Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby SteveC » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:11 pm

I contacted the UK distributor for PS Audio, who told me that burn-in can take 400-500 hours, and so it looks like I have a long wait.

In reality, I expect I'll get 90% of the performance in 100 hours or so.
Rega RP10 with Apheta 2 Cartridge \ Cyrus Phono Signature + PSXr2 \
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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby SteveC » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:33 pm

The final piece in the upgrade puzzle arrived today, a Melco N1ZH60/2 music server. I'll use the existing NAS for backup.
Rega RP10 with Apheta 2 Cartridge \ Cyrus Phono Signature + PSXr2 \
Oppo 205 Blu-Ray --\-> Emotiva XMC-1 \
PS Audio DirectStream DAC \
Bryston17B Cubed pre and Bryston 4B Cubed. Vienna Acoustics 'The Kiss'. Sources via AG1500 mains regenerator.
Cables Tellurium Q Ultra Black

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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby jules » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:12 am

Before and after pics? 8)
Cyrus CD8x/PreVs2/Xpower -> Cyrus i/cs, 4TC, Oddy -> Leema Xone

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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby RichardLowe » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:00 pm

That's a huge amount of change very quickly Steve. Hopefully the PS Audio starts sounding like the highly regarded bit of kit it undoubtedly is very soon. Throw in the Melco and the Brystons and wow! Did you see the add on the forum for the VA "The Music"? ;) ;D
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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby SteveC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:39 pm

jules wrote:Before and after pics? 8)


I don't appear to be able to load pics anymore. I'll have another go.
Rega RP10 with Apheta 2 Cartridge \ Cyrus Phono Signature + PSXr2 \
Oppo 205 Blu-Ray --\-> Emotiva XMC-1 \
PS Audio DirectStream DAC \
Bryston17B Cubed pre and Bryston 4B Cubed. Vienna Acoustics 'The Kiss'. Sources via AG1500 mains regenerator.
Cables Tellurium Q Ultra Black

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Re: Goodbye to Cyrus (Almost)

Postby SteveC » Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:48 pm

RichardLowe wrote:That's a huge amount of change very quickly Steve. Hopefully the PS Audio starts sounding like the highly regarded bit of kit it undoubtedly is very soon. Throw in the Melco and the Brystons and wow! Did you see the add on the forum for the VA "The Music"? ;) ;D


Starting to notice positive changes on the DSD DAC. Hopefully not too long now. I haven't tested the Melco yet as it has been importing music files for 30 hours.

Yes,The Music looked tempting, but I'm pretty maxed-out now.

Change is good. :-\
Rega RP10 with Apheta 2 Cartridge \ Cyrus Phono Signature + PSXr2 \
Oppo 205 Blu-Ray --\-> Emotiva XMC-1 \
PS Audio DirectStream DAC \
Bryston17B Cubed pre and Bryston 4B Cubed. Vienna Acoustics 'The Kiss'. Sources via AG1500 mains regenerator.
Cables Tellurium Q Ultra Black