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Cyrus CDT XR CD Transport

 

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Ex VAT: £1,957.50

RRP: £2,795.00

£2,349.00

CDt-XR is re-engineered from the ground up with an all-new phantom black finish, touch sensitive controls and a higher resolution display; all of which makes a strong statement.

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Features

Warranty length 2 Years (3 Years on registration)
Colour Black
Brand Cyrus Audio

Tech Specs

- Digital CD transport
- Servo Evolution technology
- Optical and coaxial outputs
- PSU-XR upgrade port
- User upgradable firmware
- iR14 Remote control included
- Dimensions (HWD): 73 x 215 x 360mm
- Weight – 3.7kg

Product Description

Cyrus CDt-XR reference CD transport builds on the legacy of the CDt and the CD XT Signature models, but incorporates many novel technologies developed in-house at Cyrus over recent years. Housed within the iconic half-width chassis, CDt-XR sits above the existing CDi and CDt models offering a substantive performance upgrade.

Listeners will notice a dramatic lowering of the noise floor, bringing enhanced clarity and nuanced detail, brought about through significant design improvements in many areas, yet the characteristic ‘Cyrus-sound’ has been retained.

CDt-XR Transport

A key improvement in the CDt-XR is the re-clocking of the digital signal just before it exits the case. Although noise and timing accuracy are both carefully managed throughout the circuit, this final re-clocking ensures the absolute purity of the outbound digital signal through both the optical and coaxial connections.

Integrated CD players offer exceptional value and CDi-XR is as close to ideal as technology reasonably allows, however the presence of a DAC circuit in the same case means the sound can never be as ‘absolutely’ clean as that from a dedicated transport. All integrated/pre-amplifiers in the XR series have pristine on-board Gen 2 QXR DACs, making CDt-XR the connoisseur’s choice when used with a complete Cyrus system.

Servo Transport

Several years ago, Cyrus invested heavily in developing an in-house CD ‘Servo’ mechanism called ‘Servo Evolution’. The design principle is to read as much information as possible from the disc itself first time, rather than having to rely on ‘re-reads’ or ‘error-correction’. Whilst it is true that the data on a CD is stored in ‘1s and 0s’, the way it is read, picking up different frequencies of reflected light, has analogue elements to it.

Therefore, precision engineering can improve performance. Off-the-shelf mechanisms produce significant ‘system noise’ when the stepper motors of the mechanism are required to be used during the error correction processes when the data was not picked up on the first pass. ‘Servo-Evolution’ system reduces these re-reads and corrections by around 20%, producing not only a cleaner data stream for the DAC, but significantly less noise induced in the analogue output stages.

Internal Power Supply

The CDt-XR, like all products in the XR series, has had a complete overhaul of the power supplies to each circuit section. The power supplies are much stiffer and have enabled Cyrus engineers to get the remarkable SE engine to run even more quietly.

Containing Noise

Upgraded components along with intelligently designed circuits using ‘counter-current’ methodologies to reduce noise pickup are in evidence throughout the design. The fundamental principle is that power starts at the ‘quietest’ part of the circuit, before flowing towards the ‘noiser’ sections. Less noise is therefore ‘carried’ or induced into the power paths, limiting the transmission of noise inside the product.

Whilst this sounds logical, the application in practice is incredibly complex and needs to be considered at a system-wide level. Even the geometric alignment of individual components has been optimised to facilitate the cleanest possible flow of power and musical signal. The DAC has been housed on its own shielded section of the PCB, again to help contain noise transfer.

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