Balanced and single ended inputs and outputs. Adjustable input impedance and gainThe 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.
FeaturesFully balanced from input to outputZero feedbackUltra-low noise discrete FET circuitryTwo-stage passive RIAA equalizationBalanced and single-ended inputs and outputsAdjustable gain accommodates very low to high output cartridgesCartridge loading is adjustable with switches on back of unitCustom high quality capacitorsSpecial high-speed circuit board materialAyre Conditioner (patent pending) power-line RFI filterPLEASE CONTACT US FOR A DEMONSTRATION.HOME DEMONSTRATIONS ALSO AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
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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