Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Cyrus Audio’s PSU-XR Power Supply Is A Major Upgrade for Cyrus XR Components

The PSU-XR power supply provides a sound upgrade for all Cyrus XR components.

Cyrus Audio PSU-XR Front

Cyrus Audio is a very unique brand. They have never really played by the same rules or followed the popular trends to make audio magazines bite. It’s a brand that does things thinking about the long-term and how its devoted customer base might want to upgrade their system down the road without too much effort.

Products like the new Cyrus Audio PSU-XR Power Supply for its XR series that we reviewed in 2022 are not an inexpensive upgrade but a worthwhile one from the perspective that you’re not replacing the amplifier or source; you are simply improving the all-important power supply that does have a significant impact on the overall performance of the component.

I waited well over a decade to finally audition a Cyrus Audio system and I must say that I sent it back feeling quite satisfied; it does things differently than comparable products from Rega, Naim, and Cambridge Audio and definitely marches to its own drummer.

Cyrus Audio PSU-XR Internal

The PSU-XR is the first power supply from Cyrus to have its own built-in microprocessor; enabling it to talk to the product it is connected to, providing the best configuration of power sources demanded by the host product.

Flexibility is at the heart of the PSU-XR design, as it can work with all of the products from the current XR range. 

 It has also been developed to be future-proof, with all XR products still to be launched — including the Blu-OS XR streamer — which will require only a simple software update to enable it to talk to the PSU-XR.

As with every product in the XR series, noise has been reduced wherever possible, and the PSU-XR is no different. Output voltages from the PSU-XR are all digitally controlled, so therefore are extremely stable and virtually noise free.

Cyrus Audio PSU-XR Rear

Ceri Williamson, Head of R&D at Cyrus Audio says, “The PSU-XR is our best performing power supply, capable of providing up to 60% more power than the award winning PSX-R2 and due to its revolutionary design, is up to 50% more efficient.” 

The sonic improvements made when connecting the PSU-XR to a host XR product have been outstanding in our opinion”, says Chris Hutcheson, Head of Marketing, “however, as with every Cyrus Audio product, we encourage you to take some of your favourite music to your local retailer and let your ears convince you!” ​ 

The Cyrus Audio PSU-XR — alongside the rest of the XR line-up — will be demonstrated at this year’s Bristol Hi-Fi show from Friday 24th – Sunday 26th February 2023.

Cyrus Audio PSU-XR Angle

PSU-XR Specification

  • Low voltage supply – Standby mode +5V DC
  • Low voltage supply – Operational +5V DC
  • Fixed voltage supply – Standby mode 0V
  • Fixed voltage supply – Operational +24V DC
  • Variable supply – Standby mode 0V
  • Variable supply – Regulated +10V to +45V DC
  • Variable supply – Unregulated +45V or +56V DC
  • Size (H x W x D) 75 x 215 x 355 mm (2.95” x 8.46” x 13.98”)
  • Weight 7.7kg (17lbs)

Price & Availability

The Cyrus Audio PSU-XR is available now, priced £2,395 / €2,895 / $2,850.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

For more information: cyrusaudio.com

Related Reading:

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Christopher Hamill

    January 10, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    if you pay another fortune for this you are a fool,get real!

    • Ian White

      January 10, 2023 at 3:18 pm

      Christopher,

      1. I’m going to mark you down as a firm ‘no’ for this one.

      My experience over the years with Cyrus, Linn, Rega, and Naim components that can be “upgraded” with external power supplies has been a mixed bag. Some made a real difference — others made zero difference.

      Best,

      Ian White

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Digital Music Systems

The infamous Naim stack seems to be getting shorter with each passing cycle. The New Classic Series aims to push the streaming category to...

Articles

The integrated amplifier market is evolving and that's a very good thing for audiophiles looking in 2022.

Articles

Which CD players and DAC made our Editors' Choice 2022 list?

Articles

The Best CD Players for 2022 include some fantastic units from NAD, Naim, Rotel, Marantz, Audiolab and more...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

Does the $3,799 Cyrus Audio i7-XR compete with the most popular options from Rega, Naim, and Cambridge Audio?

Daily Deals

Get the Cyrus Audio i7-XR Integrated Amp at a huge price discount. 

CD Players

Does it make sense to spend $3,000 on a CD player in 2022? The Cyrus Audio CDi-XR does its best to make the case...

Integrated Amps & Stereo Receivers

The Cyrus Audio Classic AMP and Classic PRE are the first products in their new and improved Classic Series product category.

Advertisement

ecoustics is a hi-fi and music magazine offering product reviews, podcasts, news and advice for aspiring audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts and headphone hipsters. Read more

Copyright © 1999-2023 ecoustics | Disclaimer: We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.



SVS Bluesound PSB Speakers NAD RSL Speakers Crutchfield ProjectorScreen Focal Naim Audio Cambridge Audio