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post #496 of 833
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

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.
 

 

 

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Headphone Impedance: 8-600 ohms
Gain: 10 (20 dB)
Frequency Response: 2Hz-200KHz, -3dB
Maximum Output: 40V P-P into 32 ohms (6 watts RMS)
THD: Less than 0.1%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V
Topology: Dynamically Adaptive Dual-Mode Class A, zero feedback, noninverting, hybrid tube/MOSFET, single voltage gain stage, DC-coupled input and output
Tube Complement: ECC88 dual triode, 1 per channel (rollable to all 6922/6DJ8/ECC88 types)
Power Consumption: 30W
Size: 9 x 6.75 x 3.25”
Weight: 7 lbs

 

It says it can on the website...

post #497 of 833
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

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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Here... http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/542064/schiit-lyr-shipping-impressions/15#post_7314188

 

post #498 of 833
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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post

 

 

 

It says it can on the website...

Well, it might do about 3 watts into 8 ohms.  I guess we'll have to wait to hear from Jason on this.
 

 

post #499 of 833
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post



Well, it might do about 3 watts into 8 ohms.  I guess we'll have to wait to hear from Jason on this.
 

 


Interesting - I know a Travagans Red with 5 watts into 4 ohm can drive an SRD-7 pro transformer with Stax O2 Mk1 decently.

 

post #500 of 833
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post



Well, it might do about 3 watts into 8 ohms.  I guess we'll have to wait to hear from Jason on this.
 

 


How do you come to that conclusion? Provided adequate current supply, the wattage should increase into lower resistance, not decrease.

We will need to hear from Jason, but by no means is your assumption a foregone conclusion.
post #501 of 833
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

Well, it might do about 3 watts into 8 ohms.  I guess we'll have to wait to hear from Jason on this.

How do you come to that conclusion? Provided adequate current supply, the wattage should increase into lower resistance, not decrease.

We will need to hear from Jason, but by no means is your assumption a foregone conclusion.


My guess is that it would current limit at lower impedances.  Let's just wait for Jason.

 


Edited by kwkarth - 3/3/11 at 9:24am
post #502 of 833
Thread Starter 

Hey all,

 

Sorry to be scarce. We're getting ready to ship the last handful of pre-order Lyrs; pretty much everything has gone out to date. We're also ramping up for the next run, hopefully to deliver before the end of the month. 

 

To answer a couple of questions.

 

First, electrostatics: I honestly have no idea. We've never tried it. Lyr doesn't have any electronic current-limiting, but the Dynamically Adaptive stage is designed to work optimally for typical headphone impedances. Sure, it will drive 8 ohms, but it is NOT a speaker amp. Speaker amps usually have some decoupling from heavy reactive loads, whereas Lyr doesn't need it for light headphone diaphragms. It also has self-resetting passive internal protection that will limit output at about 1A of current over long periods--so if you're going to try to drive speakers or 8 ohm transformers, you could potentially run into problems with back EMF and tripping the passive protection. 

 

Second, payment options. Yeah, we can take PayPal, but it's a manual process, and it puts you outside our normal order tracking system. If you really, really want to use PayPal, let us know and we can send a request for payment.

 

 

post #503 of 833

So would it be likely to break anything if we try, or would it just not sound very good and/or trip the protection all the time?

post #504 of 833
Thread Starter 

You'll probably just run into the protection.

 

post #505 of 833

Cool.  Thanks!

post #506 of 833

Received my Lyr today! Currently using it as a desktop preamp with Audioengine 5s and HRT Music Streamer II to burn in unit.   So far:  unit is extremely quiet; music sounds both muscular and delicate; very good sound staging; detailed, open but smooth.  More impressions later.  Pardon the ugly pics....  

 

Lyr on Desktop

 

Close-Up

post #507 of 833

Mine was supposed to be here today (Saturday) but FedEx for whatever reason let it sit in California for awhile and they adjusted my delivery date to Tuesday. 

 

Here's hoping good things come to those who wait bigsmile_face.gif

post #508 of 833

Jason, is there a timeframe on when the Lyr will be on sale through Amazon? I see the Asgard and Valhalla there, and it would help me IMMENSELY if I can buy it through Amazon.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/7/11 at 10:07pm
post #509 of 833

Truthfully speaking, I wouldn't expect to see it until at least the end of this month, after the second batch finally comes out.
 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Jason, is there a timeframe on when the Lyr will be on sale through Amazon? I see the Asgard and Valhalla there, and it would help me IMMENSELY if I can buy it through Amazon.



 

post #510 of 833

I wasn't planning on getting them until April or a little later, so it's fine. Just as long as it shows up on Amazon within the next few months, I'll be quite a happy new Lyr owner. biggrin.gif

 

I'm going to Megacon at the end of this month, which is why I can't afford to take a direct hit on my wallet atm. I have to recuperate. At least on Amazon, I have some breathing room with my Store Card.

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