Originally Posted by purrin
YMMV. BTW, I thought I should mention this. Get a Bifrost with the digital board upgrade. Anything less and you are using less than 50% of Vali's capability. Modi doesn't cut it....
Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2
I was looking at this amp for my Q but the thing is, mine is modded and i'm not planning to undo the mod because it works good with my LD.is your Q modded?
Originally Posted by davidsh
How is the general sound signature of this amp, can't really get a grasp of it?
Sounds very neutral to me. No emphasis to me. Originally I thought somewhat in the low mids but I...
Sounds good with the K400..not that anyone cares. This means it should also be fine for the K601/K501 I'd imagine.
Doesn't really sound any different or better. Just like how it's always sounded.
The K400 has always sounded a...
Originally Posted by Advil
which dac? i'm thinking of getting the schiit stack with the vali/modi to replace my e17/little dot II++
Right now i'm using it with the Headroom Micro DAC which is using...
Vali with modded Q701 is pretty nice! To my ears it sounds basically the same as my Headroom Micro Amp and Astrodyone PS.
The Vali doesn't really "add" anything to it's sound i've found. It's really fully sounding and not thin or lean...
Been listening now with random headphones since I got it. I would say it's good with everything but on my DJ100 it sounds less smooth than with the others.
While I was listening to it I could have sworn I had my modded Q701...
Make sure when you get the Vali to put on the rubber feet right away. It really helps a ton and I was too lazy to do this immediately.
Maybe you could experiment with different feet or maybe double them up or something?
Originally Posted by imackler
And how does it pair with the HD650? I'm loving the sound of your impressions. The Micro Amp and Astrodyne was one of my favorite amps.
I'll probably get to that...
Now if only Schiit could re-create the EXACT Vali sound signature/tone without the tubes..I'd buy it.
I was actually expecting this to have a little more coloration, but i'm glad that's not the case.
A lot of my music sounds...