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Old 07-25-2016, 10:37 AM
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I've asked the Roon guys if the QX-5 Twenty has been in for certification. No response yet. I have to assume it's preproduction or a beta firmware coming to the dealers in that regards.
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:41 AM
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Hopefully my unit is not far behind!

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Old 07-26-2016, 06:49 PM
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I'll be at the event on Saturday and ask Alex about this.
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Old 07-27-2016, 02:26 AM
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Demo unit arrived in Singapore. I will try to listen to it on Friday.

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Old 07-27-2016, 02:10 PM
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cool. I"ll also try and post as soon as I can after Saturday. I hope it's burning in nicely as I know it will need about 500 hours and like other Ayre gear, that may mean on each input.
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Old 08-01-2016, 08:48 AM
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What a great day at Audio Connections in NJ. I've become a fanboy of them (they aren't the only dealer I frequent) because Johnny is a great human being. He really does care. I continually see him keeping folks within they budgets and coming up with great systems.

The star of the day though was the QX5/Twenty. It was a fun day. The QX5 showed tons of promise and I'm glad that I purchased one. It only had about 30 hours on it and by 6pm last night, you could hear it breaking in little by little. The bones of it were there though and I know it will be killer once it's got a few hundred hours on it. Looks great, built great and the headphone amp was outstanding with my Noble Savant's and it had 0 hours on it, lol. The amp is built similarly to the Codex (to me one of digital's best buys), but with the best parts they had on hand as the budget allowed for that. I still can't believe that it has 10 digital connections you can use. What a digital hub and we used Roon to run it. I've never used Roon before, but Michael Lavorgna has been telling me use it before deciding what to use for a hard drive set up. I honestly think that I will just do the Qnap 471 with Roon on the SSD in the first bay and follow the set up that Michael shared and that's on the QNAP site. I will also do the optical conversation and run it to the system to get rid of the RF problems that an ethernet cable can have.

I can't really talk about HOW the QX5/Twenty sounded since it was nearly out of the box, but it's going to punch well above it's range like every other Ayre product. What an exciting company to watch as they continually keep upgrading what are good products and allowing we users to pay minimally for these upgrades so we don't feel left out in the cold. Alex from Ayre is a great guy and it was fun picking his brain on the QX5/Twenty as well as other Ayre products. Was a fun day for me personally as a few of my friends showed up from the boards.
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Wrong thread

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Old 09-03-2016, 11:39 AM
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What thread was it supposed to be? LOL....Blackstone is loving this QX5 and my friends are all selling their Berk ref mk 2's for the QX5 Twenty. That says a ton.
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:43 PM
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What thread was it supposed to be? LOL....Blackstone is loving this QX5 and my friends are all selling their Berk ref mk 2's for the QX5 Twenty. That says a ton.
Got your QX5 yet?
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:36 PM
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I've been gone and will be for another week. I told them to ship it either tomorrow or Monday. It will be here when I get back. Cant' wait. I did audition the Codex with the regen I believe it was on the ethernet to usb input, using the optical converter to reduce the noise on the line. It was awesome. I'll be running a line for a Melco I'll use (most probably) as well as the QX5 Twenty. Cant' wait to get it all up and running.
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