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CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereoplay (Germany) reviewCYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereoplay (Germany) review

Cyrus Lyric 09

CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereoplay (Germany) review
  • Lyric 09 is Stereoplay Group Test "Highlight" Winner
  • Price/ Performance: "Outstanding"
  • Cyrus Lyric 09 is a majestic device that's full of power.
  • The Lyric 09 can drive great big floor-standing speakers. We moved up from the small studio monitors to the room filling Bowers & Wilkins 802 Diamond speakers. This does look unusual; we would normally put impressive mono blocks with the 72 kilo speakers.
  • However, in this case, it is a single component which doesn’t merely bravely hold its own, rather threatens to make a mockery of separate mono amps.....the Lyric 09 remained strong as iron demonstrating incredible strength, the B&W have seldom sounded so natural.
  • As far as sound, design and user functionality goes, the Lyric 09 is one of the heroes of this test and our surprise winner.
  • Often the phrase “All-in-one“, can mean everything is levelled into a middle class middle of the road performance. The Lyric 09 is different: great high end, perfect sound staging, high resolution, dynamic and very stable power amplification.
 
CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereolife (Poland) review
CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereolife (Poland) review
CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereolife (Poland) review

Cyrus Lyric 09

CYRUS Lyric 09 - Stereolife (Poland) review
  • The tonal balance is actually perfect. The same can be said of timbre - is neither cool nor insulated. Lyric 09 just playing, acting like a high-end amplifier. In the first minutes rather not throw listeners to his knees, but then begin to bestow it more and more respect.
  • The sound was always tight and ready even for the arrival of total slaughter. Respect. Which in addition to the overall neutrality and speed can appeal to the Cyrus? Certainly dynamics and stereophony.
  • Cyrus Lyric 09 is a complete audio system in one box to which you can connect up to 14 sources and loudspeakers... Cyrus can play files in 24-bit. Built-in 32-bit data performs upsampling to 192kHz. The interior of such a versatile device should look like a mountain of cars in the junkyard, but - here there is even German order.
  • VERDICT: Cyrus Lyric 09 is extremely modern device with a mature audiophile sound... The price may seem high, but think how much you would spend buying a separate amplifier, converter, player, streamer and tuner, and to separate table for all the junk and again on the remote control to them. I was convinced by the device.
 
Lyric 09 - AV Magazine Excellence Awards 2015 "All-In-One System Of The Year"
  • Lyric 09 -- AV Magazine Excellence Awards 2015 "All-In-One System Of The Year"
 
Lyric 09 - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 - "Best Music system £1,500+"
  • Lyric 09 -- What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 "Best Music system £1,500+"
  • A strong style statement from Cyrus and an even stronger sonic performance makes the Lyric 09 a must-audition. It’s a superb system,
  • Unbelievably detailed sound ; Wonderfully open and spacious presentation ; Powerful delivery ; Decent control app ; Packed with useful functionality
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - HiFi einsnull review

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - HiFi einsnull review
  • "Versatility and comfort of Cyrus knows how to convince. Some may wonder about the new design, but all resentment evaporates when listening."
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi + review

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi + review
  • Hooked up to PMC fact.8 loudspeakers with Townshend Isolda cable, the sound is pacey and very open. It is also uncannily clean.
  • The Cyrus Lyric 09 makes many of its rivals sound a little grubby or earthy in comparison, but without the ‘shiny’ sound that you might expect from an amp designer over-compensating. It has excellent depth when the recording allows, and always works well with regard to tempo.
  • Lyric is a tour de force for Cyrus. The sound quality combined with the feature count and sheer ease of use puts it in the premier league. The amplifier is a major upgrade on virtually all multi-source, single box solutions and makes Lyric good enough for some very revealing loudspeakers. This is a product for today!
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - AVSA review

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - AVSA review
  • AVSA South Africa’s premier audio visual magazine, reviews the Lyric’s ability to deliver real music with verve and authority:
  • Deon Schoeman takes us on a musical journey sharing how the Lyric makes The London Symphony Orchestra sound rich in emotion and expansive in scale, and how the luscious swing of Robbie Williams’ Swing Both Ways, is proof of our talent for scale and occasion!
  • Schoeman seems lost in the moment as the Lyric takes him to the realms of believable sound, with brooding presence, a smooth glass finish and soft touch controls, Schoeman compliments the Lyric on its sexiness, muscle and robustness.
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • Hi-Fi Choice journalist David Price imaginatively labelled our flagship all-in-one system as a “one-box Cyrus ‘greatest hits’ package”.
  • “A bubbly, rhythmically engaging sound with lots of life, fine dynamic accenting and lots of detail.”
  • “Fed an absolute tip-top source, it rises to the challenge, and then some.”
  • “Mesmeric sound”
 
CYRUS Lyric 05 - AUDIO review

Cyrus Lyric 05

CYRUS Lyric 05 - AUDIO review
  • Sound Rating: 100 points, Price / performance: "very good"
  • "Recommendation: a dynamic sound"
  • "Versatile all-in-one-system with powerful sound”
  • "Despite the futuristic concept of the L-05 woke the round and yet sprightly playing character with rich, varied middle reminding of classic British sound virtues. The heights are exclusive and reserved, but not imposed. The bass met exactly the right level of juicy punch and volume - at a quite high level of control."
 
CYRUS Lyric 09 - STEREO (Germany) review

Cyrus Lyric 09

CYRUS Lyric 09 - STEREO (Germany) review
  • Sound level: 100%, Price / Performance: "excellent"
  • "A complete system of the highest class in the smallest CD players space, DAB + / FM, Internet Radio, 32-bit DAC, streaming client and the enormously potent hybrid amp, deliver incredibly high sound quality. Top not just as a second system. Fascinating."
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi Choice Poland review

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - Hi-Fi Choice Poland review
  • Over in Poland’s version of Hi-Fi Choice, the Lyric 09 gained a laudable five stars verdict
  • “Clear, detailed and dynamic sound”
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - Diapason D'Or 2013 Award

Cyrus Lyric 09

Cyrus Lyric 09 - Diapason D'Or 2013 Award
  • At 2013 Diapason D’Or Awards, Cyrus Lyric 09 was named Best All-In-One System of the year!
  • The prestigious French award recognises everything we designed Lyric Series to do – including it’s revolutionary looks, fantastic functionality, and of course our uncompromising sound quality.
 
Cyrus Lyric 09 - What Hi-Fi verdict

Cyrus Lyric 09

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • All the individual elements of the song hang neatly in a clear, open soundstage. There's an impresive sense of power and drive on tap too.
  • A really strong sonic performance makes the Lyric 09 a must-audition. It's superb
  • Detailed sound ; open presentation ; powerful delivery ; control app ; functionality
 
CYRUS ONE - Hi-Fi Choice reviewCYRUS ONE - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus ONE

CYRUS ONE - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • "Subtlety and power rarely come together in modestly priced products, but the ONE sets the bar high on both counts at this price."
  • "I’ve been won over by the way the innovative ONE presents music with addictive dynamics, deep transparency and refined timing."
  • "Cyrus may have been inspired to appeal to a new, younger ‘enlightened’ audience that wants plug and play simplicity for vinyl, streamed and line sources, but the level of performance it has achieved within a single svelte box for a modest price, means seasoned audiophiles should be tempted. Thoroughly recommended."
  • LIKE:
    • Clean, dynamic power;
    • innovative SID system;
    • epic bass;
    • value for money
 
