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post #481 of 833

I forgot to mention this earlier, but I realized that the LCD2 uses pads like the D7000, which is a dealbreaker. For some reason I thought they used velour pads, which is a must for me when it comes to open headphones. The LCD2 is definitely off my list as I'm not looking to replace my D7000, and my main issue with them is the pads getting too hot, which is why I want a complimentary can for when they do get hot. I was aiming to get the Ultrasone Pro 2900, but with the release of the Lyr, I decided to skip the mid fi cans and go straight for the good stuff.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/1/11 at 5:00pm
post #482 of 833
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Mine should have arrived here in New Orleans today, but bad weather in Memphis slowed it down. Now they are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, along with a pair of HE-6's I purchased. It should be a good day.



Give both a couple days of run in time. The HE-6 don't take to power well initially. Once broke in you can use them as speakers.

post #483 of 833

I wonder how it compares to the Mstage for the LCD-2.


 

post #484 of 833

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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

biggrin.gif It certainly makes the LCD-2s sound incredible! There is no sense of recessed highs to me (but, then again, that could be my old ears). The Lyr makes the LCD-2 sound more "detailed"...it is much easier to identify individual music instruments and threads in a complex passage. I swear the soundstage is bigger. All I know is, as I listen to the Lyr and Audez'e, I am swept away by the music.

I live just up the coast from Schiit...got mine today.

So, now I will continue burning it in and trying various cables with the LCD-2s to find my nirvana. biggrin.gif

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

Schiit is really cool schiit! ...or hot schiit! ...take your pick.tongue.gif

 

Glad you're enjoying it HK! 

 

Have a question though. What amps have you previously listened to with the LCD-2s?

 

If it sounds that good without burn-in I imagine you're gonna be really happy with it in a couple hundred hours. biggrin.gif
 

 

post #485 of 833
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Originally Posted by HK_sends View Post

biggrin.gif It certainly makes the LCD-2s sound incredible! There is no sense of recessed highs to me (but, then again, that could be my old ears). The Lyr makes the LCD-2 sound more "detailed"...it is much easier to identify individual music instruments and threads in a complex passage. I swear the soundstage is bigger. All I know is, as I listen to the Lyr and Audez'e, I am swept away by the music.

I live just up the coast from Schiit...got mine today.

So, now I will continue burning it in and trying various cables with the LCD-2s to find my nirvana. biggrin.gif

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

Schiit is really cool schiit! ...or hot schiit! ...take your pick.tongue.gif

 

Glad you're enjoying it HK! 

 

Have a question though. What amps have you previously listened to with the LCD-2s?

 

If it sounds that good without burn-in I imagine you're gonna be really happy with it in a couple hundred hours. biggrin.gif
 

 

So far, I have listened with the Schiit Asgard and Practical Devices XM6.  The LCD-2s sounded good with the Asgard but the Lyr seems to have kicked things up a notch in detail and sound stage.  The bass is tighter but still teeth rattling.  I guess the detail is what I notice most.  I can pick out many more individual sounds, but it is definitely not analytical.  I can be as swept away by the overall music as I can the individual instruments.
All this from a few hours of listening...I can't wait to see what it sounds like after it opens up.

 

The XM6 was an experiment to see if it could drive the LCD-2s.  The sound was surprisingly good for a little portable amp.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

post #486 of 833

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So far, I have listened with the Schiit Asgard and Practical Devices XM6.  The LCD-2s sounded good with the Asgard but the Lyr seems to have kicked things up a notch in detail and sound stage.  The bass is tighter but still teeth rattling.  I guess the detail is what I notice most.  I can pick out many more individual sounds, but it is definitely not analytical.  I can be as swept away by the overall music as I can the individual instruments.
All this from a few hours of listening...I can't wait to see what it sounds like after it opens up.

 

The XM6 was an experiment to see if it could drive the LCD-2s.  The sound was surprisingly good for a little portable amp.

