supply
- zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
- High-speed circuit board material
- Custom developed audio-grade resistors
- Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
- AyreLink communication system
175 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
350 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
DC – 250 kHz
35 watts in low-current consumption mode
325 watts in operating mode, no signal
17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H
(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
52 pounds (24 kg)
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