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Discover Ayre and lose yourself in the moment…

intimately experiencing music and cinema that is perfectly timed and naturally alive

Ayre Acoustics, Inc. has been designing and building superior quality, award-winning audio and video equipment since 1993. Ayre is recognized as a world leader in the industry, and its full line of audio and video components sets new standards in innovation, design, and performance. We proudly offer the finest equipment for your listening and viewing pleasure.

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Our mission is to create audio and video systems that provide a lifetime of excitement and discovery. Combining stunning realism with exceptional clarity. Ayre components offer a natural, relaxed presentation that draws you into your favorite music and films as never before. Ayre's bold, unique design approach ensures superlative levels of performance. Every design detail is focused on a single aim-unprecedented musical and cinematic delight. All of our products employ Ayre's exclusive fully-balanced, zero-feedback circuitry, with special emphasis lavished on the power supply. The result is a new world of artistic insight and experience


Ayre products are manufactured in Boulder, Colorado. Each component is carefully hand-assembled on-site by a dedicated technician, using only state-of-the-art materials and assembly techniques. Quality control is assured by a rigorous testing procedure, as well as a thorough inspection process. Ayre's services and support is unsurpassed. Our environmentally responsible manufacturing processes include the careful selection of equally conscientious American suppliers. Enter the world of Ayre; enter a new dimension of musical meaning and cinematic enjoyment.

  1. The Beginning


    Charles Hansen founded Ayre Acoustics, Inc.

  2. V-3 Zero-feedback Fully-balanced amplifier introduced


  3. Ariel Brown joins Ayre


  4. K-3 Zero-feedback Fully-balanced preamplifier introduced


  5. The Ayre V-1 amplifier is released


  6. The Ayre D-1 DVD Player is released


  7. The MX-R monoblocks redefine amplification


  8. Charles Hansen R.I.P.




Charles Hansen founded Ayre Acoustics in 1993, following his success as a speaker designer and founder of Avalon Acoustics. Charley’s passion for absolute truth in sound reproduction led him on a 25-year endeavor at Ayre to design audio and video systems that provide a lifetime of excitement and discovery.
Charles Hansen passed away on November 28th, 2017. Those who knew Charley knew that he was a passionate man who always stood up for what he believed to be right. His spirit and his mission of creating and manufacturing the best sounding audio equipment in the world lives on in the team at Ayre.

  • Ayre Acoustics’ QX-5 Twenty is one of the finest-sounding, most versatile digital audio products I have had the pleasure of using.
    -John Atkinson, Stereophile