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Tyr is Here!

03/30/2022

Nexus™ and Continuity™Choke-Input Monoblock Amplifier
or, "We Ain't Messing Around Here!"
 
March 30, 2022, Valencia, CA. Today, Schiit Audio introduced the Tyr differential monoblock speaker power amplifier, the top of our amplifier line. Featuring a choke-input power supply, it brings old-skool techniques to a modern power amp that also includes unique topologies and intelligent oversight and protection. Delivering 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and 350 watts per channel into 4 ohms, Tyr provides plenty of power for almost any speaker. Tyr sells for $1599 each. Two are required for stereo.
 
“Tyr is our end-game speaker amp," said Jason Stoddard, Schiit's Co-Founder and head of analog design. "Mike Moffat has been wanting to make a choke-input power supply amp for years—literally 30 years, we were playing with them in the early 1990s—and now we've finally done it."
 
Choke-input power supplies are an old technique, largely abandoned due to the cost and weight of the choke. The choke in Tyr, for example, is the same size as the power transformer, and weighs about the same--12 lbs. Chokes store energy, like modern capacitor banks, and help provide for large reserves of power in Tyr.
 
Tyr's power isn't just the result of a choke, though—a 160,000uF capacitor bank backs it up as well, and 24 15-amp output devices are used per channel, in a differential, Schiit-proprietary Nexus™ and Continuity™ configuration.
 
"Nexus is our flagship discrete, differential topology," said Jason Stoddard. "It allows Tyr to seamlessly accept both XLR balanced and RCA single-ended inputs without conversion of either, preserving the integrity of the original signal. It's coupled with a refinement of our constant-transconductance Continuity™ output stage that extends the benefits of Class A operation outside the Class A envelope. That said, Tyr is biased at 5W of Class A standing current, so it remains in Class A for many applications."
 
Tyr also includes convenience and protection features befitting a modern amplifier. It provides switchable single-ended or balanced inputs, as well as a front-mounted standby switch that de-biases the amplifier, mutes the inputs and outputs, and reduces standing current draw to only 5-6 watts. Protection for overcurrent, over-temperature, and high DC conditions is managed by Schiit's custom, microprocessor-controlled intelligent operating system, for superb reliability.
 
Tyr is available to order now at Schiit.com for $1599 each. Two Tyrs are required for stereo.
 
 
Like all Schiit products, Tyr is made in the USA—specifically, designed and and built in California. The vast majority of the total cost of the product, including chassis and PC boards, go to US-based companies manufacturing in the USA. 
 
About Schiit Audio‚Ä®
Founded in 2010 by Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffat, Schiit has grown into a leader in affordable high-end audio, with a wide range of products spanning DACs, headphone amplifiers, and preamplifiers, from $49 to $2599. 
 
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