Getting its first official showing at the High End Show in Munich, Cyrus has unveiled its new ONE integrated amplifier. It’s not the first time that the Huntingdon firm has given the ‘1’ model name to an integrated amplifier, and the original Cyrus 1 some 30 years ago provided the footprint for its compact range of components that continue today.
The reimagined ONE has a distinctly contemporary aesthetic with two large front panel controls for source selection and volume level control. Internally it offers a claimed 2x 100W maximum power output and utilises the third generation of the company’s hybrid Class D technology with automatic Speaker Impedance Detection (SID) circuit to instantly measure the speaker impedance connected to its bi-wire-compatible speaker binding posts and to adjust the amplifier to suit.
There are four line-level inputs including AV bypass and a built-in moving-magnet phono stage input. Bluetooth connectivity with aptX is also on board as is a Class AB headphone amplifier. Additional features include LED dimming to match the brightness of the front panel indicators to the environment and any firmware updates are catered for via the micro USB port on the rear of the chassis.
Cyrus tells us that the new ONE is aimed at what it calls: “a group of enlightened consumers that are design lead, feature and interface driven, interested in brand reputation and listen to music in a personal manner”.
It’s available now in a textured and high-gloss black finish for £699 and you can find out more here.
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