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post #1861 of 1942
can this amp drive dt880 600ohm properly?
post #1862 of 1942
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Originally Posted by hellfire8888 View Post

can this amp drive dt880 600ohm properly?

Yes, but you might be at 2 or 3 o'clock on the pot on some recording (which is fine).

post #1863 of 1942
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Originally Posted by hellfire8888 View Post

can this amp drive dt880 600ohm properly?

 

 

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Originally Posted by Rem0o View Post
 

Yes, but you might be at 2 or 3 o'clock on the pot on some recording (which is fine).

 

If you are at 2 or 3 o'clock, either your source is too quiet or you're frying your ears.  My A2 pushes my DT990s just fine at 10 o'clock.

post #1864 of 1942
Remember the gain is adjustable. Turn it to high gain if the volume is not great enough.
post #1865 of 1942

thanks for all the feedback..i was told that only the lyr 2 can drive it to its full potential and it seem like A2 will just do as fine.

post #1866 of 1942
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thanks for all the feedback..i was told that only the lyr 2 can drive it to its full potential and it seem like A2 will just do as fine.


The Valhalla is a better match, it puts out more power at 600 ohms than the Lyr does. It's an OTL amp meant for 600 ohm headphones, and you even save $100 over the Lyr. It's a no brainer.
post #1867 of 1942
Yes I agree V2 seems to be the better deal, it seems just as versatile as the l2 and in some area more power.
Edited by reddog - 7/14/14 at 2:42pm
post #1868 of 1942
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Just wondering what you thought about Allen Toussaint's music...

 

I like it A LOT, thanks for the recommendation!  

 

My son brought over two Hugh Laurie albums (Let Them Talk and Didn't It Rain) this past weekend, I had no idea that he was also a singer/musician but I really enjoyed those as well. He plays some old standards as well as New Orleans style Jazz. He has his own channel on YouTube so you can check out the videos to see if you like his style of music before buying it. Its worth checking out the videos...

post #1869 of 1942
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I like it A LOT, thanks for the recommendation!  

 

My son brought over two Hugh Laurie albums (Let Them Talk and Didn't It Rain) this past weekend, I had no idea that he was also a singer/musician but I really enjoyed those as well. He plays some old standards as well as New Orleans style Jazz. He has his own channel on YouTube so you can check out the videos to see if you like his style of music before buying it. Its worth checking out the videos...


Wow, House sings? Heading off to YouTube to check it out.

post #1870 of 1942
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Yes I agree and I think I shall sell my lyr 2. It sounds great but the V2 seems to be better in almost everything. I seem to have made a mistake, the v2 would had been a better choice.

 

I haven't had a chance to hear the Lyr 2 yet, do you know if the noise floor is low enough that it sounds great with IEM's and easier to drive can's like the B&W P7's? I have the original Lyr and it works/sounds great to me with my HE-400 and 500's yet the noise floor is a tad too high for my Westone W40's and the P7's (of course it was built to drive more demanding loads than either of those). 

post #1871 of 1942
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Wow, House sings? Heading off to YouTube to check it out.

 

That's what I said when my son mentioned having his CD's. He not only sings, he plays piano, guitar, drums, harmonica and saxophone. 

post #1872 of 1942
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post

I haven't had a chance to hear the Lyr 2 yet, do you know if the noise floor is low enough that it sounds great with IEM's and easier to drive can's like the B&W P7's? I have the original Lyr and it works/sounds great to me with my HE-400 and 500's yet the noise floor is a tad too high for my Westone W40's and the P7's (of course it was built to drive more demanding loads than either of those). 
the noise floor is very low on low gain. I love the lyr2, just feel a v2 could be a viable option too. I shall keep myvlyr2, today was a bummer and I need to go listen to the alpha dogs. Please have a great night.
post #1873 of 1942
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the noise floor is very low on low gain. I love the lyr2, just feel a v2 could be a viable option too. I shall keep myvlyr2, today was a bummer and I need to go listen to the alpha dogs. Please have a great night.

 

I'd bet that the Valhalla 2 would make for a sweet sounding single source preamp too.

 

I tried my LD MKIII for a while as a preamp to my Parasound A21 and it sounded incredible but it wasn't long until the A21 started shutting itself off for a second or two at a time (protection circuit) as its a direct coupled amp and the MKIII "may" have had some leaky capacitors. Possibly the issue was related to something else but once I went back to either my Creek passive or my regular preamp I had no more problems with the Parasound...either way, I loved the sound of the tube preamp in the chain. **No doubt I was suffering from a preconceived bias/a concussion/hearing loss or possibly the flu, since we all know that tube gear sounds no different than solid state yet I truly LOVED what that combo did for well recorded vocals** :D

 

Enjoy your music.


Edited by KLJTech - 7/14/14 at 4:57pm
post #1874 of 1942
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Originally Posted by fenderf4i View Post


No, what you want is a switch to hook up to the headphone output of each amp, and then connect the headphones out of the switch, so that you can switch between the amps instantly without unplugging the headphones from one amp to the other.

 

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And then the two amps have to be connected in parallel (simultaneously) to a single source (DAC) by Y cables or equivalent.

Then you can flip back and forth to compare in a meaningful manner. Due to the way we hear bass and treble differently at different volumes, it is important when flipping the switch to adjust both amps to have the same volume before making judgments. Let the fun begin.

 

Haha, well no, I don't have any of that. And unless someone is willing to let me borrow theirs, I have to simply carefully adjust the volume myself and take a second to switch back and forth so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. It took me about 12 or 13 rounds to get the volume right, but I think I've got it dead on. I don't notice the bass difference so much but yes, the top end is surprisingly different depending on the volume, which is how I'm gauging whether or not I've gotten the volumes right.

 

I actually got an O2 in this evening and I've been going back and forth between it and Asgard 2 at random while I'm browsing the internet/working, with HD650 and next up Westone 2. So far, I've gotten through Death Grips' Exmilitary (ok, not the best production quality), and Leitmotif by Dredg. The differences between them certainly aren't huge or apparent as I frequently forget which one I'm listening to. I think I hear a difference, but I'm not saying what until I'm more positive.

post #1875 of 1942
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Originally Posted by ohcrapgorillas View Post
 

 

 

Haha, well no, I don't have any of that. And unless someone is willing to let me borrow theirs, I have to simply carefully adjust the volume myself and take a second to switch back and forth so take what I have to say with a grain of salt. It took me about 12 or 13 rounds to get the volume right, but I think I've got it dead on. I don't notice the bass difference so much but yes, the top end is surprisingly different depending on the volume, which is how I'm gauging whether or not I've gotten the volumes right.

 

I actually got an O2 in this evening and I've been going back and forth between it and Asgard 2 at random while I'm browsing the internet/working, with HD650 and next up Westone 2. So far, I've gotten through Death Grips' Exmilitary (ok, not the best production quality), and Leitmotif by Dredg. The differences between them certainly aren't huge or apparent as I frequently forget which one I'm listening to. I think I hear a difference, but I'm not saying what until I'm more positive.

C'mon spring for the kit, get the switch and cables, save yourself the grief of flipping cables and tweaking volume controls. Being able to flip back and forth rapidly is eye opening. One learns that we're not the best witnesses.

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