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Cyrus 8 VS 2

Cyrus 8 VS 2
alaScore 79

7 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Cyrus 8 VS 2. The average rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Receivers & Amplifiers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Receivers & Amplifiers the Cyrus 8 VS 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 7 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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Expert review by: Jim Hannon (

Cyrus 8vs Integrated Amplifier, CD 8x Player, and PSX-R Power Supply


In 1984, Mission introduced its Cyrus line of electronics. These components developed an enthusiastic following but were somewhat overshadowed by Mission's own loudspeakers, at least on these shores. Indeed, the last TAS review of any Cyrus product was...

The 8vs integrated amplifier exemplifies the Cyrus design philosophy. It has the new "vs" (virtual servo) technology from Cyrus' top-of-the-line separate preamplifier, the Pre Xvs. Its remote has many useful features like controls to adjust balance and...

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: (

Cyrus 8 Power


With the Pre vs2 and the PSX-R power supply, this power amp's performance is magical.

Thrillingly fast, detailed and expressive sound

Low end might be a tad too lean for some

Expert review by: (

Cyrus 8vs2


Delivers a better performance at a cheaper price than before. Hear it!

Superb agility, dynamics and space; more muscular sound than older Cyrus kit

It looks the same as the old one


Expert review by: (

Cyrus 8 XPd


The 8XPd breaks new ground for Cyrus integrateds and sets a sky-high standard at the price

Transparency, resolution and dynamics are top class; impressive built-in DAC; flexibility; upgradability

Not as powerful as some rivals

Expert review by: Nic Tatham (

Cyrus 8 SE CD player / 8 XP d amplifier


Short on fascia long on abilities the latest CD and amp pair from the UK's Cyrus proves both versatile and impressive.

Good feature count ; Dynamic, gutsy sound ; Great upgradability options

Can get pricey ; Not a good match for brightsounding speakers ; CD slot loading a bit fiddly

Small boxes, big on technology and performance — that’s Cyrus in a nutshell. This is a detailed-sounding CD player and feisty little amp, so we’d recommend partnering with speakers that aren’t too forward or overly bright-sounding. With its small...

Consumer review by: Gavin Day (



Top quality amp

Tonal accuracy ; Massive sound ; Size

None other than possibly the minimal appearance but that is of course the successful Cyrus style

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications


DLNA certified: No


iPod Control: No
USB Interface: No
YUV Interface: No

General Features

Loudspeakers: No


Dolby / DTS: No