Explore your music The Cyrus streaming platform provides the perfect solution fo r all music lovers. This new range of streaming music players provide you with immediate access to all of your favourite tunes and albums, plus you can listen to literally thousands of different internet radio stations from across the world; all in true hiQfi quality. Purchase a Cyrus streaming music player during August and Sep tember to receive a free NAS drive and network switch. These thoughtfully chosen products will release the full potential of the nLremote control so you will have a host of options in which to browse your music, all at the touch of a button. Music this convenient has never sounded so good.
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Buy a Cyrus Stream XP, Stream X or Streamline during August and September 2011 and you will receive a free NAS drive and network switch. This package provides everything you need to play high quality music. Visit a retailer today!
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