6 DAC QXR
A refined and elegant integrated amplifier with a long pedigree, the 6 DAC QXR is instantly impressive beyond its diminutive dimensions. Musically, it has been tuned and refined over decades to deliver outstanding precision, clarity and control of loudspeakers.
The 6DAC QXR has our new QXR digital card pre-installed, increasing the possible input resolution to 32bit/ 384k (DSD 256) through the USB connection. Using our QXR DAC, we have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs, to reduce jitter and lower the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before, virtually eliminating phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions).find a retailer
6DAC Design Philosophy
The 6 DAC QXR and its sibling the 82 DAC QXR are conceived to be the hubs to your entire audio system. The aim was usability, simplicity and refinement. Supplied with the full iR14 remote control unit, it’s possible to connect almost every analogue and digital source through this highly competent unit.
The bi-wire output of the 6 DAC QXR gives a full 57 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 – an approach usually reserved for pre/power combination amplifiers.
We use ESS-based silicon in the DAC, but with some very clever noise shaping and filter processing. QXR allows input resolutions up to 32bit/ 384k. We have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs. This substantially reduces jitter and lowers the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before. This process virtually eliminates phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions).
Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
BFA speaker – Yes
Headphones – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1
Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs
24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,
up to 32bit/384k, DSD-256 through USB
Watts into 6 Ohms – 57
Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 5
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“With the 6 DAC QXR, which is more of a stereo integrated amplifier than a mere digital to analogue converter, Cyrus once again proves that fancy design is only a side feature compared to outstanding performance and extensive features.
The 6 DAC QXR is not only an excellent DAC, thanks to the QXR card, but also has plenty of power under the bonnet.”Read Full Review
“Very good DAC on board and a wide range of inputs and outputs. Its sound is filled with impeccable control, finely balanced tonally and has a deeply penetrating and robust bass.[…] A very versatile device capable of working with multiple digital sources.”Read Full Review
“Once again, an English integrated amplifier from Cyrus scores highly with excellent workmanship, an open, uncoloured sound and a large variety of connections. In the case of the Cyrus 6DAC QXR, however, the developers in Huntingdon have outdone themselves again. What this converter board adds to the playback in terms of additional detail is worth far more than the additional cost needed. If the standard version of the 6DAC sounds harmonious in all respects, the QXR DAC board is unreservedly recommended to all those who use digital sources or want to connect good headphones. Even some specialised, external converters have to watch out. And, fortunately, the high-resolution QXR board is also available separately as a subsequent upgrade for the 6 and 8 series integrated amplifiers and the Cyrus preamp. Smart!”Read Full Review
Designed & Engineered in the United Kingdom
Cyrus Audio Ltd, Registered office: Ermine Business Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England, PE29 6XY Company Registration Number: 05158466 - V.A.T Registration Number: 844 4689 89