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post #601 of 833

New to this hobby and have a question:

 

while Lyr is working in the pure class A mode, does it sound identical to Asgard, or does it have some different signature?

Thanks.

post #602 of 833
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Originally Posted by fe3836 View Post

New to this hobby and have a question:

 

while Lyr is working in the pure class A mode, does it sound identical to Asgard, or does it have some different signature?

Thanks.


Depends on the tube.

 

post #603 of 833

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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

Depends on the tube.

 

So with the proper tube, you could achieve "wire with gain" with the Lyr?  Do the stock tubes accomplish this?

 

Would that then make it "Lyr with gain" ?  wink.gif

 

post #604 of 833

Lot of variables to account for. Assuming same cans, low impedance (best with the Asgard) - you still need to factor in tubes. I have both - plus a newly built 'A/B' switch. I'll set it up soon to A/B the two amps with identical source and headphones (Denon D2000). Gotta figure out a cost effective way to level the volumes. It'll not be scientific, but should give a good feel for the differences (oops, showed my bias). I do suspect the Lyr to be more dynamic (power reserves), faster and possibly have a warmer tone (tubes). 

post #605 of 833

What IS the headphone output impedance of the Lyr?

post #606 of 833

8 - 600 ohms.

post #607 of 833

No, that's what it will drive...not sure what the Output Impedence is.

 

post #608 of 833

I was under the impression that it is 32 ohms but I'm not sure why.

 

It could have something to do with the OP though:

 

"How about a hybrid headphone amp that'll do 6 watts RMS into 32 ohms?"


Edited by grokit - 3/21/11 at 6:15pm
post #609 of 833
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Originally Posted by USAudio View Post

What IS the headphone output impedance of the Lyr?


It has to be very low to be able to deliver its rated power into a 32 ohm load.  Probably is well under 1 ohm.

 

post #610 of 833

I asked Jason the question this morning, according to him the output impedance is about 0.2 ohms.

post #611 of 833
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Originally Posted by fe3836 View Post

New to this hobby and have a question:

 

while Lyr is working in the pure class A mode, does it sound identical to Asgard, or does it have some different signature?

Thanks.

 

In a word, no. The Lyr is a more musical amp than the Asgard.
 

 

post #612 of 833
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Originally Posted by elnero View Post

I asked Jason the question this morning, according to him the output impedance is about 0.2 ohms.


Makes sense!  Thanks.

 

post #613 of 833

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Originally Posted by tunarat View Post

In a word, no. The Lyr is a more musical amp than the Asgard.

 

 


Hi tunarat,

When you say the Lyr is more "musical" do you mean it has greater dynamics because of the additional power OR that it imparts it own sonic signature on the music, emphasizing some frequencies over others?

Thanks!

 

post #614 of 833
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Thats a bummer, its too bad you missed the big Toronto meet earlier this month. But you could talk to some of the folks that go to your local meets and see if you can have a mini meet. It looks like you guys attract a lot of headfiers and have pretty big meets. Seattle had one on March 5th the day before yours and you guys had a bigger list.


I'd second that.  The Head-Fi meets are a great way to listen to meet some of the gang here and hear some amazing setups.  I've been to three (two at L.A. International Airport and the recent one in Burlingame in the SF Bay Area) and all have been very hepful in selecting equipment.  I picked up the HE-6 headphones and the Lyr after the Burlingame meet - and the Smyth Realiser 8 after the last LA meet. 

 

 

post #615 of 833
Oooh. DACs. Might make my summer purchasing decisions tough.
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