Up for sale is my like new Ayre KX-5 preamp. There is a long wait to get your hands on one of these and you won't find one near this price. This is the latest model and is as close to new as can get. Very low hours, in perfect condition. I am selling in order to fund an unexpected home improvement project. I am in the NYC area, so pick up is possible and preferred, but I will ship if need be. This is the most neutral, balanced preamp I have ever owned and will bring your system to another level. Paypal adds 3%
The KX-5 was released in July 2013. At the current time there are no performance updates for this product."
Ayre’s Diamond output stage
Variable Gain Transimpedance (VGT) volume circuit
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit
46 step volume control, each of 1.5 dB
Linear analog power supply
zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
High-speed circuit board material
Input ground switching for true source isolation
Six inputs: four balanced, two single-ended
Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter
AyreLink communication system
Maximum Input Level
8 V rms – unbalanced inputs
16 V rms – balanced inputs
Gain Variable to match the required output level of the system without the need for attenuation.
1 MΩ unbalanced inputs
2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
XLR Input Polarity
Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive)
Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)
DC - 250 kHz
40 watts in operating mode
60 watts in operating mode (volume control active)
17.25" W x 13.25" D x 3.75" H
(44cm x 34cm x 10cm)
23 pounds (10.5 kg)
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