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ONElinear From Cyrus: Designed to Partner the ONE

Cyrus Audio has announced the new ONElinear stereo loudspeaker, designed to partner with the Cyrus ONE amplifier

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

“Designing a loudspeaker optimised for a particular amplifier topology confers a significant advantage on the engineer, enabling them to fully understand the behaviour of the complete system, rather then just the loudspeaker in isolation,” said Cyrus.

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

So, yes, this is a pair of speakers aimed at a single amp. That’s not to say that it won’t work well with other amps – I hasten to add – but it is targeted at Cyrus’ ONE amplifier.

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

Cyrus ONE integrated amplifier

The ONElinear is a compact bookshelf using a Kevlar bass driver and soft-dome tweeter with a traditional ‘linear’ acoustic response.

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

And just why has the company decided to match its ONE amp with a new pair of speakers? “…most loudspeakers at the £300-500 price point bottom out quite quickly with the Cyrus ONE as it’s got so much power. The consequence was that we ended up demoing the Cyrus ONE with much more expensive speakers to effectively demonstrate what the Cyrus ONE is really capable of.”

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

The speakers are priced at £350 a pair but you can buy them with ONE amplifier as a sort of package deal for £1,048 (Cyrus did say that you may find that retailers soften that price to around £999).

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

I hope to grab a pair of the speakers for review to test how well the speakers and ONE match. As well as other amps, of course. Where’s that Brio…?

Cyrus ONElinear: Designed to Partner the ONE

To learn more, call 01480 435 577 or click www.cyrusaudio.com

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  • Reply
    24th January 2018 at 10:54 am

    Where is that brio indeed.

  • Reply
    27th January 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Looks Cheap & Tacky With All Those Screws In The Front. Checkout Wharfedale Diamond 11.2 Bookshelf Speakers. Far Better Quality At This Price Point. How About Review

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      27th January 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Let me put the Wharfedale down on my ‘to do’ list, Len. Thanks for the prod.

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    Russell Dawkins
    31st January 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Len, If you judge speaker quality by appearance you are at a disadvantage if you are after good sound. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Cyrus designed these to sound correct with the grill cloth mounted, to appeal to those amongst us who don’t want continuously to be reminded that we are listening to a mechanical device. This, of course, flies in the face of those who see their systems as an extension of their self-image and for whom their set up is a shrine to high tech and a testiment to their immaculate judgement.

    And What’s With All The Caps?

  • Reply
    Russell Dawkins
    31st January 2018 at 5:46 pm

    spelling correction
    Since we cannot edit replies, could you correct the spelling of ‘disadvantage’ and ‘wouldn’t’, please?

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