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Ayre CX-7 CD Player with Remote - Just Serviced

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Ayre Cx-7 Cd Player With Remote - Just Serviced + Digital

Ayre CX-7 CD Player with Remote - Just Serviced

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


This CX-7 CD player from great maker Ayre arrived with a typical weak laser, not uncommon for CD players.

We put in a fresh laser and it's now working nicely with responsive access to all tracks, along with super smooth playback. On clean CD's we tested it did not skip a beat.

Cosmetically it's very nice with no significant signs of use. The front display is bright and evenly lit, and the drawer opens without drama.

Your purchase includes the player, remote, and a power cord.


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Integrated CD player with remote control and two user-selectable digital filter settings

Analog outputs:
1 pair unbalanced (RCA)
1 pair balanced (XLR)

Digital outputs:

Maximum output level:
4.5V RMS at 1kHz (balanced)
2.25V RMS (unbalanced)

Frequency response:
DC-20kHz, ±0.25dB

S/N ratio:
110dB (unweighted ref. 0dBFS)

Power consumption:

17.25" (440mm) W
4.75" (120mm) H
13.75" (350mm) D

25 lbs (11.5kg)

Brushed aluminum

Ayre Acoustics, Inc.
2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, CO

The SkyFi Testing Process for CD Players:

We start with a visual inspection of all internal components to make sure that there are no signs of heat stress or damage. Capacitors are checked for telltale signs of predictive failure including bulging, shrunken wrappers, or physical leakage. We also inspect resistors and other passive components for signs of overheating. When the unit is first powered on we check the drawer mechanism function.

After the visual inspection we connect the CD Player’s RCA outputs to our Sencore PA81 Power Analyzer which simulates a real world input impedance and allows us to monitor the output on an oscilloscope. We start with a test CD with precision test signals to verify proper output on both channels. If the CD player has balanced outputs these are also tested at this time. If this check passes, we move onto evaluation with actual music CDs. We listen for clicks, skips, and drops during playback. At this time we also check the transport functions including skip, ff, rw, play, pause, repeat, and programming if applicable. If the unit has a remote control, all remote control functions are verified.

If the CD player is capable of SACD playback we test its ability to read SACD layers on multiple discs including standard and hybrid SACDs. At this time we also check the unit’s digital outputs where applicable. If SACD layers are being properly read we should see the digital outputs mute during playback. On redbook CD playback we verify that each digital output maintains proper lock on our bench DAC.

After bench testing is completed, CD players are set up for testing on our long term test rig. During extended testing we make sure that unit can play through several different discs from beginning to end with no skips or lock ups.



Original Box

Not Included


Not Included


Yes Included


Yes - Power Only

Physical Condition (Info Here)

7 / 10

Working Condition

10 / 10

SKU: 104097