Pre DAC / Pre XPd

High quality DAC and preamplifier.

With 11 inputs including USB port and the ability to play two sources at the same time in different parts of your home, the Pre DAC is a highly versatile product.

Its preamplifier section uses the same techniques as those in our flagship DAC XP Signature model, guaranteeing accurate and powerful amplification.

A high quality DAC which works at 24-bit/192kHz resolution makes the Pre DAC a great tool for playing music from your computer, Stream X Signature or CD t  with trademark Cyrus sound quality.

Many of the improved components and techniques which come about as we fine-tune our flagship products trickle down through our product range. So although the Pre DAC is an entry level product, it holds many of the same individual components as our flagship DAC XP Signature. 

The Cyrus digital board uses a highly specified high quality DAC and power supply arranged so that all connected digital sources benefit from the inherent quality and expert tuning of our DAC. 

The Pre DAC has a zone 2 output, meaning that you can use it to play two different sources at the same time - it can transform the sound you enjoy not just in one room, but throughout your house.

Our advanced headphone circuitry means that no matter how you use this preamplifier, you can enjoy the clarity and detail Cyrus products are known for.

The Pre DAC was developed to take advantage of the high audio quality produced by the Servo Evolution platform in our CD players. Because of this, the CD 8 SE₂ and CD t are great partners for the Pre DAC. It can also be connected to your laptop, computer, TV or satellite box.

A strong addition to any system striving for pure hi-fi sound, this audiophile DAC can be paired with a PSX-R to give it a boost, or upgraded to a Pre Qx DAC when you're craving even more detail and clarity.

Technical Information

As with all of our products, the Pre DAC can be connected to our other systems via our unique MC-BUS connectivity.

Inputs – 6 analogue, 2 electrical SPDIF, 2 optical SPDIF, 1 USB (computer slave)
Outputs – Zone 2, preamp out, headphone, bi-wire loudspeakers
Power - 130VA transformer
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 73 x 215 x 360 mm
Weight – 5kg

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