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Ayre Acoustics K-5XEMP Preamplifier Line Stage (Silver)

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K-5XEMP Preamplifier Line Stage (Silver)

Item # : AYR-K-5XEMP-S

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5 Year Warranty with Product Registration

K-5XEMP Preamplifier Line Stage (Silver)

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.

“The Ayre K-5x is a killer preamp…”

– Shane Buettner, The Audio Perfectionist
Product Details
Brand Ayre Acoustics
Condition Notes

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Warranty 5 Year Warranty with Product Registration
Weight (lb) 25.0000
Height (In) 4.8
Width (In) 17.3
Length/Depth (In) 13.4
Weight (Kg) 11.5
Height (mm) 120.7
Width (mm) 438.2
Length/Depth (mm) 349.3
  • 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
  • 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
  • Input Impedance

    20 kohm (per phase)

    Output Impedance

    55 ohm (per phase)

    Frequency Response

    DC - 200 kHz

    Maximum Gain

    4 dB - unbalanced outputs
    10 dB - balanced outputs

    Maximum Input Level

    4 Vrms - unbalanced inputs
    8 Vrms - balanced inputs

    Power Consumption

    10 watts


    17.25" W x 13.75" D x 4.75" H
    (43.8cm x 35cm x 12cm)


    25 pounds (11.5 kg)

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