 

Cheers!beerchug.gif

-HK sends

 

 

Thanks HK, sounds similar to my experiences with the Burson.

 

Salud!
 

post #487 of 833

I've got a crazy idea.  Is the Lyr strong enough to run transformer boxes for 'stats?

post #488 of 833
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I've got a crazy idea.  Is the Lyr strong enough to run transformer boxes for 'stats?


Forgive the n00b question, but is that even possible? Don't stats require hundreds of volts (high voltage, low amperage) to drive?
I'm still new to stats.

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends
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I've got a crazy idea.  Is the Lyr strong enough to run transformer boxes for 'stats?




Forgive the n00b question, but is that even possible? Don't stats require hundreds of volts (high voltage, low amperage) to drive?
I'm still new to stats.

Cheers!beerchug.gif
-HK sends

They do, you can't run them directly from a regular headphone amp. you need an electrostatic amp or a transformer box, in which you can plug in a speaker amp to power it. Schiit Lyr? maybe. Would look interesting if you tried.
 

 

post #490 of 833
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

I've got a crazy idea.  Is the Lyr strong enough to run transformer boxes for 'stats?


Forgive the n00b question, but is that even possible? Don't stats require hundreds of volts (high voltage, low amperage) to drive?
I'm still new to stats.
 


That's what the transformer box is for.  It steps up the voltage. Normally you're supposed to hook them up to speaker amps though.  I don't have enough experience with them to know exactly how efficient the whole combination ends up being so I don't know if the Lyr would get you to a decent listening volume.  Woo audio's WEE is supposed to be able to drive any Stax "effortlessly" from just 3 watts according to their own website but I don't know if that's actually true of if Stax's own transformer boxes are less efficient.

post #491 of 833
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That's what the transformer box is for.  It steps up the voltage. Normally you're supposed to hook them up to speaker amps though.  I don't have enough experience with them to know exactly how efficient the whole combination ends up being so I don't know if the Lyr would get you to a decent listening volume.  Woo audio's WEE is supposed to be able to drive any Stax "effortlessly" from just 3 watts according to their own website but I don't know if that's actually true of if Stax's own transformer boxes are less efficient.

yep. would be interested if this could drive stax


 

 

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That's what the transformer box is for.  It steps up the voltage. Normally you're supposed to hook them up to speaker amps though.  I don't have enough experience with them to know exactly how efficient the whole combination ends up being so I don't know if the Lyr would get you to a decent listening volume.  Woo audio's WEE is supposed to be able to drive any Stax "effortlessly" from just 3 watts according to their own website but I don't know if that's actually true of if Stax's own transformer boxes are less efficient.

 

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Originally Posted by KuKuBuKu View Post

yep. would be interested if this could drive stax


Doing the math it would seem so as the Lyr has 6 watts; but some stats are more demanding than others, and the impedance is different on speaker taps than on the Lyr's headphone out.

post #493 of 833
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


That's what the transformer box is for.  It steps up the voltage. Normally you're supposed to hook them up to speaker amps though.  I don't have enough experience with them to know exactly how efficient the whole combination ends up being so I don't know if the Lyr would get you to a decent listening volume.  Woo audio's WEE is supposed to be able to drive any Stax "effortlessly" from just 3 watts according to their own website but I don't know if that's actually true of if Stax's own transformer boxes are less efficient.

Let's bring some perspective here...

 

Any transformer based stat adaptor, including the WEE, will likely be designed to mate with an 8 ohm tap on the output of an amplifier.  The Lyr is not designed to drive 8 ohm loads, so I would not recommend it under any circumstances.
 

 


Edited by kwkarth - 3/2/11 at 3:47pm
post #494 of 833

Well there you go.

 

Where's the initial impressions folks?

 

I expect an un-boxing photo essay, as well as (hopefully) some extremely positive HE-6 results toot de suite!

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Edited by grokit - 3/2/11 at 4:03pm
post #495 of 833

BTW, Jason is there any way to use Paypal funds to order this from you, or is Google Checkout the only option?

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