Features and benefits
All new analogue preamplifier
The Pre-XR analogue preamp features relay input selection and a
new high performance gain stage. This short-path design makes the
analogue preamplifier extremely transparent. With four analogue
inputs and phono MM, the Pre-XR will cover just about any system
requirement for analogue connectivity.
High capacity power supply
The power supply design of the Pre-XR has received special
attention. An over-specified 74VA power transformer delivers
power to a high capacity power supply reserve. Within the
circuit design, a generous total of 15 independent power supply
regulators regulate, then sub-regulate quiet power. Digital control
circuits are assigned a separate mains power supply, completely
isolated from the signal circuitry.
Pre-XR digital performance
The DAC input stage of the Pre-XR features a new 2nd generation
version of our award-winning QXR DAC, but with an all-new highspeed analogue buffer stage. Seven digital filter alignment options
are user adjustable to suit the taste of the listener. Input options
include USB audio (to 384k sample rate) and DSD to DSD256, 2 x
SPDIF digital and 2 x optical digital inputs.
Balanced and unbalanced output options
The Pre-XR features a choice of balanced audio drive via XLR
connectors for best performance in systems where it is partnered
by high-end power amplifiers with balanced inputs. An unbalanced
output is also provided.
The Pre-XR includes a port for the new PSU-XR power supply.
Thirty years ago Cyrus broke new ground with the introduction
of the PSX-R, the first ever regulated power supply upgrade that
automatically adapted to match perfectly the power requirements
of any connected product. The PSU-XR raises the bar by sourcing
no less than five independent regulated supplies in a single box.
For the Pre-XR the PSU-XR steps in to take over power supply for
the analogue stages of the preamplifier.
A new menu system makes the Pre-XR highly customisable yet easy
to set up. With a tree-style navigation structure and both local and
remote control navigation, menu settings are quick and simple to