CYRUS ONE - The Audiophile Man review

Cyrus ONE

CYRUS ONE - The Audiophile Man review
  • "Where this track, from some of the better quality competition, can sound open and airy but also lacking in precision and accuracy, the Cyrus corrects those issues."
  • "The ONE’s focus and accuracy is a wondrous element of its sonic personality but that has to derive from attention to detail in terms of low noise planning for both part selection and internal planning which allows other, more subtle, frequencies to do their thing."
  • "Compact in size but offering a snazzy and very attractive sense of dash and urbanity, the ONE provides everything you might need within a budget amplifier without any sense of compromise. The low noise focus that the amplifier bestows upon the musical output is very impressive making it a hard challenger for amplifiers double the price. "
  • GOOD: focus, midrange precision, bass control, design, Bluetooth
 

CYRUS ONE - What Hi-Fi review

CYRUS ONE - What Hi-Fi review

CYRUS ONE - What Hi-Fi review

CYRUS ONE - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus ONE

CYRUS ONE - What Hi-Fi review
  • While there’s no DAC, aptX Bluetooth is onboard so you can stream music from a phone, tablet or laptop.
  • The One surprises yet again, delivering a big, glossy and clinically-balanced presentation that’s lathered with the punch and solidity that makes music, whether it’s SBTRKT’s Wildfire or Olaf Arnalds’ Ljosio, sound immediately arresting. Cyrus claims a power output of 100 watts per channel and that figure is believable.
  • The drums opening the former snap through our speakers with force and duress, and the chubby bassline is backed with plenty of weight as it moves at pace over the top.
  • The silky pop vocal penetrates the soundstage with just as much conviction and is fleshed out without sounding too thick or sacrificing texture.
  • For:
    • Crisp, clean balance
    • Punchy and solid
    • aptX Bluetooth
    • Phono stage
 
CYRUS 6a - What Hi-Fi 5 stars May 2013

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Precise; remarkable clarity; detailed, spacious performance
  • The trademark characteristics of Cyrus amp are immediately apparent. Songs across a variety of genres are packed with detail, with remarkable clarity throughout the vocals and midrange, a satisfying bass response and a spacious, organised presentation that allows all layers of the song to shine and be heard.
  • Take a listen to Kate Bush's This Woman's Work, and the 6a shows off an excellent handling of dynamics, drawing out each of the pulsing tones.
  • Where other amps with such precision can be in danger of sounding a bit disjointed, the 6a manages to use its strict organisational nature to produce a very precise, well-timed and ultimately 'togheter'-sounding performance
 
CYRUS 6a - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS 6a - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • "I've recently had the chance to experience the most enjoyable first part of the three stages of life of every consumer product (the thrill of purchase, the eventual disappointment of ownership, the problem of disposal) when I 'upgraded' my reference amplifier from an Arcam FMJ A38 to a Cyrus 6A"
  • "In some ways the 6A could even be regarded as inferior, it offers only about 60 watts instead of 140, the sequential source selection menu is a pain, the remote control is horrid and the display isn't particularly legible for starters, yet I am absolutely overjoyed with it. How can this be?"
 

CYRUS 6a - AudioVideo (Russia) review

CYRUS 6a - AudioVideo (Russia) review

CYRUS 6a - AudioVideo (Russia) review

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS 6a - AudioVideo (Russia) review
  • The amplifier has a highly organized and energetic sound and easy enough to cope with the test floorstand acoustics. 
  • Excellent control in the lower range, which can be easily traced relief bass instruments. Bass is extremely concrete, deep enough and does not drop the attack. 
  • Expressive middle seems designed to the smallest detail and totally unveiled. 
  • The space can be described as a fairly compact in scale, but with the exact preservation of all proportions.
  • Measurements:
    • Distortion rate is extremely low, in the power range of 0.5 - 30 W it is almost independent of the load impedance variations, at 0.003 - 0.004%. 
    • For 8ohm load clipping begins at 50W, and for 4ohm at 70W.
    • The amplifier worked perfectly even with speakers having significant dips in impedance.
 
CYRUS 6a - AUDIO review

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS 6a - AUDIO review
  • Sound judgment: 90 points 
  • Price / Performance: Very good
    +high-resolution
    +transparent
    +dry bass
  • lively, highly transparent and high-resolution amplifier
 
CYRUS 6 DAC - FairAudioreview

Cyrus 6 DAC

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Cyrus 6 DAC builds its tonal spectrum from the center out, without overemphasizing this area. Rather, the exceptionally clear, concise and fine catalyzed details performance of the mid frequency is one of the strengths of the ohrenfälligsten Cyrus, that emphasizes its tonally tight and dry-structured character. The reproduction of natural instruments and voices is absolutely natural and has a very "real" feel
  • The perceived positioning of individual musicians or sound events within the action is excellent
  • Good dynamics
 
CYRUS 6a - What Hi-Fi Best stereo amp £600-£1000, Awards 2012

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Best stereo amp £600-£1000, Awards 2012.
  • The usual Cyrus traits: precision, clarity, speed, detail and confidence
  • Sonically the 6a doesn't stray from traditional Cyrus sound. This means there's a speedy delivery, excellent levels of detail, and a breathtaking level of clarity across a wide variety of genres.
  • Dynamic bursts are wonderfully controlled and the Cyrus can keep pace with even the most frenzied and complicated of beats.
  • Cyrus 6a: Impeccable precision
  • Vocals are clear and expressive and the amp has excellent midband clairity, and a controlled, seamless handling of dynamics. Spin Christophe Beck’s instrumental Dead Guys With Bombs, and the 6a zings through the tension-packed piece with impeccable precision and soundstaging.
 

CYRUS 6a - Hi-Fi Choice Group Test Winner

CYRUS 6a - Hi-Fi Choice Group Test Winner

Cyrus 6a

CYRUS 6a - Hi-Fi Choice Group Test Winner
  • The 6a was declared the Best amp of 2012 following an exhaustive process undertaken by the magazine's reviewing team which looks at all of the amplifiers tested over the past 13 issues
  • The music sauntered along at a fair gait, with lots hapening and the general sense that it had a beginning, a middle and an end.
  • Moving to Sade's Smooth Operator and Ms Adu's vocals sounded delicate and sensitive, wheras it had been anaemic with many others here.
  • lndeed, it made the rather hard VCMG piece very llstenable, capturing the urgency of the music without assaulting the listener.
  • It proved detailed on the Jim White track, signposting the rain sound efect very well and serving up a contemplative mood to his lyrics, whereas others made him sound processed.
  • Lovely looks, spouse-friendliness and the fact that it makes your listening room rather larger than if you had the Yamaha sitting in the same place!
  • Measurements:
    • The 6a is capable of 2x50W/ 8ohm and 2x68W/ 4ohm with sufficient dynamic headroom to acommodate peaks of 89W, 162W and 270W into 8, 4 and 2 ohm loads (output is limited to 255W/ 1 ohm). Clearly, this is a very capable '40W' amp.
    • Distortion is very low at ~0,0005% through bass and midrange, increasing to 0,03% at 20kHz.
 
CYRUS 6XP - AUDIO (Poland) review pic1
CYRUS 6XP - AUDIO (Poland) review pic2
CYRUS 6XP - AUDIO (Poland) review - frequency response
CYRUS 6XP - AUDIO (Poland) review - distortion

Cyrus 6XP

CYRUS 6XP - AUDIO (Poland) review
  • These are not specially analytical equipment, especially if you compare them with products on the property minded, such as Marantzami or Cambridge Audio. I think, however, that nevertheless perfectly Cyrus "communicates" with the listener, the musical message is absolutely clear and consistent.
  • There is something in that sound remarkably coherent, orderly and natural, with no sharpening and no blurring.
  • Cyrus can show certain things as much more expensive systems - compact and at the same time in the natural aura, giving them the truth.
  • Measurements:
    • Can boast the power of 55 watts into 8 ohms and 81 W at 4 ohms (one channel). At maximum effort adapter (loaded two channels) achieve 2 x 50 watts into 8 ohms and 2 x 63 W @ 4 Ohms - significantly more than the data directory!
    • The strongest second harmonic has a very low level of -92 dB.
 
