Ayre Codex Preamp/DAC/Headphone Amp

Ayre has been getting major exposure for their work with Pono, but have also been working on their own breakthrough device which grew out of that project, the Codex. Due to hit retailers in March for $1,500, inside will be an ESS Sabre ES9018 DAC chip that will handle PCM up to 32/384 and DSD128.

The Codex features a discrete, balanced, zero-feedback design and will have USB and SPDIF on the back! Also included are both balanced and unbalanced outputs and a single 1/4 inch and two 3.5mm headphone jacks on the front (which can be set up for balanced headphone designs). The three digit display on the front panel indicates volume and sample rate.

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One of My dream DAC to get the best sound from personal portable Hi-Fi.