Hey everyone and salutations. I just joined here and have found it to be a great resource. I have dabbled in a bit of music production but have always felt there was something missing from my set up - Complete Audio 6 and Sound blaster ZxR. While the ZxR could drive my Beyerdynamic DT 880 the seem to fall flat.
My computers's pcix slots were all completely taken so when I decided to water-cool my raid card and video cards to reduce the noise in my workspace. Which meant I had to down-grade to a Sound Blaster Zx which claims to have a 600ohm aplifyer which I found completely lacking.
I purchased a Lyr from Amazon to connect to my Soundblaster's line out but had awful ground loop noise. I was going to just install a ground loop isolation system but found that through my research that would be a complete waste of time.
So I broke down and returned the lyr and ordred a Bifrost Uber and Lyr2 directly from Schitt and upgraded the tubest to AMPEREX USN CEP 6922 6DJ8 ECC88 7308 VACUUM TUBE 1965 PAIR MATCH PAIR BEST A21G.
Just incredible. Now I just look for higher quality audio to take advantage of this system. I have my line out connect do a Marantz SR7009 which too produces and an incredible sound stage from this tube amp. Substantially better than it's built in DSP.
I am very happy with this Schiit.