help! no sound

Hi Audiogoners-

I am just hooking my stereo up after several months of inactivity during a renovation project.    I run a bnc out from my cd player to a Schiit bifrost (using adapter there for bnc).  I have RCA cables to the Lyr 2 amp.  When I play the cd player I get no sound.  (The cd player is producing sound through the speakers.)

This set up worked before and I am mystified.  Any idea what's going on?  Should I sent the LYR 2 back to Schiit for a repair?  Or is this user error?

Thanks for any insight!




I don’t understand when you say you say the cd player is producing sound through the speakers.  CD players usually don’t make audible noise except music.  Sometimes you can hear a disc spinning noise but is if you are physically close to the cd player and not being transmitted to the speakers.

  Check both the CD player and remote to see if you have a mute button that may have somehow activated.  If that fails see if the DAC has a mute setting.  And if all else fails just unplug everything from the electric mainsand then reconnect and try again 


Thanks for your help.

To be more clear- I run an RCA cable from a cd player to an amplifier that connects to my non-powered speakers; from that same cd player I run a bnc out to the Schitt bifrost.  That is the then connected by RCA to the LYR 2.  So since I got these messages I did a few things:

- made sure I selected the right input mode on the DAC. 

-pulled out the tubes and tried it without

-ran rca directly from cd player to Lyr 2.

None of this produced sound through the headphones.  This makes me think that the LYR 2 needs to be repaired.

Anything else to try?



I have a Lyr 3, not a 2, but have you checked that the RCA cable is plugged into the inputs and not the outputs? And I also assume you've checked that the power cable is firmly inserted at the back of the Lyr and the cable is plugged into a live outlet at the other end, and the power switch is on. Sometimes it is easy to miss the basics.

Margot have you selected the proper input on the schiit defrost dac? It must be switched to spdif. And proper inputs on lyr 2? Try switching inputs on it.