UPDATE: I am advised that the Streamline now supports gapless playback of both lossless and lossy files.
I am really interested in the Cyrus or the Unitiqute.
My problem is that my speakers are quite forward sounding in tonal balance (MA Studio 20SE)
What would be the view of which of the Cyrus or Naim would have the best system match?
I've got the UnitiQute and am very happy with its performance: it's the "front end" (together with a UnitiServe) that's connected through a Naim NAC 282/NAP 250.2 combination to a pair of Neat Motive 3s.
The only answer to your question is to try and find somewhere that will allow you to do a test run - whether that means you taking your MA Studios to them or their allowing a demo at home (far and away the best option) with the 'Qute and the Cyrus. Otherwise, it's a finger in the air exercise!
Oh, and one other thing: the 'Qute does provide greater functionality than the Cyrus: it includes a decent FM tuner (from the Nait 05) and analogue inputs should you have vinyl.
I have been doing some research prior to buying and am concerned that incorrect information has been given regarding gapless playback. The Cyrus web site confirms that gapless playback between songs is supported. This could have been a deal breaker for me if I had heeded Andrew's assertion.
Not an assertion, but an experience. When I tested the unit recently it definitely didn't do gapless. I would suggest if you have doubts you try before you buy.
1. Not sure we implied that at all; yes, you can navigate via song/artist/album
2. Yes, it does.
3. No, it doesn't play gapless.
4. Can't answer that one as I haven't done the comparison.
A couple of questions:
1. The review implies that you find your music by navigating folders on your HDD/NAS. So no option to navigate by song/artist/album Ala iPod/Sonus then?
2. What order does it play tracks in, does it play the album in the right order?
3. Is the playback gapless, or is there a pause?
4. Can you hand on heart say that this sounds better than a 6xpd hooked to a laptop via USB, or Sonus via Toslink.
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