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What A Difference A Day Makes?

A little would mean a lot right now for one of our colleagues, Ceri, so we’re doing all we can to help and hope that you might consider helping us make a difference too. Ceri’s partner, Amy, is suffering from an aggressive form of MS. This debilitating disease is making…
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We do it our way - the Cyrus philosophy

As an award winning manufacturer of hi-fi components, one of the most important activities that Cyrus continuously undertakes is educating its dealers on the design and manufacturing ethos that the brand employs in the construction of their products. To this end, the company invited Peter from Sevenoaks Sound & Vision,…
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Beta testing the Phono Signature

It’s not every day I hear something that makes me sit up and realise something special happened at work that day! This week we visited Cambridge retailer Criterion Audio and ran a listening session at their stunning new store just north of the City. Our plan was to spend the…
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The Ultimate Audio Retail Experience

Cyrus is pleased to have appointed Criterion Audio as their new centre retailer in the Cambridge area. A centre account is appointed to our most prestigious retailers to ensure that the customer experience exceeds expectations. All our premium retailers reflect Cyrus’ values though unrivalled quality of service and expertise.  The…
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Cambridgeshire Musical Heritage

The Cambridge Folk Festival, one of the UK’s most popular and loved folk festivals, just completed another successful season. The line-up included, Sinead O’Connor, Roseanne Cash, oldest daughter of Johnny Cash and legendary singer, Van Morrison who headlined on Sunday, singing favourites such as such as ‘Brown Eyed Girl’ and…
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Celebrity Audiophiles

Cyrus HQ loves a good tune and we are fascinated to discover that there is a world of celebrity audiophiles out there who love music as much as we do. We thought we would share some of our favourites who are rumoured to love hi-fi. Johnny Rotten, The Sex Pistols…
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Did Taylor Swift get value of art in the music industry right?

Yesterday’s global media coverage of the Taylor Swift article in the Wall Street Journal spilt over as far as this morning’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme. Clearly everyone has a passionate view on the value of music, whatever their age or musical preference. Our 2014 Cyrus Audio models benefit from…
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Guitar Greats Playlist

Many people say that audiophiles have fantastic taste in music. Cyrus fans proved that this week when they voted online for the best guitarist of all time. The winner came out as Joe Bonamassa (showing off his talent in a fantastic live track below), but suggestions came in thick and fast…
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Making Feet Tap at the Bristol Show

Visitors to last weekend’s Bristol Show were treated to closed door demonstrations of our flagship Signature system (including a first look at our forthcoming Stream X Signature!) and Lyric 09. The demonstrations showed off the power, agility and detail of both systems, using a selection of tracks from the list…
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Christmas Arrangements

Want to have your hi-fi system at its best for the festive season? As long as we get your unit by 5th December, we will do everything we can to get it back to you before Christmas. Below are details of the factory opening times over the festive season. If you…
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New Product Launch

On 31st October we’re launching a new product – and as you can see from the picture, it’s something completely new for us! Although it’s like nothing we’ve ever released before, this new hi-fi product uses our well established hi-fi engineering expertise to inject new life into your music. Want…
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A Day in the Life of a Service Engineer

In a Cyrus first, one of our engineers has agreed to share a day in his life to give you some insight into what happens in our Service and Support Department. Chris has been a much loved part of Cyrus for eight years now, and in that time he’s become…
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Where’s your Cyrus Sticker?

COMPETITION CLOSED If you’ve bought a Cyrus product in the last few months, you will have received a sticker in the box with your product. Send us a picture of your sticker in a weird or wonderful place to win some official Cyrus merchandise! We love seeing our stickers on…
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Get Involved with the Summer of Streaming

Put on your sunglasses, buy some suntan lotion, and get ready for the Summer of Streaming! That’s right, we’re dedicating our whole summer to streaming. Why? Because we think streaming’s the future. Whether you still use vinyl or are committed to the faithful CD (as many of us are), streaming…
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Meet Hannah, the Voice of the Cyrus Online

A new addition to the Cyrus team, I’m responsible for our twitter account and website, as well as helping distributors and retailers to get the information they need about our products. That means that most of the things you see written by the company – the website, newsletters, Twitter feed,…
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Factory Doors Opened to a Very Special Guest

As part of our on-going 30th anniversary celebrations this year, we thought it would be fitting to open the factory doors to the media and give an ‘insider’ view of what goes on at our Cambridgeshire HQ. So, we called the UK’s brightest audio magazine, Hi-Fi Choice, and invited their…
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The Search Is On For the Oldest Cyrus Product

COMPETITION CLOSED! We found our winner, and Christian's Cyrus 1 is currently being worked on by our specialist Service and Support Team. Congratulations Christian Montez. ....................................... Thirty years on and there are plenty of early Cyrus products still going strong. So as part of our 30th anniversary celebrations, we’re searching…
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The Bristol playlist for the 30th Anniversary System

Peter our Technical Director has been working hard to create a playlist to truly experience the "Ultimate Cyrus System" at the Bristol Sound and Vision Show. If you are one of the lucky ones registered to listen to the 30th Anniversary System personally hosted by Peter Bartlett, below is the…
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Service and support benefits

Chris Clifton, Service and Support Manager I joined Cyrus in the autumn of 2011 as the main point of contact for all of our customers, further enhancing the level of service that Cyrus offers its customers, and to oversee the operation of our Service and Support team. As I spend time…
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The art of zero global feedback design

Back in 1998 when the first Cyrus Mono X amplifier was launched it was hailed as a breakthrough. Never content to rest on our laurels, we constantly strive to push the boundaries of what is possible within hi-fi. Like our SE CD players that have become a benchmark within the…
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The new one in the team!

