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Cyrus CD i 32bit/192kHz upsampling CD player


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."
  • For:
    • Dynamic expression
    • Rhythmic ability
    • Entertaining listen
    • Hugely detailed
    • Upgrade path
    • Modern remote
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." 

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
  • 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.
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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 CD i Features:

  • The CD i incorporates the same LED disc loader.low-contact precision slot loading CD drive as the CD Xt Signature
  • Features the highly advanced Cyrus proprietary Servo Evolution disc reading engine.
  • 32bit/192kHz upsampling DAC
  • Clock stability: includes a remote re-clocking circuit with close-tolerance crystal VCO located at the DAC threshold to maximise jitter rejection.
  • It incorporates a PSX-R socket so that it can be connected to our highly regulated Cyrus PSX-R2 power supply for additional musical resolution.
  • Dual stereo analogue outputs and two digital outputs (Toslink and SPDIF).
  • Low resonance, die-cast aluminum chassis.
  • Excellent partner for our Cyrus 8a integrated amplifier.
Cyrus iR14 remote control
New stylish iR14 remote control included

Product Overview

The high quality components in the CD i mean that the sound it produces can make your spine tingle. A wide and full soundstage will fill a room of any size with sound, and you will hear details in your music which your old system never even picked up on!

The CD i uses many of the same components as the CD Xt Signature, including a latest generation LED disc loader. This use of top end components for lower specification models spreads throughout the Cyrus range, meaning that products like the CD i comfortably outperform their peers in the same price range.

A 32bit/192kHz DAC gives the CD i all of the capacity it needs to convert even the most complex loads into full analogue output. All of this means that it is the best sounding CD player we have ever made.

To further improve your sound, connect our PSX-R external power supply to decrease the strain on the internal power supply of the unit. Connect the CD i to an amplifier like the Cyrus 8a for a fantastic sound, and complete your system by connecting a Stream Xa to add streaming capabilities.

Technical Information

D/A Converter: 32-bit
Audio output: 2.1V rms
Frequency response: 20Hz-20kHz
THD: <0.003% (ref. 1kHz, 0dB)
S/N ratio: 106dBA
Channel separation: >110dB (1kHz), >90dB (20kHz)
Clock Jitter: <75pS
Power Consumption: 12W
Dimensions (H x W x D): 73 x 215 x 360 mm
Finish: Brushed black, Quartz silver
Weight: 4.7kg

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
Toroidal power transformer feeding multiple regulated power supplies

External power Supplies
Highly regulated PSX-R2 upgradeable

CYRUS CD i + PSX-R silver CYRUS CD i + PSX-R black
Cyrus CD i + PSX-R2

D/A Converter - 32bit/192kHz DAC with balanced current output and balanced analogue filter topology
Outputs - Dual Stereo audio, SPDIF coaxial and optical
Transport - Transport Isolated slot loading mechanism with high bandwidth optical pick-up
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 CDi rear panel drawing
Stereo Setup
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