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post #526 of 4232

Hopefully it means a Lyr2 with the same 'lesson learned' mentality Schiit got when they made the Magni, Asgard2 and Bifrost Uber upgrade.

post #527 of 4232
I'd love to see a Lyr 2 or something comparable to WA6SE.
Edited by Anavel0 - 10/27/13 at 4:24pm
post #528 of 4232
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

Hopefully it means a Lyr2 with the same 'lesson learned' mentality Schiit got when they made the Magni, Asgard2 and Bifrost Uber upgrade.

I'll repeat what I posted a couple weeke ago:
not that this is worth much or could be "set in stone", but I emailed Jason in late Aug before I pulled the trigger on a Lyr.
my basic question was: "are they any plans for a Lyr2 as I don't want to buy a tube amp now only to have new schiit render mine last generation."
jason answer:
"Not at the Moment".
pulled the trigger on the Lyr, got some great tubes and I've been set since with my HE-500.
post #529 of 4232

Oh I know, it doesn't have to be at the moment, but sometime down the line-- even if it's like 1-2 years down the line.

post #530 of 4232

I've decided to get a Vali for Christmas...but need to match it with a new headphone. I'm considering DT880, Q701, and HD600. 

 

Opinions? I listen to a little of everything, but tend toward pop and techno. I value detail level and sound stage.

 

I was previously underwhelmed by the Q701 (without an amp, which was obviously the problem) but thought the detail and sound stage were amazing. I live in the deep south and can't try anything out before I buy.

post #531 of 4232

Any of the beta testers try this amp with the k701, 702, Q701 ?

 

Drive them well?

 

Chris

post #532 of 4232

I had a chance to try out the Vali at the Philly meet on Saturday. It's a nice punchy and articulate amp and I quite liked it. Is it the best amp priced under a certain amount of money? I don't have the experience to answer that, but I do know I liked it and was surprised at the quality for the price.

 

I took the chance to try them out with a low impedance sensitive headphone, the Denon D7000 which has an impedance of a 25 ohms and a sensitivity of 108db/mW (though because of the Lawton mods it may be a bit less sensitive). The noise floor definitely wasn't as low as my M-Stage, but it wasn't loud by any means. It wasn't noticeable over normal music (I didn't try music with very quiet sections, though), and even as I turned down the volume, it never overpowered the music or caused much of a problem. It actually sounded pretty nice. I may still pick it up to get a longer trial period with it.

post #533 of 4232
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Oh I know, it (Lyr) doesn't have to be at the moment, but sometime down the line-- even if it's like 1-2 years down the line.

 

oh yes, I would be in total agreement for that!  as long as the tube type doesn't change, I bet existing Lyr owners wouldn't mind an upgrade since the current price point certainly isn't super high.

whereas some folks tube investments might be.  ha!


Edited by jexby - 10/27/13 at 9:04pm
post #534 of 4232
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Originally Posted by Anavel0 View Post

I'd love to see a Lyr 2 or something comparable to WA6SE.

 

More than anything. A cleaner and more refined Lyr 2.

post #535 of 4232
It was a very popular little amp at my meet on Saturday, so I didn't get to spend any time with it there...I knew I'd have some time afterwards. I will listen today and post impressions with Grado 125si, Audez'e LCD-X's and HifiMan HE-400’s. And will also compare and contrast with the Magni.
post #536 of 4232

:popcorn:

post #537 of 4232

I'm wondering how the Vali stacks up against the lyr?

post #538 of 4232
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm wondering how the Vali stacks up against the lyr?

In why sense?? The Vali puts out 650mW into 32 ohms. The Lyr is Ten times that. The Lyr is a tube roll-able hybrid amp designed to drive most anything. The Vali is a great little amp with a specific sound signature that outperforms its price point.

If you're hoping for a $120 amp that beats the Lyr, keep hoping.

That's based on about 30 minutes of listening to the Vali at RMAF & a couple of years with a Lyr at home. I'll give you more concrete impressions in a day or three.
post #539 of 4232

Actually Purrin likes the Vali more than the Lyr.  He considers the Lyr weakest out of it, Asgard2 and Vali.

post #540 of 4232
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Actually Purrin likes the Vali more than the Lyr.  He considers the Lyr weakest out of it, Asgard2 and Vali.

 

I'd be interested in reading those comments. 

 

:popcorn:

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