CDi-XR

The CDi XR was designed as a reference integrated CD player, building upon the legacy of the multi award winning CDi. Housed within our iconic half-width chassis, the CDi-XR sits above the existing CDi and CDt models, offering a substantive performance upgrade. 

What Hi-Fi rated the CDi-XR a 5 Star product, and uses the CDi-XR in their listening room, so don’t just take our word for it, book a demo with your local Cyrus dealer to hear your CDs like never before.


The Cyrus philosophy for reading CD has always been the same – read it once and read it accurately. The latest iteration of Cyrus SE technology in the CDi-XR does exactly this, streaming the data from the disc to the audio processing circuitry with precision and accuracy.

The CDi-XR DAC design includes the highest specified Sabre DAC. This, partnered with a high-speed analogue stage with excellent dynamic range delivers exceptional noise and THD performance from the DAC stage.

Within a CD player is a complex mix of signals including fast digital audio, sensitive analogue audio, high current servo and system control. To minimise interaction between these circuit stages the power supply design of the CDi-XR is completely segmented. The digital control circuits run from a dedicated, high-efficiency supply, with other parts of the player powered from an over-specified linear power supply with toroidal transformer. Nine individual stage regulators smooth and distribute power within the player according to demand.

The CDi-XR includes a port for the new PSU-XR power supply upgrade. Thirty years ago Cyrus broke new ground with the introduction of the PSX-R, the first ever regulated power supply upgrade that automatically adapted to match perfectly the power requirements of any connected product. The PSU-XR raises the bar by sourcing no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box. For the CDi-XR four of the PSU-XR power supplies are employed. One pair to provide ultra-smooth power for the analogue audio circuitry, one for the current-hungry demands of the motors and one just to provide an ultra-stable supply for the PLL digital master clock circuit, reducing any power supply related jitter to a minimum.

A new menu system makes the CDi-XR customisable yet easy to set up. The tree-style navigation structure has display, time-out, and system configuration options. Menu settings are quick and simple to select.


Specification

  • 32 bit 2nd Gen QXR DAC
  • Servo Evolution technology
  • Twin analogue outputs
  • Optical and coaxial outputs
  • PSU-XR upgrade port
  • User upgradable firmware
  • iR14 Remote control included
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) – 73 x 215 x 360 mm
  • Weight – 3.8kg

Reviews


Ecoustics (English)

Very much like the i7-XR, the Cyrus CD player is focused on pace, timing, and getting from start to finish with some authority. It’s hard to recall any CD player that has crossed my path over the past 30 years that was as adept in those areas.

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What Hi-Fi (English)

If you’re looking for a top-quality CD player at this level, ignore the CDi-XR at your peril.

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SoundStage Hi-Fi (English)

If you’re an audiophile looking for an optical disc player optimized for CD playback, the CDi-XR would be a fine choice.

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Audio Test (German)

The CDi XR is a CD player that manages to extract every bit of detail from all CDs. Not only is it technically perfect but also manages to incorporate a kind of analogue sophistication into the playback.

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Hifi Stars (German)

New Cyrus XR series products come into the market with high expectations. Maintaining the usual compact design of the British manufacturer and at the same time moving into the high-end category of integrated amplifiers and CD players was a technical challenge. The ten years of development work has paid off – the result speaks for itself!”

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Hifi & Records (German)

“The CDi XR is dynamically agile and tonally very finely balanced. It delivers a vivid, precise and wide soundstage. Its performance is filled as much with tension as it is with sophistication.”

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Hifi Review (Chinese)

“The sound has a texture, not particularly strong, and there is no obvious warm sound orientation, just good enough. The hall sound is the same, enough is good enough to bring you a sense of openness, while listening to the huge venue without affecting other frequency range, nor pursuing gorgeous, beautiful, it sounds like that you are listening to the “reality”.”

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Audiotechnique (Chinese)

“It is very exceptional for small system shows an ideal soundstage. The music instruments are neat and organized. Openness, directness and main images served up close personal are the great music presentation from CYRUS.”

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WSTEREO (Polish)

“The Cyrus CDi-XR is great at reproducing the smallest dynamic transients, perfectly accentuating individual sounds and showing the speed of their attack. This player also has the ability to perfectly differentiate microdynamics, giving the listener the ability to track differences in speed and dynamic accents of individual sounds and instruments. All this makes us perceive the music as full of life, adding adrenaline to the listening experience.”

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