AX-5 Twenty

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Price: Between S$15,000 to S$20,000

Featuring Ayre’s Double Diamond output stage, our exclusive EquiLock circuitry, and a Shallco solid-silver contact switch for gain control, this fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback integrated amplifier provides a complete solution for your modern music system.

The key to perfecting the AX-5 was to incorporate the Variable Gain Technology (VGT) of the award-winning Ayre KX-R preamplifier into the power amplifier section. The addition of ultra-transparent FET input selector switches completed the transformation of a basic power amplifier into a compact one-box solution which will become the heart of your high-performance audio system.


201501_poty2014_sm“…the AX-5 is not only, overall, the finest-sounding amp I’ve ever heard, it ranks as one of the finest components I’ve heard of any type.”
Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier

–Uday Reddy, SoundStage!

Features

  • Ayre’s Double Diamond output stage
  • Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
  • AyreLock linear analog power supply
  • zero-feedback, fully balanced discrete circuitry
  • High-speed circuit board material
  • Custom developed audio-grade resistors
  • Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
  • AyreLink communication system

Specifications

Power Output125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms

250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms

Gain26 dB
Input Impedance1 MΩ unbalanced inputs

2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)

Frequency ResponseDC – 250 kHz
Power Consumption

 

48 watts in standby mode

230 watts in operating mode, no signal

Dimensions17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H

(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)

Weight48 pounds – 22 kg

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Ayre AX-5 Twenty

Reviews


201501_poty2014_sm“…the AX-5 is not only, overall, the finest-sounding amp I’ve ever heard,

it ranks as one of the finest components I’ve heard of any type.”

Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier –Uday Reddy, SoundStage!

stereophile.com-Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier The AX-5 Twentyjpg_Page1“…it’s one of the finest amps I’ve lived with, period.”

Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier –Art Dudley, Stereophile

 

soundstage-hi-fi-ayre-ax-5-twenty_home“…From what Uday heard, it’s clear that the AX-5 Twenty deserves at least as much praise — and this time, that includes being named a Recommended Reference Component.”  Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Twenty integrated amplifier – Soundstage! Hi-Fi
soundstagehifi.com-Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Integrated Amplifierjpg_Page1“…This is the best damn integrated I’ve never heard. The AX-5 is truly a Goldilocks amp: not too hot and not too cold, it’s just right.”  Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier – Soundstage! Hi-Fi