DAC XP Signature
Audiophile DAC with our best preamp technology providing full, clear sound
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DAC XP Signature

At the heart of the DAC XP Signature is an upsampling digital to analogue converter which transforms any music into the highest possible 32-bit resolution. The fullness, depth and quality of the sound this produces is really impressive.

UK SRP: £2,995
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Derived from the Anniversary system, the 32-bit DAC allows any digital source up to 24/192 to be converted with the highest accuracy possible. Two stage upsampling design allows even the quietest details to be reproduced faithfully due to quad, high-precision 32-bit converters.

Balanced Pre Amplifier

DAC XP Signature’s pre amp is a fully balanced, dual mono design. Both DAC and pre amp are powered by separate, high current toroidal transformers. Balanced or line level output allows the connectivity of matching Cyrus power amplifiers to produce our Signature sound.

Sample Rate Handling

The DAC XP Signature is prepared for the wide range of sample rates available from today’s digital sources and beyond. Group 1 close tolerance performance is available for 32k, 44.1k, 48k, 64k, 88.2k, 96k, 128k, 176.4k, 192k source material.

Upgradability

The DAC XP Signature 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.

Advanced Setup

The microprocessor controlled operating system in the DAC XP Signature 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 DACXP sig rear
Outputs
SPDIF optical 1
Stereo RCA analogue 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
PSX-R upgrade port Yes
XLR Balanced Yes
MC-BUS Yes
Inputs
Optical SPDIF 2
Coaxial SPDIF 4
Analogue RCA Phono 2 pairs
File/Signal Compatibility
Maximum signal resolution 24-bit/192kHz
Dimensions (mm)
Height  73
Width  215
Depth  360
Weight (kg)  6.5
Overview

At the heart of the DAC XP Signature is an upsampling digital to analogue converter which transforms any music into the highest possible 32-bit resolution. The fullness, depth and quality of the sound this produces is really impressive. The amplification process of the DAC XP Signature has also been painstakingly tuned to produce the trademark Cyrus sound - quality and purity guaranteed.

Our engineers have created our most stable circuit yet, making sure that there’s no jitter and your music is perfectly timed throughout. The built-in pre amp provides a full and clear sound output no matter what you're listening to - using our best pre amp technology.

The chassis of the DAC XP Signature is divided into two entirely separate sections – an audiophile DAC and a fully balanced analogue pre amplifier. Keeping these processes completely separate means each can be given all of the power it needs on a separate circuit, avoiding any distortion or noise interference.

Tuned to produce the purest Cyrus sound, the DAC XP Signature has our most sophisticated re-clocking circuit to ensure no jitter.

The DAC is able to measure the precision of incoming digital sources and treat them accordingly. This means that high accuracy sources like the CD Xt Signature are digitally re-clocked by a close tolerance circuit with triple quartz references. Meanwhile for low accuracy sources the high quality DAC relaxes its re-clocking precision to ensure reliable playback.

For the ultimate Cyrus system partner your DAC XP Signature with a CD Xt Signature or Stream X Signature and two Mono X 300 Signatures. For more information on our Signature range, please click here.

Suggested Systems

System One

Cyrus CDXt signature system guide CD Xt Signature
Cyrus DACXP signature system guide DAC XP Signature
Cyrus Mono X 300 signature system guide Mono X 300 Signature
Cyrus Mono X 300 signature system guide Mono X 300 Signature

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

Manuals & PDF

pdf DAC XP Signature - Product Information (2.67 MB)

pdf DAC X Signature - User Manual EN (1.10 MB)

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 playerconnected 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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