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post #3511 of 7154

Not an upgrade from the Lyr, but there is this:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp

post #3512 of 7154
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post
 

I've been gone a while... I went back about 10 pages then gave up.  Is there any news on the new Schiit that is coming out?  I'm kinda in the market to replace/upgrade from my Lyr.

It will not be an upgrade from the Lyr. You can not roll different tubes and the power is limited to 640mW at 32 ohms for the Yali vs the Lyr at 6 watts at 32 ohms. There will be an new model called Ragnarok that will have, latter a tube option for $500 extra. However that is may cost about $2K with the tube option maybe sometime in 2014.


Edited by john57 - 10/31/13 at 9:28pm
post #3513 of 7154

I guess the one coming out in 2014 was the one I'd heard about and was considering.  Rumor had it it would have speaker outs

post #3514 of 7154
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

I guess the one coming out in 2014 was the one I'd heard about and was considering.  Rumor had it it would have speaker outs
Yes that would be the Ragnarok.
post #3515 of 7154

Does Schiit Audio ever consider including a separate power supply 

to complement their amplifiers or DAC? Like Naim NAPSC which comes

included with their Preamp NAC 282

 

post #3516 of 7154

To be honest I don't think they like them.

post #3517 of 7154
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post
 

To be honest I don't think they like them.

That's what I love about Schiit design.

post #3518 of 7154

Yes it's nice and clean looking.  I enjoy my Lyr this time of year.  Kind of like a nice hand warmer.  :biggrin:

post #3519 of 7154
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

Does Schiit Audio ever consider including a separate power supply 
to complement their amplifiers or DAC? Like Naim NAPSC which comes
included with their Preamp NAC 282

From the Lyr FAQ:

Why don’t you make a reeeaaalllly big power supply in a separate box and make Lyr sound even better?

Whoa. You’ve been brainwashed by the Two-Chassis Mafia, haven’t you? About 2/3 of Lyr’s total internal volume is already power supply. We’re talking two separate transformers (one for the tube stage, one for the MOSFET outputs), over 35,000uF of filter capacitance, and quiescent current of 130mA–which is more capacitance and higher quiescent current than we used to run in our 60 watt speaker amps! If that’s not enough, well, hell, I don’t know, maybe we sell a pallet of lead-acid batteries and a charger as an option. Or not.
Edited by Radioking59 - 11/3/13 at 1:32pm
post #3520 of 7154
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Originally Posted by Radioking59 View Post


From the Lyr FAQ:

Why don’t you make a reeeaaalllly big power supply in a separate box and make Lyr sound even better?

Whoa. You’ve been brainwashed by the Two-Chassis Mafia, haven’t you? About 2/3 of Lyr’s total internal volume is already power supply. We’re talking two separate transformers (one for the tube stage, one for the MOSFET outputs), over 35,000uF of filter capacitance, and quiescent current of 130mA–which is more capacitance and higher quiescent current than we used to run in our 60 watt speaker amps! If that’s not enough, well, hell, I don’t know, maybe we sell a pallet of lead-acid batteries and a charger as an option. Or not.

I love their web site, maybe because sarcasm and I are old friends

post #3521 of 7154

I don't get it.

post #3522 of 7154

I like their gear immensely. Between their obvious sense of humor, and gear that sounds good, no complaints. I have enjoyed pointing out the tubes on the Lyr, which makes people go wow, is it old. Then explain, no, it's current technology. Pun, yes, intended.

 

Schiit is hott!

 

And being that it's made in US, feels kinda special. What's made over here anymore? No offense to anybody, wherever they are. Just saying.

post #3523 of 7154
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Originally Posted by ejwiles View Post
 

I don't get it.

 

Wait 6 months, and keep reading. You will.

post #3524 of 7154
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Originally Posted by syvlvr View Post
 

I like their gear immensely. Between their obvious sense of humor, and gear that sounds good, no complaints. I have enjoyed pointing out the tubes on the Lyr, which makes people go wow, is it old. Then explain, no, it's current technology. Pun, yes, intended.

 

Schiit is hott!

 

And being that it's made in US, feels kinda special. What's made over here anymore? No offense to anybody, wherever they are. Just saying.

 

Tube type amplifiers are still modern technology in a few applications. In fact, in some specialized cases, they are far more efficient and practical than solid state amplifiers (satellite technology is one example). If you watch DirecTV (and any cable provider that gets any signal from a satellite), you're watching a TV signal over a tube amplifier - out in space, no less.

 

Do you want a commercial microwave amplifier to use for test purposes? Or would you like to build a microwave relay tower? Many of them are made with tubes. Want to build a radar system for a large application (think military)? You're going to use tubes. Pretty much any kind of high power microwave application will still use a specialized type of tube amplifier.

 

Just because the majority of TV's and radio's no longer use tubes, doesn't mean they're gone. For certain applications, they never went away.

post #3525 of 7154
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Originally Posted by syvlvr View Post
 

My one gripe was a slight hum/buzz that I was able to get rid of with a small device that also helped with my tube/hybrid integrated amp that I use for computer duty. I can share the model/maker if anyone is interested, for the device. I had tried various things but this nailed it, doesn't seem to take away from the sound.

 

 

 

I'd be interested in knowing about your hum/buzz removal, because I just solved a similar issue.

 

when using USB-->BiFrost Uber-->Lyr-->HE-500

with no music playing, volume pot turned to max I could hear a slight buzzing and crackling coming through, no matter what tubes were in the Lyr, no matter the USB cable.

I even tried a different DAC.

yes Jason has said the Lyr is not drop dead silent, but this was more than hum.

 

turns out my iMac (late 2009) has some VERY noisy USB ports.  because when hooking the same USB chain to my Macbook Air, the MBA produced a "dead black" background even with Lyr volume pot at max.

somehow the USB crackle was leaking out over RCA from BiF to Lyr.

Ground loop plugs didn't help, a GFI in wall didn't help.  moving iMac off UPS into wall didn't help.

 

My fix:

JK Audio Pureformer

 

 

another purchaser on  a-maz-on

posted a review that this device solved his humming as well.


Edited by jexby - 11/4/13 at 8:37am
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