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post #1306 of 10894
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

How do you guys feel about the synergy between a Lyr and HD 800?

 

Its not the worst pairing I have heard with the HD800, but not the best.

post #1307 of 10894
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

How do you guys feel about the synergy between a Lyr and HD 800?

 

  its ok only for me although i used several good  tubes (cca pre 1965 & post 1965,  amperex SQ , mullard micham gold pin)

 and pretty serious power line conditioning plus boutique fusion cable for the hd800

  To me i can only listen to music but not feeling it. You cannot ask more for that price

 

  LCD 2 with lyr  is better i think

post #1308 of 10894
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Originally Posted by Mandala View Post

They are Voskhods. It appears to be a flat plate that curves at the top, kinda like a street light would.
You have some really good ones. If you want to sell them, let me know.
post #1309 of 10894
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Originally Posted by rogeek View Post

How do you guys feel about the synergy between a Lyr and HD 800?
I've had good success. I've had the hd800s for a while. Before the Lyr, I had a tricked out Woo WA6-SE, I'd spent a yr tube rolling, so I had it sounding really good. Now this amp is highly regarded. I also had a Littledot, ASL, Earmaxpro, Musiland, Burson before the Woo. I really liked the Woo, very musical. But I read so much about the Lyr, I had to try it. Well I was plesantly surprised - it had a liveliness, very dynamic nature that made the Woo sound boring in comparison. Now the fully NOS'd Woo still had a more musical sound, never harsh nor fatiguing. It also had more detail and better soundstaging, also better high and low end extension. So I started tube rolling on the Lyr, after going through a host of Amperexs, Philips, Seimens, Lorentz, Voskhods, Reflektors, etc. Well the Lyr took a major leap forward. It was pretty much matching the woo in most areas, but much more exciting! I sold the Woo a few months later. Other tweeks for the Lyr: upgraded the power cord to a Synergistic Research Ref x2, used some herbie dampeners, put some ceraball isloators under it. A while ago when I had the Woo I upgraded the cables on the HD800s to the excellent Moon Black Dragon v2s, this helped with the hd800s treble richness, expanded the already expansive soundstage. I was already a big fan of the hd800s soundstage. It also deepen the bass, but retaining the natural tonality they're known for. If you haven't checkout the epic 'Battle of the Flagships (58 Headphones compared)' thread here - it does a really good job of comparing the top headphones. P.S. As the review notes there are differences between the earlier and later production models of the hd800s, I have the earlier ones, they have more tone and less treble brightness then the newer ones.
Edited by rb2013 - 2/23/14 at 11:08am
post #1310 of 10894
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Originally Posted by ThurstonX View Post


I'm just trying to think of tubes that might suit the LCDs.  Maybe the Amperexes aren't a good fit.  Obviously an LCD owner could guide you better.

Good luck!

Valvo tubes (both the Gold Pins and Red Labels) do very well with my LCD-3's, and I believe they may be had for a reasonable price. Amperex USN-CEP tubes also do well, and, of course, S&H CCa's are superlative.
post #1311 of 10894
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

How do you guys feel about the synergy between a Lyr and HD 800?

I've had good luck with Amperex USN-CEP's, Telefunken and Tesla. Superlative with S&H CCa's and Amperex Pinched Waists, but these are crazy expensive (when you can find them).
post #1312 of 10894
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post



I've had good luck with Amperex USN-CEP's, Telefunken and Tesla. Superlative with S&H CCa's and Amperex Pinched Waists, but these are crazy expensive (when you can find them).

 



Kudos to you.
Not many have this luck.
Everything needs to be right

Lyr to me is like benchmark dac1
it is sensitive to conditinonized electricity , powercord , rca
the problem is to get the right combo so that hd800 can sings to your liking

My ultimate search in a rig is that wether it can touches my soul , not my heart
thus the rig must have emotion to have deep impact on me
i dont like to feel like listening to music but feeling it
post #1313 of 10894
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Originally Posted by kamalz View Post
 
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Originally Posted by R Scott Ireland View Post



I've had good luck with Amperex USN-CEP's, Telefunken and Tesla. Superlative with S&H CCa's and Amperex Pinched Waists, but these are crazy expensive (when you can find them).

 



Kudos to you.
Not many have this luck.
Everything needs to be right

Lyr to me is like benchmark dac1
it is sensitive to conditinonized electricity , powercord , rca
the problem is to get the right combo so that hd800 can sings to your liking

My ultimate search in a rig is that wether it can touches my soul , not my heart
thus the rig must have emotion to have deep impact on me
i dont like to feel like listening to music but feeling it

 

 

I have settled down with the Lyr (Siemens E88CCs) + Gungnir + HD800 at the moment, but +1 on the sensitivity to power supply, cables and plugs. PowerKord 300s made a big difference in my setup. 


Edited by Amictus - 2/23/14 at 11:06pm
post #1314 of 10894
Talking about Siemens E88CC... I just bought a matched pair of these.
Then I have been reading that there are fake model of these...
Could someone tell me if I made a great deal buying them from eBay?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=310876961161
Hope they are not counterfeit!!
Is it top class E88CC?
So different models/years...
Thanks wink.gif
post #1315 of 10894

looks good, genuine Siemens will also  have a number stanped in glass on base between pins but these look good

post #1316 of 10894
I think, from what I've read on other site with the codes marked on the metal, that these are actually '75.
Is it still a good year (sound wise) or '60s would have been really better?
post #1317 of 10894
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

How do you guys feel about the synergy between a Lyr and HD 800?

Its not the worst pairing I have heard with the HD800, but not the best.

 

+1 

 

I'm pretty happy with the Lyr + HD800 combo but it is definitely not an ultimate setup. The Lyr is good for most of the headphones but it's not the best.

post #1318 of 10894

Was lucky enough to get my hands on an earlier model of the Lyr, without the relay switch! I heard that the sound quality is better and was curious if it was true, sure enough after I contacted Schiit they confirmed it for me.

 

So, I am very happy!

 

Can anyone recommend some tubes that give a real "classic tube-like" sound ? Seeing as I already have a Mjolnir, I would like something completely opposite of it that I can use in contrast when the mood calls for it.

 

A tube that pairs well with LCDs.

post #1319 of 10894

How would any of you who have run the stock GEs for any amount of time characterize their sound?

post #1320 of 10894
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Originally Posted by Amictus View Post
 

 

I have settled down with the Lyr (Siemens E88CCs) + Gungnir + HD800 at the moment, but +1 on the sensitivity to power supply, cables and plugs. PowerKord 300s made a big difference in my setup. 

 

    thanks.. i think now i know how to improve the lyr performance to drive hd800

    i have not use my lyr to drive hd800 for some time already..like 3 months

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