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post #1816 of 6233
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Get ready for many nights staying up past your bed time.

 

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Bifrost/Lyr is now full effect. Very nice thru He-500. Time for some burn-in. Signing out!
post #1817 of 6233
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Originally Posted by Alexein Aner View Post

I've ordered one today so I will hopefully be able to upload one within the next couple days.

Hey Alexein did you got the cables.?

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Get ready for many nights staying up past your bed time.


Yeah I know lol
post #1819 of 6233

Waiting patiently for FedEx to deliver Lyr and Bifrost today. 

post #1820 of 6233
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The F5 button will be getting a workout!

 

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Waiting patiently for FedEx to deliver Lyr and Bifrost today. 

post #1821 of 6233
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Hey Alexein did you got the cables.?

I haven't unfortunately. I'm not sure if it's due to holiday scheduling but for $ 30 in shipping costs I'm disappointed. I don't often purchase things online but in my experience w/ amazon.com, I've received shipments within the week at no additional cost. Hoping to have it in by Tuesday or I'm snapping pencils [/rant fini].


Edited by Alexein Aner - 3/30/13 at 7:36pm
post #1822 of 6233

I have had my Bifrost/Valhala for awhile now they are paired with HD600's. I must say this setup is absolutely stunning!! I listen mostly to Rock and I know that lots of people complain about the lack of bass from the 600's. But, with this pairing the 600 really shines. I am loving it!!!! 

 

The only thing I would say is that, when I first acquired the amp/dac combo they had approximately 100 hours on them, The sound was really not to my liking for another 300 or so hours. The combo needs a significant amount of burn-in. So if you are expecting them to be magical right out of the box you will be disappointed. Put on some pink noise and let them get settled for 400 hours or so and you will be amazed. Thank you Schiit for making a product that produces incredible results without having to spend a couple of house payments for the pleasure. 

 

You have a fan for life. 

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Get ready for many nights staying up past your bed time.

Happens essentially every time I put on the
phones for a good listen. Often until dawn.

There are worse habits!
post #1824 of 6233
Good to hear, Byronb! … and good info.
Edited by solserenade - 3/30/13 at 6:04pm
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Hello Lyr owners,

 

Got myself a Lyr yesterday with stock GEs. If this question has been asked before, I apologize. The question is: what sort of a time frame should I expect to expect for the tubes to "mature" and the SQ to hopefully settle at a better level. BTW, I have a Bifrost as the DAC.

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Hello Lyr owners,

Got myself a Lyr yesterday with stock GEs. If this question has been asked before, I apologize. The question is: what sort of a time frame should I expect to expect for the tubes to "mature" and the SQ to hopefully settle at a better level. BTW, I have a Bifrost as the DAC.

Thanks
Im no expert but I've got the same set up, i'm probably about 20 hours in and im pretty impressed.
post #1827 of 6233
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Hello Lyr owners,

 

Got myself a Lyr yesterday with stock GEs. If this question has been asked before, I apologize. The question is: what sort of a time frame should I expect to expect for the tubes to "mature" and the SQ to hopefully settle at a better level. BTW, I have a Bifrost as the DAC.

 

Thanks

 

10-100hrs

 

It's really a matter of opinion.

 

Changes will be very subtle.

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Has anyone tried using a Bifrost as an external DAC for a Sonos system?

 

I'm putting together my first HP rig and upgrading my stereo at the same time. I've got my stereo speaker system adjacent to my PC in a computer room sharing a router for streaming.

 

As I'm looking at DACs for HP purposes, I'm wondering if, in addition to using a Bifrost w/ my PC, if it would be possible to add a Bifrost to this chain: router-Sonos Connect-Bifrost-stereo receiver. I've been told the DACs on Sonos aren't the best and a lot of people end up buying DACS to add to their Sonos and I'm curious if you could potentially do that w/ a Bifrost. My sense is people who add external dedicated DACS to their Sonos end up shelling out substanial more coin than a Bifrost-maybe $1,000-1500'ish. I believe I would need to use coax digital output.

 

Or, PC-Bifrost-receiver. I know streamers like the HRT products can connect a PC as a source directly to a receiver and stream from PC-streamer through receiver and speakers, but I don't know if you can w/ schiit products.  I don't have a DAC or Sonos yet, so I thought I'd ask any of you who might own both.

 

Currently, I've got Grado 225i and an Asgard-2 on back order.

 

Just looking at options happy_face1.gif

 

Thx!


Edited by markm1 - 4/2/13 at 1:32pm
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markm1, if you already have the Sonos setup, I can see why you would want to do the external DAC.  External DACs, especially a well-respected one like Bifrost, are typically much better than those in the streamers.  I use an external DAC with my primary Squeezebox.  What would you be using for a HP amp?  My only question about your setup is how you would feed both a HP amp and your receiver from the Bifrost, or are you using the receiver as the HP amp?  If your receiver has an analog output you could probably go analog out from the receiver to your HP amp without any real issue (assuming the receiver doesn't totally suck!).

 

As for PC-Bifrost-receiver, that would work if you have the Bifrost's USB module.  Lots of considerations there (like music software, setup, and support for asynchronous USB connections or high resolution music files), so you'll have to do some more research into the specifics.  The short answer is that people do use the Bifrost as a USB DAC.

post #1830 of 6233
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Has anyone tried using a Bifrost as an external DAC for a Sonos system?

I'm putting together my first HP rig and upgrading my stereo at the same time. I've got my stereo speaker system adjacent to my PC in a computer room sharing a router for streaming.

As I'm looking at DACs for HP purposes, I'm wondering if, in addition to using a Bifrost w/ my PC, if it would be possible to add a Bifrost to this chain: router-Sonos Connect-Bifrost-stereo receiver. I've been told the DACs on Sonos aren't the best and a lot of people end up buying DACS to add to their Sonos and I'm curious if you could potentially do that w/ a Bifrost. My sense is people who add external dedicated DACS to their Sonos end up shelling out substanial more coin than a Bifrost-maybe $1,000-1500'ish. I believe I would need to use coax digital output.

Or, PC-Bifrost-receiver. I know streamers like the HRT products can connect a PC as a source directly to a receiver and stream from PC-streamer through receiver and speakers, but I don't know if you can w/ schiit products.  I don't have a DAC or Sonos yet, so I thought I'd ask any of you who might own both.

Currently, I've got Grado 225i and an Asgard-2 on back order.

Just looking at options happy_face1.gif

Thx!

Yes, I run my Bifrost from my PC into a receiver. I have no problems with it. I don't know a lot about the Sonos and whether or not it allows you to set an outgoing sample rate/bit depth, so most likely everything you'd send to the Bifrost from it would be sent at 44.1/16 but if that isn't a problem there is no reason the Bifrost wouldn't work. The Bifrost doesn't need to be attached to a PC/MAC to function at all, it is perfectly capable of being used standalone. The only thing that sucks about using it this way is that the control options are very minimal and you can basically change sources and that is it. You can't set it to upsample or downsample or view the current rate via LEDs or an LCD or any of that useful stuff which is probably why people will opt for pricier DACs like the PWD2.
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