Lyric Ti200 - Integrated Tube Amplifier
The new Lyric Ti200: A jewel of a tube amplifierThe Lyric Ti 200 represents the latest developments of Lyric's fine tube electronics manufactory: A parallel single ended Class A amplifier with optional 2x EL34, 2x KT 88, 2x KT 120, or 2x KT 150 per channel and a maximum output power of 2x 40W RMS.
The advanced channel-separated power supply has been designed with superfast rectifier diodes, a filter chain consisting of capacitors and strong inductor coils. As a result, the Lyric Ti 200 achieves high stability and output power, as well as an excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
The components of the input and driver stages are of highly selected quality. In addition, a maximally complex ground and signal routing has been chosen, in which opposing currents in the supply voltage as well as the mixing of the sensitive signal currents are prevented. This Zero Cross Current Control, developed by Lyric's senior engineer Stefan Noll, can be found exclusively in the new Lyric amplifiers.
A 47-step attenuator is used as a volume control. The attenuator is characterized by highest precision and is constructed with tightly selected metal film resistors. This absolute high-end volume controller offers a sound reproduction with maximum resolution, delicate timbre and stunning spatial depth. Thanks to a step motor the volume can also be remote-controlled.
The input signal is fed into a low-noise 12AX7, which guarantees high dynamics and a wide frequency response. As a driver tube, Lyric chose a 6V6 in triode mode. This tube is significantly more powerful compared with ordinary driver tubes and has a very low output impedance. Apart from this, the 6V6 is characterized by excellent sound quality. The Lyric Ti 200 delivers contoured bass, wonderful midrange and fine, airy treble. The output transformers have been specially developed so that impedance-critical speakers will be driven with ease. As usual, the negative feedback and thus also the attenuation factor can be optimally adjusted via a 6-way switch to get a perfect match with the speakers used.
Surcharge for options:
Tape Out - US$ 390
Pre Out - US$ 520
Lyric Ti200 at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest 2018:
Output Power - 2x 40W (KT150/120), 2x 16W (KT88), 2x 8W (EL34/KT77)
Output Impedance - 4 & 8 Ohms
Signal to Noise Ratio - 96db
Mode - Class A (Ultra-linear Parallel Single-Ended)
Frequency Response - 15Hz to 35kHz (-1 dB)
Inputs - 5 Line
Input Impedance - 100kOhm
Input Sensitivity - 450mV
Cabinet - Black or Silver brushed aluminum
Dimensions - 440 x 382 x 223mm (17.4 x 15 x 8.8 inches)
Weight - 33 Kg (72.8 lbs)
Greg Simmons of The StereoTimes wrote (August 2018):
"...if you’re in the market for an integrated amplifier, or even separates in this price range, it would be well worth your while to check out the Lyric Ti-200. Don’t let the relatively low power rating put you off. This is a muscular sounding amp capable of delivering as much quality sound as most people would ever want. Highly recommended."
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