Cyrus Pre2 DAC QXR HiFi Preamplifier Seperates
Moving to a separate pre-amplifier and power amplifier offers another level of refinement to enthusiasts looking to upgrade from an integrated amplifier, or those looking to build a reference-grade system. A two-box set up enables the pre and power amplifiers to be run by separate power supplies resulting in a cleaner signal as the inductive effects of the large currents in the power amplifier are isolated from the sensitive components of the pre-amplifier.
The effect is astonishing. The experience is cleaner, more powerful and fantastically engaging. You will rediscover your collection with a whole new perspective on the performance. The Pre2 DAC is our first step on the pre-amplifier ladder.
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.
The Pre2 DAC QXR is a standard Pre2DAC with the new QXR digital card pre-installed. This new card improves the sound quality across all the digital inputs, increasing the possible input resolution to 32bit/ 768k (DSD 512) through the USB connection. Using a new ESS-based DAC, we have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs, to reduce jitter and lower the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before, virtually eliminating phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions).
Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
Headphones – Yes
PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1
Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs
24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,
16/48 through USB
(QXR adds 32bit / 768k , DSD 512 through USB)
Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 5