Constellation Audio Cygnus Media Player/DAC, which is Roon Ready, to debut at RMAF 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ? OCTOBER 2, 2017 ? MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Constellation Audio is pleased to announce the introduction of the Cygnus Media Player/DAC, the first Roon Ready digital product from Constellation Audio. The Cygnus makes its launch at RMAF 2017 in Denver, Colorado and builds upon our years of experience in analogue and digital music reproduction. and combines it with the user-friendly interface from Roon Labs. ?Cygnus brings discriminating music lovers the sound they expect from Constellation Audio with the unique easy to use control system that Roon offers,? says Constellation Audio CEO Dr. Murali Murugasu.
As part of our Performance Series of products, Cygnus utilizes a two-piece design common to preamps and DACs in that series with the option of adding an additional DC filter. The separate enclosure houses dual power supplies ? one for the analog circuits and a separate one for the digital circuits. This unit also serves as a Roon end-point. Song selection is done either through a connected laptop, tablet, or smart-phone. Through an Ethernet connection Roon is connected to the power supply. In addition, the power supply also houses a digital re-clocking mechanism. The signal is transmitted from the power supply to the DAC via a DVI interface. One of the unique features of the Cygnus is the ability to connect it directly to an amplifier, using the Roon interface to control the volume. To further isolate any possible digital or mechanical noise, the listener has the option of adding a DC Filter that goes between the power supply and the DAC.
The DAC itself is a sonic tour-de-force, admirable on its own merits. In a fully complementary arrangement, the Cygnus uses two custom-designed 32/192 DACs per channel: one for the positive half of the audio signal, the other for the negative half. This balanced design delivers even the subtlest details of any recording details most DACs tend to obscure. And with an array of digital inputs including Coax, Toslink, and AES/EBU, the Cygnus DAC can serve as a hub for connecting digital inputs from television, CD, or other digital sources. There are also four user-selectable filter profiles which allow the listener to fine tune the sound to their individual tastes. Using the DAC only part of Cygnus requires connection to a preamplifier for volume control.
Constellation Audio will be demonstrating the Cygnus as part of their Performance Series based system in the Conifer I room at Rocky Mountain Audio Fest at the Marriott Denver Tech Center Hotel from October 6 ? 8 2017.
The retail price of the Cygnus is $38,000. Deliveries will begin in Q4 2017.
ABOUT CONSTELLATION AUDIO
Constellation Audio was formed for the purpose of bringing to discriminating listeners the highest performing audio products in their respective categories. To do this required assembling a team of the finest multi-disciplined designers and engineers in the business. Quality is assured by manufacturing all Constellation Audio products in California.
For additional information on the Cygnus, the RMAF Display system, and all Constellation Audio products, please contact
Irv Gross of Constellation Audio at firstname.lastname@example.org or (860)-550-0601.