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post #646 of 10868
Check to make sure the tube is in correctly, it's a snug fit also make sure they are centered. I'm just trying to rule out stuff before you return it.
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

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Improvements to the Lyr? Really can't think of anything except maybe moving the power switch to the front. But even that's minor because it's really no big deal to reach behind it to power on/off.

 

Jason and Mike have done a killer job with the products they have designed. That said, it still boggles my mind how much $$$ in merchandise sales Schiit is overlooking. How many T-shirts, caps, mousepads, decals, etc would we be gobbling up? A Schiit-load, I say.

 

Cheers, JC

:beerchug:

post #649 of 10868
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Improvements to the Lyr? Really can't think of anything except maybe moving the power switch to the front. But even that's minor because it's really no big deal to reach behind it to power on/off.

 

Jason and Mike have done a killer job with the products they have designed. That said, it still boggles my mind how much $$$ in merchandise sales Schiit is overlooking. How many T-shirts, caps, mousepads, decals, etc would we be gobbling up? A Schiit-load, I say.

 

Cheers, JC

:beerchug:


i do believe they have some t-shirts someone posted here before, but they could have been full of schiit !


Edited by jaywillin - 10/26/13 at 1:27pm
post #650 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?


 



definitely the on switch at the front, otherwise I love it to bits
post #651 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

Built in tube risers

post #652 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

I would relocate the power LED from the current location to the volume knob so I know where the volume level is at when I am listening with the lights dimmed low or turned off.  Otherwise for what it sells for, I think it is perfect.


Edited by okcameradude - 10/26/13 at 7:03pm
post #653 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

To improve its ability to drink beer with me, i cant get it to learn how. no seriously its a very nice amp at it price range.
post #654 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

 

A few things for me:

 

- It could be a lot cleaner sounding. So I suppose a better power supply and other refinements. Mine pops when I have HD800's (and only these headphones) plugged in and turn it off, so I rarely use the Lyr anymore.

 

I'm getting pretty curious about the new Vali amp. I really hope it lives up to all the hype.

post #655 of 10868
Beside the popping how does it sounds with the hd800? I've been considering the hd800, what tube did you use them with?

The lyr hasn't given me any problem so far and enjoyed them with the he400, he500, k702 65th, and even with d2000 even though they are said to not be used with easy to drive headphone. That's my limit though, I don't think I have the guts to try something like the esw9, maybe one day I'll plug in the m50 that my brother has since its cheap.
post #656 of 10868

Can I use a 7DJ8 tube set in the lyr

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Beside the popping how does it sounds with the hd800? I've been considering the hd800, what tube did you use them with?

The lyr hasn't given me any problem so far and enjoyed them with the he400, he500, k702 65th, and even with d2000 even though they are said to not be used with easy to drive headphone. That's my limit though, I don't think I have the guts to try something like the esw9, maybe one day I'll plug in the m50 that my brother has since its cheap.
I've had great success with the HD800s, the Lyr, and the Russian Voskhod 6n23p. These Voskhods outperform the standard OTK Reflectors, and the very rare '75 Voskhod Gray Shield wire getter posts have beaten every high end tube I've heard - including the S&H CCas I just borrowed from a friend. To get an idea on the sound signature of these amazing tubes you can read the mini review I wrote on the old thread. There is a wide difference in sound based on year and construction. And they're reasonably priced. Good Luck!
post #658 of 10868
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A few things for me:

- It could be a lot cleaner sounding. So I suppose a better power supply and other refinements. Mine pops when I have HD800's (and only these headphones) plugged in and turn it off, so I rarely use the Lyr anymore.

I'm getting pretty curious about the new Vali amp. I really hope it lives up to all the hype.
Improvements that have worked for me on the Lyr. Replaced the fuse with a silver hi-fi fuse, ungraded the power cord to a Synergistic Research X2 ref (significant improvement), isolation device under Ceraball isolation, tubemonger risers, Herbies tube dampers, Supra Sword ics. Source is so important. I use an APL NWO dac fed by a custom music server. My Lyr replaced a $1000 Woo Audio WA6-SE, that had another $400 in NOS tubes and a cap upgrade, it punches well over it's weight limit. Clean, great tonality, dynamic, with a wide and deep soundstage -but very sensitive to tube changes. Also recommend ProGold/Detox to treat the pins. On tube matching it is important to get as closely matching sections on each tube, wide section output differences will give a muddled image and lack some of the very low level detail retrival.
Edited by rb2013 - 10/27/13 at 9:44am
post #659 of 10868
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Can I use a 7DJ8 tube set in the lyr

 

J&J,

 

Yes, absolutely... 7DJ8 (PCC88) tubes work fine in the Lyr, and in theory, will last longer since the heaters are being run at 6v instead of 7.

 

  -Mike

post #660 of 10868
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If there is one thing you would improve on the Lyr, what is it?

 

Do I have to pick just one?  :-)

 

Muting circuit on the pre-outs to prevent startup pops

A way to switch off the pre-outs when headphones are connected (auto or manual)

 

   -Mike

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