Trophy-winning Ayre Preamp
Though the Stereophile Product of the Year award is more transparent than an Oscar or Golden Globe, it is no less coveted. In the Ayre room at the Venetian, the proud winners of the 2009 Amplification Component of the Year award show off their trophy next to a cut-away of their winning KX-R preamplifier. The preamp was featured in Ayre’s system at their suite high atop the Venetian.
Looking at the cut away allowed me to really see how the Ayre KX-R is billeted out of solid piece of aluminum. Now you can see it too. Very cool.