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Anticipation is rising ahead of the September release of the Cyrus One
C yrus's new amp, the One, will be in the shops in September priced at £699 and Euro 999.

The shoebox amp is designed in a clean, simple, elegant non-ferrous chassis that minimizes eddy currents and reduces pickup of external noise. Extensive mains supply filtering is used to reduce the impact of external noise which has the ability to colour the audio performance.

Featuring Cyrus’s own 3rd generation Class D amplifier providing 2 x 100W of power, aptX ® compatible Bluetooth ® connection, a dedicated high power , high voltage class AB headphone amplifier, MM Phono stage, and 4 line level inputs this is a high performance solution that should form the heart of many different lifestyle systems. The infra-red remote can control volume and switch inputs, as well as adjusting the brightness of the display LEDs to suit your listening environment. And, because it is made by Cyrus, class leading musical performance is guaranteed.

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Cyrus Upgrade Workshop at Criterion Audio, Cambridge Saturday 13th August
J oin Cyrus this coming Saturday 13th August at Criterion Audio, Cambridge for an Upgrade Workshop to help you build a better music experience. Come along to hear the difference between Cyrus models and how much you will gain from an upgrade.

Join Cyrus at: Criterion Audio, Criterion House, Oakington Road, Girton, Cambridge CB3 0QH

On: Saturday 13th August

At: 11.00am - 1.00pm or 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Cyrus will be starting with Cyrus 8₂ DAC and adding PSX-R₂, then Stereo 200 and will continue to add and change models until we arrive at DAC XP Signature with two Mono X 300 Signatures and PSX-R₂ all demonstrated with a variety of speakers. (PMC speakers will be demonstrated in the morning session and KEF in the afternoon).

And if you’re looking to listen to something new Cyrus ONE will be on demonstration with ProAc D20R loud speakers and a Michele TecnoDec in the small demonstration room and with a selection of the finest headphones in a dedicated headphone room!

Cyrus ONE is a high power, high performance amplifier that gives exceptional sonic ability at a fantastic entry level price – just £699.

At this unique event Cyrus experts will be on hand to advise on your next hi-fi purchase or upgrade; helping you to build your ideal hi-fi system.

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Cyrus Tease Launch Of Mystery Amp At Munich High End HiFi Show 2016
C yrus are at it again teasing with a mystery amplifier (rumoured to be a new integrated amp offering aptX Bluetooth streaming, a phono stage, and a headphone amp but released under an old name "Cyrus One") that they're launching at the Munich High End HiFi Show 2016. The Cyrus Lyric range also started out as a "mystery" product. What's known is :-

Cyrus are thrilled to announce the launch of a new multifaceted high performance amplifier at the High End Show in Munich this May.

With a stunning new design this amplifier is going to bring high quality audio to a much wider audience, transforming the sound of any modern day source and will allow the next generation of music lovers to build a better music experience.

Visit the Cyrus demonstration room at the MOC Munich, Atrium 4, room E212 to be the first to hear this incredible new amplifier.

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Cyrus Launch The Cyrus One Integrated Amp - Bluetooth Receiver - and More
S o the rumours were true and Cyrus's mystery product, teased at the Munich High End HiFi Show 2016, was the Cyrus One, a relaunch of an older model in a modern guise. The Cyrus One (2016) is all of - an integrated amp, aptX Bluetooth receiver, Moving Magnet phono stage and powerful class AB Headphone Amp all contained in the one and immediately identifiable Cyrus box - yours for £699.

The integrated amp stage of the Cyrus one is particularly flexible and powerful. Cyrus’s own 3rd generation Class D amplifier providing 2 x 100W and the amp can be run as either just a pre amp or just a power amp in AV bypass mode the Cyrus One can then integrated into any home theatre system.

The integrated amp section of the Cyrus One also used SID. SID stands for Speaker Impedance detection and was first seen in the more costly Cyrus Stereo 200 Power amp so is an example of trickle down technology in the Cyrus One. SID detects the impedance of the attached speakers and adjusts the amplifiers output to compensate and optimise sound quality.

Finally the infra-red remote supplied with the Cyrus One, can control volume and switch inputs, as well as adjusting the brightness of the display LEDs to suit your listening environment.

You can read more about the Cyrus One from Cyrus via the first of the yellow buttons below.

