Cyrus Audio has this week announced the XR Series is now Roon Tested. This folds the Cyrus XR series into the Roon universe. Roon Tested means the range has been tested and will work as a USB device in the Roon universe. Roon Ready is the level above where a product has Roon Advanced Audio Transport (called RAAT) network interface preinstalled and offers more advanced features. Nevertheless, this represents a nice step forward for Cyrus who recently announced their tie-up with BluOS.
Roon is the digital music delivery platform that brings all formats of music, most services like Tidal and Qobuz and your network stored music together in one seamless place.
Cyrus Audio claims it is;
committed to providing the modern music consumer with the best experience possible, and … products being Roon Tested is an important step in achieving that. As a Roon Tested partner, Cyrus has provided equipment to Roon for testing with a variety of different operating systems and computers, and shared information about its design and capabilities
Look out for a review of the new Cyrus Pre-XR coming here on HF&MS, next month.
About Cyrus Audio
Cyrus Audio is an internationally acclaimed, high-end audio brand based in Cambridgeshire, England. The company has been at the forefront of the audio scene for nearly 40 years. Having launched the original Cyrus One amplifier back in 1984, it quickly established itself as a company providing outstanding quality for the most discerning of music-lovers, and it has been designing and manufacturing award winning audio products ever since. Cyrus is proud to be one of the few remaining independent British brands, with their range of integrated amps, CD players, power amps and power supplies continuing to be manufactured in the UK.
About Roon Labs
Roon transforms the experience of browsing music. Artist photos, credits, bios, reviews, lyrics, tour dates, and composers are located automatically, then interconnected by links to build a surfable, searchable digital magazine about your entire music collection. Roon also links all of your personal files with the millions of tracks available on TIDAL and Qobuz, so you can start with the music you know, then explore and discover new music from the world beyond your collection. Roon runs on most Mac, Windows, and Linux PCs as a server, with an Android or iOS smartphone/tablet used as a control point.