Ayre AX-5 Twenty
Ayre AX-5 Twenty
Ayre AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amplifier
The Ayre AX-5 Twenty integrated amplifier signals a breakthrough in performance for music lovers, providing a breathtaking level of sonic quality by replacing a separate preamplifier and power amplifier with a single integrated control amplifier.
The key to perfecting the AX-5 was to incorporate the Variable Gain Technology (VGT) of the award-winning Ayre KX-R preamplifier into the power amplifier section. The addition of ultra-transparent FET input selector switches completed the transformation of a basic power amplifier into a compact one-box solution which will become the heart of your high-performance audio system.
Featuring Ayre's new Diamond output stage, their exclusive EquiLock circuitry, and a Shallco solid-silver contact switch for gain control, this fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback integrated amplifier provides a complete solution for your modern music system.
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.
Variable Gain Transimpedance (VGT) volume circuit
46 step volume control, each of 1.5 dB
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
125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
DC – 250 kHz
48 watts in low-current consumption mode
230 watts in operating mode, no signal
17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H
(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
48 pounds (22 kg)