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  • Ayre QB-9 (96/24, 192/24, DSD and "Twenty") Reviews

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    Manufacturer: Ayre
    Model: QB-9
    Price $: 3250

    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
    Input: USB
    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

     



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    The Computer Audiophile

       2 of 2 members found this review helpful 2 / 2 members

    The QB-9 Twenty is by far the best version of the QB-9 Ayre has ever created. Here is my full review. 

     

     

     

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       1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

    I got my Twenty upgrade and couldn't be happier.  It now has 300+ hours on it and it has superior resolution, a natural, relaxed quality with improved bass foundation.  I now tend to listen with a little higher volume because there just is absolutely no glare or digital fatigue. 👏 :)

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