Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Solid-state integrated amplifier. Line-level inputs: 4 balanced (XLR), 2 single-ended (RCA). Input impedance: 2 megohms balanced, 1 megohm single-ended. Maximum input level: 16V RMS balanced, 8V RMS single-ended. Maximum gain: 32dB. Frequency response: DC–250kHz. Output power: 125Wpc into 8 ohms (21dBW), 250Wpc into 4 ohms (21dBW).
Dimensions: 17.25" (440mm) W by 4.875" (125mm) H by 18.75" (480mm) D. Weight: 46 lbs (20.9kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: 22AO124C.
Price: $9950. Approximate number of dealers: 40.
Manufacturer: Ayre Acoustics, Inc., 2300-B Central Avenue, Boulder, CO 80301. Tel: (303) 442-7300. Fax: (303) 442-7301. Web: www.ayre.com.

Ayre Acoustics, Inc.
2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 442-7300

tmsorosk's picture

Great review art .

Et Quelle's picture

The AX-5 is too rich for my blood. Shipping is undoubtedly free though any
extras would put you over the 5 figure price barrier.
The diamond cut circle is simple but not the best things. Superficial looks
mean the most in audio only. A 46 step volume system and Shallco switches, I guess justify Ayre going higher than most of their other products. I sure hope Stereophile shows an opened pic of future amp and it has a huge transformer in it like that. I have a tube preamp and solid state amp on my wish list but meanwhile I will use my Nano phono preamp.
Great job on the configuration and the review. You wouldn't want to spend too long on something like that!

audiofrk's picture

So Art can I ask from what you remember from the AX-7 is the AX-5 a step up (same audio quality but more power) or a new league (sounds better than the AX-7)?