CYRUS 6XP - AudioVideo (Poland) review pic1
CYRUS 6XP - AudioVideo (Poland) review verdict

Cyrus 6XP

CYRUS 6XP - AudioVideo (Poland) review
  • Nice amplifier with a very nice sonic aesthetic that allows you to fully relax while listening.
  • Cyrus characteristic sophistication, ability to show the sounds of instruments in a delicate way.
  • Cyrus performs very well in creating spatial phenomena. This is an amplifier that can produce a broad view and a truly three-dimensional scene. 
  • When you connect to the good minimonitory, the effect can be staggering.
 
CYRUS 6a - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus 6vs

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • "Respected the subtle note decays evident in the best recordings, and avoided exaggerating or inhibiting the natural die-away of the room sound."
  • "Nailed the sound of that tonally rich recording and delivered excellent stereo imaging in the bargain: a surprisingly big, substantial sound with superb spatial detail and stability, and decent if not peerless depth reproduction."
  • "Thanks to its good level of clarity, the 6vs was truer than most other inexpensive amps to the distinctions of different musicians' tone, touch—and recording venue."
  • "The Cyrus 6vs is something I can strongly recommend to anyone shopping in this price range."
  • Measurements:
    • Output impedance of 0.08 ohm at low and midrange frequencies, rising very slightly to 0.1 ohm at 20kHz
    • The Cyrus' reproduction of a 10kHz squarewave was excellent
    • The protection operated at 55.5W into 4 ohms (14.4dBW) with both channels operating and no less than 106.6W into 2 ohms (14.25dBW)
    •  Even at the high power the second harmonic lay at –94dB (0.002%). Intermodulation distortion was also extremely low.
 
Cyrus 6vs & CD6s - AudioVideo (Russia) pic1
Cyrus 6vs & CD6s - AudioVideo (Russia) pic2

Cyrus 6vs & CD6s

Cyrus 6vs & CD6s - AudioVideo (Russia) review
  • The sound of the pair instantly captivating. Upper range transmitted exemplary neutral, in the tiniest detail and without embellishment. Sound details not only shown, but ennobled - hence the high realism of playback.
  • Picturesquely transmitted midrange. Even at high volume the music sounds natural, all instruments and vocals, easy to understand, are formed in the whole image. The bass slightly overdamped, but well to the attacker percussion instruments.
  • Energetic sound, rich and surprisingly tactful.
  • Equipment of this level is incredibly demanding on the quality of speakers and cables. 
  • Measurements:
    • Just a phenomenal range, the dream of every designer. At 7W the distortion is simply not visible, at 0.005% not many harmonics above the noise floor. By increasing the output power up to 17 W appears the 3rd harmonic, and after 20 Watt - the 2nd. Components of higher orders have a very small amplitude up to clipping. 
    • According to the classical canons of this amplifier can be regarded as a model, its sound should please even picky audience with a fine ear for music.
 
Cyrus 8a - Hi-Fi i Muzyka reviewCyrus 8a - Hi-Fi i Muzyka review

Cyrus 8a

Cyrus 8a - Hi-Fi i Muzyka review
  • Extensive space as faithfully reflects the acoustic recording rooms, but the surprising strength of Cyrus were low tones. It was not just a bass, but powerful basiszcze. I would add that it controlled. The organ recordings could be counted Hertz and probably himself Roberto Barletta, the constructor of my Xavianów would be surprised if they obeyed with Cyrus.
  • Like clockwork directed me toward the rock slabs. And there just showed what it takes to ride no hands. Strong, supple, elastic bass, combined with an acute attack of drums, made the rhythm section zasuwała like mad locomotive.
  • The slower pieces from the circle of Pink Floyd, Genesis and Camel recognition aroused stereophony, rhythm and mood music. "Sobbing" David Gilmour's guitar sounded in this combination is best. And all this with a device the size of a shoe box!
  • Conclusion: Those who have not yet had to deal with Cyrus, should be waiting for a big surprise.
 
Cyrus 8₂ DAC - AUDIO review

Cyrus 8₂ DAC

Cyrus 8₂ DAC - AUDIO review
  • When it comes to sound the traditional brand shows why it has proved good and was able to win a lot of international prizes for 30 years. The British combo convinced us by the rich deep bass, which is in no way expressed in a roar, but expressed precisely and accurately.
  • Lets the groups of instruments merge in such a musical way and is a tasteful blend of clean structures, enriched by a personal touch. Components of character - that is precisely what the producer from the island is making since immemorial times.
 
Cyrus 8a - Stereoplay review

Cyrus 8a

CYRUS - Stereoplay (Germany) review
  • Preis/Leistung: „Sehr gut“
  • Timeless chic, with modern special features à la zone 2 'blessed integrated amp that will let nothing acoustically despite its stocky shape. 
  • Bass is meaty-contoured, the highs sound airy and delicate. 
 

Cyrus 8a & PSX-R

Hi-Fi Choice logo
  • “Crisp, enjoyable sound”
  • “There is an intrinsic rightness to the sound that lets you relax into the music, and enjoy what you find”
  • "If you want a big sound in a small package, this is a great way to go”
 
CYRUS 8a - Hi-Fi News Highly Commended

Cyrus 8a

CYRUS 8a - Hi-Fi News Highly Commended
  • The diminutive Cyrus 8a punches well above its weight.
  • The 8a sounded exceptionally clean; at low volume I noted similarities to other amps in the group, especially the Rega, in terms of scale. But increasing the levels revealed just how clean this amplifier is.
  • Through the 8a, drums, especially on the Denny album, were the tightest and most forceful sounding of the amps on test, and gave music real pace.
  • The piano on 'Telegraph Road' sounded equally pure through the Cyrus, which seemed to add nothing and allowed the quality of the original recording to shine through.
  • Measurements:
    • Rated at 70W, it delivered close to 90W with 105W, 200W and 325W under dynamic conditions into 8, 4 and 2 ohm loads, suggesting great tolerance of difficult speaker loads.
    • Distortion is very low (0.00015-0.01%, 20Hz-20kHz), the output impedance low and consistant at ~ 0.045ohm (20Hz-20kHz) and the response positively subterranean with a near-DC bass extension!
 
CYRUS 8 DAC - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus 8 DAC

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Delivers a spacious and engaging sound
  • Strong, agile and clear sound
  • Controlled and confident delivery
  • The 8 DAC is everything that you would want from a Cyrus: clear and precise. Play Oasis’ Wonderwall from a CD and Liam’s signature vocals are delivered with great clarity alongside the jangling guitars.
  • It has impeccable timing and works with ruthless efficiency, determined to deliver every ounce of detail from a recording.
  • No note is allowed to wander free, and dynamics are controlled brilliantly. There’s also a muscular quality to the sound that adds authority at either end of the frequency range.
 
CYRUS 8a - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus 8a

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Another classic Cyrus – everything we've come to expect and love about the brand
  • Superb detail, accuracy and control
  • Dynamic and powerful
  • Working through test tracks, the familiar Cyrus sound quickly becomes apparent. This amplifier is a music delivery machine in every sense. Radiohead’s 15 Step is a complex and intricate track to keep under control and deliver in one piece.
  • The accurate, detailed Cyrus has no issue, delivering a clean, punchy sound that manages to be precise yet still dynamic and powerful.
  • A familiar design, a familiar sound and a familiar result: a five-star verdict for a slice of Cyrus hi-fi. 
 
