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Hybrid (tube+solid state) Amp Comparison?

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  1. AlphaChicken
    Can anyone help me out with a comparison between the various available tube/solid state hybrid amps that are available?
     
    I really like tubes, I also want to be able to drive all types of headphones. Hybrid amps seem to be the best option here.
     
    I have a schitt lyr on the way. The reason I ask this question is because I am trying to decide on a DAC. I want to know whether a price/quality mismatch between the amp and the DAC (DAC being the higher priced item) will be silly. Will an amp like the Lyr be held back by a much higher quality DAC?
     
  2. Currawong Contributor
    You might also consider transformer-coupled tube amps as they can handled headphones of considerably varying impedance. 
     
  3. AlphaChicken
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    I will look into those. For now I am going to stick with the Lyr for a while. Will it hold back a top-tier DAC?
     
  4. AlphaChicken
    anyone have input as to whether amp can bottleneck the SQ from a DAC?
     
  5. Flisker
    I'am no expert, but I don't think Lyr will be bottleneck. Unless you are talking about some super expensive stuff.
     

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