Designed and handbuilt in Boulder, Colorado—the 5 series has withstood the test of time as ultra-reliable, reference quality gear that has been heralded by reviewers worldwide for its superior musicality. Adhering to our philosophy of upgrading rather than obsolesence, each of the 5 series products receives perodic upgrades reflecting significant technical improvements we have discovered through our continued reasearch and developement. Every product in the 5 series is designed for a life time of musical enjoyment.
Featuring Ayre’s Double Diamond output stage, our exclusive EquiLock circuitry, and a Shallco solid-silver contact switch for gain control, this fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback integrated amplifier provides a complete solution for your modern music system.
The key to perfecting the AX-5 was to incorporate the Variable Gain Technology (VGT) of the award-winning Ayre KX-R preamplifier into the power amplifier section. The addition of ultra-transparent FET input selector switches completed the transformation of a basic power amplifier into a compact one-box solution which will become the heart of your high-performance audio system.
- Ayre’s Double Diamond output stage
- Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
- AyreLock linear analog power supply
- zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry.
- High-speed circuit board material
- Custom developed audio-grade resistors
- Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
- AyreLink communication system
125 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
250 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
DC – 250 kHz
48 watts in low-current consumption mode
230 watts in operating mode, no signal
17.25″ W x 18.75″ D x 4.875″ H
(44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
48 pounds (22 kg)