Cyrus QXR Upgrade

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Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby Lancashirelad » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:19 pm

Some weeks after the release of the QXR Dac Card upgrade it is surprising that there have been no reviews of it.
Has nobody gone down this route? At £600 it's expensive, is the price deterring people? Is there another reason?

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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:40 pm

i suspect no one has one yet,
i suspect cyrus have not even contacted anyone yet, who has shown interest
if you are buying new insuspect opting for the cyrus 1 HD is a better option

but also most people on here have gone beyond the integrated.
i think it is good value if you have an 8xp or 8a. you get a guarantee as well
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby frederico » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:23 pm

A couple of people on the Cyrus FB group have received theirs. Mixed reviews but there’s no easy way to A:B test a 3 week return to base upgrade, so the comments are mostly confirmation bias (both positive and negative). My speakers / ears certainly aren’t good enough to appreciate the QXR Dac but I’ve upgraded to QX cheaply as people there are trading up to the latest model.
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:42 pm

frederico wrote:A couple of people on the Cyrus FB group have received theirs. Mixed reviews but there’s no easy way to A:B test a 3 week return to base upgrade, so the comments are mostly confirmation bias (both positive and negative). My speakers / ears certainly aren’t good enough to appreciate the QXR Dac but I’ve upgraded to QX cheaply as people there are trading up to the latest model.


i’d suspect it would need a few weeks burn in?
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby frederico » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:27 pm

Perhaps the new owners need “burn in” time but I’m not sure a DAC will significantly change sound over time?

By way of example, one person reported a noticeable drop in quality in their analogue inputs which is quite impressive considering no change is made to that circuit with the QXR upgrade. :)
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:41 pm

frederico wrote:Perhaps the new owners need “burn in” time but I’m not sure a DAC will significantly change sound over time?

By way of example, one person reported a noticeable drop in quality in their analogue inputs which is quite impressive considering no change is made to that circuit with the QXR upgrade. :)


i haven’t studied the literature, but i was under the impression that it was more than a change to dac card, ie headphone amp etc ?
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby frederico » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:24 pm

Yes correct, DAC and headphone amp only.
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby mallard » Sat May 25, 2019 5:21 am

Any update on this in terms of reviews? Cyrus has been pushing it hard but orders seem to have been slow to arrive and there is little to be found on t'internet about results.

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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby ozzyvo6 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:45 am

Hi there,

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

Thanx
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby angelface » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:22 am

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
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm

angelface wrote:
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

it is not just a swop, according to their info on this upgrade
cyrus stream X2, Oppo HA-1SE, IMFs, NORD OneUP, VA Beethoven Baby Grand
ML binarystar digital, DenchXLR, RFCneptune RCA, VanDamme OFC spk cable. AG 500 ac regenerator and Townsend Seismic sink stand, sonority roller platform
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby ozzyvo6 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:17 am

callen24 wrote:
angelface wrote:
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

it is not just a swop, according to their info on this upgrade


Too bad. Because it is so easy to perform...
See https://youtu.be/W41gi6Cq0UI:

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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 am

ozzyvo6 wrote:
callen24 wrote:
angelface wrote:
Cyrus only I am afraid

it is not just a swop, according to their info on this upgrade


Too bad. Because it is so easy to perform...
See https://youtu.be/W41gi6Cq0UI:


is this the qxr, or adding the previous qx to a straight 8 dac?
cyrus stream X2, Oppo HA-1SE, IMFs, NORD OneUP, VA Beethoven Baby Grand
ML binarystar digital, DenchXLR, RFCneptune RCA, VanDamme OFC spk cable. AG 500 ac regenerator and Townsend Seismic sink stand, sonority roller platform
rega RP6, AT95e/paratrace, Clearaudio nano, sub-platter upgrade
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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby Lancashirelad » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:55 am

I think I'm right in saying that the earlier QX Dac mod could be done by some dealers but the QXR mod has to be done at the factory.

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Re: Cyrus QXR Upgrade

Postby callen24 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:04 am

i understand why cyrus want people to send things back, what the many people , for whom this is simple, don’t realise is that there are many who haven’t mastered the skills to do this properly, but think they have.
Cyrus don’t want screw ups who then blame cyrus in forums like this
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rega RP6, AT95e/paratrace, Clearaudio nano, sub-platter upgrade
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