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Congrats.  And Schiit does their Schiit fast.  Very prompt service.

 

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

Well I'm officially a Schiit Head now.  My Lyr has been ordered and shipped.  One hour from order time to status of shipped.  Holy Schiit!  bigsmile_face.gif

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good looking cables, let me know how it sounds. Hope you are enjoying Modi. What did you hook up modi to?

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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

Well I'm officially a Schiit Head now.  My Lyr has been ordered and shipped.  One hour from order time to status of shipped.  Holy Schiit!  bigsmile_face.gif

 

Now you need to go on ebay and find some tubes to play with beerchug.gif

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Curse you Head-Fi!  Damn wallet has a hole in it now!  biggrin.gif

 

I'll be keeping my eyes open for tubes.  Definitely going to give the stock ones a good burn in and listen for a while, but...

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Originally Posted by Mattjh90 View Post

good looking cables, let me know how it sounds. Hope you are enjoying Modi. What did you hook up modi to?

MSI GT70 > Modi > Matrix M-stage. The Fiio E17 is the only other DAC that I've owned.

 

Modi pros: Noise reduction (far superior & evident using a laptop w/ circuit noise issues), clarity & clearness.

Fiio E17 pros: warmth, seems to offer better synergy w/ the M-stage (my initial impressions). On their own, Modi > E17 w/o a doubt.

post #1866 of 6630

What cans are you guys using with your Lyr?

post #1867 of 6630
The PYST USB looks to the same Straight Wire USB cable that sells for $42 everywhere else.
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

Curse you Head-Fi!  Damn wallet has a hole in it now!  biggrin.gif

 

I'll be keeping my eyes open for tubes.  Definitely going to give the stock ones a good burn in and listen for a while, but...

Just bought more tubes and PYST. You're lucky you have a wallet with a hole. I'm officially declaring Chapter 11biggrin.gif

post #1869 of 6630

Hello Schiit Owners,

 

Being in the hunt for a new DAC/Head amp for my office, I was wondering how does the Magni-Modi combo from Schiit compare with the Asus Essence One (regular edition, not the Muses) ?

In my neck of the woods, after all is said and done, I am only looking at about $150 dollars difference.

 

What if I decide to fork the cash and move up to a Bitfrost/Asgard ? 

I am listening on Technics RP-DH1200 and/or Sony Z-1000 ,mostly classical, opera and some Kraftwerk tossed in from time to time. Folk and reggae too and who knows what else may come about. Previously I was using a Fiio E10.

 

This setup will possibly be completed in the near future by a pair of active speakers as soon as the financial reality moves away from the imaginary realm.  For those late hours at work when everyone left and it is ok the listen without headphones.

 

Forgot to mention this is all connected to a office provided Dell laptop.

 

Thanks in advance,

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To whom it may concern, I know there have been questions on here about using the Lyr in particular as a preamp, my questions included.  Well I decided to give it a shot with some speakers I had laying around (My old Klipsch RF 83's).  I was using a nice-ish Denon reciever (avr2807).  I picked up a Pro-ject amp box online for 150 ish (20 wpc) not a great amp but pretty good distortion numbers and 20 WPC to 100 db sensitive speakers is usually enough.  For sources I'm using my Pro-ject 9.2 turntable and I-Tunes to my Gungnir.  Anyways, I've never heard my Klipsch's sound so good, there are some things I don't like about them and I'll be upgrading amps and speakers soon but switching from the reciever to the Lyr and Pro-ject amp was a huge improvement.  I'm no profesional reviewer by any means but the soundstaging is pretty good, they get plenty loud and frequency response is pretty good.  I have not tried any tube rolling yet as I don't have any other tubes than the ones I got with the Lyr and I don't remember wich ones they are. 

 

I will say this though, when Schiit says to turn the amp on after the Lyr and off before the Lyr they aren't kidding, insert awful noise here.

 

Also to be fair I never used sources as good as my turntable or my Gungnir into my reciever so may not be a fair comparison but the fact remains that to my ears the Lyr makes a pretty good preamp.


Edited by awsanderson - 4/11/13 at 6:25am
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My Bifrost shipped on Monday and should be arriving 4/15/2013. This will compliment my Asgard and Grado SR225 well. Many musical nights await.

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Originally Posted by Alexein Aner View Post

For the record, it's the shipping [$ 60 for a $ 100 product] that is schiit. The audio is remarkably gd.

 

Edit: It says "straight wire" in picture 3. Let me know if you need a specific type of pic.

Nice... beerchug.gif

  they look very solid, now i know which cables to get...

 

thanks for the pics...

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Originally Posted by zaodriver View Post

My Bifrost shipped on Monday and should be arriving 4/15/2013. This will compliment my Asgard and Grado SR225 well. Many musical nights await.

 

That's the combination I'm looking at. I've got hte 225i and I'm waiting for my Asgard-2. I'm debating Bifrost with a number of other DACS. I'd love to read any feedback after you have a little time with them. Sounds like a great combo.

post #1874 of 6630

New in these forum! Owner of A Lyr and tomorrow getting the gungnir! I'll let you now how it goes with my Caying A88t, Focal profile 908 and my audioblock p-100

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Where is the Gugnir going to go in your chain there?

 

 

Your Cayin 88t is a hell of a great amp.  I was really bummed that it didn't have a headphone out or option or I probably would have gone with that over the Cary.  I have always loved the Cayin sound and their prices can't be beat, it's a lot like finding a rare vintage McIntosh at a garage sale for $100.  

 

 

I am waiting to see what the statement looks like before I upgrade.  I feel like I owe Schiit a chance to compete for my business on a true high end DAC before I jump ship to another brand.  I know that Jason and friends can pull off some miraculous ... schiit ... but I'm a little bummed out that he seems to outright dismiss the value of tubes having any place in a DAC, when some of the best ones I've heard have tubes as buffer.

 

Anyway enjoy your new toy and congratulations!

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