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Cyrus 8 2 Qx DAC Integrated Amplifier + DAC

 

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Features

Power Per Channel (8ohms) 70W
Warranty length 2 Years (3 Years on registration)
Brand Cyrus Audio

Tech Specs

OUTPUTS
Stereo RCA: 1 pair fixed
RCA Variable: 2 pairs
BFA speaker: Yes
Headphones: Yes
PSX-R upg port: Yes
MC-BUS: Yes

 

INPUTS
Optical SPDIF: 2
Coaxial SPDIF: 2
USB B: 1
Analogue RCA: 6 pairs phono

 

FILES
Max signal re: 24-bit/192kHz
Power Output: (6 Ohms) 88w

 

GENERAL
Dimensions: 73 x 215 x 360mm
Weight: 6.9Kg

Product Description

Cyrus Audio 82 Qx DAC (available in brushed black or quartz and on 0% finance) is the highest performance integrated amplifier within the Cyrus range. This premium amplifier includes all the features of the 8 DAC, plus the high performance Qx DAC card. 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.

This first-class model includes many of the upgrade options built in from the start. Including all the core features of the other models, the 8Qx DA has the most powerful amplifier and our Qx DAC fitted. The Qx DAC is a very advanced digital to analog converter capable of up-sampling incoming signals to 192 KHz. The 82 Qx DACis especially valuable when playing music from a computer or a CD transport where the source is of high enough quality to justify this excellent DAC option.

Sonic benefits of the Qx DAC include smoother treble definition, wider sound staging and more tuneful bass that will ‘time’ better. Initially these may seem small improvements over the integrated DAC model but given ten minutes to appreciate the wonderfully subtlety the Qx is capable of you will quickly come to appreciate the fine qualities of this premium DAC option.

Whatever the size your room the Cyrus Audio 82 Qx DAC can work with almost any loudspeaker and fill your home with wonderful music. The more powerful amplifier and higher quality DAC are both luxury’s that will provide many years of enjoyment as you enjoy the fine details that make hi-fi such a rewarding hobby.

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! The 8 series models can all connect with a PSX-R that will add both detail and dynamics to the amplifiers performance.

Press Reviews

  • 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)

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