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Anyone know how well the Lepai 2020A would work with these?

They're 20 watt rms but not sure for what ohm... might be 8 i believe. 

It works very well actually. It's not as precise as the mini-x, but the tone controls really sound fun when you turn up the bass. It's also the best value amp by far.
post #9677 of 18030
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It works very well actually. It's not as precise as the mini-x, but the tone controls really sound fun when you turn up the bass. It's also the best value amp by far.

Sweet!

 

Can you define precise? I've got $250 to spend on a dac/amp combo after I buy my HE-500.

 

I could go with a Schiit stack, Lepai + Modi + all the cables needed, or Emotiva + cables alone and wait a few weeks for a DAC.

post #9678 of 18030
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Sweet!

 

Can you define precise? I've got $250 to spend on a dac/amp combo after I buy my HE-500.

 

I could go with a Schiit stack, Lepai + Modi + all the cables needed, or Emotiva + cables alone and wait a few weeks for a DAC.


Go with the Emotiva no questions asked...

post #9679 of 18030
Check the HE-500 on a speaker amp thread. Lots of good info that answers your questions in detail there, including a shoot out between the lepai and mini x
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Listening to today's free 24-bit song on http://www.linn.co.uk/christmas : Electric Counterpoint Version for Percussions – Movement III: Fast

 

The imaging, soundstage, and details are amazing. So realistic.


Edited by Sonido - 12/4/13 at 10:30pm
post #9681 of 18030
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 Now looking and thinking about adding a midrange DAC around 1k-1.5k. I see the Yulong DA8 is a very popular choice and I now in the process of researching the DA8s, as well as others.

 

Metrum Octave with a good spdif converter,  V800, Schiit, NFB 1.36, Benchmark DAC1... all depends on what flavour you are after and what are you pairing it with.

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So I just got an Asgard2 and been comparing it to my Matrix. The sound is very similar, except its perkier and deeper in every way. I wonder if its the extra power or the op amp makes the difference. But I like it. 


What kind of price difference is there between those 2?

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Just received my Schiit Lyr and I'm very glad I traded my Burson Soloist SL for these. I actually hear more detail with Schiit Lyr.. The synergy is just great I think. With the Burson Soloist SL I thought it sounded great but I felt the HE-500 could do a tad better. And now they do :D

 

I'm gonna stick with these for a long, long time. Also ordered a silver custom made cable by Headphonelounge can't wait to receive them. I'm almost set for life (or at least one or two years :rolleyes:).

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Anyone in the US with $35 to mess around with might want to consider getting a pair of AKG Q701/K702 pads direct from AKG/Harman/JBL.  It's an easy mod for the HE-500, are comfortable (if you like velour; it's kinda warm in VA atm), and the angled design helps with the soundstage.  I even borrowed the back vent option from the jerpad mod.  I can't believe I'm done modding these things already, but happy to be through with that and just enjoying the tunes.

Also, I'll throw this out there.  Today my seven-week-old Lyr died.  Refused to power on.  My fall back amp, which I hadn't even considered for these cans, is the JDS Labs C5.  Since it's that or the headphone jack on my ancient M-Audio Revo 5.1, I opted for the former.  With the HiFimeDIY U2 Sabre DAC in the chain, I can now last the two weeks or so before I'm back to rolling in the Schiit  wink.gif  

Does the Lyr use a wall wart? My Magni did what appeared to be dying and it was the wall wart, which Jason said was common. Worth a try.
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Does the Lyr use a wall wart? My Magni did what appeared to be dying and it was the wall wart, which Jason said was common. Worth a try.

Nope, Lyr has its power transformers built into the chassis (on the left side). Partially why it's so heavy.

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Nope, Lyr has its power transformers built into the chassis (on the left side). Partially why it's so heavy.
Am sorry but couldnt hold back...Heavy????? rolleyes.gif Its only 3kg! What kind of amps are considered light then? biggrin.gif
As an example a Heavy headphone amp is a 337 being 16kg..with 1 huge transformer per channel... But i guess reading through all the kind of amps talked about here lately it could be one of the heaviest of the bunch... My new amp is considered light also..but it packs 20lbs and even then the heavy transformer unit is in a seperate case....oh well..i think i am outgrowing this thread...
I also read someone saying here that a mid end dac is 300-400 usd...and saying dacs around 1000-1500 is at a pricepoint that performace/price ratio is not important anymore....well.. Keep on dreaming if u think that..

But again..i know that what i just said is almost considered abnormal..as not one single new he500 owner here invests anymore in a really good amp or dac.. They all stick to the lower end of the market...oh well... As long ur happy with that.
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Am sorry but couldnt hold back...Heavy????? rolleyes.gif Its only 3kg! What kind of amps are considered light then? biggrin.gif
As an example a Heavy headphone amp is a 337 being 16kg..with 1 huge transformer per channel... But i guess reading through all the kind of amps talked about here lately it could be one of the heaviest of the bunch... My new amp is considered light also..but it packs 20lbs and even then the heavy transformer unit is in a seperate case....oh well..i think i am outgrowing this thread...
I also read someone saying here that a mid end dac is 300-400 usd...and saying dacs around 1000-1500 is at a pricepoint that performace/price ratio is not important anymore....well.. Keep on dreaming if u think that..

But again..i know that what i just said is almost considered abnormal..as not one single new he500 owner here invests anymore in a really good amp or dac.. They all stick to the lower end of the market...oh well... As long ur happy with that.

 

lol relax. relatively heavy -_- in such a small chassis.

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Not everybody can or want to invest a month's worth of salary in a DAC or an AMP. In the end it's all about the music :D

 

As long as you're enjoying your music, it's all good imo.

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As an example a Heavy headphone amp is a 337 being 16kg..

And has 1/3 the power of the 8lb Lyr........:wink:

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And has 1/3 the power of the 8lb Lyr........:wink:

What have you done?

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