Cyrus Audio is rounding off a relatively busy year with the release of yet more hi-fi separates. We were treated to the arrival of two new music streamers earlier this year, and now there are two new stereo power amplifiers to accompany the brand's established lines: the Power-XR and the Classic Power.
Conceived to bolster the Classic and flagship XR ranges, both of these stereo power amplifiers tease "ground-up engineering" alongside a lower noise floor than previous Cyrus power models which, says the manufacturer, allows them to "retain more of the fine details... with a high current drive to cater for more demanding loudspeaker loads".
Both the Power-XR and Classic models are Class A/B designs and, interestingly, both have the same power output of 87 watts per channel into 8 ohms. The internal components are different between the models, reflecting the range each model belongs in, and the two differ in terms of bandwidth: the Power-XR works from DC to beyond 100kHz, while the Classic Power is limited to around 50kHz.
The connections available are identical across both power amplifiers as well, and it's an all-analogue affair with both unbalanced RCA line level and balanced XLR inputs. There's also a pair of speaker terminals and a daisy-chain input that allows you to connect additional power amps.
The Classic Power includes a port for the PSX-R2 power supply, while the Power-XR hosts a port for the newer, step-up PSU-XR supply which, says Cyrus, "raises the bar by sourcing no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box" and provides "ultra-smooth power for the voltage amplifier".
According to Ceri Williamson, Head of R&D at Cyrus: “These new amplifiers represent the very latest in power amplifier design knowledge and have been designed with the same topology as the Cyrus integrated products to ensure a perfect match of sonic signatures.”
Both new models are available to pre-order now, with deliveries expected from the start of December. The new Cyrus Power-XR power stereo amplifier is priced at £2995, while the Classic Power amp costs £2395.
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