Ayre’s CX-7 sounds as clean as it looks. Its balance is vibrant, it’s bass well-defined and deep, its highs clean, detailed, and well-resolved. While SACD and DVD-Audio remain in the wings for most people, waiting still for their commercial cues, the money spent on a CX-7 by a music-lover with a large CD collection will be repaid by many, many hours of enjoyment.
Dynamically the CX-7 was equally fair, offering excellent punch at both the macro and micro levels, while the stage set up by the CX-7 was well defined if a touch smaller than that rendered by other players in the price category. On the other hand, the tight stage was always well focused, rock steady and immune to volume-induced wanderings.
Good condition. With remote, no box.
*One of the digital number on the display is not functioning*