Ayre K-5xeMP close to K-1xe?

Can anyone tell me if the MP version of the K-5xe can get me reasonably close to a K-1xe? I'm trying to rationalize the expenditure for the latter.

Stereophile now puts the MP version of the K-5xe in their class a category....
Don't think you can go wrong either way . The discontinued K1 preamp had the more traditional Ayre sound , smoother with great balance . The latest K-5 seems quieter and more to the neutral side , maybe a whisker thiner . You'll need to evaluate the sound of your other components to help find the best match .