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post #9586 of 18011

Damn nobody on eBay has those.

post #9587 of 18011
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These:



Sorry I'm on the ass end of this but which amp?
post #9588 of 18011

Wow, the HE-500 sounds absolutely phenominal with the Theorem 720.

 

post #9589 of 18011
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Wow, the HE-500 sounds absolutely phenominal with the Theorem 720.

 


Nice, looks a bit heavy though ?

 

Anyone using tube filter plug-ins with their solid state audio chain for example like this http://nickcrowlab.blogspot.com/2009/08/tubedriver-v10.html ? Do they just sound terrible ?

post #9590 of 18011
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Nice, looks a bit heavy though ?

 

Anyone using tube filter plug-ins with their solid state audio chain for example like this http://nickcrowlab.blogspot.com/2009/08/tubedriver-v10.html ? Do they just sound terrible ?

 

It's actually not too heavy. I'm just surprised, it rivals some $1K desktop DAC's and amps I've heard.

post #9591 of 18011
Is that Theorem better than the Lyr?
post #9592 of 18011
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It's actually not too heavy. I'm just surprised, it rivals some $1K desktop DAC's and amps I've heard.

Good for you!  You just save yourself a lot of $ if that's what you think.  :D

post #9593 of 18011
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Is that Theorem better than the Lyr?

 

Oh Lord have mercy... Here we go... :p

If the answer to your question is "yes", a lot of companies wouldn't exist anymore.  That's the best I could manage to answer such question.
Then, there are people who think that $100 Lepai amps can rival Krell amps and sound just as good so it's kind of hard to answer your question either way. We all can and can't hear things differently.


Edited by koiloco - 11/29/13 at 9:22pm
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Is that Theorem better than the Lyr?

That's a very hard question. I've only been listening to the Theorem for a couple hours, and it's been a while since I've heard the Lyr, but they are two totally different pieces of equipment, completely different sound signatures, with completely different technicalities and focuses.
post #9595 of 18011
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That's a very hard question. I've only been listening to the Theorem for a couple hours, and it's been a while since I've heard the Lyr, but they are two totally different pieces of equipment, completely different sound signatures, with completely different technicalities and focuses.

Ok can you run through the differences please? Maybe you already posted somewhere reviewing them, if so can you link me?

 

Because if what you describe of the Theorem is what I am looking for, I'll gladly drop money for it. What type of music do you listen to?

post #9596 of 18011
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Ok can you run through the differences please? Maybe you already posted somewhere reviewing them, if so can you link me?

 

Because if what you describe of the Theorem is what I am looking for, I'll gladly drop money for it. What type of music do you listen to?

 

Hmm, I'll be honest, It's been so long since I've heard the Lyr. It was powerful, dynamic, punchy, and syrupy. Not super good when it comes to detail extraction, and more natural sounding. 

 

The Theorem is the portable king of detail extraction (it rivals $2K DAC's when it comes to detail extraction), has amazing coherency across the entire spectrum, and is extremely neutral. 

 

I listen to a lot of scores (James Newton Howard, John Powell), classical music, Jazz, and a bit of drum & bass.


Edited by Austin Morrow - 11/29/13 at 10:11pm
post #9597 of 18011
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Hmm, I'll be honest, It's been so long since I've heard the Lyr. It was powerful, dynamic, punchy, and syrupy. Not super good when it comes to detail extraction, and more natural sounding. 

 

The Theorem is the portable king of detail extraction (it rivals $2K DAC's when it comes to detail extraction), has amazing coherency across the entire spectrum, and is extremely neutral. 

 

I listen to a lot of scores (James Newton Howard, John Powell), classical music, Jazz, and a bit of drum & bass.


What would you say it has over clinical precision ES9018 or warm Wolfsons ? I see it has an AKM4396 DAC which I've not seen before...is it somewhere between the 2 styles ?

post #9598 of 18011
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What would you say it has over clinical precision ES9018 or warm Wolfsons ? I see it has an AKM4396 DAC which I've not seen before...is it somewhere between the 2 styles ?

Definitely more reminiscent of the ES9018 DAC chip. There are a lot of similarities.
post #9599 of 18011
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post
 

 

Hmm, I'll be honest, It's been so long since I've heard the Lyr. It was powerful, dynamic, punchy, and syrupy. Not super good when it comes to detail extraction, and more natural sounding. 

 

The Theorem is the portable king of detail extraction (it rivals $2K DAC's when it comes to detail extraction), has amazing coherency across the entire spectrum, and is extremely neutral. 

 

I listen to a lot of scores (James Newton Howard, John Powell), classical music, Jazz, and a bit of drum & bass.

Ah I see, then its not for me. I appreciate this though.

post #9600 of 18011
Thanks for the Bourne soundtrack recommendation. Amazing stuff!
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Originally Posted by Austin Morrow View Post

Hmm, I'll be honest, It's been so long since I've heard the Lyr. It was powerful, dynamic, punchy, and syrupy. Not super good when it comes to detail extraction, and more natural sounding. 

The Theorem is the portable king of detail extraction (it rivals $2K DAC's when it comes to detail extraction), has amazing coherency across the entire spectrum, and is extremely neutral. 

I listen to a lot of scores (James Newton Howard, John Powell), classical music, Jazz, and a bit of drum & bass.
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