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Originally Posted by MattTCG

Duly notes...but I'd still like to know what the lyr puts out compared to the A2.

From the Lyr page on the Schiit website:

up to 6 watts into 32 ohms

I'm not an electrician, but doing some simple math, I believe it comes out to 312.5 mW.

6000 mW (6 watts) / 32 ohms = 187.5 mW

187.5 mW * 600 ohms = 0.32125 Watts or 312.5 mW.

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Thanks guys!! That what I wanted to know.

Jason at asgard told me that the main difference in the amps is the tubes is you are using for the he500
You get amps-squared when you divide power with ohm
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Originally Posted by hp300plus

From the Lyr page on the Schiit website:

up to 6 watts into 32 ohms

I'm not an electrician, but doing some simple math, I believe it comes out to 312.5 mW.

6000 mW (6 watts) / 32 ohms = 187.5 mW

187.5 mW * 600 ohms = 0.32125 Watts or 312.5 mW.

Edited by KamijoIsMyHero - 3/24/13 at 12:37pm
Hello, I'm weighing the Asgard 2 vs the Magni for my HD 650's. I like the preamp option on the Asgard 2 to use with some desktop PC speakers, but I'm concerned about the heat from the Asgard 2 being on all the time. Does it generate heat even when the headphones aren't plugged in and it's just in preamp mode?
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Hello, I'm weighing the Asgard 2 vs the Magni for my HD 650's. I like the preamp option on the Asgard 2 to use with some desktop PC speakers, but I'm concerned about the heat from the Asgard 2 being on all the time. Does it generate heat even when the headphones aren't plugged in and it's just in preamp mode?

Really hot all the time. Don't be concerned by it.

Class A devices tend to run hot all the time even when idling.

I'm not concerned about the heat of the amp damaging it, more about it raising the temperature of my office because it gets hot in the summer. Do you find that it actually makes the area you listen to warm? I'm leaning between the Magni and the Asgard 2 and this is the only thing holding me back.

The only heat outside the case is the heat running through the top and side vent(thingie)s, and I can't feel it until my hands are about 4 inches from them.

No just hot to the touch

This heat chatter is going on elsewhere here too.... just go to the Schiit site and read what they say about the Heat worries. Quickly paraphrasing them, it's SUPPOSED to run kind of hot, it doesn't damage itself.

IMHO, you can't go wrong with either choice.

I have the Magni/Modi combo running on my desktop, and they sound QUITE nice, both my Senns and my Audeze perform quite nicely when driven by this pair.

Because I am beyond happy with my BiFrost/Lyr combo for running the LCD2's so beautifully, I am not yet considering the Asgard2.....    The Lyr, as any tubie, get's pretty warm too. That's just the way it is, haven't caught fire yet, so don't worry too much.

Asgard 2 and DT880/600 better combo then the O2?

For me, the A2 wins by an appreciable margin.
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For me, the A2 wins by an appreciable margin.
Or maybe save up for the Gungir?
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Or maybe save up for the Gungir?

Now thats overkill, not only because the gungnir is fully balanced, and youd have to have your DT880s recabled, but also because the gungnir puts out FAR more power than the DT880 need.

Id say you should stick with the asgard 2, gungnir is an amo more appropriate for things like Hifiman, audeze, or beyers and sennheiser much more high end models like the HD800 or the T1
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