Cyrus fans (like me) would argue that it's how their products sound rather than how they look that's important. I mean, what do you want, dancing LCD VU bars and a "Loud" button? A graphic equaliser as well, sir? Ooh, sir! Suits you, sir, suits you.MajorFubar said:Funnily enough Cyrus displays were right at the top of my list. The fluorescent displays on their early 4000, 7000 and PCM II machines were of their day and IMO looked fitting for their price. (You could argue I would say that, seeing I've just bought a used PCM II). But I'm afraid the displays on modern Cyrus equipment look like something they stole out of a Matsui / Saisho parts bin.drummerman said:(I'll excuse Cyrus and Naim with their displays as they could be deemed iconic)
I'm sure Cyrus would argue that much beyond displaying whether you're playing a CD or listening to streamed content, the display isn't necessary. After all, go back to the early 80s, and all you got was a button that lit up or a little light above the button to show what you were listening to. And I would say if you can't figure out if you're listening to an LP, a CD or the radio, perhaps you shouldn't be allowed to work the stereo on your own anyway.
That having been said, I do agree that, perhaps, it's time Cyrus re-thought their displays, at least for more complicated things like streamers.
In the long term I also think they need to re-think their die-cast shoeboxes, if only so they can put proper PSX-R quality power supplies in the same boxes as the components they serve, and not compel buyers to buy them separately. Then again, someone from Cyrus will be along shortly to explain that there are audio advantages to having separately boxed power supplies, so what do I know?