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Introducing a giant leap forward in the digital playback technology—the Ayre C-5xeMP. This new design creates a completely new product category, the U2 player (universal stereo player). The first of its kind, this no video, no compromise design plays all existing optical disc formats including: CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video (soundtrack only), and MP-3. This unique disc player is the ultimate playback machine for the music lover. When the music is paramount, the C-5xeMP sets a new standard. The C-5xeMPis truly for those of us who value the enjoyment of music above all else.

  • Plays all optical disc formats;
    CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video (soundtrack only), MP3
  • Exclusive Ayre “Minimum Phase” digital filter
  • Single-pass 16x oversampling
  • Discrete decoding and playback of all formats in their native domain
  • zero-feedback, DC-coupled, true differential balanced analog circuitry
  • Separate linear power supplies for both analog and digital circuitry

Maximum Output Level
2.05 V rms – unbalanced outputs
4.10 V rms – balanced outputs (PCM)
1.00 V rms – unbalanced outputs
2.00 V rms – balanced outputs (DSD)

Frequency Response
DC – 20 kHz (44.1 kHz sample rate)
DC – 22 kHz (48 kHz sample rate)
DC – 40 kHz (88.2 kHz sample rate)
DC – 44 kHz (96 kHz sample rate)
DC – 80 kHz (176.4 kHz sample rate)
DC – 88 kHz (192 kHz sample rate)
DC – 100 kHz (2.8224 MHz sample rate)

Output Impedance
55 ohms – unbalanced outputs
110 ohms – balanced outputs (55 per phase)

Power Consumption
60 watts maximum

17.25″ W x 13″ D x 4.75″ H
(44 cm x 33 cm x 12 cm)

26 pounds (12 kg)


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  • The Ayre C-5xe has proved to be the best-sounding product I’ve heard all year.
    -Wes Phillips, Stereophile