Pre XPD / Pre DAC Qx

Provides our fantastic upsampling DAC and preamplifier technology.

As well as our high performance preamplifier, the Pre Qx DAC features the expertly engineered Qx DAC module for even greater digital to analogue conversion. Providing 192kHz up-sampling, this high resolution DAC module significantly upgrades the performance of all digital inputs, including the USB port.

The Pre Qx DAC is a fantastic cornerstone of any hi-fi system; it can also transform the sound from your computer, TV or satellite box. And with multi-zone outputs, two people can use it to listen to different things at the same time, meaning you can enjoy high quality Cyrus tuning throughout your home.

Producing a full and clear sound, this is one of our best hi-fi DACs.

The Qx card is a high performance DAC module, featuring quartz reference anti-jitter circuits to eliminate timing errors which manifest themselves as unwanted signals in the output. Providing five digital inputs, it upsamples any source to 192kHz resolution, making your music bigger and clearer than ever before.

Sonic benefits of the Qx DAC include smoother treble definition, wider sound staging and more tuneful bass that will time better.

The Pre Qx DAC uses our advanced headphone circuitry as well as two zone outputs to provide flexible, high quality music throughout your home.

Our latest pre DAC technology was developed to take advantage of the high audio resolution provided by the advanced Servo Evolution platform in our CD players. Therefore, the Pre Qx DAC is well suited to our best CD player, the CD Xt Signature It also makes a great partner for the Stream X Signature.

Technical Information

Standby <1W
Maximum 18W
Safety Compliance CE
EMC (230V) CE
EMC (115V) FCC

Dimensions (WxHxD) 215 x 75 x 365mm
Weight 4 0kg
Material Die cast chassis

Analogue audio performance
Input Sensitivity 500mV
Input Impedance 40kΩ
Frequency Response (-3dB) 0 1Hz, >500kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (unWTD) 108dB
Output voltage 1V
Max output voltage 3V
Output impedance 120Ω
THD+N, 1kHz  <0 002%

Digital audio performance
Input voltage…………………………………………….500mV pk-pk
Input Impedance…………………………………………………… 75Ω
Sample rate range………………………………………….. 32k – 96k
Audio formats……………………………………….PCM stereo only
S/N ratio (Pre-out, 0dB FS)………………………………. >100dBA
THD+N (Pre-out, 0dB FS)………………………………….. <0.004%

Designed & Engineered in the United Kingdom