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Cyrus Stream Xa

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£1295

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"

"Engaging and transparent, the Stream Xa has a rare knack for drawing you into a song and keeping you there."

 
Cyrus Stream X Signature - AUDIO review

Cyrus Stream X Signature

Cyrus Stream X Signature - 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 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 Stereo 200 & Stream XP₂ Qx - STEREO (Germany) reviewCYRUS Stereo 200 & Stream XP₂ Qx - STEREO (Germany) reviewCYRUS Stereo 200 & Stream XP₂ Qx - STEREO (Germany) review

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
 
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"
 
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 Stream XP2 Qx - Best streamer £2000+ Awards 2013
CYRUS Stream XP2 Qx - Best streamer £2000+ Awards 2013

Cyrus Stream XP₂ Qx

CYRUS - What Hi-Fi 2013 Awards
  • 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 - 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 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 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 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.

Cyrus Stream Xa Features:

  • Best Streamer £1,000 - £1,500 Awards 2015 - What Hi Fi? Sound and Vision
  • A pure streamer with analogue output
  • 24bit/192kHz resolution DAC
  • Can be used as a stand-alone 24bit/192kHz DAC
  • Network connectivity: Cabled (Ethernet) and Wireless (802.11g)
  • Multiple digital music sources: UPnP/ DLNA network audio, TuneIn internet radio, TIDAL online lossless music streaming, 3x Coax digital input, 2x Optical digital input, 1x USB A
  • Controllable with Cadence for Android, Cadence for IOS, 3rd party Windows apps or 3rd party Android apps
  • High quality LCD display that navigates the menus and shows the input selected
  • Aux Display Mode: Select large input name or sample rate
  • PSX-R2 socket to upgrade for greater resolution and dynamics
  • Excellent partner for our Cyrus 8a integrated amplifier.

 

Product Overview

With 6 digital inputs, the Stream Xa is a versatile Digital to Analogue Converter as well as offering expertly engineered streaming capabilities. Compatible with most UPnP media servers.

Carrying the same high-tech streaming components as the Stream X Signature, the Stream Xa boats an in-built DAC to provide a high-definition analogue output.

Engineered to get the most out of high resolution 24-bit/192 kHz files, it’s analogue output makes theStream Xa the perfect streamer to slot into a traditional hi-fi system, without the need to invest in a separate DAC.

The onboard DAC can also be used as a stand-alone feature, by wiring your AV sound through the streamer for an improved sound quality.

Cyrus streaming:  MinimServer - Recommended install (including Synology and Qnap NAS users)

MinimServer - recommended App for Synology and Qnap NAS users:

You'll get excellent sound quality from your music collection using MinimServer as your DLNA media server.

 

 

Technical Information

Analogue audio performance
Fixed output (0dB FS): 2V
S/N ratio (Pre-out, 0dB FS): >105dBA
THD+N (Pre-out, 0dB FS): <0.002%

Digital audio performance
Digital Input: 500mV pk-pk 75 Ω
Digital Output: 500mV pk-pk 75 Ω
Sample rate: 32/ 44.1 / 48kHz and multiples to 192k

Enclosure 
Dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 215 x 385 (mm)
Finish: Brushed black, Quartz silver
Weight: 4.7kg

Network connectivity
Cabled Network: Ethernet
Wireless Network: 802.11g
* UPnP / DLNA streaming, TuneIn Radio Online, TIDAL Music Streaming

Inputs
Digital Inputs - 5 SPDIF (3 coaxial + 2 optical)
USB input

Outputs
Analogue Output - 1 fixed level pair (via RCA jacks)
Digital Outputs - 1 SPDIF (coaxial)

Construction
Enclosure: Cyrus Inverted die-cast chassis
Material: Lightweight non-magnetic alloy

CYRUS chassis
CYRUS chassis

External power Supplies
Highly regulated PSX-R2 upgradeable

Control Interfaces
LCD front panel display with twist & click control
Cadence App for Android devices
Cadence App for Apple IOS devices
3rd party Apps for Windows
3rd party Apps for Android devices

Accessories
Wi-Fi antenna comes with magnetic base

 

Control Interface - Android / Apple iOS / Windows

 
 

Cadence for Android app

Cyrus Cadence allows you to wirelessly control your Cyrus Streamer from an Android device, allowing you to:

  • Browse, control and listen to your digital music collection and view album cover 
  • Select between different digital music sources that the streamer can provide: UPnP/ DLNA network audio, USB drive, TuneIn internet radio, 3 Coax digital inputs, 2 Optical digital inputs
  • Individually control different Cyrus streamers running on the same network

Cadence for Android is available for download on the Google Play, free of charge. Simply search for ‘Cyrus Cadence’.

