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The V-5xe stereo amp has received rave reviews in a number of high-end publications and websites. It's a great looking and fabulous sounding amplifer, rated Class A in Stereophile's Recommended Components up through 2012. See the Ayre product page for more reviews.
This unit is in excellent condition and has had only a moderate amount of use.
I bought it in January from The Stereo Exchange in NYC, which listed it as a demo with only very light use. It's the latest version with the xe designation.
I also bought a used Ayre K-5xe MP preamp at that time, and was thrilled when the pair lifted my system to a whole new level of performance.
However, in July I bought a pair of Nola KO speakers. They were designed around Audio Research equipment, and I found that they sounded better with my ARC integrated amp. That's why I'm selling the Ayre gear.
The V-5xe is in excellent although used condition. There are some light scratches on the left side.
Buyer pays shipping and insurance and -- if using Paypal -- 2.9% for the Paypal fee.
Original power cord, original internal and external shipping cartons, manual and other paperwork.