The Stream Xa brings your digital music library, and streaming services like Qobuz, TIDAL* and internet radio together through our proprietary engine to provide limitless hours of listening pleasure. State-of-the-art performance is served up through our unique understanding of converting data into sublime analogue signals – and how to handle each format for optimum results.
Stream Xa - Philosophy
Streaming services such as Tidal provide a convenient way of accessing vast catalogues of superb quality recordings. Far from being just for listening on the go through your mobile phone, these streaming services are more than good enough to be considered audiophile sources. They are now leading the way in delivering the next generation of audio experiences.
The Stream Xa serves two functions, that of translating the multitude of file formats into the purest possible form of digital audio, Linear PCM. As part of this translation, it retimes that data to all but eliminate ‘jitter’ and temporal distortion. The second function is the conversion of that digital data into analogue form, so that it can be passed directly to a traditional amplifier system. With both digital and analogue output options as well as built in wi-fi and ethernet connectivity options, and USB input, the Stream Xa is our most versatile streaming solution.
The circuit of the Stream Xa has been designed in 2 discrete sections, allowing the product to be upgradeable through the addition of our separate power supply (the PSX R2). This addition completely isolates the DAC section of the product, improving timing and eliminating any intermodulation which can impact the delicate analogue signals output. Whilst not necessary for outstanding performance, this addition is a valuable upgrade for the serious audiophile.
SPDIF coaxial – 1
Stereo RCA analogue – 2 pairs fixed
PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 3
USB A – 1
Ethernet – 1
WAV – Yes
FLAC – Yes
ALAC – Yes
AAC – Yes
MP3 – Yes
WMA – Yes
AIFF – Yes
Maximum signal resolution – 24-bit/192kHz
*MQA decoding is not supported for TIDAL. Use Qobuz to stream in ultra high-resolution PCM
Weight (kg) 4.7
Manuals & Guides
The Cyrus Stream Xa’s compact design won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. But its truly entrancing sound undoubtedly will.
At the end of last year it proved the best-performing streamer at this price, bagging a well-deserved Award.Read Full Review
If you are looking for a one box solution for playing your NAS-based music and Internet Radio, just add amplification, that offers a smooth and relaxed sound, the Cyrus Stream XA may be for you.Read Full Review
“It can be metaphorically stated that the Cyrus streamer transforms the raw and dispassionate digital bits into an emotional, colourful and melodic high-end performance. I am writing these words without any exaggeration. […] Attention is drawn to the above-average imaging – it is not a classic, correct soundstage usually characteristic of many devices of this type. It is a super-spacious, deep, wide and airy space stretching out in a solid semicircle in front of the listener. It fills a large area in front of listener’s ears, reaching far beyond the speakers and spreading out over their outer sides. This is a feature of very advanced designs, and the streamer in question is undoubtedly one of them. ” “One hundred percent recommendation!”Read Full Review
Designed & Engineered in the United Kingdom
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