201009_ayre_c5xePrice: $5950

Website: www.ayre.com

Tim said: Perhaps the strongest compliment I can bestow on the Ayre C-5xeMP is that it changed my perspective on what digital sound reproduction is capable of. It brought me closer to the music, and I’m spoiled all over again.

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The gist: All you really need in an audio-only disc player.

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