|Warranty length||2 Years (3 Years on registration)|
|Product Award||What HiFi Award 5 Stars|
Stereo RCA: 1 pair fixed
RCA Variable: 2 pairs
BFA speaker: Yes
PSX-R upg port: Yes
Optical SPDIF: 2
Coaxial SPDIF: 2
USB B: 1
Analogue RCA: 6 pairs phono
Max signal re: 24-bit/192kHz
Power Output: (6 Ohms) 88w
Dimensions: 73 x 215 x 360mm
Cyrus Audio 8 DAC (available in brushed black or quartz and on 0% finance) includes all the features of the Cyrus 8A and adds five digital inputs including a USB port. Similar in features to the Cyrus 6 DAC but with 2 x 70W per channel rather than 2 x 40W per channel and better performance. Use the 8 DAC to play music directly from your laptop, PC or MAC. Simply connect your computer via the USB socket on the amplifier and you can enjoy the convenience of great sounding music directly from your computer music library. The Cyrus CDT and or Cyrus Stream X are the perfect systems partners.
Just like the 8A, the 8 DAC features 70 Watts per channel, a headphone output and twin speaker output for bi-wiring, two zone output (you can play one source in the main room and another in a second room at the same time), pre-amplifier output (for bi-amping), large clear high quality LCD screen, a powerful custom menu system to fine tune your setup a system IR handset. In addition, all 11 inputs (six analogue and 5 digital) can be individually named from a list in the setup wizard.
Later on if you would like more power you can return your Cyrus 8 DAC and Cyrus can upgrade the DAC to the more advanced Qx model, this option maintains the value of your investment as you can, upgrade rather than replace, to improve your systems performance in the future! Audio Affair can show you how to add further options like power supplies for even better resolution of a power amplifier to add dynamics and exhilarating zest to your system.
Three Cyrus performance levels
Cyrus products are designed into three ranges 6, 8 and X series. The integrated amplifiers span 6 and 8 series to allow you to select exactly the features and performance for budget and system design, safe in the knowledge there are options available in future. There are even options to upgrade to the highest performance X Series. If you buy from 6 series or 8 series and you decide to upgrade, just call us. We'll quote you for the upgrade and make the necessary arrangements!
'Along with meticulous attention to detail and rhythm, the Cyrus also offers a spacious and engaging sound...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' (What Hi-Fi Magazine)
'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' (What Hi-Fi Magazine)
'To put the Cyrus to the test, we streamed a 1411kbps file of the Jurassic Park OST from a laptop. The 8 DAC is more than adept at handling the complex arrangements: instruments are separate and identifiable, and sit nicely in an open, spacious soundstage' (What Hi-Fi Magazine)
'While it’s unfussy about music styles, its transparent clarity means that flaws in lower-resolution recordings will show up. We’d also suggest taking some care with partnering equipment such as racks, as different surfaces really can affect sound' (What Hi-Fi Magazine)