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Cadence (Cyrus Audio) - Android app screenshots
 
 
 

Cadence for iOS app

Cyrus Cadence allows you to wirelessly control your Cyrus Streaming system from an iPhoneiPad, or iPod touch device. Cyrus Cadence supports the features of your streamer, allowing you to:

  • Browse, control and listen to your digital music collection and view album cover 
  • Select between different digital music sources that the streamer can provide: UPnP/ DLNA network audio, USB drive, TuneIn internet radio, 3 Coax digital inputs, 2 Optical digital inputs
  • Individually control different Cyrus streamers running on the same network

Cadence is available for download on the App Store, free of charge. Simply search for ‘Cyrus Cadence’.

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Cadence (Cyrus Audio) - iPad app screenshots
 
 
 

Windows apps

3rd party Windows apps allow you to wirelessly control the Cyrus Streamer from an PC, allowing you to:

  • Browse, organize, and play the music. Just grab the laptop or PC at hand, open a web browser, and you can get in the groove anytime you want.
  • Individually control different Cyrus streamers running on the same network
Audio Station (Windows app) screenshot 1 Audio Station (Windows app) screenshot 2
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Audio Station (Synology Inc.) - Windows app screenshots
 
 

Android 3rd party apps

3rd party Android apps allow you to wirelessly control the Cyrus Streamer from an Android device, allowing you to:

  • Browse, control and listen to your digital music collection and view album cover 
  • Individually control different Cyrus streamers running on the same network

Android apps examples: UPnPlay, PlugPlayer, AndroMote

Android UPnPlay app screenshots Android AndroMote app screenshots Android AndroMote app screenshots
UPnPlay PlugPlayer AndroMote
Android apps screenshots
 
 

FAQ Streaming Music Players

 
 

FAQ Streaming Music Players

Q. How can I connect if I do not have a Wireless or LAN installation?
A. If wireless reception is limited or non existent and you do not have a LAN network installed then you can try using one of the many Homeplug products on the market. This allows the transmission of network data across your ring main. We have had particular success with the Netgear Powerline range of products. Try to aim for 200mb and above for best range and speed. Alternatively you can still stream from a USB drive, but for best use we always recommend streaming from a NAS drive.

Q. Is a computer the best place to store my digital music files?
A. No. It is fine to rip your music CDs on a computer, but it is best to store the files on a Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive. There are many benefits to using a NAS drive including:

1. The streaming of media isn’t dependent on your PC being switched on
2. Offers improved speed and stability
3. A cost effective solution to storing large amounts of data
4. NAS drives are quiet and energy efficient

Q. Why do you recommend using a switch when I have spare ports on my router?
A. The network switch solely deals with the routing of data and therefore transfers data more quickly and reliably between your networked audio devices. It will provide the fastest and most consistent level of data transmission between the Cyrus Streaming product and your NAS drive.

Q. Why do you recommend using a wired network rather than wireless?
A. For ultimate performance we recommend a wired network due to its increased speed and stability. This method is also independent from external wi-fi interference.

 
 

CYRUS streamers - How to set up your home network for streaming high quality music

 

TuneIn Radio Online

 
 

TuneIn Free Internet Radio


If you love radio, you'll love TuneIn radio:
  • Internet radio service is built into every Cyrus streaming model and provides access to over 30,000 stations from around the globe!
  • Massive choice of global stations covering all genres and real DJs selecting the tunes
  • Easy to setup and delivers something for everyone
  • From kid's stations to rock, jazz , metal, country, classical and soul to name but a few, internet radio has never been so varied and so much fun

 

Station name Music genre Bitrate
PBB radio Modern 320kbs
LINN Classical Classical 320kbs
LINN Jazz Jazz 320kbs
Romania Muzical Classical 256kbs
AVRO Baroque Baroque 256kbs
AVRO Film OST 256kbs
The Dream Machine OST 192kbs
P2 Klassiskt Classical 192kbs
Rock Radio 1 Metal 192kbs
Dub Xtra Reggae 160kbs
Romania Cultural Talk, Jazz 128kbs
France Musique Classical 128kbs
Classical 102 Classical 128kbs
Trancemission.FM New Age 128kbs
Romania Cultural News 128kbs
RadioLab Talk 128kbs
Ideas Talk 128kbs
       
 
 

TIDAL Access

 
 

TIDAL on all CYRUS streamers and Lyric music systems

All Cyrus streamers and Lyrics will now ship with access to TIDAL. For customers with existing Cyrus streamers (Stream X Signature, Stream Xa, Stream XP2, Stream XP2 Qx, Stream X2, Streamline2 and Lyric models) we are offering consumers an upgrade to install the TIDAL software by bringing their unit to their local retailer.

CYRUS stream - TIDAL High Fidelity Music Streaming

How to get started with Music service on your streamer

Ensure your Streamer/ Lyric is updated to the latest firmware. Using the latest version of the Cadence app, select TIDAL from the sources menu. Login using your TIDAL username and password.

 
 

Lyrics Plugin

 
 

Listen to your music with live lyrics display

 

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