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I saw it today, it's basically a USB buffer, it injects power and reclocks the USB signal. It's the fix it device for people with USB issues. It won't magically make your system sound better but if you have issues with dropouts and USB fits it should solve the problem.

So single port? 

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I've liked most of Schiit's crap. Lyr really took rollin' to elevate its SQ. With these two revisions, I'm not sure. It actually sounds like Valhalla's pretty bad ass.
If you do plan on ortho's in the future I think Lyr 2 would be my pick.

But I'd really say -- buy 'em both. I want to know about this Wyrd Schiit. smily_headphones1.gif
😃

I am torn, I do love my Valhalla 1....maybe just add the Lyr 2, torn!

I am planning on adding Audeze 2.2's or Hifiman 560's, then way down the road HD800's, so an all seasons amp, and I do love to roll tubes 😝!
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By the way.. that would be my question to Jason - who did the industrial design? It's really good.

I do the industrial design. Amongst a few other things!

post #1174 of 14807

Lyr 2 is out! wow

 

Is there a upgrade for the lyr 1????

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The reason to avoid class D amps is because the test poorly. In fact, they're barely a passing grade. Everybody should strive to get an A.

The sole purpose of class D is efficiency. Period. Full stop. All the work that's gone into them recently has simply been to get them to perform as well as an average linear amp.

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The sole purpose of class D is efficiency. Period. Full stop. All the work that's gone into them recently has simply been to get them to perform as well as an average linear amp.

se

 

You're forgetting the FACT that all things DIGITAL MUST BE BETTER. PERFECT SOUND FOREVER YO!

 

Seriously though, I never understood the 'efficiency' thing. I mean do people really worry about how much electricity their hifi system consumes? Does a hifi system really use that much power?

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Seriously though, I never understood the 'efficiency' thing. I mean do people really worry about how much electricity their hifi system consumes? Does a hifi system really use that much power?

 

Well, if you need a schiit ton of power in 7.1 system... I guess you wouldn't fare really well with Class A amplifier...

 

That's not really hi-fi anymore, but it's just an example where Class D would be applicable. Also cars, portable, etc.

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Lyr 2 is out! wow

 

Is there a upgrade for the lyr 1????

You can upgrade today for $449. 

 

:basshead:

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You're forgetting the FACT that all things DIGITAL MUST BE BETTER. PERFECT SOUND FOREVER YO!

Aye, but personally I don't consider pulse width modulation to be "digital."

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Seriously though, I never understood the 'efficiency' thing. I mean do people really worry about how much electricity their hifi system consumes? Does a hifi system really use that much power?

Madwolfa makes a good point below. Especially when people are running kilowatt amps to drive their highly inefficient subwoofers. But it still all boils down to efficiency.

se
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From the Lyr2 FAQ page - nearly peed myself and spit coffee on the monitor at the same time at the first sentence - quite a feat in itself:

 

"I hate your humor, why can’t you be serious?

Because “audiophile” does not have to mean “born with a stick up your ass.” Plus, people without a sense of humor usually need a psychologist shipped to them with every product. We have not successfully developed a portable or automated psychologist, and our boxes are not large enough to fit a real one into."
 
The Lyr2 actually sounds like what I'm looking for - a tube amp to use with my Alpha Dogs that won't be mostly severe overkill with my PM-1's, thanks to the gain switch and some attention to the noise floor.

 

OK back to topic now, though I guess this does address the contrarian and product development subjects in this thread...

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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

But it still all boils down to efficiency.

 

Yes, it does. Efficiency makes possible kilowatt amplifiers without a dedicated AC unit and your own power plant.


Edited by madwolfa - 5/31/14 at 11:35am
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Really wish to read more !

Keep up the good work !:D

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Yes, it does. Efficiency makes possible kilowatt amplifiers without a dedicated AC unit and your own power plant.

Personally I find the whole notion of kilowatt amplifiers in any sort of home environment beyond silly. Like people driving Hummers to the grocery store. Just testosterone on the brain.

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Just pulled the trigger and have ordered the Lyr 2, was tempted to get the Valhalla 2. I will now start saving up for the alpha dogs.


+1 on the Alpha's

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From the Lyr2 FAQ page - nearly peed myself and spit coffee on the monitor at the same time at the first sentence - quite a feat in itself:

 

"I hate your humor, why can’t you be serious?

Because “audiophile” does not have to mean “born with a stick up your ass.” Plus, people without a sense of humor usually need a psychologist shipped to them with every product. We have not successfully developed a portable or automated psychologist, and our boxes are not large enough to fit a real one into."
 
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We call this a '1st world problem', or 'white people problems' based upon the situation and degree of seriousness…  

And it certainly can seem like a scourge with serious consequences… :atsmile:

 

It can get out of hand when some elect themselves into the position of being the internet po-po and decide they can 'save' others from the dire consequences of being wrong on the internet… 

Although much of this can provide plenty of suitable entertainment for those who do perceive…:popcorn:

 

JJ :atsmile:

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