Schiit Audio Lyr 2 Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Audio

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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.


  • 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.

    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.

  • 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. 

    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

    Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0W

    Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 660mW

    Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 330mW

    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: > 97db, 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