Cyrus CDt XR CD transport is the latest reference component in a line of award winning products. The Cyrus philosophy for reading CD has always been the same - read it once and read it accurately. The latest iteration of Cyrus SE (Servo Evolution) technology in the XR does exactly this, streaming the data from the disc to the audio processing circuitry with precision and accuracy.
With no built-in DAC, nor the requirement to drive it, the CDt XR works purely as a digital transport. An absence of any DAC or analogue circuitry allows operation of the reference player to be focussed purely on data retrieval, state-of-the-art re-clocking and a high performance digital output.
The new XR model includes both optical and SPDIF coaxial digital outputs fed from a dedicated digital audio output driver.
Power supply design
As with any CD player, the performance of digital CD transports benefits greatly from high quality, stable power supplies. In the case of the CDt XR, the digital control circuits run from a dedicated, high-efficiency power supply. A high capacity linear supply feeds separately to the SE circuit, the digital master clock, the digital audio output driver, the PLL master clock and the drive motors through independent regulation channels.
The CDt XR includes a port for the all-new PSU-XR power supply upgrade. Thirty years ago Cyrus broke new ground with the introduction of the PSX-R, the first ever regulated power supply upgrade that automatically adapted to match perfectly the power requirements of any connected product. The PSU-XR raises the bar by sourcing no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box. For this new top model the PSU-XR is employed to reduce dynamic loads on the internal power supplies and enable these to run under more stable conditions.
Configurable options menu
A new menu system makes the CDi XR customizable yet easy to set up. The tree-style navigation structure has display, time-out, and system configuration options. Menu settings are quick and simple to select.