Cyrus CD players are, by their nature, relatively expensive components but once you have made the investment you have gained a player performing at the very top of its price class and, importantly, one with a valuable upgrade path should you wish to develop your system’s performance later on. Our modular range of CD players is based around an upgradeable platform that allows each component to evolve into a more capable machine. Once you’ve enjoyed your CD 6 for a while you may be tempted to return it to Cyrus where we can upgraded to full CD6s or CD8x specification for little more than the deference in original purchase prices. This flexibility offers unprecedented levels of future upgradeability. In a world of instant obsolescence the Cyrus upgrade path ensures many years of valuable use from your investment. Ultimately, the “greenest” products are those that continue to provide value for longest.

With the format of the high-end CD8 player established as our benchmark, it was time to transfer key elements of this development into our CD player for the ‘6’ series. The CD6 benefits from using the same high specification 24bit differential DAC as the CD8 (although not in a fully balanced topology) and shares much of the CD8 power supply technology (but with a single power transformer, rather than the twin transformer design of the CD8). The performance of the resulting player has far exceeded our expectations, and is the perfect partner for the highly-rated Cyrus 6 amplifier. Furthermore, the CD6 owner can optionally return their player to the Cyrus factory for upgrade to full CD6s or CD8x specification when funds permit.

Whilst the CD6 is a simpler design than the CD8x, it shares many aspects of the CD8x circuit topology. This is particularly evident in the quality of components used in the power supply, DAC and analogue filter stages. This level of component quality is unusual in a CD player in this class and is an essential part of the winning formula necessary to deliver musical and technical performance to the exacting standards demanded by the Cyrus team.

Clock stability is a key element in the signal processing chain in a player of this standard. The digital engineering of the CD6 therefore includes a remote re-clocking circuit located at the DAC threshold to maximise jitter rejection.

The power supply circuitry of the CD6 is driven from a high-grade toroidal transformer with two separate secondary windings. With this configuration it is possible to provide completely isolated power supplies for the differing power requirements of the digital and analogue sections of the player. 8 stages of power regulation provide further stage isolation and the best possible environment for the sensitive analogue stages to work in.
Cyrus products have always delivered sonic excellence hand-in-hand with state-of-the-art technical performance. The CD6 is no exception and Cyrus are justifiably proud of the measured performance of the CD6. With ruler-flat linearity performance, exceptionally low background noise and superb jitter rejection the CD6 will technically out-perform most players in it’s class.

The unique MC-Bus connectivity of the CD6 is in keeping with the total system approach of the Cyrus range of products. This facility enhances ergonomic operation of the unit in a system context. Total automation of the test, alignment and calibration of the CD6 is facilitated via the MC-Bus during its manufacturing process, liminating potential human error.

Technical Information


Power Supply – Toroidal power transformer feeding 8 regulated power supplies
D/A Converter – 24 bit current output with integrated digital filter
Outputs – Dual Stereo audio, SPDIF optical
Transport – Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with monolithic glass LASER assembly
Disc Compatibility – CD, CD-R (closed session)
Display – Custom LCD with subtle green back lighting
Remote Control – Full function Cyrus system remote control facility
Communications – MC-BUS System BUS


Audio output – 2.1V rms.
Frequency response – 20Hz-20kHz
THD – <0.002% (ref. 1kHz, 0dB)
S/n ratio – 110dBA
Dynamic Range – >100 dB (20 Hz to 20 kHz)
Channel separation – >110dB (1kHz), >90dB (20kHz)
Digital output – Optical SPDIF
Clock Jitter – <100pS
Power Consumption – 7.5W
Weight – 3.1 Kg
Dimensions – (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish – Silver or Satin Black