PSX-R Power Supplies
What does a PSX-R do for my Cyrus products?
A PSX-R connected to the CD player provides a smooth battery like DC current to the transport mechanism, removing the strain of the motor from the internal power supply and allowing the internal power supply to focus on the sensitive audio circuitry in the DAC and analogue audio stages.
By taking over the preamplifier stage the PSX-R allows the integrated's internal power supply to focus on the power amplification circuitry. By effectively splitting the power supplies into pre and power sections the benefits of a separate pre/power system are achieved.
Stream XP and Stream XP₂
Adding a PSX-R to the Stream XP and Stream XP₂ will provide a clean, smooth power supply to the delicate circuitry within the analogue section. This ensures that the Stream XP and Stream XP₂ are providing the best possible signal to the connected power amplifiers, maximising the resulting sound quality.
The addition of the PSX-R to the Pre-amp provides a cleaner smoother mains current to the audio circuitry of the Pre. Although the 300VA transformer may seem overkill for a pre-amplifier - the difference it makes to the Pre must be heard to be appreciated.
The PSX-R connects to the DAC X+ to take over the analogue filter stages of the DAC and improve the signal quality to the output stages of the DAC X+. A demonstration of this upgrade shows just what a difference the PSX-R can make to the DAC X+.
Like the DAC X the PSX-R powers the filter stages of the DAC XP+, further separating the DAC and Pre-amp power supplies to make the DAC XP+ the highest performance preamp in the Cyrus range. The PSX-R furthers boosts the quality of this audiophile digital component.
The PSX-R takes the 8 Power to another level of power amplification. By powering the audio output stages and separating control and audio signal power supplies the PSX-R really boosts the finesse of the 8 Power translating into even smoother treble and mid-range performance and a faster weightier bass response.
Like the 8 Power, the X Power hands over the output stages power supplies to the PSX-R to gain the same benefits from the increased sized power reservoir. This leaves the already oversized internal PSU to power the delicate duty of the low current audio circuitry.