Well, I finally plugged the trigger on the Asgard 2, it should arrive tomorrow.
I already own the Lyr, but I've been using easier to drive headphones (mainly the P7's) a lot lately and thought it would be worth a shot to not only give the Asgard 2 a listen as an HP amp, but also try it out as a single source preamp in my office system feeding a Parasound Halo A23 amp. My speakers are usually either the B&W Nautilus 805's or the CDM 1NT's with a Velodyne DD-10 sub.
For the past month or so I've been using a Creek OBH-22 passive and I have had no problems at all with gain as the A23's Input Sensitivity is 1 V for 28.28 V just like my A21. My DAC (this week anyway) puts out 2.1 V RMS so I'm wondering if I'd be better off "when using it as a preamp" to use the Low Gain setting?
I see that the product info on their website says that the A2 is a "no overall feedback design in High Gain mode" does this mean that they use feedback in Low Gain mode and if so will that matter at all to the sound quality when used as a preamp?
I'm keeping the Lyr regardless of how well the A2 preforms.
Edited by KLJTech - 3/27/14 at 10:05pm