Cyrus Stream X Signature Network player

The portfolio of elements of Cyrus Audio might seem bewildering, given that they are all placed in the recognizable diecast casework of the company's.

And therefore it's using the network audio players of the company's: it's several versions based around its current (v2) 'Stream X' center which offers 192kHz/24-bit playback and internet radio. That version is a digital-input-preamp with network player and onboard DAC.

Less is more, maintains the firm:' This separation creates a sound quality that is considerably clearer and more profound as the power source is not being shared by multiple parts.' For our evaluations we partnered it.

All Cyrus network players are priced together with the organization 's wonderful n-remote, a bidirectional RF handset with colour display that displays parks and album artwork in a dock that was recharging. But in case you had rather control everything or smartphone the Cyrus Cadence program (Android and iOS) is also first class - and GBP200 can be saved by you without the n-remote.

Tonality was 'rich' and high frequencies smooth, but we soon found that fine elements were covered and pictures somewhat blurred, especially in this group circumstance. Laurence Juber's acoustic guitar playing seemed mellifluous and mellow this high resolution record lacked its bona fide 'snapshot' and pure clarity that was recognizable. Likewise the Melphi jazz combo seemed gentle - veiled and centered. The contribution in the acoustic bass player was indistinct and clearly woolly.

The Cyrus mix created a huge sonic image with awareness and great depth of three dimensionality. But bass guitars and timpani were inarticulate and boomy, which spoiled not vocal picture focus and specificity. Our listening panel presumed this to be the least expensive musician in the group as an alternative to superior-priced.

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