Ayre QA-9

$5,000.00 $3,750.00


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Equally versatile in a recording studio or home system, the QA-9 opens up the world of high resolution digital to your analog sources. Accepting analog inputs, the QA-9 offers both USB and AES/EBU digital outputs depending on your system’s configuration. Featuring an output of up to 24 bit / 192 kHz, recording with the QA-9 captures every element you love in your analog sources. Whether you are recording your favorite vinyl, preserving master tapes, or creating files from your mixing board—capture the essence of your music with the QA-9.

  • Up to 24 bit /192 kHz digital output.
  • Variable gain circuitry for input level control.
  • Optional word clock / DSD output board (Pro version)
  • Separate left and right recording level meters.
  • zero-feedbackfully-balanced discrete circuitry.
  • Equilock circuitry for active gain devices.

Input Impedance
2 MΩ balanced (1 MΩ per phase)

Analog Input Sensitivity
10.0 Vrms—at minimum gain
0.75 Vrms—at maximum gain

Analog XLR Input Polarity
Pin 1 = Ground
Pin 2 = Non-inverting (Positive)
Pin 3 = Inverting (Negative)

Frequency Response
DC – 20 kHz (44.1 kHz sample rate)
DC – 22 kHz (48 kHz sample rate)
DC – 40 kHz (88.2 kHz sample rate)
DC – 44 kHz (96 kHz sample rate)
DC – 60 kHz (176.4 kHz sample rate)
DC – 66 kHz (192 kHz sample rate)
DC – 20 kHz (DSD64)
DC – 40 kHz (DSD128)
DC – 80 kHz (DSD256)

USB Audio Output Signal
Class 2 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz at 24 bits
Class 1 44.1, 48, 88.2 and 96 kHz at 24 bits

AES/EBU Output Signal
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz at 24 bits

Word Clock Output Signal
44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz

DSD Output Signal
SDIF-2: 64x, 128x, and 256x
SDIF-3: 64x and 128x

110Ω, transformer-isolated

Word Clock / DSD BNCs
75Ω, transformer-isolated

Power Consumption
25 watts

8.5″W x 12″D x 3″H (21.5cm x 30.5cm x 7.5cm)

5 pounds (2.3 kg)

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All Ayre products are build by hand in Boulder Colorado. Our average shipping time is two weeks. If we can have your purchase ready faster we will. All equipment will ship via UPS and accessories will ship USPS. We will send you the tracking number when your order leaves the factory. In the meantime, feel free to give us a call (303.442.7300) or email ([email protected]) if you have any questions or concerns. We currently only ship within the United States and Canada.

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