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Cyrus Classic PRE - Pre-Amplifier

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Cyrus are currently running a selection of bundle deals - when you buy a Classic Pre with the matching Classic Power you save £1000.00

Classic Pre amp bundle

£4990 - SRP
£3990 - Bundle price

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Cyrus 40th anniversary


Cyrus Classic Pre

The Classic PRE is the latest update to a preamplifier that has been part of the Cyrus product range for over a decade.

This preamplifier provides a significant step up in performance from previous versions by using everything that we learnt when developing the fantastic XR Series but retaining the familiar design of the Classic series. The circuit design has been completely re-designed and the majority of the internal components have been upgraded by the Cyrus R&D team, which has resulted in sound improvements that will help the Classic series retain a loyal fan base for years to come.


Key Features


  • 4 x Analogue line-level inputs
  • 1 x Phono MM input for vinyl turntable
  • 2 x Coaxial digital inputs via RCA phono
  • 2 x Optical digital inputs via Toslink
  • True balanced outputs via XLR
  • Headphone output via 3.5mm jack
  • Firmware upgrade port
  • PSX-R upgrade connection
  • 2 year warranty


The analogue preamp features relay input selection for the five analogue inputs and a precision gain control for volume. The design is intentionally wide bandwidth. The phono MM input stage design features dual active gain stages and passive RIAA equalisation. The unbalanced outputs are provided for close-wired systems where the power amplifier is located close to the Classic Pre. The balanced outputs are recommended for longer cable runs in systems where the Classic Pre is driving power amplifiers placed close to the system speakers or active speakers. The Classic Pre power supply includes a 74VA toroidal power transformer delivering power to a high-capacity power supply reserve. Within the circuit design, a total of 11 independent power supply regulators regulate, and then sub-regulate quiet power. Digital control circuits are assigned a separate main power supply, completely isolated from the signal circuitry. The Classic Pre includes a port for the PSX-R power supply. Power from the PSX-R is routed internally to the analogue stages of the preamplifier to provide a more stable, low-noise power supply for the analogue preamp and post-DAC stages of the D/A converter. 


Who is Cyrus Audio?

Cyrus Audio, the British manufacturer known for designing and manufacturing premium Hi-Fi amplifiers, DACs, and CD players, is proud to introduce its new XR series. The XR series is positioned towards discerning audio enthusiasts and, at its launch, it will include six brand new products, including two integrated amplifiers with DACs (the i7-XR and i9-XR), a preamp (Pre-XR), two CD players (the CDT-XR transport and the integrated CDi-XR) and an external power supply (the PSU-XR). Building upon more than a decade of cumulative research and development, the XR series catapults Cyrus products into a whole new level of sophistication and performance. 

 Cyrus has nearly four decades of experience crafting award-winning products, designed and assembled entirely in-house at Cyrus in the UK. From the start, Cyrus’s mission has been to infuse the latest in technology with superb engineering to create ‘emotional’ musical experiences. 

Whilst Cyrus pursues a continual improvement philosophy for all its products, many of its deeper engineering advances can only be applied in a ‘ground-up' design. 


1 x Phono MM input
2 x Optical inputs
2 x Coaxial digital inputs
1 x Analogue preamplifier out
1 x Headphone output   
                    Balanced XLR output                       
Fixed/recording output
PSU-XR upgrade port

Headphone amp  2x 138mW, 6Ω (<0.1% THD)
 SPDIF audio formats PCM Stereo
Sample rate range 32k - 192k
 Dimensions (HWD) 75 x 215 x 365 mm
iR14 Remote control  included
Weight  4.4kg



UK Delivery

Providing your item is in stock, the order is usually dispatched within 24 hours. Postage and packing is completely free for orders over £99*. Out of stock items will be dispatched as soon as they become available, which can take between 4 to 21 days      

UK Delivery orders are sent via our couriers' DPD Local on a next-day-delivery service and usually take between 1 and 3 days. 


Local Delivery

Certain manufacturers disallow mail order for their products, however a local delivery may be possible.

We offer a local delivery service for a large number of our products. After your order has been placed, a member of the Hifi Gear team will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time for your local, personal delivery.


Click & Collect

We offer a free ‘Click & Collect’ service on all items. As soon as your order has been completed and is ready for collection a member of our team will be in contact with you. Orders can be collected from our store at 11 King Street, Hereford, HR4 9BW.


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