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What power amp with Cyrus PreXpd Qx?

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Hi all,

First post here. I have recently purchased a Cyrus Pre amp and am looking for a good power amp combo. Obviously I first thought to buy a cyrus power amp, but decided to keep an open mind. So does anyone have any experience with other manufacturer's power amps combining with a cyrus pre-amp?

I have heard the cyrus sound at a friend of mine and love the analytical sound, but am a bit anxious about the lack of bass, especially considering I am going to power a pair of Dali Skyline 1000's, not known for their bass subtlety if mismatched.

Every bit of help is appreciated.

Cheers,

Donny
 
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Hi Donny

I've just googled your speakers - wow they look good! Not sure I'd get them past them misses though...

I know its not answering your question, but in my experience its only the Cyrus equipment lower down the range that is a bass light. You could try an X Power or even a pair of mono X's depending on budget. If your happy with 2nd hand an X Power can be picked up for £500 (try here: http://www.2ndhandhifi.co.uk/ )

I have a Cyrus system and upgraded my CD8x CD player earlier this year with a DAC XP+, realised that it was the CD player making the system sound bass light and not the amps.
 

gregvet

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I would second that. My Spendors have developed significantly more/better bass since upgrading from the 8xpd to the Dac XP/X power system I use now. I think the entry level stuff comes accross as bass light, but once you get to the x power etc its not an issue IMO.
 

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I'm running a Streamline into a Supernait, digital connection. Cooking on the hot ring. Great for streaming and digital radio compared to other sources.
 

Crossie

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+1 on the X Power (which is not bass light - don't know where that rumour came from as all the recent Cyrus amps I have had have certainly not been bass light).

Of course the DACXP is better and so are the Mono X's. I use a PreXPdQX as it has a usb input and the DAC XP does not.
 
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Anonymous

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Thanks all for the reassurance.

With regards to the speakers, I am not sure they look good
, but they certainly stand out. I have definitely considered the X power, but the thing is due to the speakers specs I would need to have a mono set-up (2 Xpowers) and that's not feasible for me for budgetary reasons.

The speakers require 150W 4 Ohms and I've run them on less, but then I am confronted with a major lack in bass definition and control.

Thanks,

Donny
 

gregvet

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So what is your budget?

i would still consider an x power and a second when you have saved the money. Running in mono they should give what you need.

Alternatively you can pick up the old mono x's for around £900 second hand.
 
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Anonymous

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Well 500 pounds is what I had in mind for now.

I reside in the Netherlands and prices are generally higher for high-end HiFi, in particular the British made components. I do shop around abroad though.

I have noticed fluctuations in both price and availability of second life products and at the moment (even over here in Holland) I find that Musical Fidelity is readily available and reasonally priced. Is it a ludicrous suggestion to combine Cyrus with MF?I have no experience with the MF products.

Regards,

Donny
 

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