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Ayre QX-5 Twenty

Ayre QX-5 Twenty

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Ayre QX-5 Twenty

The Ayre QX-5 Twenty is a digital hub, a device which allows you to integrate all of your digital sources into one point of control. It is extremely flexible and versatile, improving the performance of all your digital sources.

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.

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

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

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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