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post #826 of 1818
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Originally Posted by techboy View Post

 

Which has a crisper, more transparent and cleaner/clearer sound between Lyr and A2?

 

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And which of the two has a thicker sound?

 

It's of course somewhat dependent on the tubes you use in the Lyr, but in general:

A2: Crisper, more transparent, cleaner.

Lyr: Thicker, possibly more specific frequency emphasis depending on the tubes (I'm sure the tube rollers could point you at specific tubes to use if you want a more lush midrange or more bass, etc...)

post #827 of 1818
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And which of the two has a thicker sound?

 

From the various posts I read, Lyr has a thicker, less transparent sound. 

Some reviewers actually prefer the A2, the 2nd cheapest in the line-up, for its definition.

post #828 of 1818
The lyr is more musical both good
I tube roll with the right tubes you get great sound the best way to discribe is lush between the two amps I prefer the lyr by a good margin
post #829 of 1818
Noob question: Does the Asgard 2 come with any accessories, cables or adapters?
post #830 of 1818
The hd598's seem to be a decent pairing with the über frost and A2, nice and fast for metal. Although I am still just not overly impressed with bass and soundstage, sound stil seems a tad confined.
The A2 has much more "in your head" presentation then the WA2.
post #831 of 1818
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Originally Posted by KennethRoberts View Post

Noob question: Does the Asgard 2 come with any accessories, cables or adapters?

Power cords is all it comes with.
post #832 of 1818
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Originally Posted by KennethRoberts View Post

Noob question: Does the Asgard 2 come with any accessories, cables or adapters?

 

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Originally Posted by jmsaxon69 View Post


Power cords is all it comes with.

 

And the little stick-on feet. (and an amusing manual if that counts)

post #833 of 1818

Hey guys, Sorry it took me so long (to brag about my new Schiit), but i ve been busy (or lazy).

 

In the next few lines/photos i will tell you about my experience with the Schiit :D

 

I received the A2 pretty fast. The packaging had a few scuffs but i think it s only because it had to travel such a long way (from US to UAE)

 

 

 

I ve emailed Jason about the status of the package... and promised to update as soon as i had time to open it / set it up / test it.

 

I did not know that inside i would find a big/strong/buff (pvc) sponge casing on the amp.

 

 

 

Since inside... everything was NOT damaged... i went ahead and removed all parts from the plastic bags. 

 

 

 

I also asembled the mini rubber legs/stands on the bottom 

 

 

 

Ok...

 

Everything was ready to go... 

I Just plugged in the power cord... and the monoprice audio cable (the brand is mentioned on the schiit website) which is connected to the pc's front audio jack (i explained how on asus rog forum)

 

 

 

Sound wise... everything is clear as day... very detailed... simply "awesome" (i play lossless audio files... most of the time)

 

Heat wise... yes the amp gets hot... but not enough to scar me for life :P

 

I would like to mention that (currently) i am using the Schiit on Low Gain with the volume knob turned only 1/3 of it s full power.

 

I don t use High Gain and more volume... because i just don t want to become deaf.

 

That s my design. That s my story. That s it. 


Edited by inFormal - 8/6/13 at 7:57am
post #834 of 1818
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That s it. That s my story. That s my design.

I saw in the pic a K712 box. How do you like the K712 w/ A2?

post #835 of 1818
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Originally Posted by techboy View Post

 

Which has a crisper, more transparent and cleaner/clearer sound between Lyr and A2?

Given the Lyr is a warmer amp, I would say the Asgard 2 is clearer IMO.

post #836 of 1818
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I saw in the pic a K712 box. How do you like the K712 w/ A2?

i don t know ... 

 

I m saving the moment for my birthday (the opening of the package / the placement of the headphones on my "head" / the audio eargasm)

 

I know... i m special.

post #837 of 1818
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Originally Posted by inFormal View Post

i don t know ... 

 

I m saving the moment for my birthday (the opening of the package / the placement of the headphones on my "head" / the audio eargasm)

 

I know... i m special.

 

Lol! That's awesome! 

post #838 of 1818
I hate the term warmer for the lyr it usually means lack of treble which is not the case
I prefer to say it is lusher smoother richer sounding
post #839 of 1818
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I hate the term warmer for the lyr it usually means lack of treble which is not the case
I prefer to say it is lusher smoother richer sounding

Yep. Long before I ever bought Schiit, I used VTL, Decware, Sonic Frontiers, CJ, & Quicksilver speaker amplification and always found realistic texture and timbre AND more air and space around instruments AND plenty of "sparkle" on top. I can't speak for Lyr or Asgard, but that personality has continued with Valhalla.
post #840 of 1818

Dave of Headfonia feels that the $60 Cmoy has better mids than Asgard 2 and Matrix M Stage. I want to ask if others believe this to be true :(

 

http://www.headfonia.com/matrix-m-stage/

 

He feels that Cmoy has better mids and that A2 mids are congested.

 

Can others share light on this?

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