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Ayre’s K-5xeMP preamplifier combines peerless musical performance with stunning visual design. The exclusive fully-balanced, zero-feedback circuitry renders music with vitality and life. Its custom-designed volume control is actuated by a silky smooth optical encoder, using FET switches and precision metal-film resistors to deliver absolute sonic transparency. The massive power transformer effortlessly provides startlingly real musical dynamics. The Ayre K-5xeMP will transport you to a new world of musical enjoyment.

  • zero-feedbackfully-balanced discrete circuitry
  • 66 step volume control, each of 1.0 dB
  • Four inputs: two balanced, two single-ended
  • Proprietary volume control with FET switches & metal film resistors
  • Ayre Conditioner Power-Line RFI Filter
  • Control microprocessor is turned off except when executing a command
  • Input selector also switches ground connection, so that all source components are completely disconnected except for the one selected
  • “Theater” mode for use with surround-sound processor is assignable to any input, allowing use with balanced or single-ended processors

Input Impedance
20 kohm (per phase)

Output Impedance
55 ohm (per phase)

Frequency Response
DC – 200 kHz

Maximum Gain
4 dB – unbalanced outputs
10 dB – balanced outputs

Maximum Input Level
4 Vrms – unbalanced inputs
8 Vrms – balanced inputs

Power Consumption
10 watts

Dimensions
17.25″ W x 13.75″ D x 4.75″ H
(43.8cm x 35cm x 12cm)

Weight
25 pounds (11.5 kg)

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  • The Ayre K-5x is a killer preamp…
    -Shane Buettner, The Audio Perfectionist