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by angelface
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Crack sound in speakers when ejecting CD
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Crack sound in speakers when ejecting CD

Sounds like a fault in CDT.

Are you using different plugs for the two mains leads?
by angelface
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits

Your findings are what I would expect.

I had a DACXP+ and it is a wonderful DAC/Pre even if it has been overtaken by some more recent DACs. When I joined this forum it was very sought after. Now people seem to under rate it IMHO.
by angelface
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What speakers do you use with Cyrus amp?
Replies: 69
Views: 13830

Re: What speakers do you use with Cyrus amp?

Have you tried running Xpower in Mono? If it sounds ok running one speaker you could get another Xpower.

I think a pair of Mono X might be a better bet as they deliver more current.
by angelface
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Caravan awards 2019...
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: What Caravan awards 2019...

I am massive fan of Cyrus CD Players. Love sound of Mono X power amps too. I was seriously tempted by Naim pre/power at one point but I found sound stage too far back and they really don't like the mix and match approach. Cyrus One appears a reasonable stab at a Class D amp but What Caravan prefer o...
by angelface
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Music
Topic: Best third album?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Best third album?

Holy Fire Foals
by angelface
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus event at Martin’s Hifi, Norwich
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: Cyrus event at Martin’s Hifi, Norwich

Not without a time machine
by angelface
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits

but I don't think you will get one at the £500 mark. The XP+ has digital in (RCA and XLR I think), plus line-in, RCA-in, and optical-in for analogue inputs. You might get a s/h XP for perhaps 600 quid but the DAC can pack up and need a service. XP+ has digital in (RCA and optical) plus RCA analogue...
by angelface
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: Cyrus DAC/preamp relative merits

You might be surprised how good DACXP+ sounds and this has all your required connections. A Bel Canto DAC3.5 would also work except that you need a second box for power supply :-\
by angelface
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cyrus QXR Upgrade
Replies: 19
Views: 1498

Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

ozzyvo6 wrote:Hi there,

does anyone knows if we can do the upgrade ourselfs or needs this to perform by Cyrus only?

Thanx
Ozzy


Cyrus only I am afraid
by angelface
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Spotted
Topic: pair of x200 sig amps - bargain
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: pair of x200 sig amps - bargain

Worth 2000 easy
by angelface
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical Queries
Topic: Connecting PSX to Cyrus Two
Replies: 17
Views: 9424

Re: Connecting PSX to Cyrus Two

For all Cyrus external power supplies you need to plug in both the power supply and the orginal product.
by angelface
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chord Qutest
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Chord Qutest

Now thats very interesting, i was in a Hi fi shop recently and the guy was raving about the dac in the ndx2 One of the things that puts me off Naim is that you are paying for a supposedly very good DAC in their streamers (and CDP) when I already have one! Don't get me started on the weird cabling.....
by angelface
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gossip
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Gossip

It also generates inward investment and allows Cyrus’s Cambridge-based team to focus on developing its core technologies for a new generation of products and customers.

perhaps we didn't realise the full implications of the link up with SMS
by angelface
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Discuss The Forum
Topic: The future of this forum
Replies: 50
Views: 2938

Re: The future of this forum

neildalton wrote: and the glowing decency, of folk like CzechChris and Angelface :-[


Not forgetting hifinut of course..
by angelface
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Private
Topic: Advice on pricing - VABBG
Replies: 11
Views: 850

Re: Advice on pricing - VABBG

I would advertise these separately. I think you are limiting your market.

Choice and taste is a wonderful thing in hi-fi. When I sell my Mono X, I would not want to sell them only to people who like Wilson Benesch.