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    Re: Ayre QX5 Twenty

    MQA implementation takes like 2 years to complete now. Its is a non trivial endeavour and the queue is loooong.
    MQA future is really in streaming, it makes sense there. I hardly see a huge market for downloads, as any potential purchaser already likely has Tidal.
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    Re: Ayre QX5 Twenty

    In the Dec issue the Ayre QX5/20 received the Stereophile honors for 2017 Digital Product of the Year together with the Mytek Brooklyn.

    Congrats Charley!


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    Re: Ayre QX5 Twenty

    I'm still loving mine. Have listened to so many of the newer ones that cost more. Some are a tad more detailed, some are less so, but maybe warmer, but so far I have yet to hear any that would make me want to make a change. Digital is just so system dependent. More so than any other component I feel.

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    Re: Ayre QX5 Twenty

    Hi all. not sure ref anyone will want to respond to this thread anymore. I have gotten the Emo 30 ethernet filter. I use it with 2 lengths of the new WireWorld cat 8 Platinum cables. My router is the Eero mesh system. I have three units in the townhouse (2600 sf plus the basement). One unit is IN the basement, one is behind my main system and one is behind the Linn Kiko all in one system in the master BR. I have the Eero router behind the main system plugged into the Wyrd4Sound LPS unit using it's high current supply and the low supply running my Empirical Audio Synchro Mesh reclocking unit for the TV, Bluray and Apple TV units if I recall (I can't remember if Apple TV is plugged in or not, lol). I have the W4S unit plugged into the Audioquest Niagara 1000 using it's stock cable.

    I hear a larger sound stage adn a cleaner presentation when using Tidal streaming via the Ayre unit. The noise floor is nearly non existent. I was amazed by the filter difference, but honestly, when I plugged the router into the LPS unit, I heard a larger difference. Same thing happened when I did the reverse to double check. The filter hasn't degraded the sound so far from what I hear, but it's also limited use as I normally use my Steve Nugent server with Paul Hynes LPS unit. I have The Memory Player coming in on the 10th. Sam Laufer/Mark built their brand new quad AK Dac chipset into the server. It has too many cool goodies in there to list here, but I'm praying this DAC beats the top 20k DAC's on the market as they think it does. I know Sam is using our friends Davinci mk2 as his reference as well as other 20k plus DAC's. I'll believe that when I hear it as I"m all about proof and not puff. If so, I"m lucky. they were also kind enough to install a nice analog pre in addition to the digital one it comes with. This way I can upgrade to mono blocks or a stereo amp that will fit my 'normal' sized TV cabinet that I have no choice but to use. I'm bummed as I was strongly considering Mike's Constellation Taurus stereo amp or a friends Centaur mk 1 amp. Neither will fit properly which sucks. I am also looking strongly at the new Vandersteen M5 mono blocks that list for just under 16k and will be shipping very very soon I was told.

    I need to sell my Ayre AX5/20 and then figure out how much I will have to work with for my next amp. Baby steps for me, lol. Just wanted to share my ethernet filter thoughts.
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    Vandersteen Quatro CT
    Ayre AX5/20
    Ayre QX5/20 (The Memory Player with built in DAC and headphone amp built in on order)
    Steve Nugent rebuilt Mac mini (2009) with Paul Hynes LPS and custom silver cable server
    AQ Niagara 1000 power device
    Audioquest Castlerock speaker cables
    Wire world optical cable into the Empirical Audio Synchro Mesh from the TV and Blueray to reclock
    Wireworld Platnium 8 ethernet cables into the EMO 70e ethernet filter into the QX5/20 from Eero mesh router
    All routers, cable box and synchro mesh powered by the Wyred4sound LPS box with separate supplies for each
    Audioquest power outlets and two dedicated power lines in the room
    ZMF Ori headphones with the Audioarts 15' Pono balanced cable for the QX5/20
    Empire Ears Phantom CIEM's
    A&K 380cu with matching cu amp (copper which is much warmer than their normal cases)
    Rhapsodio 2.98 mk2 gold plated silver cable for Phantom

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