The QX-8 Digital Hub provides a total solution for state-of-the-art digital music reproduction. An Ethernet cable, USB source, or most any digital component connected to the QX-8 will allow you to enjoy a vast digital music library. You can also simply plug-in your favorite set of headphones and enjoy a musical experience that invigorates your soul. Built around Ayre’s exclusive innovations, the Ayre QX-8 includes fully-balanced, zero-feedback (real-time) circuitry throughout for natural musicality.
Featuring up to eight digital inputs (Ethernet, USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), and Toslink (3) ) it’s prepared to be the digital hub for most any system. With the Ethernet module installed, it is Roon-ready and pre-configured to stream Spotify, Qobuz, and Tidal. The QX-8 will integrate into virtually any home system today and is designed to be upgradeable for inevitable future technologies.
Zero-feedback, fully-balanced discrete circuitry
Ayre’s Asynchronous S/PDIF input.
ESS ES9038Q2M DAC chip
Ayre custom digital clock
Ayre’s Minimum Phase digital filter
Single-pass 16x oversampling
Ayre’s Diamond output stage
Ayre’s exclusive Equilock gain stage
Linear analog power supply
High-speed circuit board material
Up to eight digital inputs: Ethernet, Asynchronous USB, AES/EBU, S/PDIF (2), Optical (3) AyreLink communication system