Schiit Audio Lyr 3 Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Audio

To improve on Lyr 2, we had to completely reinvent the amp, introduce two new technologies, and make it modular. Yes, that’s right. Not only is the new Lyr 3 a big sonic upgrade, it can be configured with the DAC or phono preamp of your choice—just like Jotunheim.

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  • Power and Finesse in One
    Want to run IEMs? Sure. Need power for your HE-6? Sure. If this means nothing to you, just be confident that you can plug any headphone into Lyr 3 and get great sound. With full power delivered from the standard ¼” jack, you don’t need balanced headphones to take full advantage of Lyr 3.

    Unparalleled Flexibility
    Select from the internal card or rear-panel analog input, and pick high or low gain with convenient front switches. Connect the preamp output to your powered monitors for a complete desktop system—or use it as a front end to your speaker power amplifier. Lyr 3 provides all the flexibility you need.

    Single Tube, Two Complementary Technologies
    Now, you can enjoy a serious tube amp—that only requires a single tube. Our Coherence™ hybrid topology makes the most out of the supplied NOS 6N8S tube, and also works with all NOS and new-production 6SN7 tube types. What’s more, Lyr 3 introduces Continuity™—a constant transconductance output stage which provides superior performance.

  • Configure Now, Ready For the Future

    Select from two different DAC modules, a phono input module, or no module at all to tailor Lyr 3 exactly to your needs. Modular design means Lyr 3 won’t be dumpster-fodder when technology changes—just swap a card!

    Multibit DAC Module. Choose the optional Multibit DAC Module to get Schiit’s unique digital filter and true multibit DAC architecture, as used in Modi Multibit and Bifrost Multibit, for $300.

    AK4490 DAC Module. Or choose the more affordable AK4490 G2 DAC module for a world-class delta-sigma DAC for only $150. 

    MM Phono Input Module. Or, choose the MM phono input module, for 42dB of gain and passive RIAA, for great phono sound, at only $150.

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-700KHz, -3dB

    Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 9.0W RMS per channel

    Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 6.0W RMS per channel (7.5W at <1% THD typical, one channel driven)

    Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 4.0W RMS per channel

    Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 900mW RMS per channel

    Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 450mW RMS per channel

    THD: < 0.007%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, high gain (worst case)

    IMD: < 0.005%, CCIR at 1V RMS, high gain (worst case)

    SNR: > 102db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, in gain = 1.5 mode

    Crosstalk: < -75dB, 20 Hz-20KHz

    Output Impedance: 0.3 ohms, high gain (worst case)

    Gain: 7.5 (17.5db) or 1.5 (3.5db), via rear switch

    Topology: fully discrete, current-mode noninverting 6SN7/bipolar hybrid with constant transconductance output stage

    Protection: standard muting relay for delayed turn-on and fast turn-off

    Power Supply: two internal power transformers with 72VA total rating, plus with over 55,000uf of filter capacitance

     

    Optional Multibit DAC:
    USB Input Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
    D/A Conversion IC: Analog Devices AD5547
    Digital Filter: Schiit Comboburrito Time- and Frequency-domain Optimized DSP filter
    Input Capability: up to 24/192
    Analog Output: fully differential, active summing and filtering
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.25dB, 2-100kHz, -3dB
    THD: <0.005%, 20Hz-20KHz, full scale
    IMD: <0.006%, CCIR
    S/N: >109dB, referenced to 2V RMS, unweighted
     
    Optional Dual AK4490 G2 DAC:
    USB Input Receiver: C-Media CM6631A
    D/A Conversion IC: AK4490 x 2
    Input Capability: up to 24/192, including 24/176.4
    Analog Output: fully differential, passive summing and passive filtering
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB, 2-100kHz, -3dB
    THD: <0.0015%, 20Hz-20KHz, full scale
    IMD: <0.002%, CCIR
    S/N: >110dB, referenced to 2V RMS, unweighted
     
    Optional Passive Filtered Phono Stage:
    Gain: 42dB
    THD: <0.01%, A-weighted, at 1V RMS
    SNR: >80dB, A-weighted, inputs shorted
    Crosstalk: -70dB, 20-20kHz
    Sensitivity: 2.3mV for 400mV output
    Overload Margin: >20dB
    Input Impedance: 47k ohms 
    Input Capacitance: 100pf
    RIAA Accuracy: +/- 0.25dB, 20-20kHz
    Topology: Fully passive RIAA network with AD8599 gain stages and PET film capacitors throughout, DC coupled, with DC servo
     

    Power Consumption: 30W

    Size: 9 x 6 x 2.25”