1. Bullock77

    SOLD:Ayre USB DAC QB-9 24/96

    Selling my Ayre USB DAC QB-9 (not 192Kz and not DSD version), 220V (Europe version), good condition. 800€ + shipping to Europe (comes from Lithuania, Europe)
  2. BlackstoneJD

    Ayre Acoustics "Codex" DAC/Headphone Amp

    Check this thing out! Based on how good Pono sounds, this thing is going to be a giant killer! It actually has better paper specs than my $3,000+ Ayre QB-9 DSD DAC. 128 DSD and 32/384 playback. The product is expected to be under $2,000. I wonder if will actually sound better than my DAC.  ...
  3. dlwilladsen

    Ayre QB-9 DAC

    Thinking about trading my DAC ... not exactly sure for what.  Maybe smaller speakers, or some phones and amp/DAC, or an Oppo something (or something else?).   1 year old, original owner, 24/192 when purchased.  Supposedly upgradeable to DSD, as far as I know.
  4. JwangSDC

    Silver Ayre QB-9 Original Packaging and Original 24/96 model

    Looking for $1800 plus shipping.    Prefer pickup in NY area. I'm located in white plains which is 30 min from the city. If you're nearby and interested, we can figure something out. If you can make it out to white plains you can check it out and test it.   Nearly mint condition, I say...
  5. peregrinare

    Can I run headphone directly from Ayre QB-9?

    Hi guys. I'm still waiting for my amp to arrive. In the meantime, is it okay to run full sized cans from the Ayre QB-9 DAC directly?
  6. JwangSDC

    FS: Silver Ayre QB-9

    Prefer Local Cash Pickup, I'm 30 minutes out of manhattan. Check out my sig for archived feedback.   This is the 24/96 version. It can be upgraded to 192 for $250 by sending it into the factory.    I have the original packaging and no cosmetic defects. I would give it 8/10 audiogon rating. 
  7. hjt1130

    Ayre QB9 Silver 24/96 SOLD!!!

    1 year old, mint condition. Operates flawlessly. Come with original package and manual. Willing to +$$ to trade Weiss Dac-2   SOLD
  8. carm

    Entry dac: Esoteric D7 / Ayre QB-9 / Weiss 202 / Antelope's Zodiac Gold+Voltikus / other

    Hi Guys,   I was wondering maybe some you have heard one or even all of them and could share your opinion: maybe they are just overpriced and I should look into something cheaper that could somewhat be in the same league as those entry DACs ? Thanks    
  9. songlove

    Ayre QB-9 A+ DAC

    I think you should know this is the best DAC for CAS for the price and performance balance. it is original 24/196 version(silver), I would like to rate it 9/10 since it is in perfect condition and it is only 1 year old. Actually I did not use it a lot(<200hrs) because I got a Weiss DAC202...
  10. lmf22

    Ayre QB-9 DAC (192KHz version) (Silver)

    This unit was purchased brand new on October 2011 from a local authorized dealer (Sunny Components, Covina, CA).  It is the current version that supports up to 192KHz (USB Class 2.0; requires drivers).     Like new condition.  No scratches or marks.  Includes original packaging, manual...
  11. burnspbesq


    I've decided to clear the decks and start over from scratch. If you stopped by Table B-1 at the August meet in Los Angeles, you've heard my system.  Yes, the Luxman P-200 is also for sale; that's in the amps for sale thread. The QB-9 is a pioneering design, the first non-Wavelength USB DAC to...
  12. spraggih

    WTB: Ayre QB-9 DAC or Weiss DAC2

    If you have a used one and are looking for a sale, then please look me up.   Thanks, Henry
  13. Toob-Toob

    REVIEW: Red Wine Audio Isabellina (Pro) LFP-V DAC

    Alright, let me give a little back. Since I've benefited far more from Head-Fi than the community has with my lurking presence, it's time I posted something of substance. My first contribution are my impressions of the Red Wine Audio Isabellina LFP-V USB DAC. As a matter of disclosure, I much...
  14. Freazy

    Looking for a great DAC to match the Cavalli Liquid Fire

    Hey guys,so i need some good advice here so what better place than to ask the members at head-fi. So i will be receiving my Cavalli Liquid Fire in a short while so i will be looking for a great DAC to match the LF. As of now i'll have to use the DAC section of my Burson HA-160D, that's no...
  15. Tuberoller1

    Best DAC from $1500 to $2500 (or so) Can anything beat the Eastern Electric Minimax?

    I currently have an eastern electric minimax dace with a mullard tube in it as well has a musical fidelity v-link asynchronous usb->spdif feeding it.  From what I've read the EE seems like a giant killer (especially with the MF v-link feeding it).  My question is, how much would I have to spend...
  16. aklein55

    Stax 009/Woo WES - what's the DAC that goes with this setup?

    I just purchased a Stax 009 and Woo WES amp and need a DAC - what are the obvious choices in the $3 - $10K price range?   Thx
  17. Surfski

    Ayre / NAD / Eximus comparison?

    Ok I sold everything and will be starting from scratch. Goal: computer audio + TV + headphones.    The previous non headphone centric system was Musical Fidelity M5 integrated with Revel M22 speakers. However NOW I have thin walls and cranky neighbors. I still have the speakers but sold the...
  18. yanfeng

    Some Impressions of Ayre QB-9

    I've lived happily with the legendary Benchmark DAC1 and HD650 for over 4 years, until I married with an HD800 recently. Suddenly I felt the old DAC1 as the bottleneck. The Uber resolution of HD800 somehow magnifies the shortcomings of DAC1. I narrowed my path of upgrade to Weiss DAC2 and...
  19. dudefromearth

    sennheiser hd800 amp in the $500-$1000 range

    Does anyone have anyone recommmendations?
  20. freakmax

    Please recommend the replacement for my Apogee Duet

      I'm looking for a new DAC with USB or Firewire to replace my Duet. I heard good things about Ayre QB-9 and I probably buy it. I think I would spend about 2500USD or less. Please recommend me the alternatives to Ayre QB-9.(Can I do better for this price range?)   Thanks
  21. burnspbesq

    Manley Stingray as Headphone Amp?

    Has anyone out there had an opportunity for extended headphone listening on the new-generation Stingray? If yes, would love to hear your impressions. I'm looking for an amp that will be used in my desktop system. Source is mostly high-res files (downloads and vinyl rips) residing on a...
  22. USAudio

    CEntrance DACport & Ayre QB-9

    Granted, measurements are not always indicative of final sound quality but out of curiousity I compared the Stereophile Measurements of the CEntrance DACport (June 2010 issue) to another USB-only DAC, the Ayre QB-9...
  23. regal

    Ayre QB-9 USB

    Is there any chance that Ayre will release their fantastic USB implementation as a transport?  I like this DAC from the I2S input back,  the DAC and analog isn't my cup of tea.
  24. insomniac

    Ayre QB-9 USB DAC Asynchronous

    Ayre QB-9 USB DAC for sale.  In excellent condition and works flawlessly.  Features 24/96 asynchronous USB transfer.  Includes original box, documents, and power cord.  Plenty of literature on the web about this much respected DAC.   SOLD plus shipping.  Sorry, no trades. Please PM all...
  25. Ayre Acoustics QB-9

    Ayre Acoustics QB-9

    From Ayre's Web site: "Perfectly proportioned, the QB-9 is destined to convert your computer into an uncompromised digital library of your favorite music. A simple USB connection engages the Asynchronous transfer mode ensuring accurately timed music with jitter levels over a hundred times lower...