Cyrus 8 DAC Diapason D'Or 2012 Award

Cyrus 8 DAC

Cyrus 8 DAC Diapason D'Or 2012 Award
  • Cyrus Audio won the Diapason D’Or award for the best mid-range integrated amplifier with the Cyrus 8 DAC
 
CYRUS CDi - What Hi-Fi - 5 Stars review

Cyrus CD i

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • We played Hans Zimmer’s Dream is Collapsing from the Inception soundtrack and right away the CDi displayed the uniform, articulate and intuitive presentation that we’d expect from a more expensive player.
  • Offering buckets of detail, the finer flurries of quieter instruments surfaced, while the more intense parts of the score soared into a dramatic climax.
  • Each layer of the composition was precisely unpeeled, and each instrument passed through the mix with coherent flow and tact.
  • But the rhythmic talent here is what really raises our eyebrows. Pace and momentum is exercised with articulation and vibrancy.
  • We found ourselves entertained by the Cyrus’ dynamic agility and neutral balance in a way that’s rare at this price.
  • As if that weren’t testing enough, we dug out a live recording of Linkin Park and were equally impressed at the amount of clarity and definition it extracted against the background crowd noise – even if the spacious soundstage seemed a bit forsaken.
 
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Cyrus 8XPd QX + CD 8 SE + PSX-R - AudioVideo (Poland) review verdict

Cyrus 8XPd QX + CD 8 SE + PSX-R

Cyrus 8XPd QX + CD 8 SE + PSX-R - AudioVideo (Poland) review
  • The general price level, which these devices are sold for (n.r. Cyrus 8 XPd, CD 8 SE, PSX-R), is best value for money, regardless of the price ceiling. It is already a really good sound at this level, and the price, if you compare it to a strictly high-end products, it is quite a bargain. 
  • The amplifier is fast not only in the bass, but also in the whole band. There is little to fault the midband and highs that consistently join. There is no shortage of color saturation, there is no evidence of drainage features, but is speed. Nice sound for the cymbals that have color and the appropriate metallicity, but also the intensity of the treble does not go beyond linear. The amplifier does not have any problem with the drawing of space, wyłuskując many details about the location of instruments and voices. Quite well can cut out the background vocals in the middle of the stage.
  • System 8 (n.r. Cyrus 8 XPd, CD 8 SE, PSX-R) very proudly represents the country of origin. Sounds good in every way, offering really good value for money.
 
Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review
Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review
Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review
Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review
Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review

Cyrus 8XPd QX + CD t

Cyrus 8XPd QX + CDt - AUDIO (Poland) review
  • Dynamic clean at the top of the band, saturated in the middle. Engaging and fatigue-free.
  • Sound system Cyrus is not "surgical" precision, but it has an excellent top of the band, while the emotion focused on the diameter.
  • The sound space turns out to be a large, built in front of us and around us.
  • Ability to extract modulation, articulation, textures, moods Cyrus is above average. Letting go of any CD, quickly turn our attention to the diameter. It's a bit of heat, but in a way invigorating, full and plastic.
  • Provides an excellent balance between naturalness and assimilation, virtually all recordings sound at least pleasant.
  •  High tones are very clean, because the higher diameter is smooth and quiet, so sometimes go to the front - there is no sweet rounding is clear detail. Sheets have and impact, and voiced "halo".
  • All you listened, had a great rhythm, "input".
  • Distortion spectrum shows an almost perfectly clean, with a second harmonic at low -85 dB, which is also the only above the level of -90 dB.
 
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Cyrus CD XT Signature

Cyrus CD XT Signature -  What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • The Signature sounds cleaner, crisper and more dynamic, even compared with its predecessor partnering a PSX-R.
  • Each instrumental strand is crisply drawn, notes stop and start with precision, and subtleties, such as the dense texture of the growling low frequencies and the space around the sparse instrumental backdrops, are easy to hear.
  • The soundstage is open and wonderfully expansive. The imaging is stable, focused, and layered with great care.
  • We’re also impressed by the combination’s wide-ranging dynamics; the way the soundtrack’s seismic bass hits hard but also the nuanced rendering of the piano and string notes. It’s the kind of performance we’d find hard to better even at double the money.
  • Outside of very expensive alternatives this is the best-sounding CD transport we’ve heard
  • Class-leading sound when partnered with a suitable DAC
  • Superb dynamics
 
Cyrus CD XT Signature - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus CD XT Signature

Cyrus CD XT Signature - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • The taut bottom end feeds up to a most excellent mid-band which seems very good at digging down into the spaces between the notes on music with repetitive beats, be it the jazzy strains of Herbie Hancock’s I Have A Dream or the thumping drum and bass of Goldie’s Inner City Life
  • It sounds less stressed, less brittle and more like an organic event before your very ears. Indeed, this really defines the Cyrus; it has a sense of ease that simply doesn’t sound like digital. The music flows organically, rather than coming over as forced or artificially enhanced in some way.
  • Treble is excellent too, being crisp and smooth and well extended. Again, it’s amazing how a transport can change the ‘feel’ – if not the actual tonal balance – of the high frequencies. 
  • It’s an awful lot to spend on ‘just’ a transport, but I have never heard anything that comes close at this price.
  • LIKE: Stable, spacious, musical sound; slot-loading design
    WE SAY: Superb ‘affordable high-end’ silver disc spinner
 
Cyrus CD XT SE+/ DAC X+/ PSX-R -  What Hi-Fi 5 Stars

Cyrus CD XT SE+/ DAC X+/ PSX-R

Cyrus CD XT SE+/ DAC X+/ PSX-R -  What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Best CD player £2000+, Awards 2010. Cyrus's ultimate CD player sounds staggeringly fast. It defines notes with exceptional precision
  • Staggering resolution, agility and dynamics
  • Impressive timing and stereo imaging
 

Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2016 - "Best CD player £500+"

Cyrus CD i

Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2016 - "Best CD player £500+"
  • What Hi-Fi Awards 2016: Best CD player £500+
  • "We're hugely impressed with the CD i and are confident you won't find a more entertaining, more revealing player without spending closer to £1500. For its dynamic expression, rhythmic ability and, above all, ability to entertain, the CD i holds on to its Award."
 
Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD player £500+"

Cyrus CD i

Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD player £500+"

CD i -- What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 "Best CD player £500+"

"A five-star CD player from Cyrus is no surprise, but this one takes things to a new level." 

 
Cyrus CDt - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD transport £500+"

Cyrus CD t

Cyrus CDt - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD transport £500+"

CD t -- What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 "Best CD transport £500+"

"Superb, near-faultless performance - this is a remarkably talented and enjoyable CD transport for the money." 

 
CYRUS CDi - What Hi-Fi - 5 Stars review

Cyrus CD i

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • We played Hans Zimmer’s Dream is Collapsing from the Inception soundtrack and right away the CDi displayed the uniform, articulate and intuitive presentation that we’d expect from a more expensive player.
  • Offering buckets of detail, the finer flurries of quieter instruments surfaced, while the more intense parts of the score soared into a dramatic climax.
  • Each layer of the composition was precisely unpeeled, and each instrument passed through the mix with coherent flow and tact.
  • But the rhythmic talent here is what really raises our eyebrows. Pace and momentum is exercised with articulation and vibrancy.
  • We found ourselves entertained by the Cyrus’ dynamic agility and neutral balance in a way that’s rare at this price.
  • As if that weren’t testing enough, we dug out a live recording of Linkin Park and were equally impressed at the amount of clarity and definition it extracted against the background crowd noise – even if the spacious soundstage seemed a bit forsaken.
 
CYRUS CDi - What Hi-Fi - First Tests review

Cyrus CD i

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • FIRST TESTS:
  • Exceptional resolution and agility: terrific dynamics; a wonderfull way with rhythms; precise sound-staging; upgrade potential
  • Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP 2 is a hard-sounding album, but this Cyrus takes it all in its stride. The presentation has greater weight and low-end authority than its predecessors, but it's the CDi's way with rhytms that really catches our attention. It's dazzling expressive, capturing the changes of pace and momentum superbly.
  • Move onto Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and w're taken by the Cyrus's dynamic reach and its ability to keep track of delicate musica strands when the piece gets busy.
  • The CDi is an exceptional player that's as insightful as it is entertaining.
 
