Ayre introduces EX-8 integrated hub

Meet the first product from Ayre's entry-level 8 Series

Distributed in the UK by Decent Audio, Colorado-based Ayre has introduced the first product from its entry-level 8 series. The EX-8 integrated ‘hub’ is available in five variants with a different array of input modules priced from £5,750 to £7,750. It’s rated at 2x 100W into 8ohm and is built around fully balanced, zero-feedback circuitry. With the Net module installed (from £7,500), it provides six digital inputs (Ethernet, USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF and two Toslinks) and has embedded support for Spotify, Qobuz and Tidal streaming services as well as being Roon-ready. Digital file support is up to 24-bit/384kHz and DSD128 (via DoP) over USB, with 24-bit/192kHz and DSD64 support over other digital inputs. It’s available to buy now and you can find out more about it here