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Cyrus Pre? DAC overview


Manufacturers Product Description

The Pre2 DAC separates the pre amp into its own chassis and provides a dedicated power supply which means the pre amp can resolve more detail. Complete with a built-in DAC, the pre amp is compatible with a very wide range of sources such as CD players, streamers or your TV digital audio out. The Pre2 DAC offers a sonic step up in performance from our integrated amplifiers. This is achieved because the pre amplifier circuitry has its own power supply. The internal power supply provides isolation from the demands of other system elements, making available an additional level of dynamics and resolution. The digital section also sounds better for the same reasons, especially when used with the optional Qx card, the audio quality rises further still. If a PSX-R2 is connected, owners will hear a large jump in performance as the PSX-R2 feeds the pre amp with a highly regulated and super smooth DC feed. The sonic uplift from the PSX-R2 means the close tolerance components in the pre amp can be fully appreciated as they now benefit from the smoother supply. The Pre2 DAC includes a carefully designed top quality digital section built into the pre amplifier with a Burr Brown 24-bit/192k DAC and a carefully designed power supply. With 5 digital inputs that enable the amplifier to connect and clearly improve the sound of connected digital sources including; your computer, DVD player, TV and many other digital sources. Our premium Qx DAC upgrade is available which takes performance to a higher level again. The Pre2 DAC is designed to be partnered with one of our matching power amplifiers such as the X Power, Stereo 200 or Mono X 300 Signature. Build your system with a CD i or CD t and a Stream X Signature or Stream Xa for an exceptional music experience. Add a dedicated power supply such as the PSX-R2 to further enhance the pre amp's resolution.

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General Information

Manufacturer Website Address
Brand NameCyrus
Product TypeDigital-to-analog Audio Converter
ManufacturerCyrus Audio Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number3E-PD23E/BR
Product NamePre? DAC
Product ModelPre?


Number of Digital Coaxial Inputs2
Number of Analog Audio Inputs12
Number of Digital Audio Optical Input2


Package Contents
  • Pre? DAC
  • Remote Control
Country of OriginEngland
Device SupportedAmplifier

Physical Characteristics

Width215 mm
Depth360 mm
Weight Approximate5 kg
Height73 mm
Dimensions73 mm (H): 215 mm (W): 360 mm (D)

Technical Information

Maximum Sampling Rate192 kHz
Maximum Bit Depth24-bit


Limited Warranty3 Year

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