AX-5 Twenty

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AX-5 Twenty

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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.

Features

Variable Gain Transimpedance (VGT) volume circuit
46 step volume control, each of 1.5 dB
Ayre’s new Diamond output stage
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
Linear analog power supply
zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
High-speed circuit board material
Custom developed audio-grade resistors
Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
AyreLink communication system

Specifications

Power Output
125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms

Gain
26 dB

Input Impedance
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)

Frequency Response
DC – 250 kHz

Power Consumption
48 watts in low-current consumption 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)

AX-5 Twenty Manual

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  • …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.
    -Uday Reddy, SoundStage!