Ayre Acoustics AX-7 Integrated Amplifiers

AX-7

  • Fully balanced circuitry
  • 66 step volume control, each of 1.0 dB
  • Four inputs: two balanced, two single-ended
  • Eight high-curent output devices per channel
  • Proprietary volume control
  • Control microprocessor

User Reviews (2)

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Wan   Casual Listener [Jan 03, 2013]

Sweet sound and transparent.

Quality level over it prices.

Highly recommended.

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5
VALUE
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5
Damir   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 22, 2008]
Strength:

Effortless at any level, music is simply embracing you. Built, simplicity to use, sense and feel of "the class".

Weakness:

Price may seem pretty high, but you get back every penny spent, pleasure you get for free :O)

Well, to be as short as possible, I completely agree with previous review. Excellent amp, with body and soul, you just can't stop listening to it.

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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
robotk   Casual Listener [Jun 28, 2007]
Strength:

see above

Weakness:

60 wpc limits speaker choices, although this amp happily drives my Thiel 1.6 - it sounds much more powerful than 60 watts.

This is a review of the AX-7e (evolution model)

There is one defining characteristic of this amp that makes it world class in my eyes. I have listened to megadollar stereos of all kinds at various trade shows and stores and I believe that this amp captures a certain sense of palpability and lifelike, 3-d realism that most solid state amps cannot achieve. I have heard this quality in the best tube amps and this product amazingly captures it.

In comparison, poorer quality solid state sounds completely flat and lifeless.

It's difficult to explain, but this amp creates sound that has shape and form -- there's a human quality that's hard to pin down that this amp touches on. Brilliant.

In general terms, the sound of this amp is incredibly full and rich with prodigious bass and articulate treble with that spooky 3-d midband.

I hate to anthropomorphize, but this amp has an emotional quality. It conveys that through it's sense of presence, which, I think, is equal to amps far more expensive than this one. Despite it's relatively low power rating, I'd say this amp is, ironically, an incredible bargain.

Customer Service

Excellent - called Ayre for advice re: used Ax-7e and serial numbers --- they patiently looked up several numbers and their respective service histories. All this with a cheerful attitude. You can tell these guys love the hobby and love their product.

Similar Products Used: Primare a20 mkii
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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