Cyrus Straight-line Amplifiers

4/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

Integrated amp


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bourght the amp as a demo model from a dealer for only about 250 Euro (about 250 US$), with full 1 year gurantee. I tought it would be a good and cheap temporary solution for my damaged Meracus intare 1200 US$ (small german manufacturer). Driving a Linn Keilidh (passive) I was very surprised. I would say I will keep this Amp longer than expected and maybe add two Linn LK85 for aktivation because
the amp has a Pre-Out. Recommended.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   klang&kunst, bavaria, germany



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Matteo Marzot a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: March 12, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I love the sound of the cyrus ampliphers but I used this one
maybe with too impegnative speakers ( Sonus Faber Electa ).the results is really no good: the amplipher is really underpowered.It remains a good choice if You want to use it with simpler and easer speakers and if You like camera or solo classical music - without playing the music loud- ( with symphonic music it really has not enough power and it is unable to give You details of what You are listening... ).Sorry for my english.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Takis Anagnostopoulos a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2000

Bottom Line:   
Used with Cyrus XPA power amp , Marantz KIS and AVI Biggatrons. This amplifier is clean, detailed, and transparent enough. Very good 3 dimensional stereo imagery. Placement of instruments is precise enough. Its "forward" and some times "in yar face" presentation may not appeal to all, but I find it very attractive (personal taste). In my current system works only as a preamp. its bigger strength lies on the midband which is very lifelike and detailed (this is obviously a strength of the source). The price is also a great advantage. On the other hand, it could be more transparent with a wider soundstage. This is the only reason that I would like to replace it with something costlier. One big diadvantage is the fact that there is no provision for an external power supply. For the price is an excellent amp.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by William a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 8, 2000

Bottom Line:   


Heard the SL in a top of the line Cyrus rig driving 733s, it sounded underpowered and shut-in. Huge differences between this and the old III and PSX.

Have a listen to the 3PSx'd (x-dem/2nd hand). Much better than a SL new.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Nick Dicksee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 28, 1999

Bottom Line:   
Stunning little that in direct comparison with the Cyrus IIIi sounded more controlled and tonally more accurate.
Coupled with the XPA power amp from Cyrus unbeatable sound at the price.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999




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