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post #106 of 204
Schiit doesn't do trades. You'll need to sell your old amp and buy the new one on your own.
post #107 of 204
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Originally Posted by Asr View Post

 

I wrote about the LCD-2 r2 and HD800 on the Lyr here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/580636/mini-review-schiit-lyr

 

I don't get why people look for low-cost amps for expensive headphones. If you're trying to actively cut corners on price, why not just get a cheaper headphone? And if you can afford either an HD800 or LCD-3, surely you can afford a better (pricier) amp than the Lyr? No offense intended against Schiit, but I haven't really been all that impressed by their amps so far (I've heard the Asgard, Lyr, and now the Magni). But I'm holding out hope for a great-sounding amp made by them some day. The quintessential amp recommendation I'd make for an Audeze/Senn combo would have to be a B22.

No offense taken.  The reason I ask is I want a "better" amp also but really leaning towards the liquid glass, and who knows when that will be available again.  Also, if they are on hold for a "fix" what is the problem, do any of you that have them have issues?  With the HD650's, Schiit Lyr and Gungnir being my first rig and being a new member here I have a lot to learn.  With that combo if not headphones what would be the "best upgrade"?

post #108 of 204
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No offense taken.  The reason I ask is I want a "better" amp also but really leaning towards the liquid glass, and who knows when that will be available again.  Also, if they are on hold for a "fix" what is the problem, do any of you that have them have issues?  With the HD650's, Schiit Lyr and Gungnir being my first rig and being a new member here I have a lot to learn.  With that combo if not headphones what would be the "best upgrade"?


Easy recommendation for Stratus if you want to go the tube route.

post #109 of 204

I'll have to look into amps some more... Can I get the B22 pre built, I'm kinda busy/lazy

post #110 of 204
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I'll have to look into amps some more... Can I get the B22 pre built, I'm kinda busy/lazy

Commissioning a build takes time and is generally more expensive.

 

I'd easily take either a Mjolnir, Soloist/Conductor, BHA-1 over the B22. The B22 use to be the benchmark for SS amps, but it's time has passed.

post #111 of 204

I think SoundFreaq's is still for sale here. He's here in Austin.

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I'll have to look into amps some more... Can I get the B22 pre built, I'm kinda busy/lazy

post #112 of 204

Get a tube amp. At least you will be able to tune the sound later on.

post #113 of 204
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The B22 use to be the benchmark for SS amps, but it's time has passed.

 


Edited by kozmo - 2/8/13 at 2:02pm
post #114 of 204
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

I'll have to look into amps some more... Can I get the B22 pre built, I'm kinda busy/lazy


I can't believe someone hasn't snapped up this one yet.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/641244/3-channel-22-beta22

post #115 of 204
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Commissioning a build takes time and is generally more expensive.

 

I'd easily take either a Mjolnir, Soloist/Conductor, BHA-1 over the B22. The B22 use to be the benchmark for SS amps, but it's time has passed.

 

How exactly as it been passed by amps using circuits quite a bit older than the B22?  Which is not to say the amps listed aren't also great, I prefer the Soloist to my previous B22, but passed?  That's a bit much.

post #116 of 204
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How exactly as it been passed by amps using circuits quite a bit older than the B22?  Which is not to say the amps listed aren't also great, I prefer the Soloist to my previous B22, but passed?  That's a bit much.

All the amps listed are great, including the B22. However IMO all the aforementioned amps are better than the B22. And that's what I mean by passed.

 

A year ago the only SS amps that were really competitive to the B22 were the GS-X and DS.

post #117 of 204
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Originally Posted by rgs9200m View Post

Get a tube amp. At least you will be able to tune the sound later on.


+1, especially for HD800

post #118 of 204

If I was going SS the Headamp GSX-2 would be top of my list.

post #119 of 204
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Originally Posted by Icenine2 View Post

If I was going SS the Headamp GSX-2 would be top of my list.

Nice choice. smile.gif

 

Best I've heard with my LCD-3s, HD-800s and TH-900s. Heck, even my IEMs are fantastic with it using unity gain.

post #120 of 204
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

How exactly as it been passed by amps using circuits quite a bit older than the B22?  Which is not to say the amps listed aren't also great, I prefer the Soloist to my previous B22, but passed?  That's a bit much.

 

Correct.

 

I'll take a well built 4 channel B22 over the Mjolnir any day of the week.  IMO the Mjolnir is "only" really, good is with the LCDs.  

 

I lived with the BHA-1 and the B22 for months.  The BHA-1 really can't touch the B22 in now way except sounding really good with the LCDs as well.  

 

When we start talking about a wider range of headphones from low impedance to high impedance - The B22 will be way more versatile and sound better with more headphones.  This has been my experience.  

 

Now something just as powerful as the B22 and Mjolnir with a gain switch will lead to being more versatile as well.  The BHA-1 has a 2 position gain switch + the SE out sounds like Shcitt  

 

The new GS-X or even the new Statement amp from Schiit should take over when both are out in the wild.  

 

As for now a well built B22 is still very hard to beat because it just sounds better with more headphone types.


Edited by preproman - 2/9/13 at 8:02am
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