Fully balanced circuits with all discrete components and zero negative feedback. 1-2-3. These are the design fundamentals with which a revitalised Ayre Acoustics not only honour the legacy of the late Charley Hansen but maintain the brand’s reputation for exceedingly refined-sounding electronics. We visited Ayre’s Colorado factory at the end of 2016.
That same three-pronged design philosophy has since made its way into Ayre’s more affordable 8 Series of products but with a twist: modularity. The QX8 digital hub comes with options for streaming; the KX8 analogue pre-amplifier with options for D/A conversion and streaming; and a 100wpc power amplifier to power loudspeakers.… Read the full article