Dynaudio and Spendor always go well with Cyrus imo. Of course, which model or standmount/floorstander will depend on buget and preferance.
There are some great deals on the discontinued Audience range of Dynaudios at the moment though, may be worth checking out. The 52SE standmount and 72SE (floorstander, which I own incidently) spring to mind.
The Rega R5s performed really well with a all-round warmth from the bass levels and without having to crank up the volume too far. Higher levels perhaps not as precise as the B&Ws, but I found the bass a little thin on the B&Ws unless the amp was working them harder. So have plumped for the Regas in the end.
Does anyone know if the Cyrus PS-X is worth it? I didn't demo it for fear of not being able to do without it once I'd heard it, but am curious!
Also re the CD8SE: Seemed to be a bit fussy about which CDs it would read and I found the front-loader a s little hit and miss. Is this just 'buggy' given it's recent release? Have gone for the CD8X which was great...
i thought you were going to test the cyrus cd6se, not the 8se. cd6se is 800 pounds but cyrus reckons it comfortably outperforms the cd8x and whathifi seem to agree emphatically. i've got the cd6se and have not really had any major problems using it, but i've not compared it with the cd8x.
i've partnered it with an 8vs2 amp and ma rs6 speakers. still not sure about the speakers (as i mentioned in an earleir post) but prepared to give it more time. if not happy in a few weeks i'll look at alternatives such as the rega r5s.