Originally Posted by chachi
I'm looking to upgrade from my fiio e7/e9 combo and thinking about just going with the Modi & Magni combo for a few months until I can afford the Lyr and Bifrost.
I'm not sure if this has been asked before, but will I be able to use the Modi with the Lyr until I can upgrade Modi to the Bifrost?
Yes, you'd be able to use the Modi with Lyr just fine.
Originally Posted by Arenithian
If this is when playing solely 16-bit audio over a 24-bit channel, then would there be some loss when playing actual 24-bit files?
That is correct, any digital attenuation done on 24 bit files would technically be removing data, resulting in lower quality.
Whether you'd be able to notice is another issue entirely.