The Lyr is the best new amp under $300, welcome back too! Id do a quick search on Google with Thunderpants and Lyr and you'll find a ton of answers. Good luck, and you'll be happy with whichever amp you choose.
mmayer167- "I've got the Lyr :) And soon adding to the family, a Bifrost. The lyr drives my TP the best of any amp i've owned (probably cuz its the best amp ive owned) but i havent heard a CTH. The lyr with the TP is definitely not dark (well depending on tube), and i find it transparent, which gets rid of a bit of the stuffiness ive experienced with the tp before. The lyr is not dark with the TP but really balanced i feel while keeping that thunderpant bass response :) Depending on the tube the detail can be insane! i feel it will be even more-so when the bifrost gets here :) I think i would call the lyr tp combo just clean meaty sound.
I dont think you could go wrong with a lyr since its such a great built amp with great service and warranty... not a fanboy here, so do your research! the lyr might not be your answer but it is good."
Edited by cifani090 - 11/20/11 at 10:46am