CYRUS AUDIO: Stereo 200 Stereo Amplifier test review

Cyrus Stereo 200

Roger Kanno writes:  British manufacturer Cyrus Audio has been around since the 1980s, when they were affiliated with Mission Electronics and introduced the Cyrus 1 integrated amplifier. In the mid-1990s, I owned a Cyrus III integrated amplifier with optional PSX-R power supply, driving Mission 762 and 760i loudspeakers, and still have fond memories of that system. However, it had been a long time since I’d listened to anything from Cyrus or Mission -- for years, their products have been hard to find in North America. But now, via distributor Kevro International, Cyrus has returned.

Cyrus makes conventional class-AB power amps as well as more complex, high-end, zero-feedback designs. However, their latest offering, the Stereo 200 class-D power amplifier, is based on a proprietary topology that Cyrus introduced in their Lyric all-in-one systems. The Stereo 200 slots into the company’s power-amp hierarchy between the entry-level X Power and the flagship Mono X zero-feedback monoblock. At $3499 USD, the Stereo 200 is not cheap, but I was intrigued by its high power rating and ultracompact design