Cyrus i9-XR integrated amplifier with DAC and phono stage.
Cyrus i9-XR integrated amplifier with built in DAC and phono stage.
What we Say:
The Cyrus i9-XR is one of 5 models that make up the brand new XR range. The range consist of the CDi-XR CD player, CDt-XR transport, i7-XR &i9-XR integrated amplifiers and Pre-XR pre-amplifier.
All models feature brand new case styling in phantom black finish. The font panels feature new touch sensitive buttons and a brand new monochrome display. This gives the XR range a fresh new look. The biggest change is under the lid where the 5 models feature upgraded components and board layouts throughout.
All models can be upgraded by adding an external PSU which will be released later in the year. This intelligent power supply connects up using a multiway connector.
The Cyrus Ci9-XR features new circuit board layouts that focus on reducing noise. Power tracking starts by flowing through the quietest parts of the circuits first. Then it moves to the noisier parts of the product, This means the most critical sections of the circuitry get the cleanest power.
The new XR range have many upgraded components over the classic range. The approach to the new range was just to pick the best options rather than working to a specific budget for them.
The new Cyrus i9-XR also features the second generation of the new QXR DAC. This enables it to get the very best performance out of all of your digital and analogue sources. To hear the i9-XR or any XR component please get in touch to book a demonstration.
New user interface information.
New DAC information.
New power supply information.
More information on the signal path.
For more information on the XR range.
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What they say:
The i9-XR is one of the first wave of products, heralding the new XR series of Cyrus components. The familiar Cyrus precision die-cast case is the same, but everything else has changed. With ground-up engineering inside, an all-new phantom black paint finish, touch sensitive controls and a higher resolution display that is customisable for brightness, contrast and polarity, the high-quality finish of XR makes a strong statement.
XR DIGITAL PERFORMANCE
The DAC input stage of the i9-XR features a new 2nd generation version of our award-winning QXR DAC, but with an all-new high-speed analogue buffer stage. Seven digital filter alignment options are user adjustable to suit the taste of the listener. Input options include USB audio (to 768k sample rate) and DSD to DSD512, 2 x SPDIF digital and 2 x optical digital inputs.
The i9-XR includes a port for the new PSU-XR power supply. Thirty years ago Cyrus broke new ground with the introduction of the PSX-R, the first-ever regulated power supply upgrade that automatically adapted to match perfectly the power requirements of any connected product. The PSU-XR raises the bar by sourcing no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box. For the i9-XR a pair of these are assigned to provide ultra-smooth power for the preamplifier, and a second pair to provide a huge dynamic boost for the power amplifier.
ALL NEW ANALOGUE PREAMPLIFIER
Derived from the new high-end Pre-XR preamplifier, the i9-XR analogue preamp features relay input selection and a new high-performance gain stage. This short-path design makes the analogue preamplifier extremely transparent. With four analogue inputs and phono MM, the i9-XR will cover just about any system requirement for analogue connectivity
The wideband power amplifier of the i9-XR responds from DC to beyond 100kHz ensuring ruler-flat frequency response and keeping any undesirable phase shifts out of the audio band. With a generous, over-specified power supply the i9-XR power amplifier is very capable of reproducing the scale and drama of the musical performance.
LOW NOISE PHONO STAGE FOR VINYL
Inheriting many design features of the award-winning Phono Signature, the phono stage in the i9-XR performs at a level way above its class. Featuring low background noise and high dynamic range, the phono stage is a perfect complement for a quality vinyl turntable source.
CYRUS I9-XR SPECIFICATIONS
- 4 x Analogue inputs
- 1 x Phono MM input
- 2 x Optical inputs
- 2 x Coaxial digital inputs
- 1 x Asynchronous USB input
- 1 x Analogue preamplifier out
- 1 x Headphone output
- PSU-XR upgrade port
- 2 x 91W into 6 Ω / twin speaker outputs
- Headphone amplifier, 2 x 138mW into 16 Ω (<0.1% THD)
- SPDIF supported formats 16/44.1k – 24/192k
- USB supported formats 16/44.1k – 32/768k
- DSD supported formats up to DSD512 (requires PC and Cyrus USB driver)
- DOP supported formats up to DOP128
- Custom input naming
- iR14 Remote control included
- Dimensions (H x W x D) – 73 x 215 x 360 mm
- Weight 6.5kg