The 8₂ DAC is our most flexible integrated amplifier. A high quality and scalable design provides an impressive 88 Watts per channel, and includes six analogue inputs which you can individually name from a list of options in the set up wizard. Also included is a great headphone facility and twin speaker output for bi-wiring.
The 8₂ DAC delivers surprising audio performance and value because it is based on the advanced preamplifier circuitry from the DAC XP Signature; benefiting from a ‘trickle down’ of our most advanced technology.
The bi-wire output of the 8₂ DAC gives a full 88 Watts into 6 ohms. The power supply is a high current design that uses two transformers to completely separate the digital control stages from the sensitive audio signals.
The 8₂ DAC features a high performance 24/192 DAC with optical and coaxial inputs and a driver less USB connection for plug and play connectivity to a PC or laptop. Upgrade to ‘Qx’ specification for upsampling DAC design from the DAC XP Signature..
Six analogue inputs, a high quality headphone amplifier, Zone 2 and pre amplifier outputs give the 8₂ DAC flexibility for connecting a wide variety of audio devices. There is also a PSX-R port on the 8₂ DAC allowing connectivity of the instant upgrade off-board power supply.
The microprocessor controlled operating system in the 8₂ DAC allows extensive programming of many functions within the unit. Input naming, differing display readouts and input volume matching across all sources are just some of the possibilities.
Cyrus 8₂ DAC Qx
Outputs Stereo RCA analogue 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable BFA speaker Yes Headphones Yes PSX-R upgrade port Yes MC-BUS Yes Inputs Optical SPDIF 2 Coaxial SPDIF 2 USB B 1 Analogue RCA Phono 6 pairs File/Signal Compatibility Maximum signal resolution 24-bit/192kHz Power Output Watts into 6 Ohms 88 Dimensions (mm) Height 73 Width 215 Depth 360 Weight (kg) 6.9