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.
“…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!
- 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
|Power Output||125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms|
250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
|Input Impedance||1 MΩ unbalanced inputs|
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
|Frequency Response||DC – 250 kHz|
|48 watts in standby mode|
230 watts in operating mode, no signal
|Dimensions||17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H|
(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
|Weight||48 pounds – 22 kg|
“…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!
Ayre Acoustics AX-5 integrated amplifier –Art Dudley, Stereophile
“…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
“…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