Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › What amps have you got your eye on?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

What amps have you got your eye on? - Page 7

post #91 of 155

I've just logged an hour on some 6h1n-EB(79) Russian mil spec. Any of you like an in your face mid range? These tubes make the bass tight, midrange forward and the treble smooth. sound stage seems unchanged(for the most part).

post #92 of 155

Jason told me directly that the new Valhalla is more relaxed and natural with the same tubes than the old Valhalla.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by imackler View Post

So does rolling tubes take some of the edge of the highs on the Valhalla? I heard it was pretty sparkley/sharp. 

post #93 of 155

But isnt the Lyr more powerful ????  confused.gif

post #94 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

But isnt the Lyr more powerful ????  confused.gif

 

Schiit recommends the Valhalla for 300 and 600 ohm phones and the Lyr for orthos, if that helps.

post #95 of 155
Nothing to see here. Move along
Edited by caracara08 - 7/21/12 at 8:22am
post #96 of 155

I settled on an O2.

post #97 of 155

I settled on a Zana. wink_face.gif Ships Monday!

 

-Daniel

post #98 of 155

My mum told me never to settle. I know the perfect amp is still out there, somewhere, and she is saving herself for me. 

post #99 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by estreeter View Post

My mum told me never to settle. I know the perfect amp is still out there, somewhere, and she is saving herself for me. 

Settle on, not settle for.  You understand the difference, I hope?

post #100 of 155

As Sgt Schultz used to say 'I know nothing !'   wink.gif

 

I've been using the EHP-O2 since early January. Its a homely-but-capable little beast, much like a girl I knew I met on Koh Chang some years ago. 

post #101 of 155

I guess this kind of thread we don't have to stay on the topic huh?  blink.gif

 

Topic?  what topic?

post #102 of 155

What do I have my eye on?

 

Valhalla or Lyr. 

 

Headphones are HD650's

DAC is.... nothing right now. Will be Bifrost.

 

Was pretty sold on the Valhalla until I started reading the Lyr threads. It seems the people with the Lyr HD650 combo really like it with the right tubes. (That's not to say I don't hear the same things about the valhalla - minus the tube rolling part.)

 

 

Back to reading.......

post #103 of 155

Will the Lyr be matching for Grado RS1s? Have friends who say it just doesn't match at all. I'm confused.

post #104 of 155

The noise floor on the Lyr is much higher than the Valhalla.  The Lyr was intended for orthos, which are typically very inefficient and not troubled by noise floors.  Many people have found the Lyr sounds nice with dynamic headphones, but at the cost of noise.  You'd be much better off with the Valhalla.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by schaaf View Post

What do I have my eye on?

 

Valhalla or Lyr. 

 

Headphones are HD650's

DAC is.... nothing right now. Will be Bifrost.

 

Was pretty sold on the Valhalla until I started reading the Lyr threads. It seems the people with the Lyr HD650 combo really like it with the right tubes. (That's not to say I don't hear the same things about the valhalla - minus the tube rolling part.)

 

 

Back to reading.......

post #105 of 155

its settled.....bryston!!

 

now to sell my pet frog.......evil_smiley.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) › What amps have you got your eye on?