CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 2 DAC + passive speakers

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CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 2 DAC + passive speakers

Postby Jonjones13 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:15 pm

Pretty much a newb to all this, so some advice would be greatly appreciated.

Looking at getting a new system, which would most likely be one of the following:

Cyrus CDi + either Dynaudio Xeo2 or AE1 Active speakers (Xeo 2's would give option of streaming from smartphone as they have Bluetooth built in). Any experience of these speakers with a CDi?

or

Cyrus CD T+8 2 DAC with probably Dynaudio Emit M20's

Going in small (12' x 12') room, so don't need masses of power. Had a CD6+6 amp with Dyn 52's years ago and loved it, so kinda sticking with the same thing...

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Re: CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 DAC + passive speakers

Postby angelface » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:51 pm

Welcome to forum

The DAC in 8 DAC is not as good as that in CDi. I would certainly demo CDi with Active Speakers against 8 DAC and passive speakers to see which you prefered.

4m by 4m is NOT a small room unless you live in a palace! A couple of s/h Mono X would sound much better than 8 DAC even in this size room.
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Re: CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 DAC + passive speakers

Postby Jonjones13 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:56 pm

Thanks for the welcome. Was actually a member back in 2004ish, but lost my log on credentials ::)

Looks like CD i plus active speakers is the way to go. Any experience on AE1 active vs Xeo 2’s pair with Cyrus?
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Re: CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 2 DAC + passive speakers

Postby Jonjones13 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:25 pm

Just amended original post, it's actually the 8 2 DAC I'd be interested in if it makes any difference (as opposed to the 8 DAC)

https://www.cyrusaudio.com/products/82-dac/

Same conclusion? i.e. CDi + Active speakers is better than CD T + 8 2 DAC?

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Re: CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 2 DAC + passive speakers

Postby angelface » Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm not saying Active speakers are better than 8 2 DAC and passive speakers. I have never tried active speakers in a home environement

Just that CDi will be better than CDt and DAC in amp.
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Re: CDi+active speakers or CDT+8 2 DAC + passive speakers

Postby Jonjones13 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:00 pm

Got it, thanks. :)