Cyrus 6 DAC QXR Integrated Amplifier and DAC is an incredibly versatile unit acting as the perfect entry point to the world of Cyrus ‘separates’. New QXR 32bit/768k DAC enhances function, adding an all-new asynchronous USB bridge and lowers the noise floor of the headphone amp section for a substantially augmented dynamic range.
An integrated amplifier with a long pedigree, the 6 DAC QXR is immediately impressive beyond its compact dimensions. The musicality has been refined over decades for outstanding precision, clarity and control of loudspeakers. 6 DAC QXR is capable of outputting 138mW per channel into 16ohm loads so it can comfortably drive headphones with impedances of up to 64ohm.
The 6 DAC is designed for usability, simplicity and refinement. It’s possible to link almost every analogue and digital source through this highly competent unit. The bi-wire output gives a full 57 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals – an approach usually reserved for pre/power combination amplifiers.
The QXR DAC
The QXR card upgrade is the most significant improvement to Cyrus amplifiers in recent years. Bringing a world of the highest-resolution digital inputs to products up to a decade old.
QXR works with numerous Cyrus products, not only improving the sonic performance through the addition of a 32bit/768k DAC and all-new asynchronous USB bridge but also substantially improving the performance of the headphone amplifier section.
The new QXR card is capable of processing PCM audio to 768k at a 32bit depth and ‘Native’ DSD 512, through the USB input. The high-specification ESS DAC uses asynchronous upsampling to deliver a sublime audio signal regardless of source. Even via the lower resolution digital S/PDIF and Toslink interfaces, incoming signals are ‘reclocked’ to substantially reduce noisy ‘jitter’ and deliver a refined, cleaner audio signal to the pre-amplifier stages of the upgraded product.
The improved headphone amplifier, included within the upgrade, reduces the noise floor, providing a much improved dynamic range. Capable of outputting 138mW per channel into 16ohm loads, it can comfortably drive headphones with impedances of up to 64ohm.
COMPATIBLE FORMATS AND RESOLUTIONS
PCM audio to 768k at a 32bit depth
DSD native 512
The bi-wire output of the 6 DAC gives a full 57 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals – an approach usually reserved for pre/power combination amplifiers.
Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
BFA speaker – Yes
Headphones – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1
Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs
Watts into 6 Ohms – 57
Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 5
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