Yes, I could not agree more. Ayre, I thought, always had a nice sound in the top end, but leaved something to be desired in the low end. When I listened to the new AX-5 Twenty the first time, my previous impression of Ayre equipment changed completely. I was thoroughly impressed--No lack of bass there and seemed to have lots of current on reserve. After going back and forth on Ayre and other manufacturers, I then decided to save up a little more money and go with the VX and KX Twenty's instead. This will allow me a little more flexibility in the future plus give me more wattage if needed.
BTW - I compared these to Constellation Inspiration Product on S5 Magicos, which was truly an awesome system as well. Extremely transparent. TOUGH CHOICE. At the end of the day I just loved the Ayre sound and felt it would fit my Wilsons better.