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We do not like the looks of it.

 

It might sound amazing....but she does not want this sitting in our living room. She says the schiit offerings look fine.

 

How bout if you customize it? This man sure did :D

 

http://www.bottlehead.com/smf/index.php?topic=4265.0


Edited by joebobbilly - 2/4/14 at 6:41am
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

Hey bro, you don't think 7/10 is too low for the Lyr and 11/10 is to high for the Crack? This means the HD650 sounds 40% better on the Crack than the Lyr wink.gif    I give the DragonFly (alone) 7/10. blink.gif

Everyone ranking will be different in relation to how they hear and what other options they have heard. I'm a little less likely to throw out 10s but the Crack is up there. The Lyr, while good, just didn't do it for me compared to the crack. To me, the Lyr is also around a 7. But if we're comparing the Lyr to lower options, the Lyr does very well for its used price.
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Nope, these are good number IMO. The lyr is a damned good amp. All the power does great things for planar magnetic hp's, but if you're looking to make the most of the ability of the hd650 to "scale" this seems to happen naturally with the Crack but not as much with the lyr. 

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Everyone ranking will be different in relation to how they hear and what other options they have heard. I'm a little less likely to throw out 10s but the Crack is up there. The Lyr, while good, just didn't do it for me compared to the crack. To me, the Lyr is also around a 7. But if we're comparing the Lyr to lower options, the Lyr does very well for its used price.

 

Yep, the Lyr is too warm for the HD650s and it pairs better with the brighter phones, IMO.

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Yep, the Lyr is too warm for the HD650s and it pairs better with the brighter phones, IMO.

That would be the tube you choose more then the Lyr, it is very responsive to tube rolling. I own/heard better with the 650, but the Lyr is a good pairing.

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Makes me smile to see all the bottlehead crack love in this thread these days.  500 or so pages back, in 2011, there were just a few of us who enthusiastically recommended the crack from time to time, and we were usually drowned out by a chorus of schiit.  Times have certainly changed, and it is great to see how many head-fiers, new and old, are now building and enjoying this wonderful match for the hd650's (among other high ohm Senns and Beyers).    

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Makes me smile to see all the bottlehead crack love in this thread these days.  500 or so pages back, in 2011, there were just a few of us who enthusiastically recommended the crack from time to time, and we were usually drowned out by a chorus of schiit.  Times have certainly changed, and it is great to see how many head-fiers, new and old, are now building and enjoying this wonderful match for the hd650's (among other high ohm Senns and Beyers).    

 

That's because of the Speedball, IMO.  

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Man, I really wanna try some of this crack...having never tried it before.  :D

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That's because of the Speedball, IMO.  

 

No doubt the speedball is a nice improvement, but it was actually already out in 2011.  I think the changing tide really derives from the fact that a lot more cracks are out in circulation now, and many more members have had opportunities to hear them at meets and in the wild.  Bottlehead doesn't advertise aggressively, but its amps are well designed (the dollars spent on the components that matter rather than case work) and just sound great at the end of the day, particularly relative to their respective price points. 

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I have thought about getting the HD650 and BHC....just to see if the synergy is as good as MAD & RS1

 

It sure sounds like it is. :smile:

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Just received my 650's today. Haven't had chance to listen much, but so far loving it. And they look quite sexy in the flesh as well. I wasn't too impressed by the photos, but they look gorgeous in real life.
Yet I decided to hide them from my fiancée for the time being, and (let them) come out of closet some time in the future. Don't want to stress her too much at the moment...
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^^ Nah, wrong approach. You'll get to do plenty of that after the marriage. :p

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With HD800 I prefer DacMagic Plus over Bifrost Uber

 

Care to explain why? If you don't mind me asking, that is :).

I like better detail retrieval, it pairs great with S.E.X. even better compared to Lyr, sorry can't give more detailed comparison like others here
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I find the LYR congested/constipated... vs LDmk3/4se types..and DV336se.

Maybe its too energized sounding. ( had the matsu****a tubes i think..anyway sold the LYR, reluctant to buy more tubes for it :P)

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I had Matsu****a with Lyr and it was my least liked tube. I prefer very unpopular Russian 6N1P over it
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I like better detail retrieval, it pairs great with S.E.X. even better compared to Lyr, sorry can't give more detailed comparison like others here

 

No worries, I appreciate the response :).  Thanks.  I've read from a variety of sources that Cambridge Audio DACMagic 100 and Plus both aim at detail and separation, which can't hurt the HD650.  I like the 'bright' sound the Asgard 2 contributes to the HD650.

 

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Curious what you guys are using as cables?  I'm not looking into spending a fortune, but functionally, I was hoping to find around a 5-6 ft (60-72 inch) cable for it.


Edited by pez - 2/4/14 at 5:12pm
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