Later in 2000 Myryad’s CD players were updated with new DACs and a new CD mechanism to models MCD200 and MCD600.
Work proceeded to expand Myryad’s presence in the burgeoning sphere of Home Cinema. At the end of 1999 the MA360 3x120W Power Amplifier was launched, partnering the MA240 to provide the 5 channels needed for Home Cinema at that time. This was swiftly followed by the launch of Myryad’s first Digital Preamplifier-Processor, the MDP500, with Dolby Digital, DTS and all the trimmings. The MDP500 was first shown in public at the January 2000 CES, where one of the few samples was borrowed by Dolby Laboratories for their CES demonstration – which included DVD-Audio.
Myryad’s first DVD player, the MDV200, was launched in April 2001 and the full AV system – MDV200 DVD Player, MDP500 Preamp-Processor, MA240 2x120W Power Amp and MA360 3x120W Power Amp – was reviewed in Issue 14 of Essential Home Cinema an received a 5 star result. The reviewer’s final comment was “Absolutely awesome.”.
The MA500 5x100W Power Amplifier was introduced in 2001 to offer a lower cost power solution.
AV technology advanced rapidly and in 2002 the processor was updated to the MDP500-G6 with Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES Dolby Pro-Logic II, 96k/24bit capability and so on. A new DVD Player, the MDV300 was launched at the beginning of 2003.
During this busy period, at fully revised “entry-level” range, the Z Series, was introduced in Nov 2001 This consisted of the Z110 CD Player, Z120 DVD Player, Z130 FM Tuner, Z140 Integrated Amplifier and Z160 Power Amplifier.
In 2003 a one box AV system was launched – the Cameo Theatre DVD-Player/5-channel amplifier. For those requiring more power the 5x100W Cameo Theatre Power Amplifier was added shortly after.
2004 saw the introduction of a whole new range of product from Myryad – the high-end “MX-Series”. Previewed at the CES in January the range included:
MXP2000 Stereo Preamplifier
MXI2080 2 x 80W Stereo Integrated Amplifier
MXI2150 2 x 150W Stereo Integrated Amplifier
MXA2080 2 x 80W Stereo Power Amplifier
MXA2150 2 x 150W Stereo Power Amplifier
MXA####Modular Power Amps – up to 7x150W or 14x80W or combinations of both powers.
MXC6000 CD Player
MXT2000 FM/AM Tuner
MXD6000 Digital Preamplifier Processor
MXD7000 Digital Preamplifier Processor with balanced I/O
MXV3000 DVD Player
In December 2004 Myryad became part of the Armour Home Electronics family.
After a long period of development the all-in-one stereo Mi System was launched containing a CD Player, 2x100W power amplifier and DAB/FM (or FM/AM) tuner.
In 2010 the Mi was upgraded and the matching A120 loudspeakers added.
During this period the MX range was kept up to date:
MXD4000 Digital Preamplifier Processor with HDMI inputs
MXV4000 DVD Player with video up-conversion
MXT2000 – upgraded to MXT4000
MXC6000 – upgraded to MXC7000
At the end of 2012 the entire Z-Series was re-vitalised as the Z200s with some significant sonic improvements in the amplifier and a dramatic re-styling bringing the range fully up to date.
At the same time a complementary range, the Z-Mini series started with Z20 DAC, with USB and SPDF inputs and all sources up-converted to 24bit 192kHz.
Chris Evans is the only member of the original Myryad team who is still with the company. He continues to develop Myryad products maintaining their standard of excellence.