Over the years, owners of Cyrus CD players have appreciated the difference our engineering principles can make to their listening pleasure. The CD Xt Signature is the very pinnacle of CD playback technology. Every instrument, every nuance of every recording is laid bare, with absolute clarity. Put simply – this is the best.
Our in-house designed mechanism extracts every ‘bit’ of music data with the lowest possible noise (using our proprietary ‘servo’ technology). The Xt Signature is a ‘transport’ with only digital outputs. It connects to either of our integrated amplifiers, or a dedicated pre-amplifier as part of an audio ‘separates’ system.Where to buy
The Xt Signature is a dedicated ‘Transport’. That means it outputs the pure digital signal, and needs to be connected to an external DAC (which most of our integrated, stream and pre amplifier products contain). By focusing purely on this single task, we are able to dedicate and focus every single internal electrical component to this – resulting in the cleanest, most pristine signal possible.
Our CD players are better because they generate far less background noise than most. We call this our SE or Servo-Evolution technology. The principle itself is quite simple. Usually the laser mechanism (servo) which reads the data from a disc makes tiny movements side to side quite quickly to re-read miss-read data – this create ‘servo noise’ and that impacts the ‘noise-floor’ limiting the quality of the sound output.
The principle objective with our CD players is to extract the data on the disc as accurately as possible the first time – and that is only possible through some very careful design and calibration in both the hardware and software elements of the player.
SPDIF optical – 1
SPDIF coaxial – 1
MC-BUS – Yes
Maximum signal resolution 16-bit/44.1kHz
Weight (kg) 3.6
There isn’t much you can do about the look of the brick-like Cyrus box but when you can get this type of sound out of it you can forgive a lot – John
If you want to hear how good your CDs can sound – and are happy with a separate DAC – the Cyrus CD Xt Signature is a terrific buy.