What HiFi is obviously pimping for Cyrus! Whenever I bought my monthly copy of Hi Fi News at B&N I would glance through What HiFi and pass on it!
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Looks like they are willfully blind to and patently ignoring the wave of reliability issues with CYRUS, that are well-known . CYRUS has a huge base in the UK .They used to be built like a tank .... apparently not so anymore
Scope out the UK audio forum for the actual UK consumer takes on the common product failings
Here is a pair of samples:
"webster said: ↑
The Cyrus cdt appears to be highly thought of but there seems to be quite a few horror stories regarding reliability in general with Cyrus cd players and it is of course nearly 3 times the price of the CXC.
From the limited research I’ve done there doesn’t appear to be any direct competition at a similar price point.
I’ve had a few Cyrus CD players. Lovely sound but dogged with issues.
I’ve had so many failures with Cyrus stuff I’d never buy any of their products again...."
I have been surfing Audiogon for a few months; finally decided to sign-on.
I'm really glad that I read this topic regarding Cyrus.
I was just about to order a Cyrus CDt from Kemela; because from what I've read on other forums; they're really top notch.
Now, it seems a veil was lifted to reality.
Can I get all of your inputs on recommendations on a new CD transport?
I know this might be an old subject; if you don't mind, I would be grateful.
I currently have a Schiit Gungnir multi-bit DAC being fed by an old, but pristine Sony DVD player; using a digital coaxial cable from Blue Jeans. The DAC is feeding a HK 3770.
I'm looking to get a CD transport in the very near future.
I researched Cambridge CXC (heard of reliability issues as of late).
My budget is $2100 max.
What do you all like for that money?
Sound quality and reliability are paramount.
Asthetics are nice, but not that important.
Thank you for your time!
I'd keep using the Sony and add a jitter-reduction device between the Sony and DAC. This basically makes the transport a non issue, so when the Sony eventually dies you can just buy another cheap DVD player and you're good to go. Here is the one I'd buy..
With some of the money you'll have left over, I'd upgrade your digital cable as it does make a meaningful difference. FWIW, and best of luck.