The integration of the personal computer (PC) into the home stereo system has provided a revolutionary way to purchase, organize, and play your digital music collection. The Ayre QB-9 digital-to-audio (D/A) converter provides an equally revolutionary way to play back your music files with unprecedented fidelity and realism. Connected via the ubiquitous USB port, the QB-9 generates the master audio clock and requests the data from the computer at the correct time for jitter-free playback of your music. Apple computers can use the standard device driver, while Windows PCs must install a free download available from the Ayre website. The QB-9 also utilizes opto-couplers to provide total electrical isolation for the connections between your computer and music system. This minimizes the introduction of unwanted radio-frequency interference (RFI), generated by all computers
Ayre Ayre QB-9 offers a significant advance in the musical performance of high-fidelity equipment. The warmth and immediacy of a live performance are apparent from the first listening. The combination of superb resolution and a natural, relaxed quality will draw you into the music, time and time again. And, as part of the commitment to providing a lifetime of enjoyment from Ayre products, the brand are releasing an update for the QB-9 with the newest technology from the 8 series. The “Twenty” update for the QB-9 costs $1,500.00 and brings it back to the cutting edge of technology, giving QB-9 owners the excitement of discovering their music library all over again!
Device Type: USB Digital to Analog Converter
Output: Single-Ended RCA, Balanced XLR
Dimensions (W x H x D): 8-½" x 11-½" x 3"
Weight: 5 pounds
Manufacturer's product page: www.ayre.com