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Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Award!

Many thanks to Dr. David Robinson and Juan Ayllon for the QB-9 Twenty Award and Review. “A relative bargain, it packs a delightful delivery of everything digital served up. An outstanding value, the QB-9 Twenty can mix it up with … Continue reading

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Ayre Acoustics EX-8 2.0 Integrated Hub D/A integrated amplifier

“With its pure treble, clear and rich midrange, ample low end, and coherence, the Ayre is the finest solid state integrated I’ve had in my house.” —Ken Micallef Read the full EX-8 2.0 Review

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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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