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 otherwise well-curated system.” Read the full review of...

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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   This fantastic review of the QX-5 DAC...

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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 QB-9 Twenty absolutely held its own against these...

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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 that the VX-R Twenty is a strong contender...

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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 any Music-First Audiophile. Read the full review here.

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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 exceptional tonal neutrality and impressive resolution. Read the...

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KX-5 Twenty & VX-5 Twenty Audio Video SA Review.

"Music that you thought you knew well sounds fuller, more vibrant, more ‘real’. There’s a purity of purpose, an emotive accessibility that is all centered around the music, and not at all about the hi-fi." -- Deon Schoeman, AVSA Full Review

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Ayre Acoustics Codex USB DAC + Headphone Amp + Digital Preamp

Steven Plaskin's excellent review of the Codex has just been posted on the AudioStream website. Find out why he says "Given the price, performance, and features found in the Codex, I feel it is the most significant product I have reviewed in 2015." Read the full review here.

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hifi & records raves about the Ayre EX-8!

Thank you, Marius, and everyone at hifi & records for the time you spent with the EX-8. We are very happy that you liked it so much! “The Ayre EX-8 delivers effortless dynamics and flow with an amazingly open character.” “The EX-8 sounds extremely transparent, dynamic, refined and...

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