Cyrus 8a

Tested at £1200
100100
5

Another classic Cyrus – everything we've come to expect and love about the brand

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HI - thanks for the reply.

i'm using atacama stands (spiked) and slightly toed-in.

The speaker cables are terminated with airlocs banana plugs then >>gold plated BFA plugs but I do not think this is causing the lack of dynamic range or expression in the speakers.

Amp looks great - but that remote on a £1200 product? I don't think so.

True, the remote isn't great, but it's about par for the course for stereo amps at this price level. Far better than Heed's effort.

In 'For', what's 'accuray'? Any relation to 'accuracy'? (oh the irony lol!) Smile

MajorFubar wrote:
In 'For', what's 'accuray'? Any relation to 'accuracy'? (oh the irony lol!) Smile

Now corrected. Apologies.

http://www.whathifi.com/how-we-test

 

This should help, They'll be testing in room 1 presumebly.

Nice review, it would be very useful to readers and potential buyers to list which speakers were used during testing and which one preferred. May be in future review you can list all the rest components used like other mags for e.g. Stereophile and Hi-fi Choice Do.

We used KEF's LS50s, Tannoy's DC6T SEs and ATC SCM 50s during the listening process.

Hi - I'd like to know which of the speakers you listed seemed to be the best match.

I've got a Cyrus 8CD and am currently upgrading my Cyrus 8 for the 8a model and currently use Quad 11Ls but I find these perhaps are too dense in the mid-range as I've never maanged to get them to to really sing (using QED Silver Anniversary).

I tend to listen to rock/metal and thrash although have lots of Radiohead and Pink Floyd and even Dave Brubeck that deserve decent soundstage.

I've heard the Cyrus sound good with both the KEF LS50s and Tannoy DC6TSEs. It also tends to work well with Spendor, PMC and Dynaudio products. Each of these has a different sound, so it's worth having a listen before you buy. But, before you change, I'd suggest changing your speaker cable to Cyrus's own brand cable. The amp really does sound much better with this. Also, make sure the Quads are on decent stands. The 11Ls can sound terrific if pampered.

HI - thanks for the reply.

i'm using atacama stands (spiked) and slightly toed-in.

The speaker cables are terminated with airlocs banana plugs then >>gold plated BFA plugs but I do not think this is causing the lack of dynamic range or expression in the speakers.

Just mentioned the cable as in my experience Cyrus's own cable tends to sound more balanced and expressive than the Silver Anniversary when used with the company's amps.

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