QX-5 Twenty

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In today’s digitally-connected world you need more than just a DAC or a streamer. You need a device that can effortlessly render your highest resolution files and, without missing a beat, play your favorite online streaming services or BBC broadcast. Featuring the new ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip and a new jointly-developed doubly-rotated Morion quartz crystal-based oscillator, The QX-5 Twenty elevates digital performance to an astonishing level. Linking all of your digital media together with every conceivable digital input and the most popular streaming services, the QX-5 Twenty provides unlimited flexibility and convenience at the highest level.

Features

>zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry
Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input
ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip
Ayre & Morion jointly-developed crystal oscillator
Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter
Single-pass 16x oversampling
Ayre’s Diamond output stage
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
100 step digital volume control
Linear analog power supply
High-speed circuit board material
Ten digital inputs: Ethernet, Asychronous USB, AES/EBU (2), Optical (3), S/PDIF (3)
Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
AyreLink communication system

Specifications

Audio Inputs
USB: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192, 352.8, 384 kHz
PCM 16, 20, 24 bits
DSD64 and DSD128 (as DoP)

Optical/SPDIF/AESEBU: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
PCM 16, 20, 24 bits
DSD64 (as DoP)

Network: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz
PCM 16, 20, 24 bits
DSD64 (as DoP)

Outputs
Line Output: 4.5 Vrms balanced, 2.25 Vrms single-ended

Headphone Output: 9.0 Vrms balanced, 4.5 Vrms single-ended

XLR Input Polarity
Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive)
Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)

Power Consumption
60 watts in operating mode

Dimensions
17.25″ W x 13.00″ D x 3.75″ H
(44cm x 33cm x 10cm)

Weight
16 pounds (7.25 kg

QX-5 Twenty Manual

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  • It [QX-5 Twenty] made me smile for weeks and many hours of listening, sometimes into the wee hours just for the fun of it. The Ayre is among the smoothest and most natural-sounding digital devices I've heard
    -Michael Lavorgna, AudioStream