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The QX-8 Digital Hub provides a total solution for state-of-the-art digital music reproduction. An Ethernet cable, USB source, or most any digital component connected to the QX-8 will allow you to enjoy a vast digital music library. You can also simply plug-in your favorite set of headphones and enjoy a musical experience that invigorates your soul. Built around Ayre’s exclusive innovations, the Ayre QX-8 includes fully-balanced, zero-feedback (real-time) circuitry throughout for natural musicality.


The QX-8’s modularity makes it amazingly versatile. Featuring up to eight digital inputs (Ethernet, USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), and Toslink (3) ) it’s prepared to be the digital hub for most any system. With the Ethernet module installed, it is Roon-ready and pre-configured to stream Spotify, Qobuz, and Tidal. The QX-8 will integrate into virtually any home system today and is designed to be upgradeable for inevitable future technologies.


The QX-8 also allows you to immerse yourself in music with your favorite headphones. Taking full advantage of the robust Ayre analog linear power supply, both balanced and unbalanced front panel connectors–driven by Ayre’s exclusive Diamond amplifier circuit–will effortlessly drive the most demanding headphones, allowing music to flow effortlessly into your life. The QX-8 delivers Ayre’s latest innovations in a single chassis, giving you authentic music, at an unexpected price.

Features

zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input.
ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip
Ayre custom digital clock
Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter
Single-pass 16x oversampling
Ayre’s Diamond output stage
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock gain stage
Linear analog power supply
High-speed circuit board material
Up to eight digital inputs:
Ethernet, Asynchronous USB,
AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), Optical (3)
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

12.5 pounds (5.7 kg)

QX-8 Manual

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