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K-1xe

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Conceivably the most innovative preamplifier ever designed, the Ayre K-1xe combines singular transparency with unparalleled musicality. Musical passages emerge with startling dynamics from a silent background, thanks to the K-1xe’s fully-balanced, zero-feedback FET circuitry. Its unique volume control uses solid-silver contacts in a revolutionary configuration that eliminates all wiring and takes sonic performance to a new level. The Ayre K-1xe uncovers the soul of music.

  • Ultra-high-quality solid-silver contact stepped
  • zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
  • Inductor-input audio power supply filtering
  • Ayre Conditioner (patent pending) power line RFI filter
  • Special high-speed circuit board material
  • Reference quality phono option features adjustable gain
    and loading
  • Remote control option

Gain – Line
16 dB to balanced outputs
10 dB to unbalanced outputs

Gain – Phono
Adjustable — 40 dB, 50 dB (factory setting), 60 dB

Input Impedance – Line
10 kohm (each phase)

Input Impedance – Phono
Adjustable — 50 kohm (factory setting) to 100 ohm

Output Impedance
300 ohm (each phase)

Power Consumption
20 watts

Dimensions
18″ W x 12″ D x 6.25″ H
(45.7cm x 30.5cm x 16cm) – Main Unit

13″ W x 8″ D x 3.75″ H
(33cm x 20.3cm x 9.5cm) – Power Supply

Weight
45 pounds (20kg) – Complete Unit

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  • I unreservedly and enthusiastically recommend the K-1x, in whatever form, to anyone who wants to venture out to the cutting edge of sonic possibility.
    -Paul Bolin, Stereophile