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Thread: For Sale: Classic Cyrus 1 shoebox amplifier, good condition and working order

  1. #1
    Join Date: Mar 2010

    Location: Bishop Auckland, Co Durham

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    I'm Ron.

    Default For Sale: Classic Cyrus 1 shoebox amplifier, good condition and working order

    I have owned this Cyrus 1 for decades, using it in a second system initially and then ceding it to my son before finally retrieving it (and giving him my spare Cyrus One HD )

    So now I have a spare Cyrus 1 which really will no longer be used as I have a streaming amp/dac for my study system.

    The Cyrus 1 works very well and is in very good condition with all features working including the fine internal phono amp, the early style on/off switch and illuminated logo too! I have been told that the source selector could do with switch cleaner spray again but I don't want to partially "service" the amp - if a new owner wants to go through it to refurb then this would surely be a good one to do it to, though it works well as is.

    Included is the original owner's manual and IEC lead (not the original 13 amp plug but it has the required 3 amp fuse). Photos show good condition with several paint rubs but no dents that I can see.

    Collection preferred; meeting up possible and you would be welcome to see it or pick it up if local enough to Bishop Auckland in the North East. I would be able to box it well given a little time if a courier service is required.

    I suggest 120 plus post/packing (Hermes likely to be about 10 max).











    Ron

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    Very nice, GLWS

    Really ought to do something with my Cyrus 2.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT View Post
    Very nice, GLWS
    Thanks Pete

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteT View Post
    Really ought to do something with my Cyrus 2.!
    Buy it a little brother?
    Ron

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    a nice tidy example. good amp still
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    Quote Originally Posted by REW View Post
    Thanks Pete



    Buy it a little brother?
    Lovely idea, but I've already got three amps that are 'resting' and getting ear-ache.!

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    Looks like it will be a Mk 2 or something - mine was earlier than this, "Cyrus" didn't light up, and paint fell off the knobs after about 5 minutes. Really good price for one this tidy.

    I actually preferred the Cyrus' phono stage to the 600 Musical Fidelity I replaced it with. GLWS
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    This is the mark 2 with inputs shown on the fascia. I sold my mark 1 a couple of years ago for a similar sum, so this represents exc. value. Not only is this little amp a cracker, its headphone out is superb as well. I used mine as a stop-gap h/phone amp. after selling my Naim Headline (Supercapped!). I may add that when builders were in, my gigantic ProAc Response Fours were successfully powered by my little Cyrus. Looks like David but behaves like Goliath. Why's it still here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reed View Post
    This is the mark 2 with inputs shown on the fascia. I sold my mark 1 a couple of years ago for a similar sum, so this represents exc. value. Not only is this little amp a cracker, its headphone out is superb as well. I used mine as a stop-gap h/phone amp. after selling my Naim Headline (Supercapped!). I may add that when builders were in, my gigantic ProAc Response Fours were successfully powered by my little Cyrus. Looks like David but behaves like Goliath. Why's it still here?
    Are you sure it's not a late ONE.?

    Unlike my TWO, It has combined vol/bal and no MC phono and a cast base.


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    It does have an MC/MM phono switch Pete. The cast base is surely a cary-over from the original badging as a Mission product. The push on, push off facia switch makes it fairly early in the scheme of things too. But as for date, I don't know.
    Ron

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    Sold STP, packing, sending etc etc...
    Ron

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    Study: KEF LS50, Quad Vena II Play, Technics SL-1210GR Denon 110, Edwards Audio MM Mk2 phono stage

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