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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+"

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+"

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." 

 
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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 - 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 t Features:

  • The CD t is a pure CD transport system.
  • Highly advanced Cyrus Servo Evolution ‘CD Engine’
  • Monolithic glass LASER assembly.
  • Two digital outputs: Toslink and SPDIF.
  • Low resonance, die-cast aluminum chassis.
  • Partnered with a DAC X+ or DAC XP Signature the CD t will deliver ruler-flat linear performance across the sonic spectrum, vanishingly low background noise and class leading jitter rejection, out-performing most integrated CD players.
Cyrus iR14 remote control
New stylish iR14 remote control included

 

Product Overview

  • The CD t features our unique Servo Evolution ‘CD Engine’ matched with close tolerance components that together deliver remarkable performance for its price.
  • Although the CD t uses a simpler power supply (a single power transformer, rather than the twin transformer arrangement of the CD Xt Signature) CD t does have a multi-regulated power section that allows the player to extract extremely high levels of data from CD’s, and importantly, with industry leading low read error rates.
  • Carefully chosen premium quality laser and associated electromechanical sled components are further mechanically isolated to allow our in-house developed ‘Servo Evolution’ software to control the microscopic laser and motor movements that allow the unique Cyrus CD platform to be the best CD ‘engine’ in the world.

Technical Information

Specifications
Coaxial Digital output: SPDIF via RCA phono jack socket
Output voltage: 500mV pk-pk
Output impedance: 75 Ω
Optical Digital output: SPDIF via Toslink transmitter
Clock Jitter: <90pS
Power Consumption: 7.5W
Dimensions (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish: Brushed black, Quartz silver
Weight: 3.6kg

Construction
Enclosure: Cyrus Inverted die-cast chassis with Slot-loading CD transport
Material: Lightweight alloy and non-magnetic material throughout

CYRUS chassis
CYRUS chassis

Internal power Supplies
Custom toroidal power transformer feeding multiple regulated power supplies

Electrical
Outputs: 1 x SPDIF coaxial and 1 x optical
Disc-reading transport: Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with monolithic glass LASER assembly
Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R (closed session)
Display: Custom LCD with subtle green back lighting
Remote Control: Full function Cyrus system remote control facility
Communications: MC-BUS System BUS

Cyrus CDt rear panel drawing
 
CYRUS_CD_t_Manual (PDF)
 
 
 
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