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.