Cyrus CD T Transport


Product Overview

The new Cyrus CD Transport (CD T) is a high resolution CD transport designed to partner our latest generation of amplifiers that come with a high quality DAC built-in to connect with and improve all your digital sources. Because CD T is based on our award winning CDXT SE2 model, albeit using less exotic components and simplifying some circuits, CD T will provide almost all of the incredible detail that is found in the thrilling sound of our flagship player but at a much more affordable price point. This ‘entry level’ CD player offers the hi-fi enthusiast unprecedented price/performance.

The reason CD T can deliver such unusual value is Cyrus’ multi-award winning CD technology that is able to read more data ‘right first time’ from a CD than any other CD system, delivering audibly better resolution. Cyrus is unique in having this CD ‘engine’ because we invested in reengineering the complex control software especially for our needs as the worlds most advanced manufacturer of CD players. Despite being based on the X series CDXT SE2, the new and fully upgradeable CD T is priced at under half its price.

The latest range of Cyrus DAC-enabled amplifiers allow you to connect up to five digital and six analogue devices to your system for total flexibility. Partnering the new CD T with our latest 6 DAC amplifier will create a truly special hi-fi system with many upgrade options for the future.

Further Information

The CD T features our unique Servo Evolution ‘CD Engine’ matched with close tolerance components that together deliver remarkable performance for its price. The CD T is, like many Cyrus models, factory upgradeable to higher models in our range. Although the CD T uses a simpler power supply (a single power transformer, rather than the twin transformer arrangement of the CDXT SE2) CD T does have a multi-regulated power section that allows the player to extract extremely high levels of data from CD’s, and importantly, with industry leading low read error rates.

Inside the low resonance, die-cast aluminum chassis of the CD T, our carefully chosen premium quality laser and associated electromechanical sled components are further mechanically isolated to allow our in-house developed ‘Servo Evolution’ software to control the microscopic laser and motor movements that allow the unique Cyrus CD platform to be the best CD ‘engine’ in the world.

Technical Information

Packed into the stylish, compact chassis of the CD Transport is a high quality toroidal power transformer. The transformer has two entirely separate secondary windings with one dedicated to feeding the digital electronics and the other supplying a completely separate feed to the current hungry motors.

Partnered with a DAC X+ or DAC XP+ the CD Transport will deliver ruler-flat linear performance across the sonic spectrum, vanishingly low background noise and class leading jitter rejection, out-performing most integrated CD players. This is the ideal partner to our DAC equipped streaming and integrated amplifiers.

A natural upgrade path for the CD Transport owner is to return the player to our factory for upgrade to the CDXT SE2. This provides an even more advanced power supply and the option to add a PSX-R for the ultimate CD transport solution.

The unique MC-BUS connectivity of the CD Transport is in keeping with the total system approach of the Cyrus range of products. This facility allows the CD Transport to “talk” to other Cyrus units in the system, enabling the system to anticipate your needs, making a Cyrus system simple to use.

The quality lightweight die-cast enclosure of the CD Transport has a myriad of advantages both electrically and mechanically. The non-resonant nature of the alloy minimises microphonic effects, while its non-ferrous composition provides an effective shield from external electro-magnetic disturbances. It also helps protect the sensitive audio circuitry from any stray magnetic fields coming from the power transformer.

Because CD T is built around our high resolution SE ‘engine’ this affordable player is easily capable of outperforming CD players many times its price. Also included is MC-BUS to connect together all Cyrus components in a system so each unit powers on/off automatically as needed. Two digital outputs (toslink) and SPDIF (RCA) are included. CD T is factory upgradeable to the flagship CDXT SE2 transport that forms the cornerstone of our four box high-end CD system.


Enclosure: Cyrus Inverted die-cast chassis with Slot-loading CD transport

Material: Lightweight alloy and non-magnetic material throughout


Power Supply: 1 x custom toroidal power transformer feeding multiple regulated power supplies

Outputs: 1 x SPDIF coaxial and 1 x optical

Disc-reading transport: Integral Isolated Loader Mechanism with monolithic glass LASER assembly

Disc Compatibility: CD, CD-R (closed session)

Display: Custom LCD with subtle green back lighting

Remote Control: Full function Cyrus system remote control facility

Communications: MC-BUS System BUS


Coaxial Digital output: SPDIF via RCA phono jack socket

Output voltage: 500mV pk-pk

Output impedance: 75 W

Optical Digital output: SPDIF via Toslink transmitter

Clock Jitter: <90pS

Power Consumption: 7.5W

Weight: 3.7 Kg

Dimensions (H x W x D) 78 x 215 x 360 (mm): 3.1 x 8.4 x14.1 (inches)

Finish : Quartz Silver or Brushed Black

Feature (Benefit)

Bespoke tuned power/main board (Optimised as a ‘digital’ source)

Toroidal power transformer (Oversized power supply capacity with excellent stage isolation)

Monolithic triple beam Laser Assembly (Consistency, reliability and ultimate accuracy)

High quality glass Laser optics (Minimal reading error generation)

Extensive use of Star-earthing (Minimises power supply effects on output signal)

Phase-invert facility (For absolute phase correction)

Dual programming mode (CD Transport has additional programming mode to skip unwanted tracks)

Non-magnetic die-cast chassis (Low-resonance enclosure with excellent RF screening properties)

MC-BUS System BUS (Integrated system control with the CYRUS Range)

Setting Up

Leave ON for at least 48 hours before serious listening.

Use Cyrus Interconnects for best results.

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