The DVD 6 provided excellent value and performance. Unlike many DVD players that fail to satisfy when attempting to play CDs the DVD 6 benefits from Cyrus’ acclaimed experience in audio design. Superb picture quality is achieved by careful tuning of the video circuitry to provide subtle detail in the extremes of light and dark often missed by less capable but apparently feature-filled players.
The brief for the DVD6 was for a DVD player which would deliver performance to the exacting standards set by the class-leading DVD8, but at a more affordable price. The Cyrus team have achieved this by taking the DVD8 player and removing two of the higher cost features – the Component Video output stage and the PSX-R upgrade section of the power supply.
The video output signals from the DVD6 originate from a high resolution video encoder and are buffered through high speed fully discrete analogue amplifier stages for all format outputs. High quality linear power supply regulators and careful application of circuit decoupling ensure that the amplifiers maintain good transient performance and exhibit a low noise floor.
At the heart of any DVD player, the DVD decoding engine is responsible for accurately recovering the digital data stream from the disc and decoding this into video and audio information. The DVD6 employs one of the latest generation of high speed decoders and includes within a single environment the major signal processing functions of MPEG decoding, video encoding (multiple formats), OSD display and audio decoding. This central processing engine also benefits from a single, high accuracy master clock for all functions.
The DVD6 is constructed in two physically separate domains to isolate the sensitive analogue video and audio signals from the high speed digital disc reading and decoding functions. Separate power supplies are configured for the two domains to eliminate noise coupling which can occur in players with single domain construction and common power supplies.
Based on the 24 bit technology developed for the acclaimed CD7, the audio DAC of the DVD6 features an integrated stereo filter DAC running at 8 times base sample rate. This state of the art converter has excellent technical performance in all areas. The exceptional dynamic range performance ensures faithful reproduction of essential detail which can so easily be lost from recordings.
A specially developed wide bandwidth, low distortion analogue output stage minimises phase shift at frequency extremes and provides clean imaging with superb transient response and a highly tuned, self-centring suspension isolates the sensitive disc reading mechanism from the environment. This minimises vibration induced disc reading errors which often introduce inaccuracies in the data retrieved from the disc.
Transport – Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with dual laser pickup
Disc Replay Compatibility – DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD+RW, Video CD, CD Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Video Outputs – Composite Video, S-Video, RGB (via SCART)
Audio Outputs – Digital Coaxial, Optical, Stereo Audio
SCART Output RGB video, Composite Video, Stereo audio, Function select
Power Supply – 12 fully regulated power supplies
Display – Text/numeric LCD with subtle green back lighting
On-Screen Display Switchable, displays Chapter, Title, Track, Index, Time, Status
Remote Control – Full function remote control facility, includes some AV5/AV8 functions
Communications – MC-BUS System bus
Audio output – 2.1V rms
Audio output – impedance 47Ω
Frequency response – 20Hz-20kHz
THD – <0.002% (ref. 1kHz, 0dB)
S/n ratio – 100dBA
Channel separation – >110dB (1kHz), >100dB (20kHz)
Digital output – Electrical & Optical SPDIF
Digital Audio – Compatibility Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM 44.1k, 24/96k (downsampled to 48k)
Video output – 1Vpk-pk
Video output – impedance 75Ω
Video bandwidth – >5MHz (±3dB)
Video S/n ratio – 60dB
Power Consumption – 20W (10W Standby)
Weight – 3Kg
Dimensions – (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish – Silver or Satin Black