Ayre EX-8 (2.0) 2 x 100w Fully Loaded Integrated Amplifier - As Traded

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Ayre EX-8 (2.0)  2 x 100w Fully Loaded Integrated Amplifier - As Traded

Ayre EX-8 (2.0) 2 x 100w Fully Loaded Integrated Amplifier - As Traded

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Ayre EX-8 (2.0) 2 x 100w Fully Loaded Integrated Amplifier - As Traded

Digital Hub with USB and Ethernet Options Included

Condition: Excellent (see photos)

Includes: User Guide, USB WiFi Antenna, Remote and Box

SN: 27F0139

Made in USA

Overview  

The EX-8 integrated amplifier offers an all-encompassing solution for cutting-edge music reproduction. By simply connecting any source (digital and/or analog) along with a pair of loudspeakers or headphones, you can immerse yourself in a musical experience that rejuvenates your soul. Crafted around Ayre's exclusive innovations, the Ayre EX-8 boasts fully-balanced, zero-feedback (real-time) circuitry, ensuring a natural and expressive musicality.

The EX-8's modular design adds remarkable versatility to its repertoire. Equipped with three analog inputs (including one balanced) and up to six digital inputs (Ethernet, USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF, and two Toslink), it serves as a central hub for nearly any audio system. With the Ethernet module installed, it seamlessly integrates with Roon, pre-configured for streaming services such as Spotify and Qobuz The EX-8 effortlessly integrates into contemporary home systems and is designed to accommodate future technologies through upgradability.

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 Double Diamond output stage
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock gain stage
Analog volume control
Linear analog power supply
High-speed circuit board material
Up to six digital inputs:
Ethernet, Asynchronous USB,
AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Optical (2)
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)

Analog: 1 Balanced XLR, 2 Single-ended RCA

Outputs

Speaker Output:

100 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
170 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms

Line Output:

4.5 Vrms balanced, 2.25 Vrms single-ended

Headphone Output:

4.0 Vrms balanced, 2.0 Vrms single-ended

Input Impedance
20 KΩ unbalanced inputs
40 KΩ balanced inputs (20 KΩ per phase)

XLR Input Polarity

Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive)
Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)

Power Consumption

60 watts in operating mode

Dimensions

44cm x 33cm x 11.5cm

Weight

11 kg