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Ayre MP Filter White Paper

Ayre is pleased to announce the results of an intensive research program into the audible performance of various digital filters (including “non-oversampling” filterless designs). Extensive listening tests have shown that our new custom DSP-based “Minimum Phase” filters provide a significant … Continue reading

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Ayre USB DAC White Paper

Computer-based audio offers us new ways to organize, purchase, and listen to music. Following is an overview of the various methods one can use to connect a computer to one’s audio system, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. Just … Continue reading

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Australian HiFi EX-8 Review

“Sound quality was clean and dynamic, and there was more than enough punch to the sound even with fairly inefficient speakers, so I can’t see you needing any more power than the Ayre EX-8 can deliver if you have an … Continue reading

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Ayre QX-5 Review by Stereoplay (Germany)

In terms of engineering and especially sonics this American-made DAC is beyond compare. Many products sound coherent, especially in this price range. But the QX-5’s spatial depth and imaging rank among the best anywhere, regardless of source. –Stefan Schickedanz, Stereoplay … Continue reading

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QB-9 Twenty USB DAC Review

The QB-9 Twenty visits Audiophile Style for a musical extravaganza!! “The QB-9 Twenty really surprised me by how great it sounds in my system. I say surprised because I’ve been listening to reference level DACs for quite a while… the … Continue reading

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What is the best amplifier in the world?

The KX-R Twenty/VX-R Twenty is arguably the most transparent and honest amplifier we’ve ever tested. –What HiFi -March 2020 What is the best amplifier in the world? Well, we are a bit biased, but we can’t disagree with What HiFi … Continue reading

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QB-9 USB DAC — Twenty Upgrade

The best value high end USB DAC of all time just got a lot better! The QB-9 Twenty update is a significant improvement to our most popular product. The Twenty upgrade for this USB DAC is more than just the … Continue reading

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Ayre QB-9 Twenty Update!

The QB-9 was one of the most successful Ayre products ever. There are thousands of them out in the world, and to many owners, the QB-9 is still their favorite piece of audio gear. As part of our commitment to … Continue reading

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EX-8 Integrated Hub

Read the new review of our EX-8 Integrated Hub by Phil Wright! Pristine, well defined, transparent. …it’s a well-rounded package: a single unit that switches listener focus away from the equipment and toward the music — an ideal fit for … Continue reading

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QX-8 Digital Hub Review

Read the latest review of the QX-8 Digital Hub on darko.audio by Steven Plaskin! I found the QX-8 Digital Hub to be a serious contender in the high-end DAC marketplace that allowed me to fully enjoy my music library with … Continue reading

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