Reviews

Hi-Fi Choice Review of Cyrus ONE

Chris Ward of Hi-Fi Choice appreciates the Cyrus ONE “Cyrus may have been inspired to appeal to a new, younger ‘enlightened’ audience that wants plug and play simplicity for vinyl, streamed and line sources, but the level of performance it has achieved within a single svelte box for a modest…
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Alan Sircom of Hi-Fi + Highly Recommends Phono Signature

Cyrus Phono Signature has received another glowing review, this time from Alan Sircom at Hi-Fi +. He says: "In the Phono Signature, Cyrus has made an outstanding phono stage, one that combines the need for a holographic soundstage and massive amounts of detail, and one that gives a musical, engaging…
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Phono Signature receives a full 5 stars from The Ear

If you're looking for a good read take a look at the fantastic review that The Ear gave Phono Signature. A full 5 stars!   Phono Signature was reviewed by Jason Kennedy and Rene van Es with and without the addition of PSX-R2. Here's what they had to say:  …
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Stereoplay say Phono Signature is Absolute Top Class

Roland Kraft of Stereoplay, Germany, reviewed Phono Signature in this May. He says: "The Cyrus Phono Signature delivers a real surprise - detailed, but with a gentle yet unyielding attitude, giving a vast open soundstage. Super comfortable, super flexible, super features. A prime phono pre-amp for serious cartridge fanatics who…
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Stereo Magazine review Phono Signature - Test Result - Excellent!

Michael Lang at Stereo Magazine Germany, recently reviewed Phono Signature. He says: 'A lot of time elapsed since CYRUS in 1998 showed up with the aEQ7, the company's first discrete and serious phono stage. Peter Bartlett, mastermind of the English company, developed with the Signature a clever successor. But a…
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Phono Signature receives full 5 globes at Hi-Fi World

Phono Signature has received a fantastic review from Paul Rigby at Hi-Fi World.  Awarding a full 5 globes Paul says: 'The Phono Signature digs deep to offer a host of detail while its balanced output adds finesse.' Phono Signature was reviewed alone and then partnered with the PSX-R2. With the…
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Audio Test, Germany, say Lyric is future-orientated

Alex Roser of Audio Test in Germany reviewed Lyric and gives it a 'very good' rating. He says: 'The Lyric all-In-one system from the British hi-fi manufacturer Cyrus is a stroke of genius in every respect. As well as the thoroughly well-designed appearance, the all-rounder excels through a manifold range…
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Hifi & Records Germany say have a listen to Phono Signature

Helmut Rohrwild at HiFi & Records, Germany reviewed Phono Signature. He says: 'The Cyrus Phono Signature with its multiple connectivity and adjustment possibilities makes analogue dreams come true. Cyrus' Phono Signature always operates at a high quality level with paradigmatic accuracy. The ability to have four cartridge systems connected and…
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Audio Magazine Germany love Stereo 200 and Pre₂ DAC

Andreas Günther at Audio Magazine in Germany recently reviewed Stereo 200 and Pre₂ DAC awarding a full 100 points for sound. He says: 'What we love, and actually always have loved about Cyrus: The design is a real classic that Cyrus has left unchanged over the years. The die-cast non-ferrous…
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Stereo 200 is an important amplifier says Alan Sircom of Hi-Fi Plus

Stereo 200 has received yet another glowing review, fully supporting our decision to develop a hybrid Class D amplifier. Alan Sircom of Hi-Fi Plus recognised the importance of this power amplifier, using Class D technology. He supports our addition of a SID (Speaker Impedance Detection) circuit in our Class D…
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Stream Xa is the What HiFi? Sound and Vision Group Test Winner

Stream Xa is still the front runner, following the Best Performing Streamer award in 2014. In this Music Streamers Test, in the £1000 - £1500 category Stream Xa is awarded 5 stars for precise, organised, agile sound; transparently musical delivery; controlled bass; clear, sparkly treble and a seamless app. Of…
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Cyrus Stereo 200 - A Small Hero

Stereo Germany have great things to say about Cyrus Stereo 200, stating that is really is an outstanding highlight in the Cyrus portfolio. Following testing the results are impressive: Hybrid Class D power amplifier with classic power supply that creates a lot of stream. The sensor circuit for impedance matching…
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Lyric 09 is the Group Test winner at Stereoplay, Germany