HiFi Enthusiast also has more on all the latest from Cyrus, via the second of the yellow buttons below :-

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Video Review And Unboxing Of The Cyrus One - Integrated Amp
T he Cyrus One, at £699, is a relaunch of a Cyrus classic from 1984 but brought up-to-date for 2016. For instance there’s aptX Bluetooth wireless streaming, which wasn’t available when the original launched, and new features such as a phono stage, and headphone amp. What Hi-Fi start from the sealed Cyrus One Box and over the next three minutes, show what’s inside, then go onto features.

One of these features in Speaker Impedance Detection of SID. SID varies the output to match the impedance of the connected speakers thus improving sound quality. They like the rest of us, aren’t too sure about the 100 Watts per channel claim as Cyrus don’t say whether this is into 8 Ohms or 4 Ohms. 8 Ohms would be very impressive from such a small ½ width case.

You can watch the complete - YouTube - Cyrus One Unboxing and first look via the first of four yellow buttons below.

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Cyrus Release A Control App For The Cyrus One
C yrus have just released an app to control the Cyrus One, an integrated amp, Bluetooth receiver and a lot more. The app is available now on the Apple Store and on Google Play. You will also need to update the firmware on your Cyrus ONE to version 1.3 which supports the new app. This update can be done at home with a USB to mini USB cable. The new firmware and instructions can be found via the first link below. Alternatively you can take your unit along to your authorised Cyrus dealer who will be happy to update it for you.

The first link has the instructions and the second has more on the Cyrus One :-

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Trusted Reviews take on the Cyrus One Integrated amp
D oes Cyrus's new Cyrus One justify its billing? - Trusted Reviews has given its verdict. The Cyrus One's review price was £699.00. The venerable Integrated Amplifiers reviewer Trusted Reviews has given the Cyrus One 8 out of 10.

■ Positive points were: Transparent, insightful sound - Bags of power and bass punch - Solid build quality and chic gloss-black fascia - Useful audio features.

■ Key weaknesses were seen as: Fiddly credit card-style remote - No network streaming or USB DAC.

Trusted Reviews summarises the Cyrus One as "Cyrus courts the younger vote with a swanky compact amp that delivers stunning sonics at an affordable price, but it isn't quite the complete solution you might be hoping for.".

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What Hi-Fi Review The 2016 Cyrus One - Integrated Amp Plus 2016 Technology
C yrus's new Integrated Amplifiers the Cyrus One, an updated version of their 1984 classic, is out and What Hi-Fi has given their verdict. The Cyrus One's review price was £700. All in all the Cyrus One gets 4 stars from the respected Integrated Amplifiers reviewer.

■ Positive points were: Crisp, clean balance - Punchy and solid - aptX Bluetooth - Phono stage.

■ Weak points for the Cyrus One were: Needs to fare better dynamically and rhythmically.

What Hi-Fi summarises the Cyrus One as "At £700, the One is currently Cyrus's most affordable stereo amplifier, and while not the complete product in the sound compartment, it's an attractive bundle of performance, features and design. Looking for an affordable and fuss-free amplifier with Bluetooth? Here's the One.".

You can read the complete What Hi-Fi Cyrus One Review via the first of the four yellow buttons.

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Hi-Fi Choice's Take On The Cyrus One
H i-Fi Choice Take The Cyrus One Out for review and ask is the Cyrus One the One amp to rule them all ? Unlikely at the review price of just £699. They do award the Cyrus One with their full 5 stars overall, which when broken down is 5 stars for Sound Quality, features and value for money. It's just Build Quality where they find the Cyrus One slightly lacking. Their simple summary is - upmarket audio credentials at a
starter-system price.

■ Strong Points for the Cyrus One were :- Clean, dynamic power; innovative SID system; epic bass; value for money.

■ Weak points were :- Tiny remote feels temporary.

All in all Hi-Fi Choice conclude on the Cyrus One with - Cyrus may have been inspired to appeal to a new, younger 'enlightened’ audience that wants plug and play simplicity for vinyl, streamed and line sources, but the level of performance it has achieved within a single svelte box for a modest price, means seasoned audiophiles should be tempted. Thoroughly recommended.

There's an interesting comparison at the end of the Cyrus One vs both the newly reduced in price Arcam A29 and a great favourite of What Hi-Fi the Rega Elex-R.

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