Cyrus Audio Announces New and Improved Classic AMP and PRE
Cyrus' Classic AMP and PRE updates mark the start of a full range revamp, including a BluOS streamer and more.
The popular Classic series from Cyrus is being given an update, starting with the Classic AMP integrated and Classic PRE preamplifier.
While the Classic components retain the looks of their predecessors, what's inside has been revised and refreshed. We are told that the circuit design has been completely redesigned, with most of the internal components being upgraded by the Cyrus R&D team.
Cyrus states that these updates have resulted in sound improvements that will help the Classic series retain a loyal fan base for years to come.
Needless to say that the Classic PRE still packs a wide range of inputs, including a moving magnet phono stage, four line-level RCA inputs, a pair each of Optical and COAX digital inputs, a 3.5mm headphone port, alongside balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA outputs. The PRE's 74VA toroidal power transformer has eleven independent power supply regulators that regulate and then sub-regulate quiet power in the circuit design, says Cyrus.
Meanwhile, the Classic AMP practically matches the PRE's ins and outs; however, instead of the XLR outputs, you get two sets of speaker terminals used to deliver 91W per channel into 6Ω. Additionally, the power supply features a 304VA toroidal power transformer delivering power to a high-capacity power supply reserve. The preamplifier power supply is also electrically separated from the power amplifier section.
Finally, the digital control circuits in both the Classic PRE and AMP are assigned a separate power supply, keeping it fully isolated from the signal circuitry.
Chris Hutcheson, Head of Marketing, told StereoNET:
It was a conscious decision to keep the look of the Classic series, well, just that…Classic. These products are very important to Cyrus, they are a part of our DNA, so when we had the opportunity to make them even better using knowledge gained from the development of the XR series, it made perfect sense.
The new Classic AMP (£1,995) and Classic PRE (£2,595) are available to order from August, with more models in the range, including a streamer using the BluOS platform, becoming available over the next 18 months. Naturally, we'll keep you informed as the range is released.
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