CD i
Award winning integrated CD player designed with sound quality in mind
Cyrus CDi

CD i

The CD i is an integrated CD player using our award winning Servo Evolution CD engine. It is our best sounding CD player ever. Everything from the power stage through to the analogue output has been designed with sound quality in mind, and the results will exceed all your expectations.

UK SRP: £1.095
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Servo Evolution

Our SE platform is specifically engineered to retrieve data from an audio CD with the fewest errors. To provide ideal data output for hi-fi, Cyrus controls the whole electromechanical servo system providing superior quality audio than previously possible with conventional drives.

DAC Technology

Following on from Cyrus’ trickle down approach, the CD i features the same 32-bit DAC featured in the DAC XP Signature . The move to 32-bit for Cyrus allows even greater detail retrieval and sonic resolution.


CD i benefits from twin analogue outputs and two digital outputs allowing it to fit into a variety of setups. CD i can be connected to other Cyrus units via our unique MC-BUS connections.

Precision Loading Drive

CD i features the latest generation of our slot load CD technology. This quiet and low contact mechanism provides a myriad of benefits to the traditional tray method of loading a CD, whilst also de-cluttering the front panel for an improved aesthetic.


The CD i features the PSX-R port for connecting to the PSX-R₂ power supply. This instant sonic upgrade provides a separate, highly regulated off-board power supply.


Cyrus CDi rear
SPDIF optical 1
SPDIF coaxial 1
Stereo RCA analogue 2 Pairs Fixed
PSX-R upgrade port Yes
File/signal compatibility 
Maximum Signal Resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
Dimensions (mm) 
Height 73
Width 215
Depth 360
Weight (kg) 3.6

The CD i is an integrated CD player using our award winning Servo Evolution CD engine. It is our best sounding CD player ever. Everything from the power stage through to the analogue output of the machine has been designed with sound quality in mind, and the results will exceed all your expectations.

While the CD i is a high end CD player, it has been designed to introduce new people to the joys of hi-fi. Experience your music in the greatest detail, with easy set up and control.

The CD i uses many of the same components as the CD Xt Signature, including a latest generation LED disc loader. This use of top end components for lower specification models spreads throughout the Cyrus range, meaning that products like the CD i comfortably outperform their peers in the same price range.

A 32-bit DAC gives the CD i all of the capacity it needs to convert even the most complex loads into full analogue output. All of this means that it is the best sounding CD player we have ever made.

To further improve your sound, connect our PSX-R₂ external power supply to decrease the strain on the internal power supply of the unit. Connect the CD i to an amplifier like the 8₂ DAC for a fantastic sound, and complete your system by connecting a Stream Xa to add streaming capabilities.


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For more information on how to build your ideal Cyrus hi-fi system please visit our System Guide.

Manuals & PDF

pdf CD i - Product Information (1.98 MB)

pdf CD i - User Manual EN (1.25 MB)

pdf CD i - User Manual DE (1.21 MB)

pdf CD i - User Manual FR (1.26 MB)


Q. Will my Cyrus CD player play CD-R compilations that I have made myself?
A. Cyrus CD players will play most CD-R1 (write once) discs, but the discs must be 'closed session' recordings. Many CD-RW discs are also supported, but again the session must be closed after writing to the disc.

Q. Will my Cyrus CD player play MP3 files?
A. No, this type of compression system is designed to enable compact storage of music files on a computer with a consequential loss of sound quality. Music on CDs must be in WAV format for a Cyrus CD player to read it.

Q. What is Servo Evolution?
A. At the core of our CD players is our unique Servo Evolution engineering. The Servo Evolution 'engine' is the most accurate CD data recovery system in the world and has been specifically developed for audiophiles to deliver a far superior CD performance. Where a standard CD player will rely on error correction to fill in the gaps when data is not correctly read, a Cyrus CD player is specifically designed to pick up far more data ‘right first time’ to ensure that the resulting signal is as detailed as possible.

Q. What is the best way to upgrade my CD player?
A. If you have a compatible model, our PSX-R2 can be added to further improve the sound quality from your CD player, bringing benefits in resolution, detail, and sound staging. Alternatively, you may wish to consider upgrading to a higher specification model. Full details can be found here.

Q. Why can't I upgrade my CD Xt Signature with a PSX-R2?
A. The CD Xt Signature has been designed effectively with a built-in separate power supply, enabling separation between the motor and precision audio circuits. This is not possible on all Cyrus models but this enables the CD Xt Signature to achieve its best possible performance without the need for a separate PSX-R2.

1 Any copying/ripping of CDs must be carried out in accordance with copyright law. Consent from the copyright owner may be required. Cyrus Audio Ltd is not responsible for any data reproduction carried out in breach of applicable laws.

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