Ayre CX-5e Question

Can anyone tell me if this universal player can be manually toggled from redbook layer to hi-rez layer with hybrid SACD's? I want to be able to compare the layers on hybrid discs and was wondering whether this player will allow that.

No, you cannot choose which layer you want to play. The player always defaults to the highest resolution
Actually, you can. Call Ayre and they will provide a code that will allow you to do this. See the much earler discussion on Audio Asylum and the most recent one as well.