The CD6 has received many international awards. Voted ‘Product Of The Year’ by What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision in 2009, the 2012 model updates our most affordable CD Player and creates a CD player that confidently outperforms its peers. Because the CD 6 SE2 is based around our custom designed disc reading engine, Servo Evolution, that was developed for our top of the range player to gather maximum data from the disc, this player delivers outstanding all-round performance in its price class. When partnered with the matching Cyrus 6a amplifier they combine to be the perfect entry to the world of true high performance hi-fi.
The CD 6 SE2 CD Player features our unique Servo Evolution ‘CD Engine’, twin analogue outputs, audiophile grade components and is factory upgradeable to full CD 8 SE2 or XT SE2 specification. The CD 6 SE2 benefits from the same high specification 24bit differential DAC as the CD 8 SE2 (although not in a fully balanced topology) and shares much of the CD 8 SE2 power supply technology (but with a single power transformer, rather than the twin transformer design of the CD 8 SE2. The performance of the resulting player has far exceeded our expectations, and is the perfect partner for the highly-rated Cyrus 6a amplifier.
It has always been our guiding principle that technologies developed for the X series should trickle down to the other ranges. However our special optical servo system significantly improves the data performance. Normally this type of engineering would only be found in our most expensive models but we have been able to use this circuitry throughout the CD range.
Whilst the CD 6 SE2 is a simpler design than the CD 8 SE2, it shares many aspects of the CD 8 SE2 circuit topology. This is particularly evident in the quality of components used in the power supply, DAC and analogue filter stages. This level of component quality is unusual in a CD player in this class and is an essential part of the winning formula necessary to deliver musical and technical performance to the exacting standards demanded by the Cyrus team.
• Clock stability is a key element in the signal processing chain in a player of this standard. The digital engineering of the CD 6 SE2 therefore includes a re-clocking circuit located at the DAC threshold to maximise jitter rejection.
• The power supply circuitry of the CD 6 SE2 is driven from a high-grade toroidal transformer with two separate secondary windings. With this configuration it is possible to provide completely isolated power supplies for the differing power requirements of the digital and analogue sections of the player. 11 stages of power regulation provide further stage isolation and the best possible environment for the sensitive analogue stages to work in.
• Cyrus products have always delivered sonic excellence hand-in-hand with state-of-the-art technical performance. The CD 6 SE2 is no exception and Cyrus are justifiably proud of the measured performance of the CD 6 SE2. With ruler-flat linearity performance, exceptionally low background noise and superb jitter rejection the CD 6 SE2 is technically superior in its class.
• In true Cyrus tradition, the CD 6 SE2 has a clearly defined upgrade path. In fact all CD 6 model variants can benefit from the Cyrus upgrade program by returning to Cyrus for a factory upgrade to any of the SE models including, CD 8 SE2 or XT SE2 models. The 8 and X series models include a PSX-R connection and a co-axial digital output are added. The PSX-R connection of the CD 8 SE2 and XT SE2 makes a further optional performance upgrade possible.
• The unique MC-Bus connectivity of the CD 6 SE2 is in keeping with the total system approach of the Cyrus range of products. This facility enhances ergonomic operation of the unit in a system context. Total automation of the test, alignment and calibration of the CD 6 SE2 is managed via the MC-BUS coms ports during its manufacturing process, eliminating potential human error.
• The quality non magnetic die-cast enclosure of the CD 6 SE2 delivers a myriad of advantages both electrically and mechanically. The non-resonant nature of the alloy minimises microphonic effects, while its non-ferrous composition provides an effective shield from external RF disturbances. This also eliminates coupling of the power transformer stray magnetic fields to the sensitive audio circuitry. Lower cost steel enclosures do not offer these benefits.
Power Supply - Toroidal power transformer feeding 8 regulated power supplies
D/A Converter - 24 bit current output with integrated digital filter
Outputs - Dual Stereo audio, SPDIF optical
Transport - Isolated slot loading mechanism with high bandwidth optical pick-up
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 - 110dBA
Dynamic Range - >100 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel separation - >110dB (1kHz), >90dB (20kHz)
Digital output - Optical SPDIF
Clock Jitter - <90pS
Power Consumption - 7.5W
Weight - 3.1 Kg
Dimensions - (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish - Quartz Silver or Brushed Black
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