Our Verdict Small and simple, for a certain type of system the CYP will be a bargain upgrade For Neat and affordable solution for use with budget AV equipment Against Internal DACs of larger products are more effective Reviewed on 14th April 2010 Products don't get much smaller or more straightforward than this CYP DAC. Simply feed an optical or coaxial signal into the tiny box and an analogue signal emerges from the stereo RCA connections. Great for budget Blu-ray decks Given the price, it's no surprise that the CYP has its limits, and the internal DAC of a half-decent CD player or AV receiver will produce better results. However, if you're running a budget Blu-ray or DVD player, or a Sky HD box, into a stereo amp, this is a neat and affordable way to coax out far more punch, detail and dynamics. Follow whathifi.com on Twitter More after the break Related News CDs and vinyl remain popular with music lovers, BPI research shows Tue, 18 Jul 2017, 04:18pm Rotel launches 'affordable high-end' 15 Series electronics Wed, 12 Jul 2017, 05:12pm McIntosh announces MA8900 amp and MCD350 CD player Thu, 18 May 2017, 07:59am Primare launches I15, I35 amps and CD35 player Wed, 17 May 2017, 11:52am T+A MP 3100 HV SACD player also packs streaming and DAB+ Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 05:13pm AU-D3 DAC CD players CYP Hi-Fi Stay on top of your sound with What Hi-Fi? in your inbox every week Thank you for registering for our Newsletter We will send you relevant emails and updates.