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Price: € 1000

Cyrus ONE HD

Cyrus One HD – 1200 Euros

Cyrus we know mostly from the gray boxes. Your author has had a Cyrus Q Power. And demoed several Cyrus systems in his days he worked in a hifi store. What fine devices they were! The Cyruses were always up for it; up-beat, energetic, rhythmic.

If we look at the connections, we see that this is a fairly modern device: coaxial in, optical in, USB, three times single ended and phono. And also bluetooth. That’s just a lot. This Cyrus One HD does remind us of the Q Power in a way. The up-beat character which is not intrusive and surprisingly friendly in the high (that was sometimes different in the past). We do not hear any hint of sharpness. This makes this Cyrus more ‘layed back’ than the Rega Brio…. who would have thought that? We didn’t. Later, in the measurements, we see this reflected: the Cyrus runs straight to 5 Hz, the Rega runs down in the bass).

The ONE HD puts down a nice overall picture. An image that, in our opinion, is very true: tranquility, insight and a playfulness that draws you into the music. Is it the most detailed? No. Is it the most dynamic? No. Is it the amplifier with the biggest stereo image? No. But the point is: everything is in balance. And that listens pleasantly. We are not distracted by certain characteristics.

Now, it’s always a matter of matching, however, this Cyrus proved to be a fine player in the previous big test as well. That was on the DALI Rubicon 8. Now the Cyrus also plays on the Focals particularly nice and well balanced. We think this is a very fine amp!

Measurements

Cyrus has achieved a very nice tuning on this Class D hybrid which, according to the booklet, should deliver 100 watts into 8 Ohms (at 0.1% THD+N). We measure 80 watts at 0.28% in 8 OHm and 160 watts in 4 Ohms at 0.8% THD). So that’s not quite spot on…

The Cyrus ONE HD comes across as smooth. We do not see on the Prism the lowest noise floor in the test field at 1 watt, but towards 10 watts it does drop with 20dB. This does indicate that you’d better ‘turn that knob’ a bit; you’ll get a better signal-to-noise ratio.

The frequency response is very straight. Practically a straight line from 5 Hz to 40 kHz. Then it peaks a little to 50 kHz and then drops off. Distortion is within limits. We see the Cyrus spiking around 5 kHz / 0.45% at 10 watts. At 1 watt it is 0.15%. There are cleaner amplifiers in terms of THD though.

Specifications

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Brand and Type Cyrus ONE HD
Inputs digital USB, optical, coaxial, Bluetooth
Inputs analog 3 x line + phono
Outputs pre-out – 2x speaker
Power specs 100 watts, 8 Ohms, 0.1% THD+N
Measured power 80 watts – 0.3% THD+N
Dimensions / weight 8.5 x 22 x 39 cm – 5,6 Kg
Price 1200

Winkels met Arcam

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Parkweg 23
8084GG 't Harde, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Jozef Verbovenlei 54
2100 Deurne, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Paalstraat 128
2900 Schoten, BE

Winkels met Atoll

Cort van der Lindelaan 11
9722 LP Groningen, NL
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Stationsweg 87
9471 GM Zuidlaren, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Spoorstraat 18
7491 CK Delden, Overijssel, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
St.-Katelijnevest 53
2000 Antwerpen, BE
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Audiolab

Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL

Winkels met Cyrus

Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
St.-Katelijnevest 53
2000 Antwerpen, BE

Winkels met Rega

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Stationsweg 87
9471 GM Zuidlaren, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Koningsstraat 35
2011TC Haarlem, Noord Holland, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Roksan

Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
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