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post #1171 of 3320
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Originally Posted by Ham Sandwich View Post

Now I'm disappointed.  Seems Jason and Mike haven't figured out how to make a $3K DAC for $350/$450.  frown.gif


Not really surprising considering how I think the Lyr competes with amps 2X it's cost.

 

post #1172 of 3320
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Not really surprising considering how I think the Lyr competes with amps 2X it's cost.

 


Right, but how does it compare with amps 5x its cost ? Thats the kind of crazy expectations that I believe *some* Head-Fiers bring to the table with a new product like the BiFrost. I look back on the massive pre-release hype that grew up around the Icon HDP, then fast-forward to 2011 and its like the uncle everyone silently hopes wont be turning up for Xmas dinner ....

 

post #1173 of 3320
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Right, but how does it compare with amps 5x its cost ? Thats the kind of crazy expectations that I believe *some* Head-Fiers bring to the table with a new product like the BiFrost. I look back on the massive pre-release hype that grew up around the Icon HDP, then fast-forward to 2011 and its like the uncle everyone silently hopes wont be turning up for Xmas dinner ....

 

LoL...thanks for the good laugh. Very well put. smile.gif
 

 

post #1174 of 3320
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Not really surprising considering how I think the Lyr competes with amps 2X it's cost.

 



Mmmmm... Lyr     tongue_smile.gif

 

 

I have the Schiit web page open right now looking at the Lyr with the mouse hovering over the buy button while I try to figure out which tubes.  My LCD-2 needs something more than the Asgard.  So another amp first.  Then DAC.  Tubes.  Which tubes.  This indecision is delaying my buying.  

 

edit:  And my previous comment was tongue in cheek even though I only put a sad smiley.  Just having some fun.


Edited by Ham Sandwich - 10/24/11 at 6:51pm
post #1175 of 3320
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Mmmmm... Lyr     tongue_smile.gif

 

 

I have the Schiit web page open right now looking at the Lyr with the mouse hovering over the buy button while I try to figure out which tubes.  My LCD-2 needs something more than the Asgard.  So another amp first.  Then DAC.  Tubes.  Which tubes.  This indecision is delaying my buying.  



What headphones are you looking at driving?

post #1176 of 3320
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What headphones are you looking at driving?



Just the LCD-2 rev 2 for the Lyr.  I'll be keeping the Asgard which keeps my HD600 and Grados happy.

post #1177 of 3320
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Just the LCD-2 rev 2 for the Lyr.  I'll be keeping the Asgard which keeps my HD600 and Grados happy.


The Lyr is fantastic with the LCD-2s....I'd go for the 6BZ7 NOS Tubes. evil_smiley.gif

 

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Where can you grab a pair of those, Peter, and for approx. how much? I have a sneaky little hunch that I have a Lyr on the horizon, as well. :)

 

EDIT: Looks like eBay is rife with them, and for rather little scratch, too!


Edited by sampson_smith - 10/24/11 at 7:16pm
post #1179 of 3320
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Where can you grab a pair of those, Peter, and for approx. how much? I have a sneaky little hunch that I have a Lyr on the horizon, as well. :)

 

EDIT: Looks like eBay is rife with them, and for rather little scratch, too!



Schiit Audio sells them separately:

 

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=8

 

Or you can order them with your Lyr.

post #1180 of 3320

Right! D'oh! No fuss at all, since they come with the darn thing (if selected for). So you do not have an urge to try out a pair of much more expensive Gold Lions (?) or a couple of those other popular varieties that can cost $100 or more? That is a good sign. I understand that you use the Lyr primarily for the HE-6, but do you also feel that it plays well with your LCD-2 r.2's (and r.1's, before them, if you can 'accurately' recall wink.gif)?

post #1181 of 3320
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Originally Posted by sampson_smith View Post

Right! D'oh! No fuss at all, since they come with the darn thing (if selected for). So you do not have an urge to try out a pair of much more expensive Gold Lions (?) or a couple of those other popular varieties that can cost $100 or more? That is a good sign. I understand that you use the Lyr primarily for the HE-6, but do you also feel that it plays well with your LCD-2 r.2's (and r.1's, before them, if you can 'accurately' recall wink.gif)?



I've got the Gold Lions right here. Very good tubes IMO, but I very slightly prefer the extra 20% more gain with the 6BZ7s with my HE-6s. With my LCD-2s, I do prefer the Gold Lions. Of all the tubes available from Schiit for the Lyr, the 6BZ7s are my favourites.

post #1182 of 3320
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Nice to see this thread is still on-topic ;)

post #1183 of 3320

Relax - its not as if all of our posts are obscuring any actual impressions of the Bifrost .....   very_evil_smiley.gif

 

(imagine this thread at 150 pages ....)

post #1184 of 3320
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Ha my comment was only a playful poke. But yes, more impressions are always welcome! :)

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Ahem... I think I can say that the Bifrost may very well be my gateway DAC to other Schiit, such as the Lyr. Reason for derailing things a bit. My, they certainly will look nice together, stacked on my desktop. ;)

 

I am not expecting perfection from the Bifrost, but will be very, very happy if the overall consensus is that it is a better DAC than the Dacmagic, V-DAC and HDP-- things that have been said here a few times. I have had experience with all three DAC's and have felt they lacked something less than tangible. I hope the Bifrost brings that missing X factor to the listening experience, whatever my fatigued mind is trying to get at here. (Turns the Deerhunter iTunes Sessions up and tunes out! Man, is "He Would Have Laughed" a great track. Night, Head-fellas!)

 

 

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