I meant the lyr's 8 watts into my 32 ohm, 102 db/mW Oppo PM-1's would likely be less than optimal. I think the A2 with less overall power and 2 gain settings should pair well with my Oppos and ciems, and well enough with my Alphas. The Lyr is quite good with the Alphas as I recall. I dang near bought a Lyr this week. I just decided it might not be the best choice with the Oppos. If I only had the alphas, I probably would have gone for the Lyr.
I see, that makes sense. Sounds like you made the right call for your setup.