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greetings again. i am liking the sound of my cyrus 2 amp more than expected. its a 240 model and am using it on american 120 with a step-up transformer. was planning to have it switched to 120. AND was planning to pick up the outboard psx power supply to try with the amp.
the psx connects to the amp with a dedicated cable, the fuses get pulled from the amp. so perhaps using the psx bypasses the amp's power transformer completely?
if i get a 120 psx, will it: a) correctly operate the 240 cyrus amp; and 2) forgo the need to have the amp itself modified to 120?
please see the link for some tech info.
thanks for any help and ideas.
just to tie this up for any other inmates using early cyrus amps, here is what cyrus said:
"The input voltage of the PSX doesn't have any impact on its output voltages, so you can safely connect your PSX to the amp without needing to change the mains input voltage of either unit. If you are using a turntable with the amp, then you will need to have both units connected to power (and through the transformer if different to your native mains supply). If no turntable is being used, only the PSX needs to be connected to the power.
This is different to the more modern PSX-R and PSX-R2 models, which require both units to be connected to mains power at all times."
so excellent to get direct responsive feedback like this from a manufacturer. props to cyrus!
......under the PSX Power Supply section that the power supply provides power to the power amplifier section and the internal power supply continues to feed the preamp circuits.
The implication is that both units will have to run off of 120V either by having the trannies at 120v or using step down transformers, which generally suck.
thanks for spotting that. it does suck because now i would need another power cord snaking behind the system and use up another precious outlet on power conditioner.
definitely dampens my enthusiasm for psx.
...on my power strip as well.
It's kind of like those Japanese pottery collectors that limit their collection to 20 pieces. If I buy a power supply, I would have to sell my CD player or turntable. It's a hard choice, but I'm up to it.
yeah, my ideal is to get down to a system with four plugs: 1) integrated amp w phono; 2) table, 3) cd player; 4) nordost qrt/cv2 or other misc..
im not there and the back of my rack is cluttered with power cords, interconnects and speaker cable.
thanks for the fun reply.
........the next power supply, and power cord, is always just around the corner.
Thinks: Why not use that little " Contact" link in the top right hand corner of the Cyrus page that you posted a link to and ask Cyrus directly?
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