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Lyr 2 // project ember // hifiman ef-5

any reason to pick one over the other for the he-500(or even other low impedance "dynamic" headphones) ?

 

Haven't heard it - would love to - but one advantage the Ember has over the Lyr/2 is that it takes only one tube.  If you get into rolling, pairs of vintage NOS can get pricey.  Also, I believe the Ember can handle a wider variety of tubes (may take an upgrade from the Garage boys, but don't think it's that expensive).  re: the Lyr, one need not blow hundreds (or more, easily) on different tubes.  There are plenty of reasonably priced tubes available.  That said, I love my glass menagerie ;)

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Haven't heard it - would love to - but one advantage the Ember has over the Lyr/2 is that it takes only one tube.  If you get into rolling, pairs of vintage NOS can get pricey.  Also, I believe the Ember can handle a wider variety of tubes (may take an upgrade from the Garage boys, but don't think it's that expensive).  re: the Lyr, one need not blow hundreds (or more, easily) on different tubes.  There are plenty of reasonably priced tubes available.  That said, I love my glass menagerie ;)

 

That is indeed a bit of an advantage, I remember with the Sunrise 2 that I bought 8 different valves where with the Lyr I would have been able to buy 4 pairs. It also allowed me to buy some NOS tubes of which our local valve shop had only a single one of left. Was certainly an interesting experience and with the Ember unlike the Sunrise you don't have to worry about manually biasing the tube. The bad thing about the Garage 1217 tube amps are that they are prone to picking up interference. My cellphone and the Sunrise 2 weren't buddies.. I am pretty certain the Lyr 2 is going to be much quieter.


Edited by daerron - 8/2/14 at 1:11pm
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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?
I'm all for DIY if need be :p 

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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?

I'm all for DIY if need be tongue.gif  
Shield the amp, or just the (huge) transformer inside it?
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is there a headphone amp which can drive the he-500 as good as the emotiva speaker amp can while remaining in the same price category (sub $500) ? biggrin.gif
Maybe this?
Dont know the pricing..but this looks rather affordable..and somewhat portable also..its new..and an all in one..cant even find any pricing somwhere wink.gif

http://www.bluecircle.com/page82.html

And this..looks ****..but..its whats inside that matters..right guys? Hehehe

http://www.bluecircle.com/page99.html
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 11:39am
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anyway to shield the amp somehow ?
I'm all for DIY if need be :p 

You can try a Faraday Cage, it's better than wearing a hat made of Aluminum foil and can protect your kit from an EMP attack.

I used to design sensitive electronic measurement equipment and we had a Faraday Shielded room for testing designs. We were near a major NYC airport and the room was originally used for cutting sheets of plastic which generated huge static fields and RFI, We definitely did not get radio reception inside the room.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faraday_cage

 

http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/build-your-own-faraday-cage-heres-how/

 

Or....

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Tin foil hat FTW!!!

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Tin foil hat FTW!!!

Haven't you been abducted by aliens? Did you ask them if they prefer tubes or SS? My aliens were flying around in a visblik, so I wouldn't trust them on technology.

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Totally oftopic..but found this on facebitch..and laughed my butt off....hehehe but i thoight it would be fun to post it here and share it with u guys biggrin.gif

I think ifound an answer why some of the people here are always attacking others (for whatever reason) when those say they like and prefer more expensive stuff in their rigs.

.lookie lookie and smile. wink.gif


Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 2:40pm
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 On My. You forgot to include a link to Blue Circle and Toxic cables in your post.

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 On My. You forgot to include a link to Blue Circle and Toxic cables in your post.

Wow..did i come that close to u? heheheheeh very_evil_smiley.gif
but U forget solid tech....and some other brands i like..lolz
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 2:45pm
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U forget solid tech....and some other brands i like..lolz


 :biggrin:, Herbies tender foot(or something like that)

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 biggrin.gif , Herbies tender foot(or something like that)
Wrong answer..u go..to ur corner as a punishment..hehe i was talking about my other hobbies i have... biggrin.gif
Edited by hifimanrookie - 8/2/14 at 2:52pm
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Wrong answer..u go..to ur corner as a punishment..hehe

Ps..they are actually good stuff and extremely affordable..lolz


Yeah, they look well made

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Yeah, they look well made
yep..and keep vibrations away..if ur amp is very sensitive to vibrations as my 337 was with its huge tubes..
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