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post #856 of 4094

1st

I'm a huge Schiit F.A.N.B.O.Y.

 

2nd

Tube-rolling the Lyr is so much fun.

This will be the 74th time I've said this in a post..... tubes are the hobby within the hobby. 

Lyr + some Mid 60's Amprex Orange Globes a splendid start.

I've loaned them out a couple times.  Both the folks were amazed. 

post #857 of 4094
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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

Really? (Starts to cry, as his world crashes down around him)

 

 

Hey, the Pan Am is great piece of kit, but I personally feel it's overpriced by about a buck fifty.

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I have never heard an ALO product in my life and as long as they're pricing is high while design and spec information low... that won't change.  But I do know what the Schiit heads have done in the past and now that they're doing it in volume... other companies have to either be damn good for the money or offer products not available in the Schiit line-up.

 

Back on the Pan Am... here's what we know from the press... it's low power, high distortion, low bandwidth as in not even the entire audible band, 24/96 limited, likely adaptive since I don't see a driver download for async, the size of an iPhone with both a DAC and amp inside a single case and wall wart powered for a whopping $600 before shipping and good tubes.

 

I'm not budget limited but if I was... no just no.

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OK, I was trying to be diplomatic, but I agree. It's just not that good, although it LOOKS great. biggrin.gif When you factor in the price? Well, there are many better alternatives out there.

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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

 

Hey, the Pan Am is great piece of kit, but I personally feel it's overpriced by about a buck fifty.

 +1 Have to agree with this. Lyr is also more responsive to tube rolling.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

 +1 Have to agree with this. Lyr is also more responsive to tube rolling.

 

Agree. I think that Lyr + Modi would be a much, much better option than the Pan Am.


Edited by swmtnbiker - 1/18/13 at 7:14pm
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

Agree. I think that Lyr + Modi would be a much, much better option than the Pan Am.

Yep. I would only consider the Pan Am if I had IEM's and still wanted the option to tweak the sound via tube rolling. 

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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

I posted a few questions in the recommendation thread and they suggest I ask here.


I am looking to get a pair of Audeze LCD2s, a Schiit Lyr and a Schiit Bifrost.



 



First question is what tubes should I get for the Lyr?



 



Secondly, if I am in Australia do i select 230v for the Schiit items?



 



Thirdly, To connect my PC to the Bifrost should I use an optical cable from my motherboard or a coaxial cable from my soundcard?



 



And any other tips for my setup would be appreciated. (to make it easier or to make it sound better)



1) Start with the stock GE tubes and see how you like them. As an upgrade, the Amperex orange globes A-frames are very nice sounding at a reasonable price (~$50/pair).

2) yes, 230V

3) I'd try optical from your mobo first, but definitely try both and see if one sounds better.

Sounds like a great start!
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Originally Posted by Whiskerz View Post

I posted a few questions in the recommendation thread and they suggest I ask here.

 

 

I am looking to get a pair of Audeze LCD2s, a Schiit Lyr and a Schiit Bifrost.

 

First question is what tubes should I get for the Lyr?

 

Secondly, if I am in Australia do i select 230v for the Schiit items?

 

Thirdly, To connect my PC to the Bifrost should I use an optical cable from my motherboard or a coaxial cable from my soundcard?

 

And any other tips for my setup would be appreciated. (to make it easier or to make it sound better)

 

in Australia you have to buy from Addicted 2 Audio anyway, and they're only going to stock 230V, so don't worry about it :)

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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

 

Agree. I think that Lyr + Modi would be a much, much better option than the Pan Am.

From what I've heard, I'm sure that's the case. I can't tell the difference between the Pan Am DAC and the ODAC, which I have heard is pretty much the same as the Modi. As for the Lyr, I'm sure it's better than the Pan Am-it's a desktop component from a value-driven company. But you can't pick up your Lyr/Magni and carry it around as a portable/transportable combo--with the Passport, I can use it on the go or away from home easily. I'm on the move a lot, so I purchased what I thought would work best for me. :D

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Obviously, if portability is an issue then the Lyr/Modi combo is not even in the running. However, seeing as this is the LCD-2 Appreciation Thread I didn't take that into consideration... wink.gif


Edited by swmtnbiker - 1/18/13 at 8:05pm
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Originally Posted by MusicEnthusiast View Post

Love the LCD-2. Had wonderful customer service with Audeze as well. Go Audeze!

 

Yeah I have to say, Audeze has been nothing but great to me.

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Originally Posted by satanigatan View Post

 

Yeah I have to say, Audeze has been nothing but great to me.

Agreed mate :-)

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Originally Posted by FatmanSize48 View Post

From what I've heard, I'm sure that's the case. I can't tell the difference between the Pan Am DAC and the ODAC, which I have heard is pretty much the same as the Modi. As for the Lyr, I'm sure it's better than the Pan Am-it's a desktop component from a value-driven company. But you can't pick up your Lyr/Magni and carry it around as a portable/transportable combo--with the Passport, I can use it on the go or away from home easily. I'm on the move a lot, so I purchased what I thought would work best for me. biggrin.gif

I've spent a lot of time with the lyr/bifrost and the pan am. From my experience i find that while the schiit stack is better overall, the difference in sq is not that big. I can easily live with one or the other.

Sometimes i much prefer the pan am, too for certain albums. Plus i can take it to work whilst the schiit stay home. Thats some heavy schiit to be carryin around!

Supposing the bifrost is better than modi, then lyr/modi vs pan am will be a much closer race.

My comments above are based on listening thru rev 2.2.
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post


I've spent a lot of time with the lyr/bifrost and the pan am. From my experience i find that while the schiit stack is better overall, the difference in sq is not that big. I can easily live with one or the other.

Sometimes i much prefer the pan am, too for certain albums. Plus i can take it to work whilst the schiit stay home. Thats some heavy schiit to be carryin around!

Supposing the bifrost is better than modi, then lyr/modi vs pan am will be a much closer race.

My comments above are based on listening thru rev 2.2.

This is exactly what I was expecting to hear. Thanks for confirming. Quick question to anyone still sub'd to this thread: has anyone else seen any cracks (not caused by misuse/humidity) develop in their LCD-2.2s? My pair were manufactured in November, so I don't think there should have been any manufacturing issues as they have been using the new connectors for the past 8 months or so.

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