Cyrus Audio, the UK’s leading specialist audio manufacture, is delighted to announce the launch of its Lyric Series – its first ever all-in-one music system range. Featuring innovative technology combined with tried and tested audiophile design processes.
By creating a totally new design platform, Cyrus has integrated its innovative audio technology with cutting edge control and design. From the ‘Black Panel’ glass touch-screen display – which ‘wakes up’ when a user is nearby and then ‘sleeps’ when not in use – through to the advanced music streaming, Digital to Analogue Converter (DAC) and amplifier technology, Cyrus has managed to pack a huge amount of functionality and audiophile knowhow into its newly developed aluminium and glass chassis.
At launch, two products are available; Lyric 09 and Lyric 05.
• Lyric 09 – UKSRP £3000.00 – 170 watts per channel into 8 Ohms and advanced 32 bit/192 kHz up sampling DAC
• Lyric 05 – UKSRP £2250.00 – 80 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms and 24bit/192 kHz DAC
Streaming music stored on a PC/Mac or NAS drive connected to a wired or wireless network is simple, thanks to Lyric’s streamer. Based on the company’s dedicated streaming products, Lyric displays artwork on its front panel and can be easily navigated thanks to Cyrus’s own Cadence app for iPhone and iPad (available free from iTunes).
For those who keep music on their portable devices, Lyric’s built-in Bluetooth® connectivity provides a close range digital interface. Utilising the highest quality A2DP and aptX standards, Lyric allows for the very best audio transfer quality and friends can easily stream direct from their devices once paired.
Two USB A inputs (one mounted on the front under a flap and one on the rear panel) allow for the connectivity of additional digital music devices, such as iPods and USB drives. For connecting PCs and Macs, a USB B port is also supplied on the rear panel.
Class-leading CD and Radio
Being an all-encompassing music centre, Lyric also caters for CD playback too. Simply slide a disc into the slot under the display and listeners can enjoy the same performance from Lyric’s custom components usually reserved for Cyrus’s internationally renowned CD players. Radio listeners are given three options to receive their favourite broadcasts – FM, DAB+ and internet radio, with the inclusion of the powerful TunedIn internet radio service giving users access to over 70,000 stations from around the world.
To control Lyric remotely, a newly designed, backlit, learning IR remote is included. Styled to match Lyric perfectly, it uses motion sensors to activate the backlight when in use. For those wanting to control Lyric from their iDevices, Cyrus has developed its Cadence app to fully control the system, from streaming of music to selecting inputs and setting up and controlling internet radio. Available as a free download from iTunes, Cadence can be used across a wide range of Apple touch-screen devices.
Headphone users are also in for a treat as the Class A headphone circuit has been designed to drive even the most demanding of headphones. Featuring a high-capacity power supply with high voltage rails, the 3.5 mm socket is hidden discretely behind Lyric’s front panel.
For those wishing to make use of Lyric’s excellent digital circuitry and amplifier for additional sources, 2 x optical and 2 x coaxial digital inputs along with a dedicated stereo analogue input are available on the rear panel.
The Lyric range offers the most advanced suite of options found in any home audio system, including:
• Streaming of 24 bit 192kHz high resolution lossless files, based on Stream X2
• Bluetooth with A2DP and aptX codec
• Extremely high performance CD player based on CD t
• 32 bit DAC with 192kHz file compatibility and up-scaling (Lyric 09 only Lyric 05 has 24 bit/192kHz file compatibility)
• Powerful hybrid power amplifier (Lyric 09 – 170 Watts per channel into 8Ohms; Lyric 05 – 80 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms)
• Automated loudspeaker analysis with impedance matching
• Automatic ambient light adjustment
• High resolution colour screen
• Touch sensitive black glass panel
• Backlit icons
• Proximity sensing display
• DSP tone controls
• DAB+ radio
• FM radio
• Internet radio
• USB Made for iPad with charging (Front and rear)
• USB aux front, for pen drives / phone / MP3 player etc.
• 2 x optical SPDIF aux inputs
• 2 x co-axial SPDIF aux inputs
• 1 x analogue aux input
• Superior sounding, non-ferrous, aluminium chassis.
• High quality headphone amplifier
• iPad Cadence app offering full system control
• IR remote handset
• Consumer software update option
Price and availability
Cyrus Lyric is available now and is priced as follows:
Cyrus Lyric 09 £3000.00
Cyrus Lyric 05 £2250.00