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Originally Posted by Skylab View PostQuote:
Originally Posted by rhythmdevils View Post

Skylab, have you listened to your K340 out of your Lyr?

I never received a Lyr review loaner. Last week I inquired about it again, and Jason informed me that it would be end of the month before one would be available to me, due to high demand for the Lyr. I then withdrew my request for a loaner. I like reviewing items like this when they are new. I had hoped to get one right when they came out, but it was not to be. At this point I don't think my reviewing the Lyr would offer the community very much, and so I am on other projects.

Perhaps someone in the Chicago area would be willing to let Skylab borrow one for a review?

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To bad Skylab would been nice to get an idea how it may stack up to the Head One :)

post #738 of 831

I will be overseas for a month within a couple of weeks and I would be willing to loan mine to Skylab while I am gone but I am afraid I can't pay for the shipping costs as of now... 

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Hi,

 

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Originally Posted by USAudio View Post

Perhaps someone in the Chicago area would be willing to let Skylab borrow one for a review?


You quoted Skylab's statement that he's no longer interested in reviewing the Lyr.  I'm disappointed, too, because I trust his ears more than my own and have not been disappointed by his opinion (two purchases and counting...).

 

Still, I understand where he's coming from - it would be like a critic reviewing a movie that nearly everyone has already seen. 

 

I'm currently driving the LCD-2 with a Stepdance, so I'm sure the Lyr would be an improvement, but I suppose I'll just have to take the plunge, relying on the very positive consensus of opinion I've gleaned from multiple reviewers.  

 

I know Jason offers a 15-day guarantee, but I have so little experience with listening to various amps, I wouldn't know to return it unless something really awful was hitting my ears.

 

Mike

(Ignorance of ultra-high-fi is bliss.)

 

 

 

 

 

post #740 of 831
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Originally Posted by zilch0md View Post
You quoted Skylab's statement that he's no longer interested in reviewing the Lyr.  ...

 He mentioned he tried again with Schiit just last week, so I was only suggesting that perhaps someone would be willing to lend him their unit now to do the review.

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Yeah thanks for the vote of confidence, guys, but the Lyr has been commented on very extensively by lots of very experienced people.  The kind folks a Schiit promised me an earlier crack at some future products they are working on, so it's all good.

post #742 of 831
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yeah thanks for the vote of confidence, guys, but the Lyr has been commented on very extensively by lots of very experienced people.  The kind folks a Schiit promised me an earlier crack at some future products they are working on, so it's all good.


Sweet, looking forward to your DAC review then.  tongue_smile.gif

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yeah thanks for the vote of confidence, guys, but the Lyr has been commented on very extensively by lots of very experienced people.  The kind folks a Schiit promised me an earlier crack at some future products they are working on, so it's all good.


Well, Rob if you're ever in Toronto, you'll have to drop by to hear my Lyr. smile.gif
post #744 of 831
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Yeah thanks for the vote of confidence, guys, but the Lyr has been commented on very extensively by lots of very experienced people.  The kind folks a Schiit promised me an earlier crack at some future products they are working on, so it's all good.


Awesome. I would have my pre order in now if Jason would let me. It is great to know that Jason is going to give you an early play. I was dissapointed to not get your views on the Lyr between December and my early March delivery.

I am guessing that you are looking forward to the gear if Jason has given you a heads up of what they are working on.
post #745 of 831

hi there, i'm still a newbie in this hobby so bear with me =)

 

I'm planning to buy a pair of HD650 and this Lyr schiit and will be my long time audio home headphile setup. I currently have HD595/Audio-gd Compass, quite satisfied with the combo BUT i want to experience the HD650. Will pair the Lyr with the Compass as DAC and pre-amp, via USB to my laptop. I'm ok with 16bit/44.1khz at the moment as i have no 24/96 files.

 

Does my plan upgrade make sense or complete noob?

post #746 of 831

Music and sound qualities are always open to peoples interpretations and opinions so you may get differing points of view but here goes my thoughts...

 

I used to own a pair of Sennheiser K702 and an Audio GD Fun version A.  These have similarities to what you have and are considering.  I tried my 702's with the Fun and with a Darkvoice 337 and slightly preferred the Darkvoice amp but the 702's whilst being wonderfully detailed and airy lacked in some bottom end punch.  The Lyr was a no brainer improvement to my 702's as far as the bottom end went.  It awakened a sense of energy and impact that the AKG's were lacking prior to that.  The Darkvoice may have been slightly better on the soundstage but that was when using the stock tubes in the Lyr.

 

I think that a change of tubes in the Lyr will get it to a point where it beats the Fun hands down across the board.

 

I must add though that, either of the amps that I had would still be part of my collection had my Hifiman HE6 not needed so much power to get them going.  They are all nice sounding but just not quite as nice as the Lyr IMHO.

post #747 of 831

you mean AKG K702?

now, i'm really inclined to click that "checkout" button =) my other concern, will my idea of using the Compass' as pre-amp defeat the purpose of Lyr's "volume control" i.e. pre-amp section of Compass inferior (or superior)  to Lyr's?

 

thanks for you very informative response @Kremer930 =)

 

post #748 of 831

Yes.  AKG K702's.  Sorry, I had your Sennheisers in mind.

 

I cant imagine why you would want to use the preamp section of a compass to feed to a Lyr.  The Lyr has a pre-out function as well but only has the one set of line in.  The Lyr's volume will always be within the circuit and my initial thoughts are that by using the compass to feed to the Lyr that you will just introduce more distortion.  But if you need to switch multiple inputs then there isnt much else you can do.

 

I have my line outs from the Lyr sending signal to my speaker pre-amp for those times that I dont want to use headphones.  Does a good job.

 

Be prepared to buy some extra tubes for the Lyr.  They make a noticeable change to the sound characteristics.  It is fun and there are many choices that are cheap at around $5 and some that go well over $100 for a pair.  Check out MrScary's comment on the Lyr tube rolling thread.  He has tried most of the common tube options and has a great list of whats hot.

post #749 of 831
The preamp output is usually just an RCA output of the headphone amplification. You would be double amping, which is poor practice. Furthermore, headphone amplifiers are not designed for inputs that high, so you could potentially damage the amplifier.


This is true for all amplifiers, not only the Lyr.
post #750 of 831

I what he/she meant was use the audio gd compass as a dac -> Lyr -> hd650

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