CYRUS CD 6 SE2 - AUDIO review

Cyrus CD 6 SE₂

CYRUS CD 6 SE2 - AUDIO review
  • Sound judgment: 100 points 
  • Price / Performance: Very good
    +very detailed and corporeal
    +precise mapping with crisp bass
  • "In terms of fine detail, flair and image stability or sound body the Cyrus 6 SE 2 plays in a still higher class"
 

Cyrus CD 6 SE₂

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Now more affordable and even harder to resist
  • Fast, detailed and cohesive
  • Solid bass
 

Cyrus CD 8 SE₂

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Best CD player £1000-£1500, Awards 2012. Updated CD 8 improves on an already superb package
  • Wonderfully detailed and musical sound
  • Agile, well-defined bass
 

Cyrus CD XT SE+/ DAC X+/ PSX-R

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Best CD player £2000+, Awards 2010. Cyrus's ultimate CD player sounds staggeringly fast. It defines notes with exceptional precision
  • Staggering resolution, agility and dynamics
  • Impressive timing and stereo imaging
 
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Cyrus DAC XP Signature

Cyrus DAC XP Signature - What Hi-Fi 4 Stars
  • Play Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and the XP continues to impress. It tracks the tiniest details with ease, delivering every inflection with pristine definition.
  • When the music really explodes the Cyrus takes it all in its stride delivering wide-ranging dynamics with plenty of composure. Once again we’re struck by the level of control here.
  • We’re pretty happy with the soundstaging. It’s impressively focused and nicely layered. 
  • If you’re already a fan of the Cyrus sound, jump right in. Even if you’re not it’s well worth a listen.
  • A fast, precise and detailed sound
  • Impressive clarity
  • Good upgrade potential
 

Cyrus DAC XP+

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 4 Stars
  • It uses a very familiar box, but Cyrus's DAC XP+ hosts massive ability
  • Excellent DAC performance
  • Stunning insight and precision
 

Cyrus DAC XP & X Power

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Cyrus has taken an odd approach that works fabulously.
  • A terrific sound that brims with speed, dynamics and agility
 

Cyrus DAC X+

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  • Upgradeable; good ergonomics; strong and clear bass
 

Cyrus DAC X+/ CD XT SE+/ PSX-R

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Staggering resolution, agility and dynamics
  • Impressive timing and stereo imaging
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi+ (UK)

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi+ (UK)
  • Cyrus Phono Signature has received another glowing review, this time from Alan Sircom at Hi-Fi +. He says:
  • "In the Phono Signature, Cyrus has made an outstanding phono stage, one that combines the need for a holographic soundstage and massive amounts of detail, and one that gives a musical, engaging presentation...and all points in between."
  • With the addition of PSX-R₂ he said that as a combination this system can take on some of the real heavyweights! Alan says: "Recordings opened up under the watchful gaze of Phono Signature with ease, and the gentle tonal adjustment of cartridge loading can bring out the hidden gems within your record collection."
  • He listened to a variety of tracks including 'America is Waiting' from Eno and Byrne's 'My life in the Bush of Ghosts'. In his conclusion Alan says:
  • "The Cyrus Phono Signature surprised me. I expected it to be good. I just didn't expect it to be this good! Coupled with the PSX-R₂ it's a true world-beater; dynamically free, detailed and most of all so damn enjoyable to sit in front of..."'
 

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Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - The Ear (UK) review
  • If you're looking for a good read take a look at the fantastic review that The Ear gave Phono Signature. A full 5 stars! Phono Signature was reviewed by Jason Kennedy and Rene van Es with and without the addition of PSX-R2:
  • Jason: "Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones turned out to be even better than I thought it was, and I thought it was good, but the depth that the Cyrus reveals is remarkable."
  • "Overall the Phono Signature is an excellent phono stage on its own and especially with the optional PSX-R2 power supply."
  • Rene: "I experiment with an original pressing of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon, tracks like ‘On The Run’ and ‘Time’ are useful. The Cyrus is so pure and clear that although I’ve played this record many, many times I notice some small details I was not aware off before."
  • "This Cyrus proved to be a versatile product for vinyl lovers with one or more arm/cartridge combinations, it’s a pleasure to listen to and worthy of the Signature label."
  • "Ultimately this is such a good phono stage that you don’t need nor want to spend time comparing the effect of different loadings, you just want to play more vinyl."
 

CYRUS Phono Signature - What HiFi (UK) review

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - What HiFi (UK) review
  • It’s neat, organised and impressively composed, delivering each dynamic thrust of this complex arrangement with ease.
  • If you want to analyse the recording it’s all here, laid bare, however if you want to sit back and enjoy, the Phono Signature/PSX-R2 combo is more than happy to oblige – its insightful delivery squeezing the last drop of emotion from the music.
  • Our Verdict:
    • A Phono Signature used solo is great. In combination with the PSX-R2 it’s significantly better. This is a top class phono stage
  • For:
    • A balanced and insightful sound
    • Expressive dynamics
    • Clean and crisp sound
    • Rhythmically surefooted
    • Flexible Remote adjustment of cartridge loading
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - Stereoplay (Germany) review

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - Stereoplay (Germany) review
  • Roland Kraft of Stereoplay, Germany, reviewed Phono Signature:
  • Sound 'Absolute top class" Overall rating "Very good"
  • Price/ Performance: "Very good"
  • "The Cyrus Phono Signature delivers a real surprise - detailed, but with a gentle yet unyielding attitude, giving a vast open soundstage. Super comfortable, super flexible, super features. A prime phono pre-amp for serious cartridge fanatics who still like making use of the remote control. Criticism to the sound? Oh no, not even from me, the nit-picker."
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - LP magazin (Germany)

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - LP magazin (Germany)
  • Thomas Schmid of LP Magazine, Germany, reviewed Phono Signature:
  • "Even when it comes to sound a real number, is the sensationally comfortable adaptability of the Cyrus Phono Signature one of the most flexible phono stages in the world - and with the additional power supply one of the best."
 
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Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - Stereo (Germany) review
  • Michael Lang at Stereo Magazine Germany, recently reviewed Phono Signature:
  • Sound Rating: 91%, Overall "Excellent"
  • Price / performance: "Excellent"
  • "A lot of time elapsed since CYRUS in 1998 showed up with the aEQ7, the company's first discrete and serious phono stage. Peter Bartlett, mastermind of the English company, developed with the Signature a clever successor. But a "me too" product was not at issue, they wanted to create something outstanding, yet not give up the classic Cyrus design style".
  • "The outcome is an amplifier for vinyl use, which at the same time fascinates analogue enthusiastic dealers as well as experimental customers - thus the "Signature" offers connectivity and individual settings for four turntables (!). Each input can be allocated with an MM or MC cartridge; gain, impedance and capacitiy can be adjusted in several stages - and this even with a remote control. Not only that, the English offspring comes also with a balanced and an unbalanced output, so that it can be docked to any sound system configuration".
  • "Technically, Mr. Bartlett and his crew paid attention to extremely short signal paths as well as to anything else that you usually can find in a developer's treasure chest. So special relays are used right at the beginning of the signal input, just to avoid any interference noise getting close to the extremely weak cartridge signals. The power supply section is as far as possible away from the input section, and the toroidal transformer is custom made to Cyrus' special application requirements. So to say, this is a "Jack of all trades" phono stage. Sensationally equipped and sonically barely less gifted, it surely will find its fans! No doubt, the Signature has far more to offer than ample features!"
 
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Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi World (UK)
  • Phono Signature has received a fantastic review from Paul Rigby at Hi-Fi World. Awarding a full 5 globes Paul says:
  • "The Phono Signature digs deep to offer a host of detail while its balanced output adds finesse.'
  • Phono Signature was reviewed alone and then partnered with the PSX-R2. With the addition of the external power supply he says: 'First impression was of an immediate lowering of the noise floor which freed me to increase the gain. Bass now featured extra information and detail with each drum strike.'
  • 'The sound quality of the Phono Signature was immediate, detailed and offered welcome delicacy in balanced mode while the external power supply is an essential upgrade when funds allow.'
 
