Famous 30 year old brand name combined with "Made in UK" quality and value for less than the price of an unknown brand produced in a third world country, what's not to like?
High quality DAC and preamplifier.
With 11 inputs including USB port and the ability to play two sources at the same time in different parts of your home, the Pre XPd is a highly versatile product.
Its preamplifier section uses the same techniques as those in our flagship DAC XP Signature model, guaranteeing accurate and powerful amplification.
A high quality DAC which works at 24-bit/192kHz resolution makes the Pre XPd a great tool for playing music from your computer, streamer or CD transport with trademark Cyrus sound quality.
Many of the improved components and techniques which come about as we fine-tune our flagship products trickle down through our product range. So although the Pre XPd is an entry level product, it holds many of the same individual components as our flagship DAC XP Signature.
The Cyrus digital board uses a highly specified high quality DAC and power supply arranged so that all connected digital sources benefit from the inherent quality and expert tuning of our DAC.
The Pre XPd has a zone 2 output, meaning that you can use it to play two different sources at the same time - it can transform the sound you enjoy not just in one room, but throughout your house.
Our advanced headphone circuitry means that no matter how you use this preamplifier, you can enjoy the clarity and detail Cyrus products are known for.
The Pre XPd was developed to take advantage of the high audio quality produced by the Servo Evolution platform in our CD players. Because of this, the CD 8 SE₂ and CD t are great partners for the Pre XPd. It can also be connected to your laptop, computer, TV or satellite box.
A strong addition to any system striving for pure hi-fi sound, this audiophile Preamp-DAC can be paired with an optional PSX-R to give it a boost, or upgraded to a Pre Qx DAC when you're craving even more detail and clarity.
A striking visual feature of any Cyrus system is the aesthetic lines of the half width chassis. Created by pressure die-casting aluminium, the beauty of this monolithic classic is more than skin deep.
The hand finished casework is an integral part of the products’ sound. Cyrus has invested in sophisticated die-cast tooling to create an electronically shielded and mechanically vibration free environment for the sensitive audio circuits which are hung inside the inverted chassis.
Microphonic interference can occur when certain components transform mechanical vibration into unwanted electrical noise if the chassis is excited. The Cyrus chassis has been designed to provide an enclosure that is immune from a wide range of frequencies.
Inside a common steel chassis, components such as transformers radiate electromagnetic fields which induce unwanted electric currents and secondary magnetic fields within the ferrous box, thereby adversely affecting other components in the same enclosure. In the Cyrus die-cast chassis our choice of non-ferrous aluminium means this effect is avoided.
The Cyrus chassis:
*A solid foundation used to build all classic models.
*Die-cast by injecting molten aluminium under extreme pressure gives a dense rigid case to build upon.
*The non-magnetic, thermally efficient construction gives a stable mechanical and electrical platform.
*Components are suspended upside down from the casting greatly reducing any vibration issues.
*Manufactured in Sweden - each casting is individually hand finished before painting in England.
*Versatile, bespoke design gives a uniquely recognisable Cyrus footprint.
The benefit of using the same chassis structure across all products is a level of consistency in performance. It also allows customers with older units to have the internals upgraded/updated to the latest design without the trouble and expense of selling the entire system and starting again.
This upgradeable design concept has been created by Cyrus to provide the widest possible choice and the longest useful life for our products. We want to help you to build a better music experience from the outset.
As with all of our products, the Pre XPd can be connected to our other systems via our unique MC-BUS connectivity.