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Newport Test Labs measured the power output of the Ayre EX-8 at 1kHz, both channels driven into 80, as being 100-watts continuous per channel, exactly on specification.

Power at the frequency extremes dropped a little below this, by 0.5dB to 93-watts at 20Hz and at 20kHz. The single-channel output results were slightly higher, and more uniform, suggesting the slightly lower power figures at the frequency extremes are due to the Ayre EX-8’s power supply. This would seem to be borne out by the test results into the lower, 40 impedance, where the Ayre returned a test result of 125-watts per channel, both channels

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