CD t
CD transport for truly stunning sound
Cyrus CDt

CD t

The CD t is an audiophile CD transport widely seen as the best CD transport in its class because it uses many of the top end components put into our flagship CD Xt Signature. With our Servo Evolution disc reading engine, the CD t houses many advanced components which make the sound it produces absolutely stunning.

UK SRP: £845
what hifi award cdplayer transports 2015
Where to Buy

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.

Pure Transport Operation

By removing the onboard DAC, the CD t works purely as a digital transport. Removing additional circuitry allows the CD t to focus purely on data retrieval and a high performance digital output.


The CD t benefits from optical and coaxial outputs which provide connectivity to a variety of DAC’s. CD t can be connected to other Cyrus units via our unique MC-BUS connections.

Precision Loading Drive

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


Cyrus CDt rear

SPDIF optical 1
SPDIF coaxial 1
File/signal compatibility 
Maximum signal resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
Dimensions (mm) 
Height 73
Width 215
Depth 360
Weight (kg) 4.7

The CD t is an audiophile CD transport widely seen as the best CD transport in its class because it uses many of the top end components put into our flagship CD Xt Signature. As well as our unique Servo Evolution disc reading engine, the CD t houses many advanced components which make the sound it produces really stunning and impressive.

A multi-regulated power supply allows the Servo Evolution software to work with miniscule precision, pulling huge amounts of data from your disc and transporting that to a separate DAC without adding or taking away anything from the music itself.

A complex re-clocking circuit with close tolerance crystal VCO is used, resulting in sound that is pure and full.

In tests it produces industry leading read error rates, which is why the CD t is often named the best CD transport in its price range.

Partner this fantastic CD transport with the 82 DAC integrated amplifier and digital-to-analogue converter or the Pre₂ DAC.

The CD t can also be upgraded to our CD Xt Signature for the ultimate CD player.
For more information on our Signature range please read here.

Enjoy a demonstration of the CD t at your local retailer.

Suggested Systems

System One

Cyrus CDt system guide CD t
Cyrus 6DAC system guide 6 DAC

System Two

Cyrus CDt system guide CD t
Cyrus 82DAC system guide 8₂ DAC

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

Manuals & PDF

pdf CD t - Product Information (1.82 MB)

pdf CD t - User Manual EN (1.26 MB)

pdf CD t - User Manual DE (1.18 MB)

pdf CD t - User Manual FR (1.24 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.

Similar CD Players

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.
app store
Google Play

Cyrus Audio Newsletters