8₂ DAC
Class-leading sound quality with system flexibility built in
Cyrus 82DAC

8₂ DAC

The 8₂ DAC is our most flexible integrated amplifier. A high quality and scalable design provides an impressive 88 Watts per channel, and includes six analogue inputs which you can individually name from a list of options in the set up wizard. Also included is a great headphone facility and twin speaker output for bi-wiring.

UK SRP: £1,495
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Advanced Technology

The 8₂ DAC delivers surprising audio performance and value because it is based on the advanced preamplifier circuitry from the DAC XP Signature; benefiting from a ‘trickle down’ of our most advanced technology.

Integrated Amplifier

The bi-wire output of the 8₂ DAC gives a full 88 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals.

Integrated DAC

The 8₂ DAC features a high performance 24/192 DAC with optical and coaxial inputs and a driver less USB connection for plug and play connectivity to a PC or laptop. Upgrade to ‘Qx’ specification for upsampling DAC design from the DAC XP Signature..

Essential Connectivity

Six analogue inputs, a high quality headphone amplifier, Zone 2 and pre amplifier outputs give the 8₂ DAC flexibility for connecting a wide variety of audio devices. There is also a PSX-R port on the 8₂ DAC allowing connectivity of the instant upgrade off-board power supply.

Advanced Setup

The microprocessor controlled operating system in the 8₂ DAC allows extensive programming of many functions within the unit. Input naming, differing display readouts and input volume matching across all sources are just some of the possibilities.

Specification

Cyrus 82DAC rear
Outputs
Stereo RCA analogue 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
BFA speaker Yes
Headphones Yes
PSX-R upgrade port Yes
MC-BUS Yes
Inputs
Optical SPDIF 2
Coaxial SPDIF 2
USB B 1
Analogue RCA Phono 6 pairs
File/Signal Compatibility
Maximum signal resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Power Output
Watts into 6 Ohms 88
Dimensions (mm)
Height 73
Width 215
Depth 360
Weight (kg) 6.9
Overview

The 8₂ DAC is our most flexible integrated amplifier. A high quality and scalable design provides an impressive 88 Watts per channel, and includes six analogue inputs which you can individually name from a list of options in the set up wizard. Also included is a great headphone facility and twin speaker output for bi-wiring.

This amplifier can be upgraded to include a Qx module to add an upsampling 24/192 DAC. 8₂ DAC is the perfect partner for the CD i or CD t.

Suggested Systems

System One

Cyrus CDi system guide CD i
Cyrus 82DAC system guide 8₂ DAC
Cyrus PSX R2 system guide PSX-R₂

System Two

Cyrus Stream X signature system guide Stream X Signature
Cyrus 82DAC system guide 8₂ DAC
Cyrus PSX R2 system guide PSX-R₂

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

Manuals & PDF

pdf 82 DAC - Product Information (2.07 MB)

pdf 8₂ DAC - User Manual EN (1.28 MB)

pdf 8₂ DAC - User Manual DE (1.29 MB)

pdf 8₂ DAC - User Manual FR (1.31 MB)

pdf 8₂ DAC - User Manual NL (624 KB)

FAQ

Q. What signals can Cyrus DACs accept?
A. Any digital stereo PCM signal up to, and including, 24-bit/192kHz can be used with a Cyrus DAC. In the case of the DAC XP models, these also feature a pair of analogue inputs which will accept any stereo analogue signal.

Q. What is the difference between the DAC X models and the DAC XP models?
A. The DAC X models are our highest performance DACs (Digital to Analogue Converter), and represent our most accomplished DAC technology. These models are capable of taking an input from almost any digital source and enhancing the sound to ensure the best audiophile sound quality is reproduced. The DAC XP range contains exactly the same advanced DAC technology alongside our highest specification pre amplifier, designed in such a way that the two circuits actually complement each other and benefit from the single case. The latest DAC XP Signature is designed to be the ultimate performing control/switching input device of any audiophile hifi system.
 
Q. What can I connect to the DAC?

A. Our DACs feature six digital inputs (four coaxial, two optical), an optical output, a fixed line output, two pairs of balanced outputs and a PSX-R socket. The DAC XP models feature all of these plus two analogue inputs and two pairs of RCA pre-outputs. Such a wide range of inputs and outputs allow connection of almost any digital or analogue equipment from CD players and televisions, to tuners and phono stages, ensuring the absolute best sonic reproduction from your system.

Q. What does the digital roll off setting do?

A. This setting can be changed to alter the shape of the digital filter used by the DAC, and selecting either fast or slow roll off will alter the sonic characteristics of the digital conversion process. It can be thought of as a very subtle tone control.

Q. Why do Cyrus DACs not feature a USB input?
A. Our range of DACs are designed to offer the highest possible sound quality from your hifi system. Connecting a computer via a USB interface can introduce unwanted noise and signals from a computing product not designed for audiophile music reproduction, and as such this is not the best way to playback your digital music library on your hifi system. Instead, we recommend a streaming media player connected to your DAC via a digital input as the best way to reproduce your digital library without compromising on sound quality.

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