”Speedy, nimble and precise – the Cyrus Xa is one of the most energetic and yet remarkably controlled streamers out there.” ’What Hi-Fi – 5-Star review’.
Streaming music for the music lover
The Cyrus Xa is an award-winning music streamer that offers the ideal way of listening to your digital music. Simply connect to your home network via Ethernet or wi-fi and stream from your NAS drive, Mac, PC or laptop computer. Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and DLNA make it easy to connect. Controlling is even easier with the Cyrus Cadence app for Apple iOS devices.
High Resolution sound
The Xa accepts a wide range of file types, including AAC, MP3, WMA, and AIFF. It will also stream high-resolution FLAC and WAV files at up to 192 kHz/24bit - that's better than CD quality. Now you can access all your stored music, effortlessly and in true hi-fi quality.
As well as streaming your own music, the Xa is the ideal way to access the ever-improving range of music streaming services. Compatible with their Cadence app, Tidal sounds better than most of its rivals, thanks to its Hi-Res music files. If you’ve been tempted by music streaming but put off by the compressed sound, try the Xa with Tidal to see just how far streaming music has moved on.
The built-in Internet radio service lets you access over 30,000 stations and offers a user-friendly interface with pre-sets. Cyrus selected TuneIn by Radiotime as it offers a wide range of features and broad selection of stations, including rock, jazz, metal, country, classical, soul, sport and talk, to name a few.
Connect up your Apple iOS device
With its Apple iOS compatible USB socket, it’s easy to connect your portable Apple device. By connecting to the USB, you'll benefit from a digital connection. This gives a direct signal and, hence, purer sound quality than using a conventional dock or analogue input.
Five digital inputs make the Xa a top-class DAC, too
With its top quality DAC (Digital to Analogue Convertor) accessible by five digital inputs, the Cyrus Xa is also the ideal way of upgrading all your digital sources. Older or lower spec digital devices will benefit hugely in terms of sound quality by using the high spec DAC built into the Cyrus. With two optical and three coaxial inputs you can upgrade the sound from your TV, games console, CD, DVD/Blu-ray and set-top TV box – all at the same time!
Although the Stream Xa is already one of the best-sounding music streamers in its class, you can take its sound quality to the next level by adding the PSX-R power supply. This legendary device is a separate power supply that delivers an extremely smooth and stable DC feed directly to the Stream Xa. This ‘cleaner’ power means you’ll hear less distortion and more detail, taking the Stream Xa to true reference quality.
Unique Cyrus design and quality
The half size ‘shoebox’ Stream Xa is a distinctive design. The compact size lets you put two units on a single Hi-Fi shelf – perfect if you’re upgrading with a PSX-R or using with a Cyrus amp. The high quality, die-cast casing not only looks great but has important sonic benefits, too. In mechanical terms, the dense casing provides a non-resonant nature, minimising microphonic effects. The non-ferrous composition also provides superior shielding against various electrical interference, such as RF disturbance.
Hear streaming music at its best – listen in to the Cyrus Xa and prepare to be seduced.