I’ve already reviewed the Cyrus i9-XR integrated amp. The CDt-XR is a companion piece, but it can also stand alone. I’m reviewing it that way, and in the following review, appearing next week, I’ll give my thoughts on this player, and the Cyrus integrated amplifier, together with the Cyrus PSU-XR power supply
I was in a bind. CD and product reviews were due at multiple publications, and my Theta Carmen II transport's drive mechanism had failed. I may have bought the used unit directly from Theta Digital's founder and former owner, Neil Sinclair, but that couldn't change the fact that the Carmen II's defective drive was long out of production. With no spare parts available in at Theta's Southern California headquarters, I was in trouble. Paul McGowan came to my rescue by sending a PS Audio PerfectWave Disc Transport. And, wow, does this thing transport.