Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018

Progress Report: Ayre EX-8

Do you like simple? I like simple. Let’s make a system hardware checklist: Ayre EX-8, DeVore Fidelity gibbon X, sonic Transporter i5 (Roon Core), NAS (music storage), iPad remote (Roon), and a router. Check.

System Review: The Barn (Mine)

I  like system reviews. What better inaugural system to review than my very own? I’ve taken great care, over many years, to end up with this exact mix. This system gives me pleasure every single day and I’m going to tell you why.

In Barn: Ayre EX-8 Integrated Hub

Ayre EX-8 Integrated Hub ($5,990.00). I like to call this type of component a Network Integrated Amplifier because it offers a Roon-Ready Ethernet input (and DAC)  so all you need to add is some music and a pair of speakers and you are off to the races. Between you & me, I have a thing for Network Integrated Amplifiers.