The DVD 8 was terrific fun to develop because it was one of those projects where the brief allowed the engineers to aim for the very highest quality with a very wide cost constraint. Building on the highly-regarded DVD 7, the engineers decided to evaluate components in the video circuit and tune them in the same way Cyrus would approach the fine-tuning of one of our amplifiers. Picture quality is astonishing because the image manages to retain detail in light and dark sections even under high contrast conditions. The picture boasts natural skintones and superb 3-D bite, offering the best possible picture quality. The component output provides extremely high quality and is compatible with the best projector and plasma screens.
Being a Cyrus DVD player, you will not be surprised to learn that the audio performance is also at the very best of what is possible today. DVD8's audio performance is now very close to that of the award-winning CD7 and can be further enhanced by adding the highly-regarded Qdac module. When funds allow, a PSX-R will upgrade the audio performance and boost the picture quality further still.
The Cyrus DVD8 builds on the fine reputation of the Cyrus DVD7, now established as a player equally capable of satisfying the demands of movie buffs or music-loving audiophiles and delivering a sonic performance equalling a Cyrus CD player with DVD video performance to match. The addition of Component Video output and a full performance review by the design team of the DVD7 circuitry further elevate the capabilities of this new player. With the second generation of firmware for the control system, first seen in the DVD7+, the DVD8 also features our upgraded quick-access menu bar for all primary set up and navigation functions. Additional features for the second generation firmware include a Zoom control with Pan capability, more powerful disc-reading software to keep pace with changes in disc technology and more sophisticated video and audio programming.
Additional Component Video output expands the system matching capabilities of the DVD8. The video output signals for all video format outputs originate from a high resolution video encoder and are buffered through high speed fully discrete analogue amplifier stages. High quality linear power supply regulators and careful application of circuit decoupling ensure that the amplifiers maintain good transient performance and exhibit a low noise floor.
Based on the 24 bit technology developed for the acclaimed CD7, the audio DAC of the DVD8 features an integrated stereo filter DAC running at 8 times base sample rate. This state of the art converter has excellent technical performance in all areas. The exceptional dynamic range performance ensures faithful reproduction of essential detail which can so easily be lost from recordings.
A specially developed wide bandwidth, low distortion analogue output stage minimises phase shift at frequency extremes and provides clean imaging with superb transient response.
A traditionally engineered linear power supply with low-noise toroidal power transformer provides the power source for the circuitry of the DVD8. 12 regulated power supplies smooth the power to ensure that each stage within the DVD8 is supplied independently with clean power, reducing the effects of power supply distortion on the audio and video signals.
Transport - Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with dual laser pickup
Disc Replay Compatibility - DVD Video, DVD-R, DVD+RW, Video CD, CD Audio, CD-R, CD-RW
Video Outputs - Component Video, S-Video, RGB (via SCART), Composite (via SCART)
Audio Outputs - Digital Coaxial, Optical, Stereo Audio
SCART Output - RGB video, Composite Video, Stereo audio, Function select
Power Supply - 12 fully regulated power supplies
External - Highly regulated PSX-R upgradeable
Display - Text/numeric LCD with subtle green back lighting
On-Screen Display Switchable, displays Chapter, Title, Track, Index, Time, Status
Remote Control - Full function remote control facility, includes some AV5/AV8 functions
Communications - MC-Bus™ System bus
Audio output - 2.1V rms
Audio output - impedance 47Ω
Frequency response - 20Hz-20kHz
THD - <0.002% (ref. 1kHz, 0dB)
S/n ratio - 100dBA
Channel separation - >110dB (1kHz), >100dB (20kHz)
Digital output - Electrical & Optical SPDIF
Digital Audio Compatibility - Dolby Digital, DTS, PCM 44.1k, 24/96k (downsampled to 48k)
Video output - 1Vpk-pk
Video output - impedance 75Ω
Video bandwidth - >5MHz (±3dB)
Video S/n ratio - 60dB
Power Consumption - 20W (10W Standby)
Weight - 3Kg
Dimensions - (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm)
Finish - Silver or Satin Black