Cyrus Dac XP Signature --- 3900€
DAC XP SIGNATURE
Our flagship preamplifier, the DAC XP Signature is held in the highest regard amongst audiophiles. As part of a hi-fi ‘separates’ system, this pre-amplifier offers complete control over every source, along with a level of resolution and detail rarely seen in any audio component, regardless of price. If hi-fidelity is your passion and you won’t compromise on quality, you should audition the DAC XP Signature.
The circuits in the DAC XP Signature have been designed to allow them to be optimised with the addition of a PSX R2 power supply. When used as such, the built-in power supply handles most of the processing duties, but the power hungry filter stages are independent. This releases the full potential of the system.
At the heart of the DAC XP Signature is an upsampling digital to analogue converter which transforms any music into the highest possible 32-bit resolution. The fullness, depth and quality of the sound this produces is really impressive. The amplification process of the DAC XP Signature has also been painstakingly tuned to produce the trademark Cyrus sound – quality and purity guaranteed.
The DAC is able to measure the precision of incoming digital sources and treat them accordingly. This means that high accuracy sources like the CD Xt Signature are digitally re-clocked by a close tolerance circuit with triple quartz references. Meanwhile for low accuracy sources the high quality DAC relaxes its re-clocking precision to ensure reliable playback.
For the ultimate Cyrus system partner your DAC XP Signature with a CD Xt Signature or Stream X Signature and two Mono X 300 Signatures.
SPDIF optical – 1
Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
XLR Balanced – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 4
Analogue RCA Phono – 2 pairs
Maximum signal resolution – 24-bit/192kHz
Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 6.5
IT’S A SIMPLE PLUG-AND-PLAY UPGRADE AND IT CLEARLY WORKS. ALL THAT AGILITY AND INSIGHT REMAIN UNDIMMED, BUT THE PRESENTATION BECOMES MORE EXPANSIVE, WHILE THE SOUND TAKES ON A SIZABLE DOSE OF AUTHORITY.
THE BASS, WHICH FOR ALL ITS ARTICULATION WAS A LITTLE LEAN, NOW BECOMES WEIGHTIER AND MORE POWERFUL.