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post #8356 of 24295

Since it is a parametric EQ I think it's superior and smoother

than a band based graphic EQ.

post #8357 of 24295
No it's the same as any EQ.
The difference is you can pick the freq and how wide the band is
And cut or add db.
Al
post #8358 of 24295
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I noticed on your profile that you have a Lyr. Care to give a concise impression on how does it compare to WA6 with HD800?

Here are my comparison notes between the 2 (I am in Finance & accounting, i do not do prose, I do to-the-point, concise notes :normal_smile :) .

  • System used :- Mac Mini running Pure Music (Wave filesarrow-10x10.png) - Weiss Int 202 - Audio GD NFB 7 DAC - Amp - HD 800
  • Running WA6 with Sophia Princess rectifier & 6FD7 drivers & Lyr with Amperex Orange Globes

  • HD 800 sounds lean / flat on the Lyr, Treble has a bit of grain, causes fatigue after some time, not very smooth

  • Sound stage is much wider & deeper on WA6, Sounds much more musical &engaging

  • Bass is one dimensional on the Lyr, more 3D / textured on the WA6

  • Treble extends further, no grain on the WA6

  • I can tailor the sound of the WA6 the way i want by using my collection of tubes, you can do the same on the Lyr to some extent but the WA6 gives you 10 times more flexibility for this considering the number of driver & rectifier combinations possible.

 

I hadn't used the Lyr for some weeks & only plugged it in today for this comparison. In fact as a direct result of this comparison I have now realised that the Lyr is now redundant for me. Seems like will have to sell it :rolleyes:

post #8359 of 24295

Haha, last night I plugged my HD 800 into my iPhone 4S and listened to some music and it sounded exactly like your description of the Lyr. I remember a couple of years ago when the Lyr was FOTM and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

 

Funny how that works...

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FOTM. ?
post #8361 of 24295
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FOTM. ?

 

Flavor Of The Month. 

post #8362 of 24295
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Haha, last night I plugged my HD 800 into my iPhone 4S and listened to some music and it sounded exactly like your description of the Lyr. I remember a couple of years ago when the Lyr was FOTM and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

 

Funny how that works...

 

The Lyr is a fine amp for the LCD-2. Not so much the HD800.

post #8363 of 24295
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Originally Posted by palmfish View Post

Haha, last night I plugged my HD 800 into my iPhone 4S and listened to some music and it sounded exactly like your description of the Lyr. I remember a couple of years ago when the Lyr was FOTM and everyone was saying how amazing it was.

Funny how that works...
It was never intended to be paired with the HD800, though.
post #8364 of 24295

Picking up my HD 800s later today. I am buying from someone locally who purchased from TTVJ in December, as long as I have the receipt the warranty will transfer, correct?

post #8365 of 24295

Hi all I am hoping for a little info.

 

Wondering if anybody knows what the latest batch of serial numbers are for either the T1's or HD800 I am just curious about how many of these phones are in circulation.

 

If anybody has brought new recently I am not after your exact number just the thousands and hundreds would be ideal

 

Cheers

post #8366 of 24295
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Originally Posted by punit View Post
 

Here are my comparison notes between the 2 (I am in Finance & accounting, i do not do prose, I do to-the-point, concise notes :normal_smile :) .

  • System used :- Mac Mini running Pure Music (Wave filesarrow-10x10.png) - Weiss Int 202 - Audio GD NFB 7 DAC - Amp - HD 800
  • Running WA6 with Sophia Princess rectifier & 6FD7 drivers & Lyr with Amperex Orange Globes

  • HD 800 sounds lean / flat on the Lyr, Treble has a bit of grain, causes fatigue after some time, not very smooth

  • Sound stage is much wider & deeper on WA6, Sounds much more musical &engaging

  • Bass is one dimensional on the Lyr, more 3D / textured on the WA6

  • Treble extends further, no grain on the WA6

  • I can tailor the sound of the WA6 the way i want by using my collection of tubes, you can do the same on the Lyr to some extent but the WA6 gives you 10 times more flexibility for this considering the number of driver & rectifier combinations possible.

 

I hadn't used the Lyr for some weeks & only plugged it in today for this comparison. In fact as a direct result of this comparison I have now realised that the Lyr is now redundant for me. Seems like will have to sell it :rolleyes:

 

Thanks for the comparison, much appreciated. I auditioned the WA3 and WA6 when getting an amp, but never had the chance to listen to the Lyr.

post #8367 of 24295

Thank you so much for the comparison between the WA6 and the Lyr.  It was the Biforst/Lyr combo that drove me to the HD800 but I know there's more. I've got the DAC I want now and am searching for a reasonably priced amp that will take it up a notch.  As popular as the WA6 seems to be, there is precious little info out there about the pairing.  Seems like most people like the WA2 or WA22 which are both too big for my desk.  It looks like the WA6 may do it for me.

 

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post #8368 of 24295
The WA6 is good with the right tubes, but the Bhld Crack is better IMHO
post #8369 of 24295
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@Lugbug1:  you're banned from the game, Vintage gear are too old. Period. :D 

:( 

 

Ok... M-stage it is then :bigsmile_face: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(but you could have an amp that is competitive with very good hp amps if you do go ' vintage'. And for less $ than the M-stage :D) 

post #8370 of 24295

The WA3 is not bad too to drive HD800. IMO its not inferior to the WA6, simply different flavor with one being more clear, detailed and a bit more analytical while the other being more laidback and lusher.

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