New Schiit Lyr 3 hybrid headphone amp
The Lyr 3 is the first modular headphone amplifier / pre amplifier that offers the ultimate in flexibility and comes direct from Schiit USA.
The Schiit Lyr 3 is a tube hybrid headphone amp boasting Schiit’s true Multibit technology baked in.
Schiit Lyr 3
The third generation Lyr utilises Schiit’s new ‘Coherence’ hybrid single tube/solid state architecture. Additionally, there is their new ‘Continuity’ constant-transconductance output stage. Lastly, the new amp is equipped with the same modular design as their mighty Jotunheim. That’s means you are able to add a true Multibit DAC, a regular AK4490 DAC, or even a phono preamp. Or, if you prefer, no module at all; the choice is yours.
Furthermore, this clever design allows you to swap the bits out if and when technology changes!
Two new technologies
Coherence, is a new way to put tubes and transistors together that eliminates interstage coupling capacitors and controls everything precisely with an operational point servo.
Continuity, is a constant transconductance output stage that virtually eliminates one of the bugbears of every Class AB amp to bring it closer to Class A performance.
Whilst they are pretty proud of this technological tour de force, the Lyr 3 is capable of kicking out 6W RMS of power at 32 ohms via the single-ended headphone jack. So, as well as having it where it counts, there’s also no need for balanced connections to receive high power.
Price and availability
The Schiit Lyr 3 headphone amp will be available in the UK soon at Schiit.eu.com, starting at £530.
We hope to get ears on with it soon, so stay tuned!