"Cyrus Lyric 09 is a majestic device that's full of power " say Stereoplay, Germany who reviewed Lyric 09 in a Group Test this month. Lyric 09 is a complete music solution. Inside its uniquely styled glass and aluminium chassis, lies all of the award winning engineering and musical passion…
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Hi-Fi Choice recommends Stereo 200 - A Class Warrior

The Cyrus Stereo 200 is a force to be reckoned with. Another fantastic review, this time from Hi-Fi Choice, labels Stereo 200 a Class Warrior and awards it with their coveted 'Recommended' badge. Reviewed by David Price, who says it is one of the feistiest sounding Cyrus power amplifiers he…
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Streamline2 - Small in size, big on performance

The Streamline2 gives an impressive performance to the Roman Maier of Lite Magazin. Here's a couple of small quotations from the review......An all-rounder which is able to reproduce every style of music in the highest audio quality......It offers a great variety of sources, …and can be driven quickly and simply…
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The Lyric, A Tour De Force For Cyrus

Jason Kennedy is distracted by an enjoyable and enlightening experience whilst reviewing our Lyric in the August edition of Hi-Fi Plus Describing his listening experience as positively sumptuous; calm yet taut, and smooth enough to be turned up to 11, he reviews the clarity of Cyrus audio with enthusiasm, describing…
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Robbie Williams Live V A Night In With The Lyric

AVSA South Africa’s premier audio visual magazine, reviews the Lyric’s ability to deliver real music with verve and authority.Deon Schoeman takes us on a musical journey sharing how the Lyric makes The London Symphony Orchestra sound rich in emotion and expansive in scale, and how the luscious swing of Robbie…
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Europe’s Lyric Love Affair

Last year What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision awarded the Lyric 09 five stars, while Diapason d’Or named it Best All-In-One System, and the good reviews for Lyric Series just keep coming in. Germany’s Stereo magazine is well known as a formidable hi-fi critic, especially when it comes to their electrical…
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Hi-Fi Choice Recommends CD Xt Signature

“It brings a sense of openness, depth and dimensionality to Compact Disc that you rarely hear, along with a wonderfully smooth, even and stable sound that’s rare in its solidity and sophistication.” David Price, Hi-Fi Choice.   David Price seemed to enjoyed sampling our flagship CD transport recently, he certainly…
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Little Box Of Tricks

  We are delighted to announce! Our Pre Dac and X Power amplifier are being put through their paces by Tom Frantzen in the prestigious German magazine Stereo. The translation reads, “The Elegant, rhythmic “swinger” pre-amplifier with high-quality D/A converter  and  colourful mono/stereo power with pronounced audiophile virtues, are receiving…
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What Hi-Fi Brand Lyric 09 “Superb”

Since its launch in November, Lyric 09 has been widely praised as a fantastic and comprehensive all-in-one hi-fi solution. The praise continued this week, with What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision awarding it the full five stars! The exclusive review in January’s edition of the What Hi-Fi magazine follows on from…
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Lyric 09 Wins Best All-In-One System Award from Diapason d'Or

The French magazine Diapason d’Or were so excited about Lyric Series that they were given access to an advanced version of the Lyric 09, and had given it an award before it was even launched! We went along to the Diapason d’Or 2013 hi-fi awards this month, where the Lyric…
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Stream Xa is Awarded Four Stars by Hi-Fi World

Take a look at Hi-Fi World this month and you’ll see another great review of the Stream Xa! Journalist Martin Pipe took one of our new analogue output streamers home for a few days to play with, and he’s certainly been impressed by what he’s heard. The comprehensive review (including…
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DAC XP Signature Earns Four Stars from What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision

You’ll find the DAC XP Signature sitting in the Temptations section of November’s What Hi-Fi magazine, and it doesn’t take long to find out why it’s there. One thing’s for sure – the sound output from our flagship DAC and preamp is well up to scratch. Putting it through its paces,…
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Hi-Fi Choice award the Stream Xa the Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Badge

