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.


Read the SoundStage! Hi-Fi review.

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