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Ayre’s K-5xeMP preamplifier combines peerless musical performance with stunning visual design. The exclusive fully balanced, zero-feedback circuitry renders music with vitality and life. Its custom-designed volume control is actuated by a silky smooth optical encoder, using FET switches and precision metal-film resistors to deliver absolute sonic transparency. The massive power transformer effortlessly provides startlingly real musical dynamics. The Ayre K-5xeMP will transport you to a new world of musical enjoyment.
Ayre K-5xe Preamplifier Features
Zero-Feedback, fully balanced discrete circuitry.
66 step volume control, each of 1.0 dB.
Four inputs: two balanced, two single-ended.
Proprietary volume control with FET switches & metal film resistors. No potentiometer in signal path.
Ayre Conditioner Power-Line RFI Filter.
Control microprocessor is turned off except when executing a command.
Input selector also switches ground connection, so that all source components are completely disconnected except for the one selected.
“Theater” mode for use with surround-sound processor is assignable to any input, allowing use with balanced or single-ended processors.
Ayre K-5xe Preamplifier Specifications
Power Consumption: 10 Watts
Frequency Response: DC-200 kHz
Dimensions: HxWxD 4 3/4" x 17 1/4" x 13.75", 25 lbs.