Cyrus Pre₂ DAC QXR Preamplifier / DAC


Brand Cyrus

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

The Cyrus Pre2 DAC QXR is designed to be partnered with their of our matching power amplifiers such as the X Power or Mono X 200 Signature. Add a dedicated power supply such as the PSX-R2 to further enhance the preamp’s resolution.

PRE₂ DAC QXR features and benefits Trickle Down Advanced Technology:

The Cyrus Pre2 DAC QXR delivers surprising audio performance and value because it is based on the advanced preamplifier circuitry from the DAC XP Signature; benefitting from a ‘trickle down’ of our most advanced technology.

Pre Amplifier:

The Pre2 DAC QXR 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.

Integrated DAC:

In the PRE₂ DAC QXR Cyrus use a new ESS-based DAC, as well as allowing input resolutions up to 32bit/ 768k, they have also introduced a new ‘reclocking’ process across all the digital inputs. This substantially reduces jitter and lowers the noise floor, as well as allowing a much shallower filter slope than ever before. This process virtually eliminates phase interference in the audible band (an approach only previously possible with noisy FPGA DAC solutions).

Essential Connectivity:

Six analogue inputs, a high quality headphone amplifier, Zone 2 and pre amplifier output give the Pre2 DAC flexibility for connecting a wide variety of audio devices. There is also a PSX-R port on the Pre2 DAC allowing connectivity of the instant upgrade off-board power-supply.

Advanced Setup:

The microprocessor controlled operating system in the Pre2 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.



Stereo RCA analogue – 1 pair fixed, 2 pairs variable
Headphones – Yes
PSX-R upgrade port – Yes
MC-BUS – Yes


Optical SPDIF – 2
Coaxial SPDIF – 2
USB B – 1
Analogue RCA Phono – 6 pairs


24/192 resolution through optical/coaxial inputs,

(QXR adds 32bit / 768k , DSD 512 through USB)


Height – 73
Width – 215
Depth – 360
Weight (kg) – 5

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