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Cyrus 6 XPd

Cyrus--6XPd   

Overview

Product Overview

With all the features of our award winning 6 XP, our versatile 6 XP d integrated amplifier includes five digital inputs including a USB port.  This means that you can play music directly from your laptop, PC or MAC. Simply connect your computer via the USB socket on the amplifier and you can enjoy the convenience of great sounding music directly from your music library.

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In detail

Further Information

The Cyrus 6 XP d is based on the Cyrus 8 XP d but without the power supply upgrade port. The 6 XP d is very well specified with a generous power output (2 x 40 Watt power amplifier), high performance pre-amplifier based on the X series DAC XP design, six analogue inputs, 5 digital inputs including a USB port,  a zone two output so you can play any source in another part of your home, Bi-wireable speaker terminals, headphone output with a good quality amplifier, Pre-amplifier output (for bi-amping), large clear high quality LCD screen, and a sophisticated control system with system remote control are all provided. Input sensitivity matching is also included.

With our highly versatile 6 Xp d DAC enabled integrated amplifier, you can connect to a wide range of digital sources including an iPod dock with digital output, PC, Laptop, Netbook, Apple MAC, PVR, BluRay, DVD player, minidisc, DAB tuner, plasma TV, LCD TV, SKY box, set top box (Virgin, Freeview etc), games console, media streamer and of course our CD XT SE+ CD transport to name but a few.

NB: Not all model variants are available in every market.

Specification

Technical Information

The XP platform has been designed so that we can develop one main project and make several versions. The 6 XP d benefits from all of the investment in the Pre XP model. We then grafted an updated version of our 2 x 40 watt power amplifier into the 6 XP d along with a new power supply to take advantage of new components that have recently become available. With these attributes the Cyrus Integrated 6 XP d is able to deliver remarkable performance for such an affordable amplifier. The new power supply design has improved the peak power output (190W peak power into a 1 Ohm load) allowing the resulting performance to compete favourably with many amplifiers of double its conservatively rated 40W RMS specifications. In addition, 6 XP d owners have a wider upgrade path through returning the amp to Cyrus for a factory upgrade to either 8 XP d or ultimately the Pre XP d and a matching power amp. The front panel boasts a high quality LCD display that shows volume, the input selected and a set-up menu that allows you to configure your amplifier to work exactly the way that suits you.

The Cyrus 6 XP d power amplifier is based around a twin transformer power supply that allows separation of control systems and audio. Its ability to drive much higher quality loudspeaker is a clear advance compared to previous 6 series models. The high performance amplifier is based on the Cyrus 8 XP d and is factory upgradeable to the higher series model. Sharing technology with the Cyrus Integrated 8 XP d, the Cyrus Integrated 6 XP d is sonically voiced to match with the wide range of Cyrus power amps to allow customers to add a stereo amp and bi-amp loudspeaker that support this feature

The Cyrus power supply incorporates new components that allow the amplifier to consume less than one watt when in standby. The second transformer also allows us to separate sensitive low level analogue signals from digital and control systems. This results in worthwhile acoustic benefits that had not been possible in our previous designs plus cost and energy savings.

Upgrade Options

8 XPd
This is a return to factory upgrade that upgrades any 6 XP d to an 8 XP d. This brings more power and a further option to add a PSX-R power supply for even better sound.

Pre XPd
This is a return to factory upgrade that converts any 6 XP d to a Pre XP d. You can use the preamp with one of the wide range of audiophile Cyrus power amps. They range from the popular 8 Power through to the breathtaking Mono X 200 & 300 amps. A preamplifier and separate power amp sounds better because we have separated the power supplies. Your retailer can demonstrate this but in effect you are allowing each section to work with its own ‘engine’ and this helps things sound clearer. The preamp adds a further option to add a PSX-R power supply for even better sound.

Preamp output / bi-amping
Use the preamp section with one of the wide range of audiophile Cyrus power amps. They range from the popular 8 Power through to the breathtaking Mono X 200 & 300 power amps. Because they are designed with the same sonic tuning your Cyrus 6 XP d will match perfectly with an additional power amp. Adding another power amp sounds better because you can drive the base and treble speakers separately. (Usually the new amp would drive the bass speakers). Your retailer can demonstrate this but in effect you are allowing each section of the speaker to work with its own ‘engine’ and this helps things sound much clearer. Please check your speakers support this option.

Construction
Enclosure – Cyrus Inverted die-cast chassis
Material – Lightweight magnesium alloy

Electrical
Line inputs
6 Analogue
Digital inputs – 2 electrical SPDIF + 2 optical SPDIF + 1 USB Computer slave input

Outputs
Line Zone 2 / tape
Preamp-out
Headphone
Bi-wire Loudspeakers

Internal power Supplies –
1 x 130 VA Toroidal transformer with 5 regulated rails, plus separate toroidal transformer for control systems

Communications 
MC-BUS™ System BUS
Remote Control Supplied with Cyrus system remote control

Standby power consumption – Less than less than 1W

Specifications
Continuous Power – 50W/CH (into 4 Ohms) 40W/CH (into 8 Ohms)
Burst Power – 190 W (IHF, one channel driven into 1 Ohm)
Distortion – 0.003%, 1kHz (into 8 Ohms) 0.004%, 1kHz (into 4 Ohms)
Frequency Response – -3 dB, 0.1Hz and 100kHz
Damping Factor (1kHz) – 150
Sensitivity (40W) – Line: 179mV
Input impedance – 40kOhm (RCA).
Output voltage – 179mV (Tape out), 360mV (Pre out)
S/N Ratio – 104dBA (ref. 40W)
Channel Balance – ±0.2dB (0dB to -63dB)
Volume control accuracy – ±0.1dB (0dB to -63dB)
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 73 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Weight – 4.0 kg
Finish – Quartz Silver or Brushed Black