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Just bought a used Codex to use with my A7e and KEF LS50s. I've been using the USB port of my DX-5 DSD, but I'm rearranging things. I use a QX-5 Twenty with KX-5/VX-5 Twenties and KEF Ref 1s in another setup. Gary has been very helpful advising me about adding a fully balanced passive Marchand high-pass between the KX-5 and VX-5 and the phono stage of an Audible Illusions tube Modulus 3A tube preamp.
The left channel in my 10+ year old Ayre Acoustics AX-7e integrated amp stopped working. My retailer and I confirmed the left channel was out (there was no sound) and shipped it to Ayre for repair.
The repaired Ayre amp was returned 2 months later and they also adjusted the amp’s bias and the DC offset. I reinstalled the amp and it sounds terrific. In addition, in case you are wondering, Ayre did not charge me for these repairs. This was very impressive customer service.
A "shill" for Ayre? I only wanted to bring to other audiophiles' attention the excellent customer care I received from Ayre. We evidently both think the Codex is a great DAC... I simply took the time to share my impressions with potentially interested parties. I think my OP generated a lot of love for Ayre and I am happy about that.
Another positive experience with Ayre.
My new AX5 Twenty developed a minor fault, and needs one of the boards replaced. I am not in the US, but Ayre responded to my query overnight, organised the replacement board and contacted my local distributor directly, who then contacted me to arrange a pick up of the unit, all within the space of 24 hours.
It also helps that the AX5 Twenty is the best sounding amp I have owned in 30 years of this hobby.