Fostex TH900 Impressions & Discussion Thread
Apr 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM Post #6,827 of 17,668

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Hi guys, I just got my pair from a fellow head-fier and i'm in love with them, but my schiit lyr gives off a small hissing noise that isn't too noticable but is still kind of annoying when listening to tracks that have a small moment of silence. Anyone using their lyr with the th900s have any advice? I'm also willing to upgrade my headphone amp if necessary up to ~ 1.5k if anyone has any suggestions, but i'd like the amp to also have an rca out so i can run my speakers through them like I do with the lyr.  
Thanks!
 
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  Hi guys, I just got my pair from a fellow head-fier and i'm in love with them, but my schiit lyr gives off a small hissing noise that isn't too noticable but is still kind of annoying when listening to tracks that have a small moment of silence. Anyone using their lyr with the th900s have any advice? I'm also willing to upgrade my headphone amp if necessary up to ~ 1.5k if anyone has any suggestions, but i'd like the amp to also have an rca out so i can run my speakers through them like I do with the lyr.  
Thanks!

It sounds like the Lyr is too powerful for the TH900.
 
I would actually not recommend desktop tube amps...most of them are going to be too strong for these as they are rather sensitive. Try something SS like the HP-A8. 
 
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It sounds like the Lyr is too powerful for the TH900.

I would actually not recommend desktop tube amps...most of them are going to be too strong for these as they are rather sensitive. Try something SS like the HP-A8. 


+1. I think SS is the way to go and I stopped using the Lyr and switched to the Mjolnir. I think that's a very good combo and it does have RCA outs. I don't use speakers so I cannot comment about that aspect.
 
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  It sounds like the Lyr is too powerful for the TH900.
 
I would actually not recommend desktop tube amps...most of them are going to be too strong for these as they are rather sensitive. Try something SS like the HP-A8. 

 
 
+1. I think SS is the way to go and I stopped using the Lyr and switched to the Mjolnir. I think that's a very good combo and it does have RCA outs. I don't use speakers so I cannot comment about that aspect.

Thanks for the replies. I don't mind going solid state, but i like the warmth the tubes provide to the mids alot. I've been looking into the burson soloist what do you think of yours with the th900s compared to the lyr/mjolnir? I'd rather not have to recable them for the mjolnir though since I have beyerdynamic t1's that i'd have to recable aswell if I were to get a balanced amp. 
 
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Thanks for the replies. I don't mind going solid state, but i like the warmth the tubes provide to the mids alot. I've been looking into the burson soloist what do you think of yours with the th900s compared to the lyr/mjolnir? I'd rather not have to recable them for the mjolnir though since I have beyerdynamic t1's that i'd have to recable aswell if I were to get a balanced amp. 


FWIW Loonatik I would agree with most in saying that the Soloist is a great match with the 900.  Highly recommended IMO.
 
There are a few good amps that jive nicely with the 900,  this thread alone mentions many of them.  Keep doing some research on the topic ....its half the fun.
 
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Thanks for the replies. I don't mind going solid state, but i like the warmth the tubes provide to the mids alot. I've been looking into the burson soloist what do you think of yours with the th900s compared to the lyr/mjolnir? I'd rather not have to recable them for the mjolnir though since I have beyerdynamic t1's that i'd have to recable aswell if I were to get a balanced amp. 

I enjoy the 900 with both the Soloist and the Mojo. Methinks the Soloist is more relaxed-sounding than the Mojo (which kind of puts the music in your face). And since I enjoy music "in my face", I use the Mojo more than I use the Soloist with the 900. YMMV.
 
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Hi guys, I just got my pair from a fellow head-fier and i'm in love with them, but my schiit lyr gives off a small hissing noise that isn't too noticable but is still kind of annoying when listening to tracks that have a small moment of silence. Anyone using their lyr with the th900s have any advice? I'm also willing to upgrade my headphone amp if necessary up to ~ 1.5k if anyone has any suggestions, but i'd like the amp to also have an rca out so i can run my speakers through them like I do with the lyr.  
Thanks!


Resonessance Labs Concero HP. Good stuff. =]
 
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I am so confused. Haha.

Lol it was in reference to the posts I quoted. 
 
It reminded me of the old Abbott and Costello comedy routine "Who's on first"
 
Trying not to date myself here lol
 
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  Where are the Fostex TH900 made?
You said that Fostex made Denon D7000, so I guess that the drive of this phone is made in China as well? I know from this thread that the cup that is entirely made in Japan. But to me, the driver is more important.
One of the reasons that hold me of D7000 4 months ago when I first joined this forum was that D7000 is made in China (and I am actually regretting that I didn't get it while it was around $600)

It says made in Japan. The driver are actually different from D7000, according to Fostex it is a newly designed driver with 1.5Tesla flux

 
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maybe just assembled in japan, since the driver has "china" written on its back, at least the urushi and qc are japanese
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