Reference Quality Stereo Preamplifier
From its fully balanced design to its beautiful rows of resistors that act as a volume control and its isolated power supply, this preamplifier from Ayre Acoustics could easily be the last preamp you buy. The first thing you'll notice after power this up and dropping the needle or pressing play is the stark black silence in the background. That lack of background noise is simply mesmerizing. This, being the upgraded version of the original K1X, maintains an even higher standard of pushing that noise floor even lower than its predecessor. Highly recommended!