The CD8 features twin custom transformers each feeding through highly regulated power supplies to the separate sections of the player. Our specially developed twin mono DACs provide outstanding performance. This player will produce stunning performance and, in the right systems, an almost holographic 3D image. The player’s performance may be further upgraded by partnering with a Cyrus PSX-R power supply, which will further enhance audio resolution. Furthermore, the CD8 owner can optionally return their player to the Cyrus factory for upgrade to full CD8x specification when funds permit.
The design of the CD8 was particularly challenging as it was a no-compromise brief – ‘design in the best power supply and use the best D/A converters available’. Of course, none of this engineering would earn the Cyrus stamp of approval without the attention of our listening team who worked for many months to fine-tune the completed prototype players. The DAC stage features two dual DACs configured in a true balanced topology, driving into a fully balanced analogue filter stage. The power supply design of the CD8 is the most sophisticated yet for a Cyrus CD player featuring twin power transformers, an extensive array of selected reservoir capacitors and a bank of power regulators.
Power Supply - Twin toroidal power transformers feeding 11 regulated power supplies
D/A Converter - 24 bit current output with fully balanced analogue filter topology
Outputs - Dual Stereo audio, SPDIF coaxial and optical
Transport - Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with monolithic glass LASER assembly
Disc Compatibility - CD, CD-R (closed session)
Display - Custom LCD with subtle green back lighting
Remote Control - Full function Cyrus system remote control facility
Communications - MC-BUS™ System BUS
Audio output - 2.1V rms.
Frequency response - 20Hz-20kHz
THD - <0.002% (ref. 1kHz, 0dB)
S/n ratio - 120dBA
Dynamic Range - >100 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel separation - >120dB (1kHz), >100dB (20kHz)
Digital output - Coaxial and Optical SPDIF
Clock Jitter - <80pS
Power Consumption - 11W
Weight - 3.5 Kg
Dimensions - (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish - Silver or Satin Black
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