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So you
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More than fine. RSA Predator will do it too, but the LCD-2 isn't really that unforgiving of bad source, just make sure whatever is going into it is alright and you'll be happy if you already have an SR-71A.

If you need a compact amp that isnt' terrible to ship, I have experience with the Audio GD and a few other sub $500 dac/amps and I can say that AGD is great bang per buck in a small package that won't cost you $100 in shipping.

What do you mean by bad source? Is it the music file quality or the device which is playing the music. If you are talking about the device, will a iPhone 4S suffice or I need to get a receiver or something. Btw, is a receiver like a desktop sized amp?
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OK, now let's put WA7 on the table.  Who's gonna comment on those? (except Currawong, of course), looks like a little cute and pretty sound.

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Can anyone comment on what would be an upgrade below 1500 USD coming from the Schiit Lyr. I'm open to tube and SS. I really want the Decware Taboo MKIII but it's kind of over budget.

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Depends if you have an adequate DAC or not.

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Can anyone comment on what would be an upgrade below 1500 USD coming from the Schiit Lyr. I'm open to tube and SS. I really want the Decware Taboo MKIII but it's kind of over budget.

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Can anyone comment on what would be an upgrade below 1500 USD coming from the Schiit Lyr. I'm open to tube and SS. I really want the Decware Taboo MKIII but it's kind of over budget.


I've said it in this thread before,

 

But people with the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2 are loving the combo - even some people who have rolled through a lot of amps.

 

I demoed it with the LCD 2 myself and was pretty impressed.  It was the first ortho I've heard that doesn't necessarily have that very distinguishable ortho treble (only a very brief listening session - I bet it would still show itself).

 

Anyway, if you like the bass the LCD2 has to offer, the Bryston pushes it with ease

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I've said it in this thread before,

 

But people with the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2 are loving the combo - even some people who have rolled through a lot of amps.

 

I demoed it with the LCD 2 myself and was pretty impressed.  It was the first ortho I've heard that doesn't necessarily have that very distinguishable ortho treble (only a very brief listening session - I bet it would still show itself).

 

Anyway, if you like the bass the LCD2 has to offer, the Bryston pushes it with ease

 

 

ortho bass!!

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ortho bass!!

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I'd just say the ortho sound in its entirety is pretty distinguishable, even if it is hard to put into words.

 

There is a specificity to the treble and midrange that I seem to hear consistently on orthos, headphones and speakers alike.

 

It could be the way the bass mids and treble interact.  Who knows, the whole spectrum plays a role in the overall sound

 

EDIT - I know what you mean by the bass though, and the LCD2 had more slam than what is typically a more tonal bass in an ortho, so I guess in that regard it didn't sound a whole lot like a classic ortho also!


Edited by R-Audiohead - 3/7/13 at 7:21pm
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I've said it in this thread before,

But people with the Bryston BHA-1 and LCD 2 are loving the combo - even some people who have rolled through a lot of amps.

I demoed it with the LCD 2 myself and was pretty impressed.  It was the first ortho I've heard that doesn't necessarily have that very distinguishable ortho treble (only a very brief listening session - I bet it would still show itself).

Anyway, if you like the bass the LCD2 has to offer, the Bryston pushes it with ease

Thanks for the input, would the BHA-1 be an upgrade from the Lyr?
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Can anyone comment on what would be an upgrade below 1500 USD coming from the Schiit Lyr. I'm open to tube and SS. I really want the Decware Taboo MKIII but it's kind of over budget.

You may want to watch the for sale area here and on Audiogon. With the new Taboo out, there will be some MK II's available for a good value. Great little amp.

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You may want to watch the for sale area here and on Audiogon. With the new Taboo out, there will be some MK II's available for a good value. Great little amp.

I see you have the CSP2+, how much of a step up is the Taboo? That Taboo MKIII is one awesome looking amp and I hear they sound great.

 

As for the BHA-1 I would def consider it if I could hear more impressions. Is it just fantastic with the LCD-2s or is it great in general etc.

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lowbow is there anyway you could give me a quick run down on how the Taboo MKII sounds with headphones you've used with it, it'd be more than appreciated!

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Get a DAC.

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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

lowbow is there anyway you could give me a quick run down on how the Taboo MKII sounds with headphones you've used with it, it'd be more than appreciated!

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Get a DAC.

A+ post, would read again.

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Not joking. Get a DAC first. Or, distribute $1500 on both DAC and an amp.

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A+ post, would read again.

post #5610 of 7648
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Not joking. Get a DAC first. Or, distribute $1500 on both DAC and an amp.

ok I thought you were just being a jerk. I would also consider the schiit combo you have but I just don't know what to do. I really loved my Lyr!

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