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Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi Choice (UK)
  • Phono Signature has just been reviewed by Ed Selley at Hi-Fi Choice who couldn't help but be impressed, awarding it a full 5 stars and the Editor's Choice badge. Ed Selley says:
  • "Sound is felt as much as heard without any trace of bloat or bloom"
  • "It is a supremely quiet phono stage and is completely silent at idle"
  • "Spend a little more time with the Cyrus and it becomes clear that this a wonderfully natural and evolving phono stage."
  • "It has energy and a sense of fun that shines through. Listen to the wonderful Rose Rouge by St Germain and the Cyrus simply grooves."
  • "The Phono Signature is also a seriously accomplished moving magnet phono stage. It uses fixed settings to follow the RIAA curve and even without tweakery at work, the fundamental qualities shine through. It simply gets out of the way and allows the virtues of the cartridge to shine through."
  • "A remarkable phono stage with tremendous flexibility and exceptional sound."
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi & Records (Germany)

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi & Records (Germany)
  • Helmut Rohrwild of HiFi & Records, Germany, reviewed Phono Signature:
  • "The Cyrus Phono Signature with its multiple connectivity and adjustment possibilities makes analogue dreams come true. Cyrus' Phono Signature always operates at a high quality level with paradigmatic accuracy. The ability to have four cartridge systems connected and to adjust each of them to its appropriate values, puts the Cyrus in a unique position. The impeccable finishing completes the picture. Its price is extremely low for what is offered, thus earning the Cyrus an emphatic and unrestricted recommendation. Have a listen, absolutely!"
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi Stars (Germany)

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - Fidelity (Germany)
  • In FIDELITY (Germany) No.26 Issue 4/2016, author Uwe Hecker reviewed Phono Signature:
  • " Made für's third millennium. The current vinyl boom sparked the English tradition manufacturer Cyrus Audio to reconsider its external phono preamp new. The result was a milestone. Once everything has been set, you can thus completely carefree look into the actual determination of Cyrus Phono Signature: hours surfing with him through the record collection and rediscover music sooner or explore new ones. That leaves virtually no acoustic recognize weakness of Cyrus, helps immensely. Voices are reproduced vividly and authentically, the spatial representation is broad and deep, individual melodies or orchestral parts can be targeted and easily investigate. Dynamic jumps are executed without warning, and the remarkable noise freedom lays in very quiet passages no Störnebel about the music."
  • " Not only complete in almost all respects amenities Cyrus Phono Signature, his flawless sound quality justify every euro you pay for it. It is certainly a groundbreaking phono stages for the third millennium and definitely what the English call a "Best Buy". Congratulations!"
 
CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi Stars (Germany)

Cyrus Phono Signature

CYRUS Phono Signature - HiFi Stars (Germany)
  • Ansgar Hatscherat of HIFI-Stars, Germany, reviewed Phono Signature:
  • "In the basic version of the" Phono Signature "the handwriting of Cyrus was seen sonically always, the agile, rhythmic, self-contained play makes a lot of fun. After the extensive audio impressions with Phono Signature I was looking forward to the effect of the PSX-R2 power supply. It came, as it had to, and has been repeatedly verified elsewhere: the current makes the music! The PSX lifts the Phono Signature sonically me previously known phono precursors beyond and is completely for flyer in its class."
 
Cyrus Mono X 200 Signature - Hifi Pig review

Cyrus Mono X 200 Signature

Cyrus Mono X 200 Signature - Hifi Pig review
  • Soundstaging is wide and deep, not to mention impressively high. They convey great ambiance to the sound and project vocals in a clear and natural manner.
  • The Cyrus X200 Signature monos have a great refinement to a wide resolution and a lovely smoothness to the midrange. They are fantastically musical and cohesive.
  • There are clearly extended realms of resolution in the music and extension at both upper and lower frequencies which make these amps sound just so balanced and involving.
  • The amps are extremely powerful and will have no problems driving speakers with difficult loads and still leaving room for dynamic slam.
 
Cyrus Mono X 300 Signature - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus Mono X 300 Signature

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • A class-leading combination of agility, resolution and dynamic subtlety that’s rare at any price, let alone for this money
  • Where the Cyrus excels is in its ability to combine this muscle with an agility, precision and rhythmic drive rarely heard in high-power amps. Time and again we were pleased by the X 300’s muscle but stunned by its insight and subtlety.
  • if you want a wonderfully informative amplifier that communicates the drama in music in a really articulate and precise way, we haven’t heard better for the money
  • Massively detailed; impressive dynamics; combination of finesse and muscle; timing
 

Cyrus Mono X 300

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Paired with the DAC XP+, Cyrus's Mono X300 is a nearly unbeatable preamp/power combination
  • Exceptionally good. If fluidity and agility are your thing, there’s little better
  • Impressive detail resolution, Agility, Lack of harshness
  • Explosive punch and dynamics
  • "It’s organic without displaying even the tiniest degree of excess warmth. And that’s to say nothing of the class-leading speed and dynamic ability."
 

Cyrus Mono X 300

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  • “It is capable of staggering results with almost every piece of music at almost every volume level...”
 

Cyrus Mono X 300

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  • Speed and resolution have rarely been combined so effectively
  • Good price
  • "We heard things on discs that have been reference points for years that have not been apparent before, it's quite uncanny really that this can be achieved with 'just' a power amp. "
 

CYRUS Stereo 200 - HiFi+ (UK)

CYRUS Stereo 200 - HiFi+ (UK)

CYRUS Stereo 200 - HiFi+ (UK)

Cyrus Stereo 200

CYRUS Stereo 200 - HiFi+ (UK)
  • The voice sounds as if it were physically ‘there’ between the loudspeakers, with the only real limitations coming from the loudspeaker boxes. You quickly begin to realise this ‘thereness’ holds throughout, but it also comes from the midrange out.
  • Where this valve amp comparison hits home is in soundstaging. The Cyrus has a rare and valuable sense of three-dimensionality in its imaging that normally comes from the thermionic end of the amplifier spectrum. And yet, unlike thermionic valves, the Cyrus 200 is state of the art and relatively cool running in use. The live Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky piano trios played by Argerich, Kremer, and Maisky [DG] are a fine example of this soundstaging at work, in that you get a sense of the physical stage itself, and of three artists playing to a live audience through ambient information.
  • I think Cyrus has nailed Class D with the 200 power amplifier. I’ve heard my fair share of Cyrus amplifiers in my time, and this one is at least up there with the best of them. But more than that, the Cyrus 200 is an important amplifier, because it shows what Class D can do without costing a small fortune. While I’ve ‘banged on’ about Class D here (partly because the technology still has to justify its place in the audiophile hierarchy), I suspect most people who hear this amp will simply buy it because it sounds damn good. Highly recommended.
 
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Cyrus Stereo 200

Cyrus Stereo 200 - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • The song’s wonderfully thick and fruity bass guitar sounds effortless, even at very high levels that would have many similarly priced products wheezing. It is also pleasingly tuneful and stops and starts in all the right places, giving the sound a rhythmic correctness that underpins everything else in the mix.
  • The amplifier is able to blend everything together well, giving a detailed, multi-layered sound that is a pleasure to listen to.
  • The Stereo 200 conjures up a spacious recorded acoustic, yet one that invites the listener right in. Again that strong bass is in evidence, and at high volume levels gives the amplifier a commanding sound.
  • Once again, its supple handling of the song’s bass guitar pushes things along with alacrity, while vocals are clean and expressive and guitars upfront and engaging.
  • Can tackle crashing electric guitar chords and drums with relish.
  • It’s certainly one of the feistiest sounding Cyrus power amplifiers I have ever heard.
  • Has real appeal for those needing a fine-sounding powerhouse that doesn’t take over their living space.
  • LIKE: Big power in a small package; gutsy, musical sound. WE SAY: Excellent value compact powerhouse.
 
