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The Ayre VX-5 fully-discrete, fully-balanced, zero-feedback amplifier features our exclusive Equilock circuitry and our Diamond output stage giving it both the power and control for the most demanding musical passages. The VX-5 is every bit the refined and sublime musical masterpiece you have come to expect from an Ayre product. With the addition of our new Diamond output stage this amplifier packs a punch so palpable you will find yourself clinging to the essence of every note. Make a VX-5 the foundation of your music system and redefine your expectation of what an amplifier should do.
“All told, Ayre's new VX-5 is as perfect a power amp as I've seen lately for the audiophile who wants high performance and high value.”
– Doug Schneider, SoundStage!
Power Output 175 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms 350 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
Gain 26 dB
Input Impedance 1 MΩ unbalanced inputs 2 MΩ balanced inputs (1 MΩ per phase)
Frequency Response DC - 250 kHz
Power Consumption 35 watts in low-current consumption mode 325 watts in operating mode, no signal
Dimensions 17.25" W x 18.75" D x 4.875" H (44cm x 48cm x 12cm)
Weight 52 pounds (24 kg)