In January 2022, we begun our partnership with Lenbrook International, who are the developers of the BluOS streaming platform. This was a long awaited partnership that confirmed our direction with regards to future streaming products, and a partnership we were excited to start working on.
Fast forward to now and we are excited to update everyone that we have a working prototype, and we are on schedule for next year.
Cyrus are very happy to announce that the Pre-XR, i7-XR and i9-XR products from our XR Series are now Roon Tested products*. Being Roon Tested means that Cyrus and Roon have collaborated to ensure you have the best experience using Roon software and Cyrus products together, so you can just enjoy the music.
Here at Cyrus, we are always working towards providing the modern music consumer with the best experience possible and our products being Roon Tested is an important step in achieving that.
Roon’s fundamental goal is to provide a consistently stellar user experience. This goal doesn’t stop at the software… the experience extends all the way down to the audio playback hardware, regardless of manufacturer. As a Roon Tested partner, Cyrus has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities. We have a direct relationship with Roon and in many cases, the Roon support team has our devices on hand, so you can confidently choose to use Cyrus hardware with Roon.
Simon Lucas is a journalist of 15 years standing, who spent five years as editor of What Hi-Fi, before becoming a freelance journalist. Simon has just released his review of the i9-XR integrated amplifier for Trusted Reviews.
“If you are looking for sonic fidelity, excitement and entertainment, well, the Cyrus i9-XR is the amplifier for you.”
Cyrus is happy to officially announce a new strategically important partnership with BluOS that will bring the very best in high performance streaming capabilities to our range of products, providing the modern music consumer with a seamless user experience.
Our goal with BluOS continues to be highly selective about the brands we add to the platform since it is so important that the shared ecosystem model be represented by totally like-minded and committed partners. Cyrus Audio is one of those well aligned brands that the Lenbrook team has long admired. Gordon Simmonds, CEO of Lenbrook International.
Cyrus Managing Director Nick Clarke said “Music streaming remains complex with the wide variety and rapidly changing list of services and features that are demanded by the modern music consumer. We realised that being part of a well established and class-leading ecosystem provided the best option for both our customers and dealers to minimise this complexity. As such, we always found ourselves coming back to BluOS. Throughout our conversations, Lenbrook made clear their strong commitment to providing all customers a premium user experience, combined with access to the best of the hi-res music streaming services. That aligns so perfectly with the Cyrus brand values that it became a rather straightforward decision for us.”
2022 has definitely kicked off in style, as we welcome Nick Clarke to the Cyrus family. Nick has taken on the role of Managing Director, with Simon Freethy becoming Chairman.
Joining us from Harman International, Nick was the Senior Director of Global Engineering for the Luxury Audio business unit working on brands such as Arcam, Lexicon, Revel, JBL Synthesis and Mark Levinson, along with previous leadership positions at Arcam, IAG, TAG Mclaren and Audiolab.
Simon Freethy says “This is very much a strategic move for Cyrus. Nick brings a huge amount of industry experience, enabling us to improve in many areas. His product development expertise will enable us to launch even more exciting new products from our talented R&D team.”
Nick Clarke says, “This is an exciting opportunity for me to have a much more hands on role and lead the latest chapter in the history of a classic and well-loved British HiFi brand. I’m fully focussed on elevating the position of Cyrus as an industry leader that creates products that will excite the modern audio enthusiast.”
What Hi-Fi recently reviewed our latest CD player, the CDi-XR from our new XR series. Here at Cyrus we knew that we were continuing our reputation of high performing cd players with the CDi-XR, but its always nice to hear it from the reviewers at What Hi-Fi.