The Cyrus 82 DAC packs a high-powered amp and quality DAC with digital inputs into a compact case, with stunning results.
The power to impress
With power up from the Cyrus 6 DAC’s 57 watts to a punchy 88 watts (at 6 ohms) per channel, the Cyrus 82 DAC has around 50% more grunt than its smaller brother. This makes it a better choice in larger rooms and with less efficient speakers. Even in smaller rooms, however, you’ll still notice a more expansive and dynamic sound – without losing any of the smaller amps renowned precision and detail.
Cyrus sound quality
Hand built in the UK, the 82 DAC shows typical Cyrus attention to detail. Within the high quality casing is an oversized toroidal mains transformer and high output capacitors. Combined with the short signal path circuitry, this delivers typical Cyrus sound – dynamic, precise and with every detail finely etched.
Built-in DAC with USB, coaxial and optical inputs
Featuring a built-in, high resolution DAC and five digital inputs, the Cyrus 8.2 DAC is the ideal way of upgrading all your digital sources at the same time as buying a new amplifier. Older or lower spec digital devices benefit greatly in terms of sound quality by using the high spec DAC built into the Cyrus rather than their own. With two optical and two coaxial inputs you could, for example, connect your TV, set-top TV box, Blu-ray or games console and CD player. The fifth digital input takes the form of a USB interface. This lets you connect your PC or Mac and access stored or streaming music services.
There are several upgrade paths available for the 82 DAC with the first being to add separate power amplification to enable bi-amping. The twin pre-outputs facilitate adding separate power amps, such as the X Power, for future upgrading. There's also the option of adding the famous PSX-R2 outboard power supply - for truly high-end amplification. Finally, by adding the QXR DAC board, you can improve the digital sound to reference quality.
Unique Cyrus design and quality
The distinctive Cyrus case offers a number of advantages over more traditional hi-fi. The die-cast casing is extremely solid and strongly resists both electrical and mechanical interference from surrounding sources. Integrated heat sink vents also keep it cool in the most discreet and stylish fashion. In terms of practically, Cyrus is a great space saver, with two units taking the space of one on most hi-fi shelves.
Give your whole system a boost, with the versatile Cyrus 82 DAC.
- Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
- BFA speaker – Yes
- Headphones – Yes
- PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
- MC-BUS – Yes
- Optical SPDIF – 2
- Coaxial SPDIF – 2
- USB B – 1
- Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs
- File/Signal Compatibility
- 24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,
- 16/48 through USB
- (QXR adds 32bit / 768k , DSD 512 through USB)
- Power Output
- Watts into 6 Ohms – 88
- Dimensions (mm)
- Height – 73
- Width – 215
- Depth – 360
- Weight (kg) – 6.9
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