- Aug 10, 2019
I own 3 Cyruses (a 1985 Cyrus 2 with it's PSX, a 1987 Cyrus 1, and a 1990 Cyrus 2 and each one is a gem in it's own way) as power amps to my Hi-Fi/AV Setup in combination with a Yamaha DSP-AX1 which i only use as a pre-amp (power "amp" is appalling! Yikes!) Currently i use the OLDER 1985 Cyrus 2 / PSX to Drive my main speakers (Infinity Delta 60), as the older model is more 3d, more transparent and has more finesse and detail than the newer model (which has much better grip and drive than the old) but in any case whatever other amps i listen to, i always go back to the Cyruses.... Nevertheless, i am looking for the best amp that can satisfy the below requirements: - I want SPEED, SPEED, SPEED and SPEED! -I want AWESOME DYNAMICS and the best possible TRANSIENT RESPONSE (this takes us back to speed...) -I want a truly TRANSPARENT amp WITOUT any character of it's own. If a recording is Bad i want it to sound BAD and if it is good, i want it to sound GOOD letting ALL the detail that is available in the recording (good or bad) to come out of the speakers. -I want it to provide as much from the power, realism, detail, speed, dynamics, and slam of LIVE music, and not sound artificially "sweetened". If a cymbal is supposed to sound bright and harsh in real life, it should sound the same with this amp. -I want an amp that will immediately point out a bad source, interconnect and power cable, and be able to clearly show the difference between cables, sources, and interconnects (this takes us back to trasparency..) -I want a 3D soundstage with pinpoint accuracy. I am thinking of 2x Cyrus Mono-X amps. Will these be ideal to my requirements? As i have not seen any interviews of these amps, can someone give me their opinion and comments?? Also, can you suggest any other (non Cyrus) products that satisfy the above requirements? Cheers a lot!