Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Owners Unite
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Schiit Owners Unite - Page 141

post #2101 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

If I only have one Shuyata Venom power cable, should it go on the Bifrost DAC or the Lyr amp?

Perhaps, but you don't say what other cables you have available. The Lyr will draw the most current, so should get the largest (smaller numerically) guage cable. Actually, Shunyata has a less expensive cable specifically for "source" components that draw less current.
post #2102 of 7175
Thanks computer guys, your posts about power supplies and cooling are interesting.

It's neat that Schiit (and others these days) make casework that acts as heatsinks and throws off the heat effectively.
post #2103 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by gefski View Post

Thanks computer guys, your posts about power supplies and cooling are interesting.

It's neat that Schiit (and others these days) make casework that acts as heat-sinks and throws off the heat effectively.

It is nice that Schitt is using the thick case as a large hear sink meaning that the power transistors will hopefully last longer at lower temperatures than using the internal heat sinks. I have SS amps that uses those screw on internal heat sinks that will get hot enough to burn your finger. I had the Bravo hybrid amp long ago on EBay and those hear sinks will also get very hot as well.   

post #2104 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

I would definitely disagree with the classifying of Schiit as mid-fi.

 

Just because a piece of equipment doesn't have a huge price tag doesn't mean it doesn't provide excellent sound.

 

Designations such as "high end" and "mid-fi" are arbitrary at best and end up being matters of opinion at the end of the day.


+1

post #2105 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by gefski View Post

Perhaps, but you don't say what other cables you have available. The Lyr will draw the most current, so should get the largest (smaller numerically) guage cable. Actually, Shunyata has a less expensive cable specifically for "source" components that draw less current.

It only draws 30 W max so I don't think current is a big issue.
post #2106 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by john57 View Post

Many musicians use "entry level" audio equipment without complains. Musicians usually are more concerned about their playing rather than nick-pick their audio equipment with the ones I dealt with.  If I wanted a "top flight" hybrid amp with the same power as the Lyr I would get the Liquid Glass by Cavalli Audio. I have heard it personally and it is a great amp. I have several tube amps myself and I will soon compare the Lyr with my Melos pre-amp which uses the same family of tubes that Lyr uses.

I have both the Lyr and the Liquid Glass and I would not part with either one. Depending on the tube and headphone combo, the Lyr can make a better match than the LG (and vice versa). As an example, the famed Lorenz Stuttgart's sound great on the Lyr but not so good on the LG.

As for the HD800 and the Lyr; So far (my HD800's are new) I've tried them with the Lorenz and RTC glass (both Mullard and Dutch versions), and the HD800's sound wonderful. One of those "I can't tear myself away from the music" experiences.
post #2107 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post


I have both the Lyr and the Liquid Glass and I would not part with either one. Depending on the tube and headphone combo, the Lyr can make a better match than the LG (and vice versa). As an example, the famed Lorenz Stuttgart's sound great on the Lyr but not so good on the LG.

As for the HD800 and the Lyr; So far (my HD800's are new) I've tried them with the Lorenz and RTC glass (both Mullard and Dutch versions), and the HD800's sound wonderful. One of those "I can't tear myself away from the music" experiences.

The poster that described my Schiit stack as entry level thought my $$ would be better used buying a Liquid Glass. Lovely amp that uses all my other NOS tube types. What I was trying to decide was would HD 800 or LCD-2 be a good upgrade considering my present HD600 and K702s. What do you think? 

post #2108 of 7175

Has the Lyr gone through any upgrades? I know there hasn't been anything official, but just wondering. The new Bifrost Uber thread shows clearly that Schiit often upgrades the components inside without telling us, I'm sure just little tweaks here and there. Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to compare a really old Lyr with one made currently, like within the last couple of months.

post #2109 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by claud W View Post

The poster that described my Schiit stack as entry level thought my $$ would be better used buying a Liquid Glass. Lovely amp that uses all my other NOS tube types. What I was trying to decide was would HD 800 or LCD-2 be a good upgrade considering my present HD600 and K702s. What do you think? 

I think the HD800 would be a nice upgrade for sure with the Lyr. I don't have LCD-2's so I can't comment there, but I do have LCD-3's and while these do well with the Lyr, I generally prefer them with the Liquid Glass.

My HD650's also do very nicely with the Lyr, but the HD800 is a very noticeable upgrade.
post #2110 of 7175
Would the bifrost be a large upgrade from odac with lyr and he50@
post #2111 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobDob25 View Post

How is it less forgiving? It doesn't brighten them up, does it? I like a dark, warm, sound signature.


You'll just hear your crappy MP3 for what it is. Full of digital artifacts, poorly executed dynamics... etc. Each compressed track is different but the same on the whole. Depending on the complexity and compressor, some do okay, but disk space is cheap. Flac or even Wav will open everything up.
post #2112 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by tuna47 View Post

Would the bifrost be a large upgrade from odac with lyr and he50@

YES. As I type, I've got MBA-->Bifrost-->Lyr-->HE 500 

post #2113 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post


You'll just hear your crappy MP3 for what it is. Full of digital artifacts, poorly executed dynamics... etc. Each compressed track is different but the same on the whole. Depending on the complexity and compressor, some do okay, but disk space is cheap. Flac or even Wav will open everything up.

 

FLAC and WAV  will sound identical, unless there's something seriously wrong with whatever software you're using for playback...

post #2114 of 7175
Quote:
Originally Posted by nelamvr6 View Post

FLAC and WAV  will sound identical, unless there's something seriously wrong with whatever software you're using for playback...

There's debate prosessor load affects output. Just saying' the best policy might be Wav. _shrug_

But I use Flac. Seems to work well enough for me. Can't seem to fill my 2TB drive though....
post #2115 of 7175
I have most of the music in AIFF format because Amarra and iTunes like it that way wink.gif
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Owners Unite