October’s issue of Hi-Fi choice brands the Stream Xa “a stunningly solid performer” in the first print review of the product. Having put the new streamer through its paces, Hi-Fi Choice journalist Patrick Cleasby awards the Stream Xa their coveted Hi-Fi Choice Recommends Badge, as well as a fantastic four and…
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Stream Xa gets 'AV Forums Recommended' Award

Ed Selley spent a happy few days with the Stream Xa recently, and reported back to AV Forums his thoughts on our newest streamer. We're pleased to report that Ed enjoyed what he heard, commenting that "it has a sweetness and engagement that is hard not to like". It wasn't…
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Anniversary System wins Hi-Fi News 'Outstanding Product' award

When we announced that the Anniversary System represented our ultimate hi-fi system, we meant it. The entire system has been engineered to maximise performance - and it's living up to the hype. The system recently bloomed under the critical eye of Hi-Fi News, who awarded it their coveted Outstanding Product…
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Signature Models Win 'Hi-Fi Pig Recommended' Badge

Hi-Fi Pig were recently given the world exclusive of being the first to review any of the Signature range. Dan gave the Mono X 200 Signature and DAC X Signature a thorough test, reviewing the items separately as well as together as part of a system. On the Mono X 200 Signatures (review here),…
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Cyrus 8a and PSX-R - a "svelte and stylish" combo

As our top of the range amplifier, you know we’re going to say great things about the Cyrus 8a. But we know it means so much more when other people love our products, like in this review which appeared in June’s edition of Hi-Fi Choice. Listening to the Cyrus 8a…
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Hi-Fi Choice puts Stream XP in a class of its own

Hi-Fi Choice received one of the first of the new Stream XP's to review in April and highly rated this feature rich streaming audio player. "The Stream XP is a remarkably flexible and capable piece of kit that's allied to a very impressive remote handset." "The standard of sound quality…
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Hifi Choice test the Streamline in their February 2012 issue.

Hifi Choice February 2012 issue A panel of listeners review the Streamline against other streamers.  "The included n-remote is particularly nice to use" "The winning suit here is evidently precision of tonal quality..." "..notably strong at imaging, where it sounded particularly assured and natural"
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What Hi-Fi discuss the 6XPd and CD Transport when partnered together...

What Hi-Fi January 2012 issue  Discover What Hi-Fi's opinion on the 6XPd when partnered with our new CD Transport in this system review: "Timing is effortless.." "...dynamic thrust on tap and seperation" "focus and soundstaging are all first rate"  "...overall sound is fast, profusely detailed  and wide open" Read the issue for…
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The Cyrus 6XPd wins the November 2011 Hi-Fi World group test

"offering the best sound in the test with some ease, the Cyrus 6XPd is a comfortable winner..." "It took just seconds to realise that this amp stood apart from the crowd, even when faced with the spitting hardness of some modern pop CDs..." "Playing Yes on vinyl was atestament to…
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What Hi-Fi award the Streamline with five stars

In addition to gaining an award from What Hi-Fi, the Streamline was also recently awarded five stars  "Best streaming system up to £2000, Awards 2011. A streaming system, honed for hi-fi: can work wonders with a digital music collection..." Read the What Hi-Fi review here: Cyrus Streamline Review
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"Music sounds punchy, precise and forceful" with the DAC X+ and PSX-R (What Hi-Fi, 2010)

“The electronicbleeps of producer Dangermouse are precisely placed, and delivered with a slick sonic sheen" "Cyrus does a superb job placing every note and sound effect in exactly the right place" "The edges of every snare-drum hit and well-rounded bass note are punchy and forceful, increasing the effectiveness of the music’s languidly funky rhythms while always keeping James…
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What Hi-Fi label the CD6SE as 'quite simply astonishing' (2008)

"This player compares with the very best around regardless of price" "Dynamics, timing and punch are as good as yet get" "The CD 6 SE is a landmark product that redefines the performance level at its price point. If we could award more than five stars, we would" ..."delivers the leading edge of…
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Cyrus Cadence App

Cadence allows you to wirelessly browse and select music through your Cyrus unit. Control most of the playback functions of your Cyrus streaming unit with a flick or tap of a finger on your phone or tablet.
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