The Qx DAC is a circuit board of made up of audiophile digital and analogue components which converts your digital sources to analogue in the highest possible resolution available. Although it processes the best 24-bit files in high resolution, the Qx DAC makes the most of any input you supply it with. Whatever the resolution of the incoming digital source, the Qx DAC takes that signal and upsamples it to the highest 192kHz resolution, meaning it will improve the sound of all your connected digital sources.

The effects of the high end DAC components used in the Qx DAC board are instantly noticeable; you will hear new details in the recordings, enjoy clearer and more defined higher frequencies and experience deeper tighter low frequencies through your system. Rather than simply using a highly specified DAC chip, we have created an entire circuit board to handle the conversion process. Through this we have been able to carefully tune the output and capture subtle sounds which would otherwise be lost.

This board isn’t just a sophisticated processor; it includes an advanced power supply and multiple filtering techniques to enhance the performance of the DAC. Quartz reference anti-jitter circuits eliminate timing errors, which manifest themselves as unwanted signals on the output.

In particular, much work went into getting exceptional low level response from the Qx DAC card, meaning even the smallest signals are picked up and communicated brilliantly. Many of our other DAC products also have the capacity to have the higher definition Qx DAC card added to them – speak to your local Cyrus retailer for more information on how you can upgrade your product.

The Pre₂ DAC separates the pre amp into its own chassis and provides a dedicated power supply which means the pre amp can resolve more detail. Complete with a built-in DAC, the pre amp is compatible with a very wide range of sources such as CD players, streamers or your TV digital audio out.

The Pre2 DAC offers a sonic step up in performance from our integrated amplifiers. This is achieved because the pre amplifier circuitry has its own power supply. The internal power supply provides isolation from the demands of other system elements, making available an additional level of dynamics and resolution. The digital section also sounds better for the same reasons, especially when used with the optional Qx card, the audio quality rises further still.

If a PSX-R2 is connected, owners will hear a large jump in performance as the PSX-R2 feeds the pre amp with a highly regulated and super smooth DC feed. The sonic uplift from the PSX-R2 means the close tolerance components in the pre amp can be fully appreciated as they now benefit from the smoother supply.

The Pre2 DAC includes a carefully designed top quality digital section built into the pre amplifier with a Burr Brown 24-bit/192k DAC and a carefully designed power supply. With 5 digital inputs that enable the amplifier to connect and clearly improve the sound of connected digital sources including; your computer, DVD player, TV and many other digital sources. Our premium Qx DAC upgrade is available which takes performance to a higher level again.

The Pre₂ DAC is designed to be partnered with one of our matching power amplifiers such as the X Power, Stereo 200 or Mono X 300 Signature. Build your system with a CD i or CD t and a Stream X Signature or Stream Xa for an exceptional music experience. Add a dedicated power supply such as the PSX-R₂ to further enhance the pre amp’s resolution.


Stereo RCA analogue 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable

Headphones Yes

PSX-R upgrade port Yes



Optical SPDIF 2

Coaxial SPDIF 2


Analogue RCA Phono 6 pairs

File/Signal Compatibility

Maximum signal resolution 24-bit/192kHz

Dimensions (mm) 

Height 73

Width 215

Depth 360

Weight (kg) 5

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  • Brand: CYRUS
  • Product Code: CYRUS Pre2 Qx DAC
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R37,000.00

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