We found a few B-stock Lyrs while doing inventory. So here they are, at a very low price. No 15-day trial, no returns, no exchanges, but the full 5-year warranty applies. All are 115V/USA Cord products.
Lyr is a extremely high-output headphone amplifier with a new Dynamically Adaptive output stage that provides high voltage output into virtually any headphone—up to 6 watts into 32 ohms—while maintaining excellent overall efficiency.
Now, if you’re a headphone guy, 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 kind of power?” Well, we have one word for you: orthodynamics. If everyone wanted polite little low-power headphone amps, this would be one awfully boring world, wouldn’t it?
That said, Lyr isn’t just about brute force. Sure, it has dynamics to spare, but it also delivers music with finesse. Its hybrid design uses tubes for the input stage, and the topology is DC coupled at the input and output to ensure a pure, direct signal path.
Make no mistake: even though Lyr is the same size as Asgard and Valhalla, it’s one of the most powerful headphone amplifiers you can buy. We will not be responsible if you blow up your headphones with it!
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 NOS 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.
Most of Lyr is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for five years. That’s 5 years. Yes. FIVE. Compare that to the competition. The parts that aren’t covered by a 5-year warranty: the tubes. Tubes are covered by a 90-day warranty. They should last 5000 hours or so, but they do wear out. They will need replaced. Do not panic. Humans lived for many decades with this technology.