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post #5836 of 7699
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

Quite a bit actually. The Bifrost would be a good improvement for not a lot of $$. Even the Modi would help (and that's like $100ish).

 

+1

post #5837 of 7699

That's upgrade priority; purchase priority doesn't work like that, meaning that's only when you have all three. If you don't have one of the three, priority is to get that missing part first. You wouldn't be able to connect your computer via usb to the Lyr... You'd need to get a 1/8" to RCA. Still, you'd get garbage.

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

I think since the priority is headphone>amp>dac/source, i think I would drive the lyr with my com using USB (wanna bypass my com's crappy amp). Hw much wld a dac affect it?

 

Not if he's using iPhone or computer motherboard.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I would still go with the Lyr and upgrade a DAC down the road. The other way, you'd have to upgrade your amp again. smile.gif

 

Get an amp, AND a DAC. Within your budget. Magni/Modi. O2/ODAC. Bifrost/Lyr if you can spend a bit more. 

post #5838 of 7699
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

That's upgrade priority; purchase priority doesn't work like that, meaning that's only when you have all three. If you don't have one of the three, priority is to get that missing part first. You wouldn't be able to connect your computer via usb to the Lyr... You'd need to get a 1/8" to RCA. Still, you'd get garbage.

Not if he's using iPhone or computer motherboard.

Get an amp, AND a DAC. Within your budget. Magni/Modi. O2/ODAC. Bifrost/Lyr if you can spend a bit more. 

Sure will shop around for a cheap dac. It would suffice right, for now? I think that i should spend more on the amp first right?

EDIT: You mean plugging a Left-Right Plug into the lyr with a terminating USB plug won't work
Edited by myap2328 - 3/22/13 at 10:02pm
post #5839 of 7699

That depends on if you're planning on upgrading later on. Magni/Modi and O2/ODAC are very easy to resell and offer one of the best price to performance ratios, and will also suffice with the LCD2. I mean you can get a Magni and Lyr, atleast that's something. USB is digital, and RCA is analog, meaning no bueno.

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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post


Sure will shop around for a cheap dac. It would suffice right, for now? I think that i should spend more on the amp first right?

EDIT: You mean plugging a Left-Right Plug into the lyr with a terminating USB plug won't work
post #5840 of 7699
Is the magni the only option at that price point, seems pretty enticing to me but I would have to buy it online and I kinda don't like doing so. My local store have some cheap Nuforce Dac but it seems like it isn't good.

Btw, what if i were to say:
Asgard vs Valhalla vs Lyr.

Their price diff don't THAT huge but if there is no need for the jump I might as well take the cheaper one right?
Edited by myap2328 - 3/22/13 at 10:57pm
post #5841 of 7699
Asga
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Is the magni the only option at that price point, seems pretty enticing to me but I would have to buy it online and I kinda don't like doing so. My local store have some cheap Nuforce Dac but it seems like it isn't good.

Btw, what if i were to say:
Asgard vs Valhalla vs Lyr.

Their price diff don't THAT huge but if there is no need for the jump I might as well take the cheaper one right?
Asgard is a good amp and I currently use it to drive my LCD2.2 and HE 400. I hear the Asgard 2 is even better assuming that the issue with the hum is resolved.
post #5842 of 7699
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Asga
Asgard is a good amp and I currently use it to drive my LCD2.2 and HE 400. I hear the Asgard 2 is even better assuming that the issue with the hum is resolved.
Just to follow up on my last post, you don't get the Asgard from Schiit, you will get the Asgard 2
post #5843 of 7699
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Is the magni the only option at that price point, seems pretty enticing to me but I would have to buy it online and I kinda don't like doing so. My local store have some cheap Nuforce Dac but it seems like it isn't good.

Btw, what if i were to say:
Asgard vs Valhalla vs Lyr.

Their price diff don't THAT huge but if there is no need for the jump I might as well take the cheaper one right?

Stay clear of the Valhalla for the LCD2's its tube only and doesn't give them the current they need. It's designed for high impedance cans like 650's T1's etc

post #5844 of 7699
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Stay clear of the Valhalla for the LCD2's its tube only and doesn't give them the current they need. It's designed for high impedance cans like 650's T1's etc

Noted thanks, saw it on Schiit's website too. Valhalla down, so what about:

Magni vs Asgard vs Lyr

The magni+modi seems like great value but I am not sure if it gives the LCD-2 enough energy. If its comparable to the lye or Asgard maybe I will giv it a shot?
post #5845 of 7699
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Noted thanks, saw it on Schiit's website too. Valhalla down, so what about:

Magni vs Asgard vs Lyr

The magni+modi seems like great value but I am not sure if it gives the LCD-2 enough energy. If its comparable to the lye or Asgard maybe I will giv it a shot?
IMHO, you will need at a minimum, the Asgard 2. I have already asked this question to Jason at Schiit
post #5846 of 7699
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

IMHO, you will need at a minimum, the Asgard 2. I have already asked this question to Jason at Schiit

Ok. What do you guys thing abt Asgard (2)/Lyr + Modi combo?

Edit: Any comment on the WA3 from Woo-Audio?
Edited by myap2328 - 3/23/13 at 5:05am
post #5847 of 7699
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Originally Posted by myap2328 View Post

Ok. What do you guys thing abt Asgard (2)/Lyr + Modi combo?

Edit: Any comment on the WA3 from Woo-Audio?
my 0.02; Modi/Magni is the combo, Bifrost pairs better with Asgard/Lyr
post #5848 of 7699
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post


my 0.02; Modi/Magni is the combo, Bifrost pairs better with Asgard/Lyr

If you see the previous post, the magni isn't sufficient, said by the schiit staff themselves.

post #5849 of 7699

Plenty of people have used the LCD-2 with the M&M stack with no problems.

 

With that said, the budget Schiit isn't bringing out the LCD's to their full potential. 

 

But the stack is solid and easily listenable. 

post #5850 of 7699

Ok. I understand now. Thanks. But anybody got any views of LCD-2 + Woo Audio WA3?

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