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post #5536 of 12183
Thank you. Two simultaneously true things:
1. Shoot, I didn't want to be influenced to get the more expensive of the two models.
2. Oh goody, that supports my desire for the more expensive of the two models.
post #5537 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post

Thank you. Two simultaneously true things:
1. Shoot, I didn't want to be influenced to get the more expensive of the two models.
2. Oh goody, that supports my desire for the more expensive of the two models.

 

Get the Valhalla 2, Bill, and let us all know what you think! Or are you looking for used Valhalla maybe?

post #5538 of 12183
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

Get the Valhalla 2, Bill, and let us all know what you think! Or are you looking for used Valhalla maybe?

I think I will go for it (sooner or later). I like the idea of the gain switch and the preamp outs, so will aim for the Valhalla 2.
post #5539 of 12183

Hello guys.

 

Could you tell me if there is a dedicated thread about Valhalla?

 

Thanks

post #5540 of 12183

What is less like the Asgard 2 sound between the Valhalla and Lyr?

I loved how the Vali sounded with the Q701, so something like that on steroids would be good. With the Q701 (only) it sounded transparent.

 

I actually have a feeling that Valhalla 2 would sound great with the Q701 despite technically not being a perfect match.

 

Hopefully someone can get the Valhalla 2 and Lyr 2 and see how it is with the Q701.

 

I usually don't keep any amp unless it works equally well with my 38ohm DJ100, Q701 AND HD-650. That's actually not as easy as it seems.

 

Not even my O2 pulls this off. So far i've found only 3 amps that can do this.

 

Not a fan of the Asgard 2 so if the Lyr 2 is similar then I would pass. Actually I'd probably love the Asgard 2 with a DT-880 or T90.

 

I thought I don't like warm sounding amps, but I found out this is not always the case. For example, I love the Bravo V2 with a warmer sounding tube (I know it's only a hybrid though) with the HD-650. I originally though this would make the HD-650 WORSE, but mostly the opposite.

post #5541 of 12183
Since the Valhalla 2 has the switchable gain to also work w lower impedance phones, your hunch about driving the 701 well is probably right
post #5542 of 12183
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

What is less like the Asgard 2 sound between the Valhalla and Lyr?

I loved how the Vali sounded with the Q701, so something like that on steroids would be good. With the Q701 (only) it sounded transparent.

 

I actually have a feeling that Valhalla 2 would sound great with the Q701 despite technically not being a perfect match.

 

Hopefully someone can get the Valhalla 2 and Lyr 2 and see how it is with the Q701.

 

I usually don't keep any amp unless it works equally well with my 38ohm DJ100, Q701 AND HD-650. That's actually not as easy as it seems.

 

Not even my O2 pulls this off. So far i've found only 3 amps that can do this.

 

Not a fan of the Asgard 2 so if the Lyr 2 is similar then I would pass. Actually I'd probably love the Asgard 2 with a DT-880 or T90.

 

I thought I don't like warm sounding amps, but I found out this is not always the case. For example, I love the Bravo V2 with a warmer sounding tube (I know it's only a hybrid though) with the HD-650. I originally though this would make the HD-650 WORSE, but mostly the opposite.


with my headphones, what it sounds like you are describing as to the sound, drive characteristics , would be the lyr, to me, its like a vali on steroids, powerful, dynamic,at the same time quiet, and a little warmer, which your tube choice can effect these two.

i've heard the valhalla as well, its very good, but warmer, it has more of the classic tube sound, than the vali, and lyr, as it should.

of course, this is regarding the first versions of the lyr and the val. just my $.02

post #5543 of 12183
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


with my headphones, what it sounds like you are describing as to the sound, drive characteristics , would be the lyr, to me, its like a vali on steroids, powerful, dynamic,at the same time quiet, and a little warmer, which your tube choice can effect these two.

i've heard the valhalla as well, its very good, but warmer, it has more of the classic tube sound, than the vali, and lyr, as it should.

of course, this is regarding the first versions of the lyr and the val. just my $.02


+1 I don't notice nearly as much of that 'tube' sound with my Lyr as opposed to my Little Dot MKk3

post #5544 of 12183
Pics of my schiit need to get a lyr 2 to set beside my Valhalla.
post #5545 of 12183
post #5546 of 12183
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Originally Posted by amnesiac75 View Post

That looks absolutely awesome, where did you get the glass shelf that it's on? I would very much like to have something like that when I get mine.
post #5547 of 12183

I must say I like that glass stand too!

post #5548 of 12183

i didn't notice it at first, but that's killer !

post #5549 of 12183
Yeah where can we get that stand!
post #5550 of 12183

Ok we all want to know where it came from now.

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