Testing Tracks

Testing Tracks is a Podcast hosted by Simon Freethy. Each episode features a special guest talking about the tracks they use to evaluate hi-fi equipment. The podcast is recorded in Cyrus’ own listening room and each episode includes tracks chosen by Simon Freethy, Managing Director of Cyrus, that we use in our own evaluation and testing processes.

Besides a bit of banter and entertainment, the aim of the podcast is to give you an insight into the Cyrus tuning procedure as well as highlighting the kind of tracks that provide critical insights into the performance of brilliant hi-fi equipment.

Episode 1

Our guest today is Stuart McGregor. Stuart has been part of the Cyrus family for many years and is now a senior consultant within the research and development team.

Tracks include :

 

Tidal Links

Spotify links


Episode 2

Simon is joined by Jeff Wells from Nation Import (Cyrus’ Canadian Distributor) for some transatlantic ‘Testing Tracks’

Link to TIDAL playlist is here

Link to Spotify playlist is here

Tracks include :

Tidal Links

Spotify links


Episode 3

Simon is joined by Nick Clarke, Head of Engineering at the Luxury goods division of audio giant Harman (Arcam, Mark Levinson, Revel, Lexicon, JBL etc.).

Link to Qobuz playlist is here

Link to Tidal playlist is here

Link to Spotify playlist is here

Tracks include :

  • This Woman’s Work (2018 Remaster) (Kate Bush)
  • Camilio (Anne Bisson)
  • Déjà Vu (Roger Waters)
  • 1. Ludus: Con moto – Pärt: Tabula rasa; Fratres; Symphony No.3 (Gil Shaham)
  • Nine in the Afternoon (Live at Congress Theater, Chicago, IL, 2008) (Live In Chicago) (Panic! At The Disco)
  • Sound & Color (Alabama Shakes)

Episode 4 (part 1)

Episode 4 (part 2)

Simon is joined by David Price, Editor of Stereonet in the first part of a two-part edition of Testing Tracks.

Link to Qobuz playlist is here

Link to Tidal playlist is here

Link to Spotify playlist is here

Tracks include :

  • Thin Line Between Love and Hate (Annie Lennox)
  • Country Girl (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)
  • Confessions Pt. III (Badbadnotgood)
  • Red Barchetta (Rush)
  • All of Me (Michael Buble)
  • Techno Pop (2009 Remaster) (Kraftwerk)