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post #661 of 10886
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Originally Posted by soundeffect View Post

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 was mostly listening with what I felt were cleaner sounding tubes such as Telefunken and Siemens. The best results I had were with a fantastic pair of Siemens 7308.

 

I felt that the Lyr sounds great with the HD800, but it is not the best match for me and indeed the HD800 will show a lot of the Lyr's limitations. The Lyr's noise manifests itself in a kind of gray background and of course the popping is scary. The Lyr is high power amp and I like it better with the HE-500 etc.

 

The HD800 certainly do live up to their reputation as being difficult, but when they are well matched they are spectacular and unparalleled among the phones I have heard. In my case I am not certain I entirely like their sound, but once you have listened with that level of resolution it becomes difficult to go back. 

post #662 of 10886
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Originally Posted by Sanlitun View Post

I was mostly listening with what I felt were cleaner sounding tubes such as Telefunken and Siemens. The best results I had were with a fantastic pair of Siemens 7308.

I felt that the Lyr sounds great with the HD800, but it is not the best match for me and indeed the HD800 will show a lot of the Lyr's limitations. The Lyr's noise manifests itself in a kind of gray background and of course the popping is scary. The Lyr is high power amp and I like it better with the HE-500 etc.

The HD800 certainly do live up to their reputation as being difficult, but when they are well matched they are spectacular and unparalleled among the phones I have heard. In my case I am not certain I entirely like their sound, but once you have listened with that level of resolution it becomes difficult to go back. 

Humm interesting. Good to know, thanks.
post #663 of 10886
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

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

 

I would love this too. 

post #664 of 10886
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post
 

 

I would love this too. 

 

I'm building an external switch right now for a friend that uses her Lyr equally as much for both headphones and as a preamp to a pair of active monitors.   It's pretty inconvenient to have to switch off the monitors individually every time she wants to use headphones.    Even a manual pre out on/off switch would be great built into the Lyr.

 

  -Mike

post #665 of 10886

I just use a power switching stand just like the one used to be under the video monitor or a power strip with individual switches, works well with me. I find that cheap selector switch just adds noise to the signal.

post #666 of 10886
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Originally Posted by john57 View Post
 

I just use a power switching stand just like the one used to be under the video monitor or a power strip with individual switches, works well with me. I find that cheap selector switch just adds noise to the signal.

 

Since she switches often, I'm building a line level switch rather than adding a lot of power cycles to the monitors.   I agree about cheap selector switches, most of them are pretty bad.

post #667 of 10886

Is it a bad time to get a Lyr at the moment? There has been talk about Lyr 2 due to the imminent arrival of the Vali...

post #668 of 10886
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Is it a bad time to get a Lyr at the moment? There has been talk about Lyr 2 due to the imminent arrival of the Vali...

 

 

AFAIK, the only talk about a Lyr 2 has been speculation and wishful thinking.

 

The only thing I'm aware of from Schiit on the subject was "no plans at the moment" when asked.

 

Buy the Lyr... join the tube-rolling insanity.  :-)

 

 

   -Mike

post #669 of 10886
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

 

Buy the Lyr... join the tube-rolling insanity.  :-)

 

 

   -Mike

Tube-rolling insanity? That's an understatement. :veryevil:

post #670 of 10886

ready to spend gabs of money!!!  :evil:

post #671 of 10886
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

 

AFAIK, the only talk about a Lyr 2 has been speculation and wishful thinking.

 

The only thing I'm aware of from Schiit on the subject was "no plans at the moment" when asked.

 

Buy the Lyr... join the tube-rolling insanity.  :-)

 

 

   -Mike

 

 

That's what I feared lol :deadhorse:

post #672 of 10886
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Originally Posted by OldSkool View Post
 

Tube-rolling insanity? That's an understatement. :veryevil:

 

To say the least.   I've finally inventoried all of my Lyr-compatible tubes.    1131 of them, to be exact.     :D

 

I really need to get going on selling them, just haven't had a lot of free time lately.

post #673 of 10886
^ holly schiit .....
post #674 of 10886
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

To say the least.   I've finally inventoried all of my Lyr-compatible tubes.    1131 of them, to be exact.     :D

 

I really need to get going on selling them, just haven't had a lot of free time lately.

 

How much does all of that costs I wonder :blink:

post #675 of 10886
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Originally Posted by mhamel View Post
 

 

To say the least.   I've finally inventoried all of my Lyr-compatible tubes.    1131 of them, to be exact.     :D

 

I really need to get going on selling them, just haven't had a lot of free time lately.

 

 

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Originally Posted by RedBull View Post

^ holly schiit .....


yeah holy shiit !! and thanks !

my wife think i'm crazy , and i have 5 pairs, and 2 on the way so this helped me out !

one of which is this:

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1969's

and i did forget i'd already ordered a pair of 1969's !! (maybe i'm a little crazy) lol  :blink: 

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