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post #676 of 833
Wow...I didn't know there was a Holland-made CCA. Apparently there were not many of them!

I have a ton of great 6DJ8's and 6922's just awaitin' to try in the Lyr...but not sure where my review loaner is in the production queue. When amps are super-popular right out of the gate like this one, review loaners don't get much priority (quite justifiably).
post #677 of 833

Pinched waist huh, sounds sexy.

 

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Not really seeing it though confused.gif

post #678 of 833

I'm using the nfb-12 with the RS1s and like the sound, just really wanting analog inputs. Was looking at the Audio-gd C-2.1 and the Lyr. Schiit says the Asgard is the perfect match for the RS1.
 

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Originally Posted by sling5s View Post

Audio Gd C-2 or Schiit Lyr for Grado Rs1 and Akg K701?

 

 



 

post #679 of 833
post #680 of 833

Anyone heard the Lyr with the Beyer (extensively) ?

 

The T1s sound like schiit on my Darkvoice 336SE (the high end is way overcooked), as opposed to the DT990 600ohms (fun to listen to).

 

I ordered the Lyr as i would like to try some Ortho cans in the future but based on my brief listening experience with the T1 and Lyr they sound better than when i heard the T1 with the Valhalla.

post #681 of 833

Does anyone know which tube position corresponds to which channel?  I didn't want to pull a tube with the amp hot and I also didn't want to take the amp apart quite yet to find out biggrin.gif

 

I just ordered a pair of matched genalaxes and one of them is really hissy triportsad.gif.  I'd like to mark the offending tube before I mail them back.

post #682 of 833

top tube = right channel

bottom tube = left channel

post #683 of 833
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top tube = right channel

bottom tube = left channel



Excellent, thank you.

 

FWIW I had ordered these from thetubestore.com, they've been fantastic in their working with me to get this issue sorted out.

post #684 of 833

I just got my Genalex tubes today, and they are noisy!  One of them has a very loud hum while the other is more tolerable.  Both are noticeably noisier than the stock JJ's (one of which is completely quiet).  I will see what I can do about RMAing the Genalexes.

 

In any case, the stock tubes are very quiet. 

post #685 of 833

Well I can't speak to my own experience as I've never ran the genalexes before but I've sure heard plenty of good things about them.

 

With my set, one was dead as a doornail quiet, and the other one had a very obvious and quite annoying hiss.  Maybe a bad batch came out or there are some QC issues or we were both just simply unlucky.

 

 

I will say that I don't/didn't have a single complaint about the stock JJ's.  I'm a tinkerer what can you do.

post #686 of 833
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Originally Posted by foaming at the ears View Post

I just got my Genalex tubes today, and they are noisy!  One of them has a very loud hum while the other is more tolerable.  Both are noticeably noisier than the stock JJ's (one of which is completely quiet).  I will see what I can do about RMAing the Genalexes.

 

In any case, the stock tubes are very quiet. 


Where did you buy them from?
post #687 of 833

The Lyr is settling down and impressions are up. Really impressive with the HE-6 and K701. I thought that the LCD-2 was a little soft out of it, I like them much better out of the WA22 balanced. Really, really adds something nice as a preamp between my DAC's SE output and Bose Cinemate 2.1 speaker system. Running Amprex gold pin 6922s in it. Runs pretty warm. K1000s next up!

 


Edited by grokit - 4/7/11 at 3:12am
post #688 of 833

 

So far:

One thing I seem to be observing is that as the efficiency of a given headphone decreases, the liveliness of the Lyr seems to increase.  

 

Another thing I seem to be observing is that with high efficiency headphones, the gain structure of the Lyr does not seem to differ much from the Asgard, but as one listens to less efficient headphones, the Asgard seems to flatten out, while the Lyr seems to come to life.  

 

So with a high efficiency can, the Asgard may actually sound better than the Lyr, but for medium and low efficiency cans, the Lyr comes alive and keeps on going, while the Asgard seems to comparatively run out of steam in the bass and roll off on the extreme highs.  

 

That's just my subjective impressions so far, with seven different headphones ranging from the AKG-K1000, LCD-2, K-701, Vintage Sansui SS-100, T50RP, Excel Open Air 50mm drivers, with the Koss E90/ESP-950 as a control.  So far, the Lyr is clearly a keeper.  All but the Excel cans improve sonically when driven from the Lyr over the Asgard.  

 

More about specifics to come later.
 

 

post #689 of 833
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Originally Posted by kwkarth View Post

 

So far:

One thing I seem to be observing is that as the efficiency of a given headphone decreases, the liveliness of the Lyr seems to increase.  

 

Another thing I seem to be observing is that with high efficiency headphones, the gain structure of the Lyr does not seem to differ much from the Asgard, but as one listens to less efficient headphones, the Asgard seems to flatten out, while the Lyr seems to come to life.  

 

So with a high efficiency can, the Asgard may actually sound better than the Lyr, but for medium and low efficiency cans, the Lyr comes alive and keeps on going, while the Asgard seems to comparatively run out of steam in the bass and roll off on the extreme highs.  

 

That's just my subjective impressions so far, with seven different headphones ranging from the AKG-K1000, LCD-2, K-701, Vintage Sansui SS-100, T50RP, Excell Open Air 50mm drivers, with the Koss E90/ESP-950 as a control.  So far, the Lyr is clearly a keeper.  All but the Excell cans improve sonically when driven from the Lyr over the Asgard.  

 

More about specifics to come later.


Decisions, decisions...

 

What are the specs on those Excells.  I've never heard of them and Google gave me nada for "Excell Open Air".

post #690 of 833
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Decisions, decisions...

What are the specs on those Excells.  I've never heard of them and Google gave me nada for "Excell Open Air".

They're very much like the Audio Technica ATH-AD1000 headphones, have high sensitivity, and sound pretty good overall, but not as good as any of the other cans used in this test.
 

 

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