Lyr 2 Tube Hybrid Headphone Amp & Preamp
Why We Like It
Puns can certainly abound here, but there is no joking when it comes to the performance of Schiit Audio. We also simply can't say enough about how they operate their business - as fellow audio enthusiasts we feel it's the breath of fresh air that the industry needs! Plus, their products are built like a tank and made here in the US.
If you haven't experienced your music through a good headphone rig, we suggest you add that to your bucket list!
NOTE: This product is available for in-store demo.
Lyr 2 is the next generation of one of the most popular high-power headphone amps, with added versatility and convenience. It’s a complete control center for your desktop system, with preamp outputs for powered desktop speakers, as well as a gain switch for use with virtually any headphone.
Completely Redesigned for Flexibility
We completely reworked Lyr 2 to make it an even higher-performing, more flexible amp. We added a gain switch so you can now use efficient headphones (and even many IEMs.) We've also cut the noise with a new regulated high-voltage supply and DC regulated heaters. A refined Dynamically Adaptive output stage transitions seamlessly from Class A to Class AB, for excellent overall efficiency.
From IEMS and Orthos to Active Monitors
Lyr 2 offers two gain settings. The gain of 1 is good for most sensitive headphones, including efficient on-ear models and many IEMs, while the gain of 8 is ideal for inefficient orthodynamics and high-impedance headphones. In addition, the preamp outputs can easily be connected to powered speakers, for a complete desktop system.
Roll Your Own Sound
Like Lyr, Lyr 2 lets you "roll" many different tube types to your own preference. Use 6BZ7, 6DJ8, 6922, ECC88, 2492, and many other tube types to get your perfect sound.
Made in USA
By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Lyr 2—chassis, boards, transformers, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office in Newhall. Our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley.
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-500KHz, -3dB
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 6.0W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0W RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 660mW RMS per channel
Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 330mW RMS per channel
THD: < 0.01%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, gain = 8 mode (worst case)
IMD: < 0.01%, CCIR at 1V RMS, gain = 8 mode (worst case)
SNR: > 98db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, in gain = 1 mode
Crosstalk: < -65dB, 20 Hz-20KHz
Output Impedance: 0.7 ohms (high gain), 0.3 ohms (low gain)
Gain: 7 (16.9db) or 1 (0 db), via rear switch
Topology: Dynamically Adaptive Class A/AB, noninverting, hybrid tube/MOSFET, single voltage gain stage, DC-coupled input and output
Protection: standard muting relay for delayed turn-on and fast turn-off
Power Supply: Two internal power transformers, five internal regulated rails, with over 30,000uf of filter capacitance
Power Consumption: 30W
Size: 9 x 6 x 2.25”
Weight: 6 lbs
All measurements made on a Stanford Research SR1+ Audio Analyzer
Lyr 2 is covered by a limited warranty that covers parts and labor for five years. That’s 5 years. Yes. FIVE. Which is up to 5X that of our competition, if you weren’t so hot at math. Note the marketing weasel-wording “up to.” One exception: the tubes. Those we cover for 3 months.