Ayre QB9 20

Coming up for Ayre – Colorado-based Ayre Acoustics’ QB-9 DAC launched in 2009, became 24/192 capable in 2011 and added DSD in 2014. The latest 'Twenty' update "draws from the new 8 series of products. Features and improvements include a new diamond output circuit; a new Jfet differential stage for lower noise; AyreLock power supply regulation; a new AC noise filter; custom Ayre async USB; a new ESS DAC chip; a 6-layer circuit board; proprietary reclocking to eliminate USB jitter; 384kHz compatibility and DSD256 plus HDCD decoding." These upgrades are priced at £1'590 incl. VAT.