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Ayre Acoustics C-5xe CD/SACD Player

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Ayre Acoustics C-5Xe Cd/Sacd Player Cd + Digital

Ayre Acoustics C-5xe CD/SACD Player

SkyFi 479

Pickup currently unavailable

479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States


Fully tested and working properly. Loads and tracks CDs like a champ

Display is a bit faded but very readable. I’m guessing about 25% lower than new.

This thing is built like a tank.

Includes remote and power cord.

From Ayre:

Introducing a giant leap forward in the digital playback technology—the Ayre C-5xe.

This new design creates a completely new product category, the U2 player (universal stereo player).

The first of its kind, this no video, no compromise design plays all existing optical disc formats including: CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video (soundtrack only), and MP-3.

This unique disc player is the ultimate playback machine for the music lover. When the music is paramount, the C-5xe sets a new standard.

The C-5xe is truly for those of us who value the enjoyment of music above all else.


  • Plays all optical disc formats: CD, SACD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video (soundtrack only), MP3
  • Single-pass 16x oversampling
  • Discrete decoding and playback of all formats in their native domain zero-feedback, DC-coupled, true differential balanced analog circuitry
  • Separate linear power supplies for both analog and digital circuitry


Maximum Output Level
2.05 V rms – unbalanced outputs
4.10 V rms – balanced outputs (PCM)
1.00 V rms – unbalanced outputs
2.00 V rms – balanced outputs (DSD)

Frequency Response
DC - 20 kHz (44.1 kHz sample rate)
DC - 22 kHz (48 kHz sample rate)
DC - 40 kHz (88.2 kHz sample rate)
DC - 44 kHz (96 kHz sample rate)
DC - 80 kHz (176.4 kHz sample rate)
DC - 88 kHz (192 kHz sample rate)
DC - 100 kHz (2.8224 MHz sample rate)

Output Impedance
55 ohms – unbalanced outputs
110 ohms – balanced outputs (55 per phase)

Power Consumption
60 watts maximum

17.25" W x 13" D x 4.75" H
(44 cm x 33 cm x 12 cm)

26 pounds (12 kg)

SKU: Ayre Acoustics C-5xe