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Cyrus Stream XP₂ Qx & Stereo 200

CYRUS Stereo 200 & Stream XP₂ Qx - STEREO (Germany) review
  • Price / Performance: "excellent"
  • Once again this proves that a Cyrus device creates its proverbial musicality from the wonderful midrange. Even verbal contributions appeared unbelievably natural, colourful and in fact a little bit charming.
  • The sound pattern provided by the Cyrus combination is characterised by resilient easiness and rhythm with fantastic timbres carried by a downright outstanding and harmonious midrange reproduction, for example in Joe Jackson’s “Steppin‘ Out”. The tonal accuracy can be heard down to the minutest detail, especially in vocals and small line-ups
  • The Stereo 200 is one of the few Class D amplifiers that are able to take on the best of the comparable parallel classes A and AB. There is no trace of pale timbre or dull trebles which certainly results from the relatively high upper frequency limit and the trained ear of Peter Barlett who personally adjusts every device for the serial production.
  • The top-class Stream combines DAC, network player and pre-amplifier for rather reasonably priced 2790 Euros. Only an analogue input will most likely be missed by some people. Overall, this device is energetic and puts heart and soul into playing music while it stays smooth and deeply musical. The same goes for the super strong power amplifier. Kudos!
  • Measurements Stream XP₂ Qx:
    • Distortion factor (400 Hz/-9 dB): 0.003 %
    • Output Resistance Cinch: 94 Ω
    • Output voltage Cinch ( 0 dB FS): 2.18 V
    • Power consumption off | standby | idling: 0 | <2 | 13 W
  • Measurements Stereo 200:
    • Continuous Output into 8 | 4 Ohm: 175 | 286 W per channel
    • Peak output into 4 Ohm: 355 Watt per channel
    • Intermodulation at 50 mW | 5 Watt | Pmax -1 dB: 0.01 | 0.01 | 0.04 %
    • Power consumption off | standby | idling: 0 | <2 | 17,5 W
 

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Cyrus Pre DAC & X Power

Cyrus Pre DAC & X Power - STEREO (Germany) review
  • A particular strength of Cyrus has always been timing – and it still is. The components have exemplary qualities in terms of flow and rhythm - building up the sound pattern from the eminently important bass and middle range, which is very characteristically transmitted completely without breaks - is richly facetted and enormously natural.
  • Hardly any other piece of equipment in the same price range, but of a different make, will exceed or at best equal a Cyrus amplifier in reproducing the human voice.
  • The energy balance is also right and ensures that nothing is annoying or drifts off into the world of clinical analysis. The soundstage is nicely illuminated, well thoughtout in its depth and width. The space-time allocations are authentic, delivering an amazing image, and with it a convincing credibility of the dimensions illustrated. It sounds very open, free and detached.
  • LABORATORY COMMENTS - Pre DAC:
    • Outstanding laboratory results. All values measured are absolutely at the top of the range, although it is of course the distortion, noise and crosstalk values which are the most interesting.
    • Elegant, rhythmic “swinger” and excellent pre-amplifier with high-quality D/A converter. Upgradable.
  • LABORATORY COMMENTS - X Power:
    • Respectable output performance, certainly sufficient for most applications with substantial spare capacity and top-quality values in all important categories such as extremely low distortion and low noise.
    • Despite its compact size, powerful and colourful mono/stereo power amplifier with pronounced audiophile virtues.
 

Cyrus Pre Qx DAC & X Power - Stereoplay review

Cyrus Pre Qx DAC & X Power - Stereoplay verdict

Cyrus Pre DAC Qx & X Power

Cyrus Pre Qx DAC & X Power - Stereoplay review
  • Cyrus Pre Qx DAC
    Overall rating: Outstanding 91 points 
    Price / Performance: Good - Very Good
    • +quick off
    • +very open and pointed in the space map
  • Cyrus X Power
    Overall rating: Good - Very good 74 points 
    Price / Performance: Good - Very Good
    • +black and edged in the bass
    • +punchy mids
  • Husqvarna Group from Sweden delivers the aluminum die-cast housing to Huntington, where it is fitted at the Cyrus headquarters.
  • It goes forward - deep black bass and potent. The energy was so strong that ultra-compact speakers seemed overwhelmed a trace in our test. The high speed and thrust yearn for an adequate customer - the power hungry, the stronger the picture.
  • Cyrus is on the opposite side of the ear flatterer. This had hands-on presence in an adagio of Monzart. Without the trace of sentimentality, crisp and information rich.
  • With Magico Q3 (40.000EUR): The extremely clean sound - In the listening room began the burn in period with the little Cyrus Vor-/End-Kombi. And indeed: The Q3 also runs on smaller amplifiers. Even at party levels made ​​the fun.
 
Cyrus X Power (as mono) - Stereoplay review

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Cyrus X Power (as mono) - Stereoplay review verdict
 

CYRUS X Power & PSX-R - STEREO (Germany) review

Cyrus X Power & PSX-R

CYRUS X Power & PSX-R - STEREO (Germany) review
  • Klang-Niveau: 85/88%; Preis/Leistung: „exzellent“
  • With the PSX-R thanks to its incredible liquid-smooth gameplay the power dwarfs move amazingly up close to the reference class.
 
Cyrus Pre XP & 8 Power - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus Pre XP d & 8 Power

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Cyrus seems to be incapable of producing lack-lustre amplifiers - this preamp used in clonjunction with the 8 Power amp is a mighty combo
  • Exposes layer after layer of detail
  • Fast, punchy and precise delivery
  • Sensational timing
 
Cyrus Pre XP & 8 Power - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus Pre XP d & 8 Power

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  • Detailed and subtle, with little character added to sound
  • "They are capable of a very high degree of subtlety"
  • "One of the most revealing combinations in the test, its character (or lack of it) making it a very honest and straightforward part of the reproduction chain"
 

Cyrus Stream X2 - Hi-Fi + review

Cyrus Stream X2 - Hi-Fi + review

Cyrus Stream X₂

Cyrus Stream X2 - Hi-Fi + review
  • The Stream X₂ times precisely; leading edges are well defined and free from grain in a style that few CD players can better.
  • I have almost stopped listening to CD since discovering this and am coming to the conclusion that streamers are better than computers at delivering digital signals. This was clearly backed up when I put the Cyrus up against a Macbook running Decibel software, the latter had a USB connection to the DAC while the Cyrus was on coax which may have a bearing but the advantage was quite distinct.
  • The streamer has considerably more gravitas, there is a palpability to the sound that makes everything more vibrant and real. I used a superb 24/96 recording called ‘Chasing the Dragon’. This is one of the best in terms of room acoustics that I’ve encountered and with the Mac you get a good sense of the scale of the venue.
  • When the Cyrus takes over this becomes more solid and three-dimensional largely because the bottom end is fully fleshed out. This underpins the soundstage in a dramatic fashion and brings the music into your own room in a remarkably convincing fashion.
  • Delivers massive amounts of detail, the noise floor is very low so you can hear right down into the mix.
  • It makes for a palpable sense of realism with a great recording and makes you want to hear more hi-res material.
  • The sound is dynamic, never short on pace and opens up your digital files to an extent that few CD transports can hope to emulate.
  • Cyrus has succeeded in making an easy to set-up and use streamer that delivers the sonic goods.
 
