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Brand new for 2019 the QXR DAC version of the 6 DAC integrated amplifier.
The QXR card upgrade is the most significant improvement to Cyrus amplifiers in recent years. Bringing a world of the highest-resolution digital inputs to products up to a decade old.
QXR works with numerous Cyrus products, not only improving the sonic performance through the addition of a 32bit/768k DAC and all-new asynchronous USB bridge but also substantially improving the performance of the headphone amplifier section of these integrated and pre-amplifiers.
The new QXR card is capable of processing PCM audio to 768k at a 32bit depth and ‘Native’ DSD 512, through the USB input. The high-specification ESS DAC uses asynchronous upsampling to deliver a sublime audio signal regardless of source. Even via the lower resolution digital S/PDIF and Toslink interfaces, incoming signals are ‘reclocked’ to substantially reduce noisy ‘jitter’ and deliver a refined, cleaner audio signal to the pre-amplifier stages of the upgraded product.
The improved headphone amplifier, included within the upgrade, reduces the noise floor, providing a much improved dynamic range. Capable of outputting 138mW per channel into 16ohm loads, it can comfortably drive headphones with impedances of up to 64ohm.
Compatible File Formats and Resolutions: PCM audio to 768k at a 32bit depth and DSD native 512.
An integrated amplifier with a long pedigree, the 6 DAC is instantly impressive beyond its diminutive dimensions. Musically, it has been tuned and refined over decades to deliver outstanding precision, clarity and control of loudspeakers.
To bring the 6 DAC completely up to date, it has multiple digital and analogue inputs, alongside a state-of-the-art digital engine and a separate isolated circuit for the powerful amplifier section. This integrated amplifier delivers clean, high-resolution power and an enthrallingly ‘musical’ experience.
The 6 DAC is an amazingly versatile integrated amplifier. Working with your analogue and digital sources, it’s a perfect entry point to the world of Cyrus ‘separates’. With a well-trodden upgrade path, it’s a product that will serve you exceptionally well now and for decades to come.
The 6 DAC and its sibling the 82 DAC are conceived to be the hubs to your entire audio system. The aim was usability, simplicity and refinement. Supplied with the full iR14 remote control unit, it’s possible to connect almost every analogue and digital source through this highly competent unit.
The bi-wire output of the 6 DAC gives a full 57 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals – an approach usually reserved for pre/power combination amplifiers.
The 6 DAC features a high performance 24/192 DAC with optical and coaxial inputs and a driver less USB connection for plug and play connectivity to a PC or laptop. It is also possible to upgrade the 6 DAC to 82 DAC specification at a later date.
Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
BFA speaker – Yes
Headphones – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes
24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,
16/48 through USB
Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 5
Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1
Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs
Watts into 6 Ohms – 57