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    Ayre VX-5

    Has anybody heard one of these in non-show conditions? I understand they are starting to show up at some dealers.
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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    I'd be curious too. The reviews have been great so far but I think it may run a little warm.
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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    Was on the market for a pair of MX-R, went to my local Ayre dealer where they had both the VX-R and VX-5. Following the rave reviews I thought the Vx-5 could do the job but after listening to them I stayed with my initial purchase decision. I had read VX-5 were 90% of the VX-R but after listening to both side by side my opinion is that they are closer to 70% of their big brothers, similar signature but not as much depth nor presence,sounded more solid state to my ear. Still a very fine amp. Mind you I may have been biased as I had already made my mind prior to the VX-5's intro, second the unit may not have been fully broken in.

    My 2 cents

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    RedSectorA... Hello & Welcome to AudioShark!!!

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

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    Welcome to the forum Dan.



    Quote Originally Posted by jwhite613 View Post
    RedSectorA... Hello & Welcome to AudioShark!!!

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    Thanks for the welcome guys, more of a lurker than poster but you will see me post from time to time. Audio, like many things in life, is a very personal thing so I generally keep my opinions to myself although I enjoy reading others. When I make a decision I let my ear and wallet do the thinking
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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    Quote Originally Posted by RedSectorA View Post
    Was on the market for a pair of MX-R, went to my local Ayre dealer where they had both the VX-R and VX-5. Following the rave reviews I thought the Vx-5 could do the job but after listening to them I stayed with my initial purchase decision. I had read VX-5 were 90% of the VX-R but after listening to both side by side my opinion is that they are closer to 70% of their big brothers, similar signature but not as much depth nor presence,sounded more solid state to my ear. Still a very fine amp. Mind you I may have been biased as I had already made my mind prior to the VX-5's intro, second the unit may not have been fully broken in.

    My 2 cents

    Dan
    thanks for your thoughts

    from what I hear, Ayre will have an upgrade for the mxr and vxr using the diamond tech. so your choice is very likely to get even better.

    enjoy your new amp. Ayre has great sound.
    Jock

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

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    Re: Ayre VX-5

    Any forum members with thoughts on the VX5? Its on my potential purchase list

 

 
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