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Ayre QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub/DAC/Headphone Amplifier
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Ayre QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub/DAC/Headphone Amplifier

£7,995.00   
£6,662.50 Exc. VAT |  
  

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Ayre QX-5 Twenty Digital Hub

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 online 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 streaming services, the QX-5 Twenty provides unlimited flexibility and convenience at the highest level.

  • zero-feedback, 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

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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