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Ayre Codex  DAC Headphone Amp Ex Demonstration
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Ayre Codex DAC Headphone Amp Ex Demonstration

Equally at home as a stand alone DAC, headphone amp, or digital preamp, the Codex can unlock the potential of any system.

£1,439.00   
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Manufacturer:  Ayre Acoustics

Ayre Codex DAC Headphone Amp Ex Demonstration

Excellent as new condition, with original packaging box.

The Ayre CODEX headphone amplifier / DAC has arrived and is playing lovely music here.

The CODEX can be thought of three different products depending on how/where you use it:

A DAC in your main system

The CODEX has an optical input and a USB input with both XLR and RCA outputs. You just connect it into your existing system and its another source component.  At  £1699, it represents a new entry level DAC for Ayre. 

A Digital Preamplifier.

You connect it directly to your amplifier and use the CODEX’s built in volume control. If you only use USB and optical input, this will build a terrific high performance digital based stereo, with (but of course) a world class headphone amplifier output! 

 A Headphone Amplifier.

The CODEX has front panel headphone jacks with 1 x  6.3mm and 2 x 3.5mm, and you can also use the rear panel XLR connections.  You can use the two 3.5mm outputs for a balanced headphone which gives you a much lower noise floor.

Equally at home as a stand alone DAC, headphone amp, or digital preamp, the Codex 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.

Features:

  • 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,  fully-balanced discrete circuitry. 
  • Equilock circuitry for active gain devices. 
Specifications

Output Level
Headphone or Preamp Mode : 7.0 volts balanced, 3.5 volts single-ended 
DAC Mode : 4.0 volts balanced, 2.0 volts single-ended

Input
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)

Dimensions 
2.25"W x 9"D x 5.25"H (5.5 cm x 23 cm x 13.7 cm) 

Weight 
3 pounds (1.4 kg)

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