Cyrus Streamline₂ - Hi-Fi i Muzyka reviewCyrus Streamline₂ - Hi-Fi i Muzyka review

Cyrus Streamline₂

Cyrus Streamline₂ - Hi-Fi i Muzyka review
  • Streamline 2 played very evenly, at first even with a slight distance. Already after five minutes of listening could say that Cyrus cares about the behavior of the ratio between bandwidth ranges and do not allow yourself a moment of forgetfulness, even with a more aggressive and dynamic music. Unprepossessing chunk of the game just fine, pursuing the idea of high fidelity. What's more, it reveals the differences between recordings, but not Pastwa over worse realized.
  • Conclusion: Natural, versatile sound and rich equipment is a big pluses, but the biggest seems to be price. For 5900 zł we get a device that can serve as a home entertainment center. Simply connect the column and possibly other devices you want to use as the source of the sound. Streamline 2 is such a super-mini tower with audiophile twist.
 
Cyrus Streamline2 - Lite magazin (Germany) review

Cyrus Streamline₂

Cyrus Streamline2 - Lite magazin (Germany) review
  • An all-rounder which is able to reproduce every style of music in the highest audio quality
  • It offers a great variety of sources, …and can be driven quickly and simply by smartphone or tablet. In short, high comfort but low space required
 
CYRUS Streamline2 - Best streaming system up to £2000, Awards 2012

Cyrus Streamline₂

CYRUS Streamline2 - Best streaming system up to £2000, Awards 2012
  • Best streaming system up to £2000, Awards 2012.
  • An undoubted star with stellar sound quality, ease of use and advanced functionality.
  • Open and dynamic, it extracts a stunning level of detail presenting music with brilliant clarity and precision.
  • There’s no edge to treble or softness to bass, leaving you to simply focus on enjoying the music. 
  • The real upgrade here is the improved file compatibility and sure enough hi-res 24/192 files sound superb. Listen to Muse’s The 2nd Law and lead trackSupremacy has incredible scale and power. 
 
Cyrus Streamline - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus Streamline

Cyrus Streamline - Hi-Fi Choice review
  • A practical and stylish way to access most digital sources
  • Detailed sound with clean and clear treble; plenty of digital inputs;
 
Cyrus Streamline - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus Streamline

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Cyrus's first music streamer works wonders with digital music collections
  • Fantastic insight and exceptional timing
  • Energetic, driven sound
  • Stream a few CD-quality WAV files and the Cyrus makes an immediate impact, with a wonderfully open and inviting soundstage.
  • It extracts a stunning level of detail. Instruments and vocals are beautifully layered and music sounds fluid yet unhurried, allowing the listener to savour every moment.
 
Cyrus Streamline - Diapason D'Or Award

Cyrus Streamline

Cyrus Streamline - Diapason D'Or Award
  • "Cyrus Streamline is a network drive amplifier "all in one" providing consistent performance and good sound level as well as a great versatility"
  • "Associated with good speakers, it may be the heart of a high-fidelity system that's comfortable with many musical genres"
 
CYRUS Stream XP2 Qx - Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2013
CYRUS Stream XP2 Qx - Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2013

Cyrus Stream XP₂ Qx

CYRUS Stream XP2 Qx - Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2013
  • Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2013.
  • Stream Massive Attack’s Teardrop and the Cyrus doesn’t lose a single ounce of the ethereal vocals.
  • It has all the hallmarks of the Cyrus sound: detail is breathtaking, the timing is razor sharp but never clinical, and the delivery is fast and uninterrupted.
  • There’s plenty of space at the top end for the music to reach a natural high without ever feeling strained or getting too bright, while basslines are agile and strong.
  • The Stream XP2-Qx serves up an energetic, enthusiastic and truly immersive performance
 
CYRUS Stream Xa - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus Stream Xa

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  • Hi-Fi Choice awards the Stream Xa their coveted Hi-Fi Choice Recommends Badge
  • The Stream Xa is masterful with CD-originated material
  • Playback leaves you sitting with a big dumb grin on your face
  • If you want a new streamer in place of your CD player, this should be on the list
 
Cyrus Stream XP2 Qx & X Power - HiFi STARS review

Cyrus Stream XP₂ Qx & X Power

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • "Cyrus upgraded its equipment for the future, but remains the high quality standards of the English brand loyal. The new Stream XP₂ Qx and the X Power amplifier in any case constitute a great, musical team, which combines British culture of sound and functionality. "
 
Cyrus Stream XP2 Qx - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus Stream XP₂ Qx

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Best streamer £2000+, Awards 2012
  • This superb streamer sounds absolutely fantastic
  • Fast, precise sound
 
CYRUS Stream XP Qx - Hi-Fi Choice review
CYRUS Stream XP Qx - Hi-Fi Choice Editor's Choice

Cyrus Stream XP Qx

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  • The Stream XP is one of a few products I have tested over the last year that has helped convince me it is time to rip my CDs and stow them away
  • What's important is the appearance of the sound it produces, wich can be uncannily rich, detailed and musical
  • I don't think you'll find something that sounds better, even if there are plenty of more shiny alternatives
  • Highly open and revealing sound; well featured
 
Cyrus Stream XP - TechRadar review

Cyrus Stream XP

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Impressive sound quality for a streamer
  • High feature count
 
Cyrus Stream XP - What Hi-Fi review

Cyrus Stream XP

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 5 Stars
  • Wired or wireless the Cyrus Stream XP won't disappoint
  • Files sound great
  • Natural, engaging delivery
  • Awesome sense of timing
 
Cyrus Stream X - Hi-Fi Choice review

Cyrus Stream X

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  • Several aspects of the sound will appeal to lovers of classical music in particular.
  • Detail is also good, indeed one of the best in the group. It’s there in plenty, but is never forced on one’s attention and it is kept very neatly in proportion as part of an over-arching whole. Nevertheless, if you want to hear exactly what’s going on in a recording, this is one very good way of getting to it.
 
 
 

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Awards

 
 
Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2016 - "Best CD player £500+"

CD i

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2016 "Best CD player £500+"

Cyrus CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD player £500+"

CD i

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 "Best CD player £500+"

Cyrus CDt - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best CD transport £500+"

CD t

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 "Best CD transport £500+"

Cyrus Stream Xa - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015 - "Best Streamer £1,000 - £1,500"

Stream Xa

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2015

"Best Streamer £1,000 - £1,500"

Lyric 09 - AV Magazine Excellence Awards 2015 "All-In-One System Of The Year"

Lyric 09

AV Magazine Excellence Awards 2015

"All-In-One System Of The Year"

Stream XP₂ Qx - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 - "Best Streamer £1,500+"

Stream XP₂ Qx

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014

"Best Streamer £1,500+"

Stream Xa - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 - "Best Streamer £1,000 - £1,500"

Stream Xa

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014

"Best Streamer £1,000 - £1,500"

Lyric 09 - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 - "Best Music system £1,500+"

Lyric 09

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014

"Best Music system £1,500+"

CDi - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014 - "Best CD player £500 - £1,500"

CDi

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2014

"Best CD player £500 - £1,500"

Cyrus  - Stream XP2 Qx - What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

Stream XP₂ Qx

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2013

"Best Streamer £2,000+"

 

Cyrus Lyric 09 - Diapason D’or award 2013

Cyrus Lyric 09

Diapason D’Or Award 2013

"Best All-In-One System of the year!"

 

Cyrus 6a - HiFi Choice Amplifier of the Year 2012

Cyrus 6 DAC

Hi-Fi Choice Winner 2012

"Amplifier of the Year"

 

Cyrus 6a - What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

Cyrus 6 DAC

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

"Best Stereo Amplifier £600-£1,000"

 

Cyrus 8 DAC - Diapason D’or award 2012

Cyrus 8₂ DAC

Diapason D’Or Award 2012

"Best mid-range integrated amplifier"

 

Cyrus  CD 8 SE2 - What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

CD 8 SE₂

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

"Best CD Player £1,000 to £1,500"

 

Cyrus  - Stream XP2 Qx - What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

Stream XP₂ Qx

What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision Awards 2012

"Best Streamer £2,000+"

 

 
 
 
 
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