Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Twenty
Recommended Reference Component: Ayre Acoustics AX-5 Twenty Integrated Amplifier
When, in January 2014, Uday Reddy reviewed Ayre Acousticsí original AX-5 integrated amplifier for SoundStage! Hi-Fi, he was so taken with it that he said: ďas of today, the AX-5 is not only, overall, the finestsounding amp Iíve ever heard, it ranks as one of the finest components Iíve heard of any type.Ē Of all the AX-5ís strengths, he most admired how it got out of the way, imposing on the music no colorations of its own -- or, as he said in his review, ďThis is the best damn integrated Iíve never heard.Ē This is very high praise, particularly as the AX-5 retailed for just $9950 USD.
Click here to download the complete 4 page review from August's SoundStage HiFi magazine.