Lyr is an extremely high-output headphone amplifier with a brand-new Dynamically Adaptive output stage that supplies high voltage output into practically any headphone-up to 6 watts into 32 ohms-while maintaining excellent total performance.
Now, if you're a headphone individual, you're thinking "Holy Schiit! 6 watts! That'll make the magic smoke come out of my headphones! Why the hell do you need that sort of power?" Well, we have one word for you: orthodynamics. If everyone wanted polite little low-power headphone amps, this would be one very boring world, would not it?
That said, Lyr isn't really just about strength. Sure, it has dynamics to extra, but it likewise delivers music with finesse. Its hybrid design makes use of tubes for the input stage, and the topology is DC coupled at the input and output to make sure a pure, direct signal course.
Make no error: despite the fact that Lyr is the exact same size as Asgard and Valhalla, it is among the most powerful headphone amplifiers you can purchase. We will not be liable if you blow up your headphones with it!
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1 db, 2Hz-200KHz, -3 dB.
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 6.0 W.
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0 W.
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 660mW.
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 330mW.
THD: Less than 0.1 %, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS.
IMD: Less than 0.1 %, CCIR at 1V RMS.
SNR: More than 92db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS.
Crosstalk: Less than -70 dB, 20Hz-20KHz.
Output Impedance: Less than 1 ohm.
Geography: Dynamically Adaptive Dual-Mode Course A, no total feedback, noninverting, hybrid tube/MOSFET, single voltage gain stage, DC-coupled input and output.
Tube Complement: 6BZ7 dual triode, 1 per channel (rollable to all 6922/6DJ8/ECC88/ 6BZ7 types and comparable).
Power Usage: 30W.
Size: 9 x 6.75 x 3.25".
Weight: 7 lbs.
* All measurements made on a Stanford Study SR1+ Audio Analyzer.
Dynamically Adaptive Output Stage No. Don't roll your eyes and dismiss this as marketing bullschiit. Our new Dynamically Adaptive output stage allows us to pack almost 6X the output power of Asgard into an amp that runs slightly cooler. (Now, that doesn't mean it runs cool. If you want a cold amp, you need to look elsewhere.) It works by sensing the current flowing through the output stage, and dynamically reconfiguring from Class-A single-ended to push-pull Class AB.
Roll Your Own Lyr ships with either new-production NOS GE 6BZ7 tubes, but feel free to substitute any 6DJ8, 6922, ECC88, 6BZ7, CV2492, CV2493, or 6N1P type tube, new or old, American or Russian or Chinese. The ability to use different tubes lets you tune the overall sound signature of Lyr to your specific preferences.
15-Day Satisfaction Guarantee Don't like your Lyr? No problem. E-mail us for an RA and send it back for a full refund, minus 5% transaction fee, within 15 days of receiving your amp.When was the last time you spent a couple of weeks in an audio store? With your own equipment? Thought so.