i am guessing ur replying to my post..i didnt say they dont pair wel..they do actually..but i was just comparing budget amps to more higher end amps.. For a budget amp it does very well..but u can do better..thats what i meant..nothing wrong with that amp if u get the right (buggle?) tubes in it for its money worth.
And is a very good choice for stepping into better sounding amps for the he500, just like the 337/339 amps...both in same price range..and both bety good in driving the he500.. With the right tubes ofcourse.
Yeah, I understand there must be better amps than the Lyr. Would it be right to call that a budget amp? Then what would that make a magni? It seems more like mid-tierish, but I know that amps can indeed get very pricey (not to say that price alway leads to better performance).