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post #556 of 823

Get the MH 25.2/3 then you can use both the optical and the USB interface.  Whatever tickles your fancy.

post #557 of 823

FWIW, I bought an inexpensive CAD/Amp from maverick Audio to hold me over.  It was a HUGE step up from the sound card in my iMac.  They can be had for just under $200 used or $200+shipping new direct from Maverick.

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

FWIW, I bought an inexpensive CAD/Amp from maverick Audio to hold me over.  It was a HUGE step up from the sound card in my iMac.  They can be had for just under $200 used or $200+shipping new direct from Maverick.



Ok. I think your talking to me but I'm not sure, If I'm wrong please disregard this. But I already have the fiio combo, which IMO has been a great start. I think the e9 is better quality than the e7, and I eventually would like to get the Lyr, but think a dac would be the best choice to upgrade first, something that can be used now with the e9 and then be great with lyr in a little while. The maverick is probably a good upgrade today for me, but if i decide to get a lyr in a month then it might not be the best option. Idk . I'm trying to stay in the price range or the lyr.

post #559 of 823
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My nightstand rig.

 

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fiver,

Have you found the Lyr run to a bit hot to regularly stack it on top of your DAC like that?  (or on top of ANY component, for that matter...)



 

post #560 of 823

Yes, the Lyr runs quite hot.  However most of the heat seems well vented and concentrated towards the top.

 

It does warm up the StageDac some, but not enough to concern me in the least.

 

eta:  Sometime in the near future I will let it run for several hours and post temperature readings.


Edited by fiver - 3/15/11 at 10:16am
post #561 of 823

Heat rises.

Doubt it would be a concern for the StageDac. (as in the photo)


Edited by livewire - 3/15/11 at 1:14pm
post #562 of 823

Very curious on how the Lyr sounds with the LCD 2.

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Heat rises.

Doubt it would be a concern for the StageDac. (as in the photo)

Yes, heat rises, thanks.

 

However, it's my understanding that the Lyr only runs slightly cooler than the Asgard and some of the devices are mounted directly to the bottom of the chassis to aid in cooling.  Have you felt the bottom of the Lyr's chassis after a while of active operation?

 

Asgard design and heat:  http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/schiit/2.html

Suggests standing Asgard vertically to allow for effective heat dissipation from both top and bottom, with pics: http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews/schiit/5.html

post #564 of 823
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Very curious on how the Lyr sounds with the LCD 2.



IMO it sounds fantastic!

post #565 of 823

I'm glad 6moons was able to take away from valuable time spent demagnetizing CD's to tell us to turn an amp sideways.  When the amp is turned sidways, does it decrease or increase the soundstage?  What about transparency?  What interconnects have the best synergy with an amp turned on it's side? 

 

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I'm glad 6moons was able to take away from valuable time spent demagnetizing CD's to tell us to turn an amp sideways.  When the amp is turned sidways, does it decrease or increase the soundstage?  What about transparency?  What interconnects have the best synergy with an amp turned on it's side? 


If it had a digital volume control then maybe they'd tell us that the odd numbers sounded better.

post #567 of 823
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IMO it sounds fantastic!


Well, how it sounds with the LCD 2 compared to the HA 160, to be more specific.

 

But I am glad it is getting good reports already.


Edited by JIGF - 3/15/11 at 5:42pm
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Thread Starter 


 

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Jason,

 

if you're out there, is there ANY news on the DAC. 

 

C'mon...just a hint. 

 

Tease us!

 

Okay, to tease:

 

1. Don't think "DAC." Think, "DACs."

2. Think, entry-level to start. Think summer.

3. Think, even our reference stuff will start in 3-digit pricing.

4. Think, balanced.

5. Consider future-proof, and what that means in the context of USB.

6. Also consider there will be other inputs.

7. Think discrete.

8. Finally, consider Mike's history, his filters/jitter reduction/interface innovation/etc . . .

 

Enough teasing?

 

 

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I think by teasing he meant give us the damn thing already. :)

post #570 of 823
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Originally Posted by fiver View Post

I'm glad 6moons was able to take away from valuable time spent demagnetizing CD's to tell us to turn an amp sideways.  When the amp is turned sidways, does it decrease or increase the soundstage?  What about transparency?  What interconnects have the best synergy with an amp turned on it's side? 

 

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I believe turning it sideways will also give you a more creamy, chocolate-y sound as well ... wink.gif

 

74.5 C = 166 F ... toasty!

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