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Ayre CD player CX-8 review

RRP 8,700 AUD

In 2023, Ayre Acoustics will celebrate thirty years in the audio industry. Born in Boulder, Colorado and founded by Charles Hansen – who designed loudspeakers for Avalon – the company has long since made a name for itself. Its mission has been to design and manufacture solid-state electronics that have, in sonic terms, valve-like characteristics.

The product range comprises three tiers. The top end is labelled the R series, followed by the 5 series and on to the 8 series. The CX-8 under review is Ayre’s only CD player; the first.

Originated over twenty years ago and included multi-players with DVD and SACD capability, whereas this is purely Red Book CD and HDCD.

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