Classic AMP

The Classic AMP is the latest update to an integrated amplifier that has been part of the Cyrus product range for over a decade.

This integrated amplifier provides a significant step up in performance from previous versions by using everything that we learnt when developing the fantastic XR Series, but retaining the familiar design of the Classic series. The circuit design has been completely re-designed and the majority of the internal components have been upgraded by the Cyrus R&D team, which has resulted in sound improvements that will help the Classic series retain a loyal fan base for years to come.


The power amplifier delivers 91W per channel into 6Ω. The wideband design responds from D.C. to beyond 50kHz to ensure a flat frequency response and minimal phase shift through the audio band.

The analogue preamp features relay input selection for the five analogue inputs and a precision gain control for volume. The design is intentionally wide bandwidth.

The power supply includes a 304VA toroidal power transformer delivering power to a high capacity power supply reserve. The preamplifier power supply is electrically separated from the power amplifier and driven from its own transformer winding. Digital control circuits are assigned a separate mains power supply, completely isolated from the signal circuitry.

The Classic Amp includes a port for the PSX-R power supply. Power from the PSX-R is routed internally to the analogue stages of the preamplifier to provide a more stable, low-noise power supply for the analogue preamp and post-DAC stages of the D/A converter.


Specification

  • 4 x Analogue line level inputs
  • 1 x Phono MM input for vinyl turntable
  • 2 x Coaxial digital inputs via RCA phono
  • 2 x Optical digital inputs via Toslink
  • Unbalanced preamplifier outputs
  • Headphone output via 3.5mm jack
  • PSX-R upgrade connection
  • Firmware upgrade port
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) 215 x 75 x 365mm
  • Weight - 6.7kg

Reviews


AV Forums (English)

Ed Selley from AV Forums has reviewed the Classic AMP. “The Classic Amp absolutely flies along, grabbing you, engaging you and making you a participant rather than a spectator.”

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I-Fidelity.net (German)

“The Classic AMP convinces at the decisive point: the sound quality. Its light-footed, thus relaxed, pace clearly sets it apart from the usual, because the Cyrus demonstrates a dexterity in handling all sounds. Listening to music with this amplifier is a real pleasure.”

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Hi-Fi Class (Polish)

“Compared to the previous version, the Classic AMP has gained in efficiency and you can hear it in its sound! Full frequency spectrum is reproduced with a perceptible reserve of power and ease with regard to dynamic contrast. The music is reproduced lively and impressively but at the same time without exaggeration, especially in the treble range.”

“The purity of the sound, its cohesion and differentiation are striking”

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Alpha Audio (English)

“What an incredibly fine amplifier this is! Next to other amps, the Cyrus does not sound the most impressive on first hearing, but after a while the music gets under your skin. It is an addictive machine.”

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