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Ayre P-5xe Phono Stage

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£2,412.50 Exc. VAT |  


Ayre P-5xe Phono Stage

Balanced and single ended inputs and outputs. Adjustable input impedance and gain

The Ayre P-5x Phono Stage uncovers the astounding musicality in your favorite records. Music flows from a pure black background, thanks to ultra-low noise FET circuitry in a zero-feedback configuration. Fully adjustable gain and loading options provide complete compatibility with the widest possible range of cartridges, from low-output exotic moving coils to high-output moving magnet designs. Our proprietary two-stage passive RIAA equalization ensures unparalleled tonal realism. The Ayre P-5x infuses new life into a classic format.

HI-FI NEWS JULY 2006 '' Without question this is a stunning phono stage with exceptional connectivity, excellent build quality and 'fit and forget' operation. It operated in my system without a glitch. At its price its performance puts it in the bona fide bargain category and a less scrupulous engineer and distributor could have priced this at £3000.00 + without question. The Ayre is a truly excellent design and I recommend it very strongly. If your looking for a phono stage in this price range, you owe it to your vinyl collection to hear this one.



Fully balanced from input to output
Zero feedback
Ultra-low noise discrete FET circuitry
Two-stage passive RIAA equalization
Balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs
Adjustable gain accommodates very low to high output cartridges
Cartridge loading is adjustable with switches on back of unit
Custom high quality capacitors
Special high-speed circuit board material
Ayre Conditioner (patent pending) power-line RFI filter



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Highly recommended
Wednesday, 9 November 2016  | 

This was an upgrade from a Naim Stageline. Taken on recommendation by the Analogue Seduction team I am extremely happy with this phono stage - I'm hearing my LP's in a totally new an engaging way - Love what it's doing regardless of the type of music - Heavy and Classical...

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Excellent Vinyl Sound
Sunday, 19 May 2013  | 

Bought this a few years ago for use with Linn LP12/Ekos/Ortofon, the sound is magnificent having depth, width and detail. It knocks digital into a cocked hat for the naturalness and fluency of the sound.
The only caveat is that if one is constantly changing cartridges which require different setting then one has to take the top plate off and move jumpers inside the amp, however this means that there are no switches in the audio circuit. If, like me, you just want to enjoy the music this is unimportant.
Very smart unfussy appearance.

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