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Ayre QX-5 Twenty Streaming DAC with Ethernet Bridge - Like New and Complete

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Ayre Qx-5 Twenty Streaming Dac With Ethernet Bridge - Like New And Complete Cd + Digital

Ayre QX-5 Twenty Streaming DAC with Ethernet Bridge - Like New and Complete

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


This listing is for the current version of this renowned DAC/Streamer.

Barely used and looking like new. Complete like the day it left the factory. The remote is still in its original wrapping.

There's no easier or more accurate way to bring the power or variety of streaming music into your HiFi system.

Best of all, it includes the optional Ethernet Bridge / USB card (a $2000 Option).

$9000 MSRP.

"In today’s digitally-connected world you need more than just a DAC or a streamer. You need a device that can effortlessly render your highest resolution files and, without missing a beat, play your favorite online streaming services or BBC broadcast. Featuring the new ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip and a new jointly-developed doubly-rotated Morion quartz crystal-based oscillator, The QX-5 Twenty elevates digital performance to an astonishing level. Linking all of your digital media together with every conceivable digital input and the most popular streaming services, the QX-5 Twenty provides unlimited flexibility and convenience at the highest level."


zero-feedback and fully-balanced discrete circuitry

Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input

ESS ES9038PRO DAC chip

Ayre & Morion jointly-developed crystal oscillator

Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter

Single-pass 16x oversampling

Ayre’s Diamond output stage

Ayre’s exclusive Equilock circuit

100 step digital volume control

Linear analog power supply

High-speed circuit board material

Ten digital inputs: Ethernet, Asychronous USB, AES/EBU (2), Optical (3), S/PDIF (3)

Ayre Conditioner power line RFI filter

AyreLink communication system


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)


Line Output: 4.5 Vrms balanced, 2.25 Vrms single-ended

Headphone Output: 9.0 Vrms balanced, 4.5 Vrms single-ended

XLR Input Polarity

Pin 1 = Ground

Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive)

Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)

Power Consumption

60 watts in operating mode


17.25″ W x 13.00″ D x 3.75″ H

(44cm x 33cm x 10cm)


16 pounds (7.25 kg)

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.



Original Box







Yes - Power

Physical Condition


Working Condition


SKU: 101663