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 T+A MP 3100 HV SACD player also packs streaming and DAB+ Thu, 23 Mar 2017, 05:13pm PMC launches the Bryston BCD-3 CD player in the UK Mon, 30 Jan 2017, 05:29pm Report finds 22% of CDs bought on Amazon to be fake Mon, 31 Oct 2016, 06:33pm Cyrus and Marantz win our CD player Awards Fri, 21 Oct 2016, 10:42am Pioneer brings out new network player and two CD players at IFA 2016 Fri, 02 Sep 2016, 05:29pm 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.