Cyrus updates streamers with hi-res Qobuz support

Qobuz is one of only two music streaming services (along with Tidal) offering hi-res music streams which are accessible across its web, desktop and mobile platforms, as well as from networked products with Google Chromecast or DTS Play:Fi built in.

Now its library of 70,000 24-bit tracks (available to £350 per year Sublime+ tier subscribers) can also be streamed directly from one of Cyrus’s streaming products.

The Cyrus Stream Xa, Stream X Signature, Stream X2, Stream XP2, Stream XP2-QX and Streamline 2 streamers, and variants of the Lyric all-in-one streaming system, can now be updated with Qobuz support.

Owners can return compatible products to their local dealer for the firmware upgrade, which appears on Cyrus’s Cadence app.

Until now, Cyrus’s streamers have only been able to play hi-res files from a local network or USB stick, and Qobuz has not featured on the list of directly accessible music streaming services.

This weekend, visitors to Sound & Vision: The Bristol Show will be able to talk directly to Qobuz’s Cécile Guermont. Visit Cyrus’s room at 4pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.