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Power Amp Recommendations for Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 / Schiit Bifrost / Lyr Combo

post #1 of 4
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Hi guys,

 

Hopefully I've got this in the right place.  I've had a Schiit Bifrost / Lyr combo running for a while now for my headphones but have just bought some Wharfedale Diamond 9.1 speakers.

 

From the reading I've done so far, it seems as though I can't just power them off of the Lyr – most places recommend an integrated amp but I figure I can use the Lyr as a preamp and I just need a power amplifier.

 

So, I've got a couple of questions:

  1. Am I right in thinking I only need a power amplifier and can use the Lyr as a preamp?
  2. If so, what's my best option for a power amp?  I'm looking to go as cheap as possible ($200?) :D

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Brendan

post #2 of 4
Sherbourn PA 2-50. It's on closeout because Sherbourn and Emotiva are consolidating their products under one brand name. Essentially the same amp section as the Emotiva mini-x a-100 with some different features added on.

Apparently the last one they have in stock. So don't think too long. smily_headphones1.gif

Otherwise, if this is for desktop use and you don't need something quite too powerful, I have two of the Indeed TA2021 t-amps. Great small wattage digital amp which will produce plenty of power for listening at a desk. Extremely small footprint and very efficient (doesn't get warm at all).
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Sherbourn PA 2-50. It's on closeout because Sherbourn and Emotiva are consolidating their products under one brand name. Essentially the same amp section as the Emotiva mini-x a-100 with some different features added on.

Apparently the last one they have in stock. So don't think too long. smily_headphones1.gif

Otherwise, if this is for desktop use and you don't need something quite too powerful, I have two of the Indeed TA2021 t-amps. Great small wattage digital amp which will produce plenty of power for listening at a desk. Extremely small footprint and very efficient (doesn't get warm at all).


Thanks!  I've actually just ordered the Emotiva mini-x a-100 which I think will suit my needs well :)

post #4 of 4
Awesome! I'd be curious to where what you think. I already have an HK 3390. So I can be curious about the mini-x, but have no reason to buy it smily_headphones1.gif
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