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I don't.  I know the Asgard is SE amp. I just follow-up on your remark asking for balanced topology. If  I have misread you, it's my fault.

 

I do know see any benefit to use the XLR/ XLR adapters when the the circuit is not  true balanced just as the case of Rotel, Anthem, and Bryston amps.

 


Ah, I get it now. I thought you wanted a single ended XLR output. D'oh!


There was a 10/10 Asgard on A'gon for $175.00 shipped few days ago. I didn't buy it since I prefer black. It's gone after 1 day of listing. Must be a good Schiit !  PS: no punt intended

I'm sure you didn't intend to punt since this isn't football, but you did punnish us severely.  wink_face.gif
 

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I don't.  I know the Asgard is SE amp. I just follow-up on your remark asking for balanced topology. If  I have misread you, it's my fault.

 

I do know see any benefit to use the XLR/ XLR adapters when the the circuit is not  true balanced just as the case of Rotel, Anthem, and Bryston amps.

 


Ah, I get it now. I thought you wanted a single ended XLR output. D'oh!


There was a 10/10 Asgard on A'gon for $175.00 shipped few days ago. I didn't buy it since I prefer black. It's gone after 1 day of listing. Must be a good Schiit !  PS: no punt intended

I'm sure you didn't intend to punt since this isn't football, but you did punnish us severely.  wink_face.gif

 

Thank you for your correction. I really want to try this Schiit and this time no pun intended !
 

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Jason, I respect your decision so it is what it is. However, I would suggest a " special order" option for black or XLR.  How much ? It's a simple demand and supply thing. I would go for something around $50.00 extra for black finish. There you go more $$$ for your wallet.


X2. I too would pay $50 more. Beautiful piano black please :) Everything in my room is either black or purple, I choose all my audio equipment around what fits that colour scheme. Also factored into getting HE6 over LCD2. :)

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You choose your audio equipment around a color scheme?

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Obviously black sounds better than silver, duh.

 

On a serious note, while I understand that aesthetics do play a part in many ways, it does seem strange to make purchases based off color scheme. Heck, if it's that important get it painted or better yet powder coated.
 

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You choose your audio equipment around a color scheme?

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The fact, to me at least, is that audio changes so fast that if something doesn't fit, then I'll wait for something else that does. And something normally does come along. For instance I had the option of buying either a Meier StageDAC or an Audio-Gd DAC19. Both pretty good and similarly priced, but the former was silver and the latter was black- so I went for the latter.

 

Similarly HE6 vs LCD2. I've always like more clear, transparent and 'bright' signatures, so the HE6 was perfect for me. But if they changed their looks around (LCD2 being the gorgeous black instead), then I'd just hold off on my purchase and wait for something else in future.

 

I have enough gear so that I'm not just sitting around with nothing to listen to and NEED to buy something even if it doesn't fit into my room's aesthetics.

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I am right now really really seriously considering pre oder the Lyr to match my He5le and 600 ohm sextetts. I am just wondering is this the most inexpensive high powered amp out here, New or Used? 

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Barring speaker amps, I don't know of any amps cheaper than this one that can deliver similar power levels.  Even a decent DIY beta22 will probably cost more.

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Hi Jason... If you are there.

I am guessing that during the testing and development of the Lyr that you would have tested and recorded the sound signatures of many different tubes. Will you be offering to supply some upgrade tube options at a cost or at least disclose the tubes to try. Ie brand and model.

 

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Jason,

 

I am also curious about your tube preferences, recommendations, etc with the lyr.  
 

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Hi Jason... If you are there.

I am guessing that during the testing and development of the Lyr that you would have tested and recorded the sound signatures of many different tubes. Will you be offering to supply some upgrade tube options at a cost or at least disclose the tubes to try. Ie brand and model.

 

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Hi Jason... If you are there.

I am guessing that during the testing and development of the Lyr that you would have tested and recorded the sound signatures of many different tubes. Will you be offering to supply some upgrade tube options at a cost or at least disclose the tubes to try. Ie brand and model.

 

 

Ha. Yes and no.

 

Or, to be more verbose, yes, we tried a bunch of different tubes, ranging from NOS to new production. We always knew we would end up on new production tubes, though, because NOS is simply too sketchy in the quantities we produce.

 

Which leaves a relatively small selection of new production tubes. We settled on the JJs because they sound good with the overall design, and because they're very consistent and reliable. EH new production is a bit richer overall, but not as transparent. 6N1P (like Valhalla) are a bit fatter, but sound more closed in--and they run hotter. 

 

Beyond that, the JAN Philips can be nice, but they're highly variable. Then you get into wacky-priced stuff, which (yes) can be a sonic step up, but can also be variable.

 

But no, we are not providing any step-up tube options. As I mentioned before, we can do an amp like this at this price point for really only one reason: simplicity. This is why we only offer a single color, and this is why there aren't any options. If we had to custom-configure every amp, we'd have to hire an army to respond to emails and calls asking "which config is better for what?" And we'd probably have to add 50% to the price. Or sell this one as a loss-leader and try to upsell as many options as possible.

 

I understand that lots of people want custom amps, and that's totally cool. It just ain't us.

 

 

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A lot of people also don't care about custom colors and options and want to put their money where it counts wink_face.gif  There's a lot of expensive, boutique amps out there with incredibly expensive casework and customization opportunities if that's what someone wants. I appreciate the unique business model you guys have (which leads to the unique product and price point)

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I think msot of us value performance over style but there is no problem with as a consumer requesting a different color.  Black and Silver are the huge colors for audio gear in the audio world, and while most of us will choose the better product before color choice if we could get the best of both worlds why not?

 

Some people act like its a sin to make such a request.  Now if it goes against their business model, ok that is fine but at the very least I inquired. 

 

As for paying a little extra to match our other gear for purposes of being somewhat uniform is a choice the end user can choose to make.  Where if it cost $100 extra probably won't be for EVERYBODY but at least its an option.  Its not a need, its a want.

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Jason, your strategy is working well, stick to it.

For people who want to tube roll, buying NOS tubes is not hard. Except maybe on the wallet.
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I don't.  I know the Asgard is SE amp. I just follow-up on your remark asking for balanced topology. If  I have misread you, it's my fault.

 

I do know see any benefit to use the XLR/ XLR adapters when the the circuit is not  true balanced just as the case of Rotel, Anthem, and Bryston amps.

 





Ah, I get it now. I thought you wanted a single ended XLR output. D'oh!


There was a 10/10 Asgard on A'gon for $175.00 shipped few days ago. I didn't buy it since I prefer black. It's gone after 1 day of listing. Must be a good Schiit !  PS: no punt intended


Must be some good Schiit! No Pun intended.

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