V-3 Manual - Ayre Acoustics
V-3 Power Amplifier
Owners Manual
Please send in your warranty Your Ayre V-3 offers a significant advance in the musical
registration card so ue can performance of audio power amplifiers. The warmth and
stay in contact with you. immediacy of a live performance are apparent from the first —
listening. The combination of superb resolution and a
natural, relaxed quality will draw you into the music, time
and time again. This level of performance has been
implemented using the highest level of workmanship and
materials. You can be assured that the Ayre V-3 will
provide you a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
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Installation and
Do not stack the Ayre V-3
directly with other
components, as this may
restrict the air flow or induce
hum into the audio circuitry.
The Ayre V-3 is easy to hook up and use. The following
guidelines will ensure that the installation goes smoothly.
The Ayre V-3 produces a moderate amount of heat during
It is important to maintain an adequate supply
e of air flow to avoid overheating the amplifier .
Good locations for your amplifier are on the floor, or in an
open-backed cabinet or rack. If the amplifier is placed in a
cabinet, be sure to provide at least three inches (75 mm) of
air space on all sides of the amplifier.
Note that the input selector
switch for one channel will be
moved to the “up” position,
while the other channel's
input selector switch will be
moved to the “down” position.
There are two sets of input connectors on the rear panel of
the Ayre V-3. The RCA jacks accept signals from
single-ended (unbalanced) sources, while the XLR
connectors are for balanced sources. A small toggle switch
near the input connectors selects either the balanced or
unbalanced inputs.
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Using the incorrect position on Selecting “Unbal” connects the inverting input to ground
the input selector switches will through an isolation resistor, forcing a balanced source to
not harm the equipment, and operate in single-ended (unbalanced) mode. Conversely,
the amplifier may even seem to when the selector is set to “Bal” while using an unbalanced
operate normally. However, source, the unused inverting input is susceptible to hum
some sonic degradation occurs pick-up and radio-frequency interference.
in this situation.
The heavy-duty speaker The Ayre V-3 has balanced (floating) outputs. Combining
terminals of the Ayre V-3 the outputs or connecting them to ground may result in
accept spade lugs, banana serious damage to the amplifier.
plugs, and bare wire.
Do not use any speaker switch-box, accessory,
1 or test equipment that has a common ground
° connection for both channels.
If the amplifier is not to be There are two power switches on the Ayre V-3. The master
used for an extended period of power switch on the rear panel is normally intended to be
time, it is recommended that left on. The front-panel switch selects between the
the master power switch be “Standby” and “Operate” modes. In the “Standby” mode the
turned off. output stage is turned off, while the input circuitry remains
powered. This allows the unit to warm-up quickly for
optimal sonic performance, while reducing the power
consumption from 240 watts to 70 watts.
100 to 200 hours of music Due to the manufacturing processes used for the wires and
played through the system capacitors, a break-in period 1s necessary for the amplifier to
will assure full break-in. reach its full sonic potential.
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A Operate
v Standby
Master Power Switch
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Should the Ayre V-3 amplifier ever fail to operate, please
check the following:
Are both the front and rear The rear switch 1s the master power switch, and is normally
power switches on? intended to be left on. The front switch 1s the
standby/operate switch. To operate the amplifier, the front
panel switch must be in the “up” position.
Are all of the connections to Check to see that the input and speaker connections on the
the amplifier secure? rear of the V-3 are in place. Also, be sure that the amplifier
is connected to a working AC outlet.
Is the AC line fuse OK? To check the fuse, locate the rectangular fuse holder
mounted on the rear panel. Press downwards on the top
edge, then pull outward. There are two fuses mounted in
the fuse holder. The inner one is the operating fuse, and the
outer one is a spare. The condition of the fuse can be
determined by a visual inspection, although an ohm-meter
provides a more reliable method. If in doubt, substitute the
spare for the operating fuse. If the spare fuse also blows, do
not attempt further repairs.
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Always use the correct fuse: Line Voltage Fuse Rating (Time-Delay)
90-100V ..e...... 12.5 А
110 - 120 М... ..... . 10 A
210 - 220 М... ...... 6.3 А
230 - 240 М... ..... . 5A
There are no user-serviceable parts in the Ayre V-3. If che
amplifier still does not operate, bring the unit to your
dealer for assistance.
' | Do not remove the amplifier cover. Hazardous
e voltages may exist inside the unit.
Power Output 100 watts per channel continuous into 8 ohms
200 watts per channel continuous into 4 ohms
Gain 29 dB
Input Impedance 10 kQ
Power Consumption 70 watts in standby mode
240 watts in operating mode, no signal
Dimensions 18" W x 14" D x 5-1/2" H (46cm x 36cm x 14cm)
Weight 55 pounds (25 kg)
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Statement of
Please take the time to fill out
and return the enclosed
warranty registration card.
Your Ayre V-3 power amplifier is warranted against defects
in workmanship and materials for a period of five years from
the date of purchase. This warranty is transferable to
subsequent purchasers within the original five-year period.
All warranty claims must be made through an authorized
Ayre dealer or distributor. A complete statement of
warranty is given below.
Warranty Statement
1. Ayre Acoustics, Inc. (Ayre) warrants the materials and
workmanship of this product for a period of five years from
date of first purchase. If any defects are found in the
materials or workmanship of this Ayre product within the
warranty period, the unit will be repaired or replaced by
Ayre or its authorized agent.
2. Purchaser must return the product, packed in the
original shipping carton, freight prepaid to:
Ayre Acoustics, Inc.
2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80301
3. Ayre reserves the right to inspect any product that is the
subject of any warranty claim prior to repairing or replacing
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it. Final determination of warranty coverage lies solely with
Ayre. Out-of-warranty claims will be billed for labor,
materials, return freight, and insurance as required. Any
product for which a warranty claim is accepted will be
returned to the purchaser and the cost of shipping and
insurance will be factory prepaid within the boundaries of
the USA. Units to be shipped outside of the USA will be
shipped freight collect only. This warranty gives specific
legal rights. The purchaser also has implied warranty
rights, and may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
4. Ayre strives to manufacture the finest possible
equipment, and therefore reserves the right to make
improvements on its products, without necessarily
assuming an obligation to retrofit such changes upon its
previously manufactured models.
5. The above warranty is the sole warranty given by Ayre,
and is in lieu of all other warranties. All implied warranties,
including warranties of merchantability or fitness for any
particular purpose shall be strictly limited in duration to
five years from the date of original purchase, and upon
expiration of the warranty period (five years), Ayre shall
have no further obligation of any kind, whether express or
implied. Further, Ayre shall in no event be obligated for
any incidental or consequential damages as a result of any
defect or any warranty claim, whether express or implied.
Some states do not allow exclusion or limitations of
incidental or consequential damages or limitations on how
long implied warranties last, so the above limitation and
exclusions may not apply to you.
6. Ayre does not authorize any third party, including any
dealer or sales representative to assume any liability of Ayre
or make any warranty for Ayre. The unit must not have
been altered or improperly serviced. The serial number on
the unit must not have been altered or removed.
7. Warranty registration cards must be completed and
mailed to Ayre within 30 days of purchase. Ayre may, at its
option, require from the purchaser valid proof of purchase
(dated copy or photocopy of dealer’s original invoice).
8. If this product is used in a commercial or industrial
application, then special warranty exclusions may apply.
Contact Ayre for commercial warranty policies.
Ayre Acoustics, Incomporaed
-2300-B Central Avenue
Boulder, Colorado 80301
‚ 303 442. 7300
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