Cyrus Audio has today announced the launch of the ONE Cast Smart Audio System.
The latest member of the Cyrus ONE family, the ONE Cast “fully embraces the freedom and usability of the smart speaker”, but offers the additional flexibility and audiophile performance associated with a dedicated hi-fi system.
Cyrus says the ONE Cast is the first product of it’s kind, as it is designed to work with all three major voice assistants: Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple Siri. The ONE Cast can also be controlled directly through all major music streaming apps, without the need for a separate dedicated app. When controlled either by voice or streaming app, the ONE Cast connects directly to the music service provider to receive high-resolution audio files.
The built-in 100w per channel stereo amplifier uses Cyrus’ in-house designed ‘Hybrid Class-D’ technology to deliver impressive power and scale.
The ONE Cast integrates into a voice-controlled wireless multi-room audio system. Just as with other smart speakers, ONE Cast can be assigned a name and location, allowing multiple ONE Cast devices to be used in a home, or integrated into multi-room systems where other smart speakers are deployed.
As well as the built-in Google Cast, Apple Airplay, and Bluetooth, ONE Cast has a multitude of audiophile wired connection options, including High-Resolution USB input for direct connection to a laptop or streaming device, optical and coaxial digital inputs, analogue inputs that can be configured in fixed gain mode to integrate into an existing AV system, a built-in Moving Magnet phono stage for direct connection to a turntable, a built-in headphone amplifier, and an HDMI ARC input, allowing direct connection to a suitable TV. The onboard DAC is capable of handling up to 32/192 digital files and DSD 128.
“This is a world first. A product that marries true hi-fi with the usability of a smart speaker. Able to connect wirelessly to all your mobile devices, manage multi-room audio, and still having all the latest wired connectivity options to optimise every source of music in your house, ONE Cast is the most versatile, and powerful entertainment system on the market today,” commented Cyrus Audio’s chairman, Simon Freethy.
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