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XR is nothing short of a revolution in audio quality. Built from the ground-up, using an accumulated knowledge of over a decade, XR represents the best-in-class application of new DAC technologies, Power supply Design, Circuit topology, User Interface and, is built entirely in the UK using the highest specification of components.

If you would like to audition one of our XR Series products (either at home or at your local dealer if permitted), please complete the form below and one of our team will be in touch.

Firmware version 4.1 for ONE Cast

Notice: ONE Cast firmware update

A firmware update (v 4.1) has just been issued for the Cyrus ONE Cast. Owners do not need to do anything, the update is ‘Over the Air’ and will install automatically (usually between 2am and 5am of the local time-zone)

What has been updated?

There were some reported issues with compatibility with some of the latest Samsung TVs and Sky Q boxes through both the HDMI (ARC) and the optical inputs.  This update fixes those.

There were also some reported issues on casting from some streaming services in some geographic locations. We have implemented updated Google libraries to generally improve the connection with third-party streaming servers, especially with 48k and 96k streams.

How do I know if my ONE Cast has been updated with the latest firmware?

You can check your firmware version by starting the factory reset procedure from the remote, but WITHOUT completing the process (Do not press the OK button) This is illustrated on Page 25 of the user manual (click here )

If you do perform a full factory reset either by accident or deliberately, the ONE Cast will automatically install this new firmware, but will also need to be reconnected to your network and services.

Winner of Cyrus ONE Cast announced

We have announced the winner of our ‘Virtual Vinyl Day’ competition. Congratulations to Michael Robinson on winning a ONE Cast and thanks again to everyone who entered.

We will be running more online streams in the future and hope to have you all participating.

 

Top 5 tips for working from home

1. Dress like you are going into the office.

The mental association you make between work and an office can make you more productive, and there’s no reason that feeling should be lost while working from home.

 When working from home, do all the things you’d do to prepare for an office role: Set your alarm, make (or go get) coffee, and wear nice smart clothes. 

2. Match your music to the task “to-do list”.

During the week, music is the soundtrack to your career (cheesy, but admit it, it’s true). And at work, the best playlists are diverse playlists – you can listen to music that matches the energy of the project you’re working on. We have an office playlist for each day of the week – take a look here!

It can be so easy to get distracted and you can avoid breaks altogether. Don’t let the guilt of working in the building you sleep to prevent you from taking five to relax. Go for a walk outside or spend time with others who might also be in the house.

4. Pick a definitive finishing time each day.

You might be under the impression that working from home establishes more work-life balance but be careful with that assumption. Be careful that you don’t lose complete track of time.

 Remind yourself that your normal workday is coming to an end. You don’t have to stop at exactly that time, but knowing the work day is technically over can help you start the process of saving your work and calling it quits for the evening.

5. Plan out what you’ll be working on ahead of time.

Spending time figuring out what you’ll do today can take away from actually doing those things. 

 Try solidifying your schedule the day before, making it feel more official when you wake up the next day to get started on it.

What are your go-to tips? Share them with us on social media

 

Experience Tour

It’s our chance to share what we love most about our passion for making music sound great, exploring intricate details of the technologies and processes behind making some of the finest experiences in audio and… most importantly helping you make a more informed decision about hi-fi.

We start by running through the principles of what makes a great Hi-Fi system, take a deeper dive into the technologies used, and conclude with demonstrations played back through some seriously awesome kit. We’ve previously demoed with some of the highest performing loudspeaker systems available. These still shock our most experienced engineers with the magnitude of soundstage they’re able to replicate, achieving as close to a live experience as is reasonably possible. We, of course, bring the firepower to drive these demonstrations.

Music binds us together into a passionate community. Meet fellow enthusiasts and have the chance to discuss your favourite reference tracks, equipment or even environment to experience what we all love most in the world.

We’ve had such a fantastic reception from previous experience tours up and down the UK that we’ve decided to expand past our shores and to cross the channel, reaching out into central Europe and Asia through our network of international sales representatives and retailers, all presented in local languages.

Attendees will leave with a wealth of knowledge about, and experience of, our range of remarkable products throughout the day. Our experts will be on hand to answer technical questions about both our current and legacy range of products, allowing you to build both your Cyrus and your hi-fi knowledge.

We have a comprehensive programme of seminars, delivered by our team to demystify subjects such as ‘streaming services’, how DACs work and provide a real-world comparison of products, technologies and, of course, music.

Come along to one of our days or events to learn more about hi-fi and meet the team that makes all of this possible. From absolute beginners to seasoned audiophiles, there’s something for everyone.

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