Phono Signature

Our award-winning Phono Signature is lauded as one of the best phono stage at any price. The purity of the tiny signal produced from the stylus is preserved throughout the amplification journey, through a deep understanding of circuit design and our relentless pursuit of perfection.

Music produced from a well-calibrated turntable, good stylus and the Cyrus Phono Signature is surely one of the finest experiences in audio.

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Phono Signature design

A phono stage is one of the most critically sensitive products in hi-fi. Because the signals produced by the needle are so small, they need to be amplified many thousands of times. Consequently, the signal path has to be perfectly clear of inductive fields, each individual component has to be best in class and of the utmost quality.

The rewards though, for getting it right, are superb.

Cyrus’ Phono Signature has been designed to allow up to four turntables to be permanently connected because many vinyl enthusiasts enjoy multiple turntables, arms or cartridges for different records. It is also possible to calibrate each input separately from the comfort of your armchair using the included ir14 remote control

Each of the four inputs can be accurately matched to the exact specification of the cartridge and the acoustic preference of the user. Adjustment is provided for MC cartridges in; gain, resistance and capacitance. In addition, a switchable warp filter is provided to maximise amplifier performance.


Analogue RCA Phono – 4 pairs

Analogue RCA – 1 pair
XLR Balanced – 1 pair
PSX-R Upgrade Port – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes

Height 73
Width 215
Depth 360
Weight (kg) 4.1

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The sound of this half-width preamplifier is astonishingly classy: the reproduction is vivid and highly dynamic, clear and transparent, while the imaging is extremely three-dimensional and spacious. If you add the optional external power supply, the Phono Signature delivers a sensational performance, especially in view of the price.

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This left me distinctly impressed with the Phono Signature.

It is comfortably one of the best phono stages I’ve ever used, one able to get the best out of almost any cartridge, whether MM or MC. It can resolve subtle detail like few others.

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The sound is seriously talented and it comes bursting with texture and insight. Highly recommended.

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I connected the Phono Signature to give a listen to some LPs. Immediately obvious was a noticeable increase in soundstage depth; it was as if the wall behind the speakers had been pushed back several feet.

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“An extremely versatile phono stage with all the possibilities that the true vinyl adept and collector will certainly appreciate. Don’t be deterred by the four inputs if you expect to use only one, that one input is already so beautiful as it justifies the cost of the whole.”

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Thanks to the sophisticated menu allowing one to fine-tune the MC settings combined with high-quality workmanship and the corresponding sonic performance, the CYRUS immediately won the hearts of the editors. We can only recommend that you give this masterpiece of electronics a listen.

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“In the Phono Signature working on its own, the signature of Cyrus was always recognisable in terms of agile, rhythmic and self-contained sound that is a lot of fun. After extensive listening with the Phono Signature, I was curious about the effect of the PSX-R2 power supply. It was as expected and already verified several times elsewhere: the electricity makes the music! In terms of sound, the PSX raises the Phono Signature above the phono preamplifiers I’ve known so far and is a high-flyer in its class.” 

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Not only the complete set of features of the Cyrus Phono Signature in almost every respect, but also its impeccable sound quality justify every Euro you pay for it. It is undoubtedly a game-changing phono preamp for the third millennium and definitely what the English call a ‘best buy’. Congratulations!”

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Already a real exclamation mark in terms of sound, Cyrus Phono Signature is one of the most flexible phono preamplifiers in the world thanks to its the sensationally comprehensive adaptability – and with the additional power supply, one of the very best.” -LP Magazin 4/2016

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It’s a real surprise what the Cyrus Phono Signature delivers in detail, but with a gentle yet unyielding attitude and a spatial representation that is not overly large. Super comfortable, super flexible, super features. An impressive phono amplifier for serious pickup fanatics who still like to use a remote control. Criticism of the sound? No, not even from the bean counter.” -STEREOPLAY  5/2016

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With the CYRUS Phono Signature and its multitude of connection and setting options, analogue dreams come true. Cyrus’ Phono Signature always operates at a high level with exemplary accuracy. The possibility of connecting four systems and setting the appropriate values for each makes it exceptional. The immaculate workmanship completes the picture. It is extremely well priced for what it offers, so the Cyrus deserves a strong and unreserved recommendation. Be sure to listen!”

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An “I have everything, I can do everything” phono stage. Sensationally equipped and the sound is just as talented, it will find its fans!” -STEREO 3/2016

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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