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Cyrus Unofficial forum : closed

Discussion in 'off topic' started by maro73, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    ah BIGFISH wonderful to hear from you again !!! :):) hope it goes well with buying a new system
  2. wicky

    wicky pfm Member

    Mr Nutt
    Don't worry - be in contact soon to pick your brain - be fun starting from scratch I reckon
    Hope life is treating you well :)
  3. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    Fab, look forward to it
  4. jules

    jules Member

    Update: sold the CD8x and have now got a Chromecast audio, it sounded pretty good for the money (£35!) and had slightly better bass than the CD8x but was beaten in all other areas as you would expect. I'm playing Tidal through it.

    Picked up a Schiit Modi Multibit V2 DAC off ebay at a bargin price and now go optical from the CCA into the Schiit. Very happy camper and both together outperform the CD8x.

    So looking at the RRP prices:

    CCA - £35
    Schiit Modi Mulitbit - £270
    PreVs2 - £600
    X-power - £1000
    Leema Xone - £1600

    I think the 'spend most money on the source' model needs at update!
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  5. abozo

    abozo David H

    Very nice, jules. Though, I will always have an odd place in my heart for the CD8x, and the countless number I've repaired - with various levels of success & failure! :rolleyes:

    RIP CU.
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  6. jules

    jules Member

    Ha ha yes, I think there are still many people who have a fondness for this era of hifi equipment. I did have quite a few responses to the advert - it was in A1 condition and had original manual, remote (unopened), box, etc. To my eyes it's still a great looking player :cool:
  7. maro73

    maro73 Member

    hello guys
    I've got some cyrus stuffs .. any idea of where to sell them ?
  8. jules

    jules Member

    I sold my cd8x on gumtree... Are you in the UK?
  9. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    no , maro is in France
  10. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    are you coming to the wam show maro ? they have a bring and buy stall . some tasty stuff there
  11. angelface

    angelface New Member

    I have sold some stuff on leboncoin.fr as they are people who like Cyrus gear in France. No fees unless you want to.
  12. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    welcome stephen , good to see you on pfm
  13. StephenB

    StephenB pfm Member

    another ex CU member here [TheBurras]

    sad to hear of its demise, pretty much what got me hooked on HiFi many moons ago

    from memory started with a CD3 with q24 module

    last piece of kit CDXT Signature, lost count of how many black boxes I went through :)
  14. Marksw16

    Marksw16 New Member

    This all seems pretty active for an ex website... I haven't been here for years - but does anyone have the CDi? I was wondering if it would be worth 850 to upgrade from an 8x - any views/experience?
  15. angelface

    angelface New Member

    I had a CD8x as a transport and went to CDXTSE2 - massive improvement. I have a friend who went CD8x to CDi and he was impressed.
  16. Marksw16

    Marksw16 New Member

    Thank you. I'm surprised at how few reviews I can find. Only the What HiFi one, in the usual glowing terms.
  17. ashsturge

    ashsturge New Member

    I used to be on the forum around 2013, always a really good place.

    Just wondering if anyone has experience of the One Cast, trying to pick between that and the 8 2 Dac. The One Cast seems very functional but I'm not sure it's much more than One.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  18. vantheman

    vantheman pfm Member

    Just came across this thread and I’m another ex CU
    member here [dclong]

    sad to hear of it’s closure, it was a wonderful place and helped me so much on my hi fi journey
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  19. jules

    jules Member

    Not heard these components, however after much research my current thinking is to keep sources and amps separate. I say this because amps are generally mature technology whereas (digital) sources are changing / improving in a short amount of time.

    Take Cyrus stuff. I've had my x-power amp for 10 years and it's still great sounding. RRP was £1000.

    However my CD8x had an RRP of £1000 10 years ago and it can now be beaten my a streaming setup that cost less than a 1/3 of this price.

    Similarly with DACs. A £300 Chord Mojo could probably beat any DAC below £1000 from 5 years ago.... I remember reading a post from IanMac (of filters fame) about a £150 Chinese Topping D50 DAC nearly outperforming his Benchmark DAC.

    Also these £2.5k Naim streaming pre-amps are all well and good but will the streaming functionality still be supported in 10years time?

    Thoughts anyone?
  20. ashsturge

    ashsturge New Member

    It's an interesting point. For c.£1500 there are obviously lots of options and I should perhaps emphasise the need to be single box/small profile. Family friendliness is paramount!

    I agree on the point regarding a good power amp lasting a lot longer than any other component, maybe even speakers.

    Like I say, the one cast covers all the bases but I just think it'll fall £500 in 6-12 months. On the other hand, maybe more than 1 "normal" size box is not currently viable. Part of me thinks just get a sonos port for the voice control and feed my tv through it as well and keep the Naim XS2 I have at the moment

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