Sold Or Trades: Ayre EX-8 2.0 Integrated Amplifier DAC Streamer

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I'm Sleuthing.
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For Sale: A beautiful Ayre EX-8 2.0 Integrated Hub, an “Integrated Hub D/A Integrated Amplifier” with inputs for analog, XLR and RCA, plus an internal DAC (ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip) with digital inputs: TosLink, S/PDIF, AES/EBU, USB, and a Roon Ready Ethernet port for wired streaming. It has two additional USB ports for connecting either by WIFI, with included antenna, or for playing music from a USB stick. It also has two headphone outputs, unbalanced and balanced. It is definitely a great sounding one box solution. See links to complete description below. Current new price is $8450.00.

The Ayre EX-8 2.0 has Stereophile’s A rating on their 2021 & 2022 highly recommended integrated amplifier list.

I am the second owner of the EX-8 2.0 and it is in perfect cosmetic condition, no scratches, dings or dents, and perfect working order. It has been used in a smoke free, pet free home. Only rated 9 because it is used. This originally was an EX 8 that Ayre upgraded to the newer EX-8 2.0 in 4/2022 and it definitely has more meat on the bones than the original and has the newer cooling vents.

Only selling because I originally was going to go the all in one route, but decided to do separates.

A rare feature of the EX-8 2.0, not mentioned in reviews, is the ability to disable individual inputs not being used. From my experience and to my ears this feature significantly improved the sound quality of the inputs being used. For example, I used the XLR input for a CD player, the Ethernet input for Roon, and disabled all the other inputs which improved the sound quality of both the XLR and Ethernet inputs.

Link to Stereophile description: Ayre Acoustics EX-8 2.0 Integrated Hub D/A integrated amplifier Specifications
Also check out the complete Stereophile review at Ayre Acoustics EX-8 2.0 Integrated Hub D/A integrated amplifier

Dimensions: 17.25" (440mm) W by 3.75" (100mm) H by 13" (330mm) D. Weight: 24 lb. (11kg).

Includes three Ayre myrtle blocks for footers, recommended by Ayre.

Free shipping and insurance included., lower 48 states only. Will be shipped in original shipping carton with original packing and double boxed.

Includes: Manual, remote control, original power cord, USB WIFI antenna, 3 Ayre myrtle wood blocks, Ayre Link cable, and original shipping carton. Thank you for your interest.

$5300 $5000 $4600 $4200 OBO shipped/insured. PP or any form of payment. Price is for HFH friends only.
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I'm Sleuthing.
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Bump... lower steal of a price or OBO....

Want this gone to someone that will use it, instead of sitting in a box


Technically It's LexusGuy
I'm not sure my offer wouldn't get you very far! Sorry to hear about your damage