Cyrus Audio XR Series i9-XR 91 Watt DAC & Integrated Amplifier

Model: CYRUSI9XR UPC: 5060020434310 Item: 177379

Product Information

The i9-XR is one of the first wave of products, heralding the new XR series of Cyrus components. The familiar Cyrus precision die-cast case is the same, but everything else has changed. With ground-up engineering inside, an all-new phantom black paint finish, touch-sensitive controls, and a higher resolution display that is customizable for brightness, contrast, and polarity, the high-quality finish of XR makes a strong statement.

There’s no shortage of innovations and upgrades under the skin. XR series products are the manifestation of over a decade’s accumulated technology and development knowledge. With particular attention to the detail of every component that lays in the audio path, XR takes Cyrus audio performance to another level.

Power Amplifier

The wideband power amplifier of the i9-XR responds from D.C. to beyond 100kHz ensuring ruler-flat frequency response and keeping any undesirable phase shifts out of the audio band. With a generous, over-specified power supply the i9-XR power amplifier is very capable of reproducing the scale and drama of the musical performance.

All-new analog preamplifier

Derived from the new high-end Pre-XR preamplifier, the i9-XR analog preamp features relay input selection and a new high-performance gain stage. This short-path design makes the analog preamplifier extremely transparent. With four analog inputs and phono MM, the i9-XR will cover just about any system requirement for analog connectivity.

XR digital performance

The DAC input stage of the i9-XR features a new 2nd generation version of the award-winning QXR DAC, but with an all-new high-speed analog buffer stage. Seven digital filter alignment options are user-adjustable to suit the taste of the listener. Input options include USB audio (to 384k sample rate) and DSD to DSD256, 2 x SPDIF digital and 2 x optical digital inputs.

PSU-XR port

The i9-XR includes a port for the new PSU-XR power supply. 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 PSUXR raises the bar by sourcing no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box. For the i9-XR a pair of these are assigned to provide ultra-smooth power for the preamplifier, and a second pair to provide a huge dynamic boost for the power amplifier.

Low noise phono stage for vinyl

Inheriting many design features of the award-winning Phono Signature, the phono stage in the i9-XR performs at a level way above its class. Featuring low background noise and high dynamic range, the phono stage is a perfect complement for a quality vinyl turntable source.

Fully configurable

A new menu system makes the i9-XR highly customizable yet easy to set up. With a tree-style navigation structure and both local and remote control navigation, menu settings are quick and simple to select.

 

Specifications

Specifications

  • 4x Analog inputs
  • 1x Phono MM input
  • 2x Optical inputs
  • 2x Coaxial digital inputs
  • 1x Asynchronous USB input
  • 1x Analog preamplifier out
  • 1x Headphone output
  • PSU-XR upgrade port
  • 2x 91W into 6Ω / twin speaker outputs
  • Headphone amplifier, 2x 138mW into 16Ω (<0.1% THD)
  • SPDIF supported formats: 16/44.1k - 24/192k
  • USB supported formats: 16/44.1k - 32/384k
  • DSD supported formats: up to DSD256
  • DOP supported formats: up to DOP128
  • Custom input naming
  • iR14 Remote control included
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.46" x 2.87" x 14.17"
  • Weight: 14.3 lbs

What's in the Box

What's in the Box

  • i9-XR Integrated Amplifier
  • Remote Control
  • Power Cable
  • 4 Loudspeaker Plugs

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