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Help me choose the right Schiit!!

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  1. JamesCanada
    Hey!
    I have a question concerning amps.
    I am looking for a main setup for my living room, were I can chill and just listen to a few tunes before bed.
    I am currently using a PS Audio Sprout 100 and OPPO HA2-SE
    these are the headphones I Own :
    OPPO PM-3, Senn HD-6XX, Senn 598SE, E-MU Teak’s (not yet received) and I am looking for a nice set of higher end open back now (either Aeon’s, 800’s, Clears,) I have to try them at my local shop 1st.

    All that being said, I wish to purchase an amp/dac from Schiit. I like the company, the reputation and I wish to endorse them.
    My budget is 1000$ Cad (775$ US)
    I would like your opinion on a few options I had:

    1: (500$)
    Magny 3 (99$)
    Modi 2Multi (249$)
    Loki (149$)

    2: (750$)
    Vallhalla 2 (349$)
    Bifrost (399$)

    3: (700$)
    Lyr 3 with Multibit Dac

    4: (600$)
    Jot with Multibit
    (Could also add a Loki)

    So, yeah... this is my last attempt before I pick.
    Personally the choice I am most looking for is Lyr 3 with MB, simply because of form and convinience.
    Please, do not hesitate to give your oppinion.
    Thanks!
    James
     
  2. benny386
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  3. buke9
    Haven’t heard the Magni3 or Lyr3 yet but just going off what a friend says he loves the Lyr 3. I know his gear as we have been to a few meets together and he calls the Lyr3 lovely that is a good thing. Sure it is not from the Multibit dac as he has another but think the Schiit Multibits are pretty good as I have a Yggdrasil and the others aren’t too bad.
     
  4. Rhamnetin
    I'd actually get a Mjolnir 2 and some cheap DAC until you can afford a better DAC.
     
  5. buke9
    You didn’t like the Lyr 3 ?
     
  6. JamesCanada
    Thanks for the comment, I have a budget I would like to respect.
    With shipping and customs, that would st me back at least 300$ over it.

    Thanks for the comments so far guy’s
     
  7. Rhamnetin
    I think it's good for the price, but I would just expect the Mjolnir 2 to be a LOT better, and some reputable sources tell me it is. But since that doesn't seem like a real option, I'd get the Lyr 3 with the multibit DAC built in.
     
  8. buke9
    Just have to say I’m not a fan of the Schiit amps but that is me. Have not heard the Lyr 3 but do have a friend that likes it a lot. He is not on line right now so will not say why he likes it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
  9. theveterans
    I'm not a fan of their DAC/amp lineup to be honest until those Lyr 3s and Jot MB come with Gen 5 USBs or if not, digital coaxial inputs.
     
  10. Rhamnetin
    I do think they are overrated, though I'm not sure if there is better than the Lyr 3 for the price (if you need the power that is, otherwise I would suggest there is better). I do like the Magni 3 for $100 though but that's obviously under budget for the OP.
     
  11. buke9
    Will not disagree with you but do love the mulbits .
     
  12. theveterans
    Heard the Jot MB and sad to say it sounded like my Gen 2 Bifrost before I moved to coax as my input. Bimby with Gen 5 + Asgard 2 easily beats the Jot MB to my ears.
     
  13. JamesCanada
    The bimby itself eats up my budget, would you recomend Asgard + Bifrost (no MB) over any of the top setups?
     
  14. theveterans
    IMO, it depends. It's just that Schiit's multibit performance is a lot more affected by the inputs than their DS counterparts. MB sounds very good don't get me wrong, but they can sound on a whole new level with SPDIF input and very clean power feed. Then again, choosing a balanced DAC with multibit (Jot MB) + a decrapifier like Wyred 4 sound recovery would be a good appeal to your budget
     
  15. ScareDe2
    Since GEN 5 Schiit really has become a good company. You don't need any decrapifiers. If Lyr3 comes with GEN5 then go for it.

    If not, then Bifrost Multibit + magni 3, until you can afford a better amp.

    And if that is too expensive, look at the pre-owned offers. Those things are build like tanks and last forever.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
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