Ayre Acoustics V-5xe stereo amplifier

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.

The Ayre V-5xe power amplifier gives voice to music’s heartbeat. Enormous power reserves liberate the full range of dynamic contrast, while the zero-feedback design flawlessly keeps time relationships intact. Fully-balanced from input to output, the V-5xe illuminates the soundstage with nuanced precision. Each musician is transported to your listening room with unrivaled vitality and vigor. Sixteen high-current output devices per channel assure absolute stability with any loudspeaker load. The Ayre V-5xe delivers the quintessence of music.


  • zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
  • 16 high-current output devices per channel / FET input stage
  • Ayre Conditioner (patent pending) power line RFI filter
  • Sophisticated DC protection circuit
  • Remote “trigger” operation



Power Output
150 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
300 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms

26 dB

Input Impedance
100 kohm (per phase)

Frequency Response
DC – 200 kHz

Power Consumption
10 watts in standby mode
100 watts in operating mode, no signal

17.5″ W x 16″ D x 7.75″ H
(45.7cm x 41cm x 18cm)

55 pounds (25 kg)

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