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post #46 of 208
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

 

ADuM4160 does not work at USB 2.0 high speed (480Mbps), I'm afraid, so that leaves out anything above 24/96.

 

Yes, but for those who don't need greater than 24/96....

 

Last I checked Analog Devices had no plans to make a chip with greater bandwidth, but the concept wasn't intended for audio purposes and medical applications apparently don't need more.


Edited by Newk Yuler - 6/4/14 at 5:09am
post #47 of 208
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

Would someone at THE show or Jason himself please take a picture of the BACK of the Wyrd instead of the (meaningless) front??

http://www.head-fi.org/t/601151/schiit-owners-unite/5490#post_10600064

post #48 of 208

Thanks for that… So is that USB type B as the input, and type A as the out? it's a little hard to tell with the chord inserted.

 

Edit: yes, apparently so, according to that thread.


Edited by thievesarmy - 6/2/14 at 11:11pm
post #49 of 208
Pictures of New amp guts?
post #50 of 208

I'm sorry...

 

When it comes to puns, I just can't help it.

 

So, the truth is that the answer to the get a better source light is just Wyrd?

 

Sorry..Baz

post #51 of 208
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Originally Posted by thievesarmy View Post
 

Thanks for that… So is that USB type B as the input, and type A as the out? it's a little hard to tell with the chord inserted.

 

Edit: yes, apparently so, according to that thread.

 

Well yes, this is the only config that would make sense...

post #52 of 208

+1 Valhalla owner interested in knowing if there's a noticeable sound improvement in version 2 (or if anyone can point me to a comparison thread I might have missed, I'd appreciate it).

post #53 of 208

Reading the specs page, Lyr 2 actually has an output impedance of 0.3 ohms, would this make it an even better potential mate for IEM's than Valhalla 2?

Also, how much do the tubes color the sound? One big appeal of solid-state IMO is the lack of tube sound coloring, a more neutral and reference sound signature, which is why I've been eyeing the Asgard 2 (output impedance is listed only as 'less than 2 ohms')

post #54 of 208

As I see it  on the Lyr the V2 the biggest improvements would be with very sensitive IEM's You gain roughly about 6db better S/N and a gain switch so that you would have more range with the volume control if using very sensitive  headphones or IEM's.  With more standard headphones it is hard to say. We have to wait for more reviews. I believe that with the Valhalla 2 it is a bit different. But both amps version 2 increases the range of headphones that will be compatible with the Lyr and the Valhalla. My quess with the Valhalla is that it will sound better and a bit stronger with headphones with low impedance.

post #55 of 208
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Originally Posted by InternetSandman View Post
 

Also, how much do the tubes color the sound? One big appeal of solid-state IMO is the lack of tube sound coloring, a more neutral and reference sound signature, which is why I've been eyeing the Asgard 2 (output impedance is listed only as 'less than 2 ohms')

 

Just looking at the THD and FR specs of either Valhalla 2 or Lyr 2, I doubt you will be able to hear any tubes "coloring".

So it all boils down to power requirements.. The rest is up to personal beliefs. :rolleyes: 


Edited by madwolfa - 6/3/14 at 7:03pm
post #56 of 208

The Wyrd looks interesting, especially for the price. I'm skeptical there would be any sound difference and think I even heard Jason once say there is a lot of BS with regards to USB cables changing sound, etc. But will be interesting if it improves sonics at all. 


Edited by phototristan - 6/3/14 at 7:22pm
post #57 of 208

If it can remove USB power background noise and any noise that is transmitted downstream from your computer through USB, it's great in my book.

post #58 of 208
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If it can remove USB power background noise and any noise that is transmitted downstream from your computer through USB, it's great in my book.

I think any good USB module in a DAC already does that. 

post #59 of 208
Seems some of the lessons learned in making the Ragnarok friendly to all comers has trickled down to the Valhalla and Lyr before Rag has even been released.
post #60 of 208
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Originally Posted by InternetSandman View Post

Reading the specs page, Lyr 2 actually has an output impedance of 0.3 ohms, would this make it an even better potential mate for IEM's than Valhalla 2?


Also, how much do the tubes color the sound? One big appeal of solid-state IMO is the lack of tube sound coloring, a more neutral and reference sound signature, which is why I've been eyeing the Asgard 2 (output impedance is listed only as 'less than 2 ohms')

All things mechanical have the potential to "color the sound". It depends on how they are utilized in building the component in question.
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