My name is Ollie Thompson and I have just joined Cyrus Audio as the UK Sales Account Manager for the south and London areas. My background is from the industry as I worked as Assistant Manager at Chew & Osborne in Saffron Walden. After Working at Chew & Osborne I…
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Technicolour Feedback

Over the years Cyrus has won many awards and we appreciate that the critics rate our products as highly we do. But it is not just Hi Fi magazines that hold Cyrus in such high esteem- our customers value their purchases, give us positive feedback and take advantage of our…
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Setting up a simple streaming Hi-Fi system at home

They say plumbers have dripping taps at home and decorators have walls that they fully intend to paint but never quite get around to finishing. I guess it’s inevitable that at the end of a working week we want to do something different. Audio manufacturers are no different as we…
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Sound & Vision Show - Bristol 2011

On Friday the 25th February we unveiled our eagerly awaited new range of Streaming Music Players at the Sound & Vision show in Bristol. The models received great praise from the trade press and visitors alike, whilst also generating a very high level of interest. At times we were overwhelmed…
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Crazy systems & 80's music

Great fun today as I demonstrated a crazy system to an amazed visitor to Cyrus. It’s not unusual for me to run a demo but it’s more likely to be with the R&D team as we evaluate new ideas.  No, this was a visitor who wanted a factory tour and…
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n-remote configuration program v1.8 released

n-remote configuration program update: To all of those who use their n-remote to control a whole host of devices including your Cyrus streamer, we've just released a new version of the n-remote configuration tool which addresses the following:  1. Panasonic TV power on/off bug fix 2. Panasonic TV volume up/down key…
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New amplifiers and CD pricing as Cyrus launches new models

Today we have announced updates to our model range that introduce changes that will allow new customers to be able to afford entry to the world of Cyrus hi-fi systems. Last year Cyrus decided to initiate R&D projects that would enable the company to stretch the model range back down…
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Jet lag

Years ago I remember Jet travel as an exciting part of summer holidays, aircraft were special and cool. Today air travel may be less glamorous but long-haul journeys are certainly a lot more comfortable! Currently the Cyrus team are traveling the world to introduce the latest Cyrus Streaming components, and…
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Cyrus Raises £2,000 for The Prince’s Trust

Recently a team of seven from Cyrus took part in the 2011 Palace to Palace sponsored cycle ride for The Prince’s Trust. The aim was to cycle the 45 miles from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle. We anticipated it might be a challenge so the team- who had varying levels…
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Perfect sound forever?

Back in 1980, when many of the Cyrus team were working at Mission Loudspeakers, a project was initiated where our engineers should take the, then new, Philips - Sony compact disc format and create a player with the audiophile virtues of the Mission brand. To say the industry was split…
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Made in England

It’s odd how geography changes people’s perception so much. When I am travelling overseas on business it is quite common for people I come across to talk about UK hi-fi manufacturers with respectful admiration. The view from abroad is of UK companies making highly desirable products that sound quite superb…
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A Grand Plan

If you hadn’t guessed already by reading our brochures, I am a big fan of a “grand plan”. Designing product ranges that fit together with lots of forward upgradeability and better performance yet allowing access from older units is quite a technical challenge. I mention this because I had a…
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Your n-remote just got even better!

Using your n-remote to control a whole host of devices including your streamer just got even better. We’ve just released an updated version of our n-remote configuration program which can be downloaded here, this new version (v.1.7) unlocks a number of new and exciting features whilst ensuring that your n-remote…
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Customising TuneIn Radio On Your Streamer

If you already own one of our Streaming Audio Players you will already know how extensive the selection of radio stations is on the inbuilt TuneIn radio service. Did you know that you can customise and save your favourite stations to suit your preferences? With the TuneIn radio service, ‘presets’…
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Digital Music Tour Proves a Great Success

Thank you to all of those who attended our Digital Music Tour this month. It has been great meeting hundreds of people from all over the country who share our passion and love of music. The tour has been a huge success and it has been great to be able…
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Raising the bar...

Hi-Fi Choice recently reviewed our new Mono X 300 rewarding them five stars along with the accredited "Editors Choice" stamp of approval. "...This extraordinary amp will give you both the minutiae and thrill of the music and puts Cyrus into the top league" Visit our reviews section to read the full…
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The world’s best CD 'engine'

CD players may appear to be simple machines but they are, in fact, several sets of complex engineering mechanisms. It is logical that if we can retrieve more data from the disc at the beginning of the process, our systems will sound better. So we set out to design a…
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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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