Lyric TI-60 Integrated Amplifier

Lyric TI-60 (1200 euros) made on a whole barrel of full of timbres, and so common that sounds – made his transistorized colleagues again to it.

  1. Lyric TI-60 integrated amplifier
  2. Data sheet

Full tube, half price

Developer Stefan Noll has designed the lyric TI-60 for the Cayin sales which in turn put him in China leaves – in clean, sometimes almost surprising production quality.

Connectors screwed directly to the rear panel are actually nonsensical in this price class, with their precise, large contact area around because they cost budget elsewhere more urgently needed. But how should you chalking on the one device, which comes with EL34 output valves very good quality for 1200 euros-four, fed from a trio of double Triodes?

That keeps the whole bunch of tubes with a blown transformer, high-quality capacitors and a filter choke in a good mood, and that makes the impression even when the fat output transformers, as Noll at all would have a red pencil, let alone put it up?

In addition to the whimsical miniature amplifiers in TI-24 (AUDIO 5/10) is the TI-60 of the best amp in the Cayin program, but by no means the weakest or least stable. That makes cool speakers with varying load impedance respond to him, but he can’t help but at this point, that he is a tube. Say: He tonally way, even a little bit more sounds depending on the connected box. The relatively efficient KEF XQ 40 about costs the lyric only a modicum energy in tone, the high impedance Sonus Faber Liuto not even that. The selection of suitable boxes is with the TI-60 tube conditions unusually large. For comparing hearing the AUDIO Puigret with the familiar KEF remained XQ 40 that the TI-60 preferably served on his 8-ohm terminals.

Who put up then acoustic singer-songwriter material, not too pompous classical music or Jazz, risked falling into the also right off the bat: what gives us the lowest octave (something soft, pale), if we can have so gloriously intense, finely modulated voices? Lyric made on a whole barrel full of timbres, and so common that sounds – made his transistorized colleagues again to it. For this they could act again unbeirrter, between and also full with other music – a tube is not for everyone, you must set itself and its system designed. It is not the solution of Hi-Fi problems free of charge. Although the TI-60 this ideal quite closely.

Lyric TI 60

Manufacturer Lyric
Price €1200.00
Rating 100.0 points
Test procedure 1.0

Technical data and test results

Dimensions (W x H x D) 33.0 x 19, 0 x
32.0 cm
Weight 15.8 kg
Genus (REC / GM) Integrated amplifier
Remote control available
System remote control / Adaptive /
Front panel Black / Silver / champagne / /
Front panel other FB. No
Tone controls / switched off /
Monitor switch
Recording selector switch audio
Network jacks switched / unswitched 0 / 0
Memory / storage automatic 0 /.
Sendersp. with aut. Sorting No
Input phono MM / MC /
High level RCA inputs / XLR 4 / 0
Digital inputs RCA / XLR 0 / 0
Boxes outputs A + B / switchable /
Headphone Jack
Pre-Out / main 0 /.
Recorder connections (a / from) 0
Processor input / output /
Unity gain input
Pre-Out subwoofer 0
Measured values
True sine wave power stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 37.0 W / 27.0 W
Music performance stereo 4 ohm / 8 ohm 42.0 W / 32.0 W
Noise line 98.0 DB (a)
Very inexpensive, but fully assembled and great-sounding tube integrated amplifier.
Wants some care when choosing boxes.
Sound MM
Sound MC
Sound RCA 100
Sound XLR
Facilities satisfactory
Operation Very good
Processing Very good
Sound judgment High end class 100
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 6 / 10