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Originally Posted by HiFi1972 View Post
 

Here's a pic of my 650s hard at work:

 

*Picture Snip*

 

They're being powered by a Schiit Valhalla, source is 24bit audio from a Crane Song Avocet DAC/Monitor Controller.

 

Funny enough, HD650s with a Valhalla are what I'm planning on moving up eventually.  How are you liking it?

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Depending on what you're using I prefer the Schiit stack to the Aune. I've owned both. The Vali I didn't own at the same time as the Modi, though; it was paired with the Magni. The Aune is a great little budget starter setup. For the price I think it's a nice introduction to tube DACs. It has a solid state amp so it's not a direct comparison to the Vali. I feel that the Schiit pairs better with the HD650 than the Aune does. Coming from an E10 both are upgrades. If you can swing the extra I'd say get the Schiit. If you're on a tighter budget you'll still do well with the Aune.

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It is not problem to buy Vali + Modi for me :D Just wanted to hear if it is comparable with Schiit stack, because I can buy it for half the price of V+M.

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Originally Posted by WraithZA View Post
 

Wish I could find a place that ships fully assembled Cracks :(.

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Originally Posted by cswann1 View Post
 

Damn straight!  Where's a Crack dealer when you need one?

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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

Me too. I'll have to try to find a guy who'd be up for the job if I ever want to upgrade from Vali.

 

 

If anyone needs a Crack builder PM me.

post #15545 of 37385
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

 

Funny enough, HD650s with a Valhalla are what I'm planning on moving up eventually.  How are you liking it?


I love it! It continues to amaze me in terms of soundstage. I recently started doing more listening with my (modded 80ohm) DT-770s and am really liking this amp for them as well. Only negative I've got is that there's a tiny bit of "tube noise" but I think that's expected from any valve amp. It is extremely revealing though; I can hear the data stream clearly (when opening and doing offline processing of files).

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Between the Lyr, Valhalla and Asgard 2, the Valhalla is the best Schiit for the HD650, IMO. 

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Hm...I've owned every Schiit amp except the Valhalla. So I can not refute your post. :wink:

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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

Hm...I've owned every Schiit amp except the Valhalla. So I can not refute your post. :wink:

 

Actually I don't own the Valhalla too. :D

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No, the best Schiit for the HD650 is the Mjolnir. ;-)

Does anyone own the MJ alongside the BH Crack? It's hard to fathom another amp providing any benefit over the MJ in driving the HD650. It's beyond the HD650's ceiling IMO.
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

No, the best Schiit for the HD650 is the Mjolnir. ;-)

Does anyone own the MJ alongside the BH Crack? It's hard to fathom another amp providing any benefit over the MJ in driving the HD650. It's beyond the HD650's ceiling IMO.

 

Read this again ;)

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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post
 

Between the Lyr, Valhalla and Asgard 2, the Valhalla is the best Schiit for the HD650, IMO. 

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I was responding more to Matt's post. Not sure if he's compared the MJ to the other Schiit. Would be interested in his take if so.
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^^ I agree, the MJ is in different level for the HD650, based on my preference and in compare to the Lyr.


Edited by pdrm360 - 1/28/14 at 1:54pm
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

No, the best Schiit for the HD650 is the Mjolnir. ;-)

Does anyone own the MJ alongside the BH Crack? It's hard to fathom another amp providing any benefit over the MJ in driving the HD650. It's beyond the HD650's ceiling IMO.

I agree with all the above and thought the Mjolnir was the best by a good bit in the pile simply because it didn't seem to add its own flavor in any way. Besides owning it already, it'd be the one where I would say, okay I need to save up for this.

We've had a Crack w/ speedball and Mjolnir on the same table before also. I'd still pick the Mjolnir despite being more of a tube guy. In all my years, it's an amplifier that does what it's supposed to do, really well. To the point of it being boring and nothing special. But in this sense, that's a good thing.

We have another meet coming up soon and I'll make it a point to compare the Mjolnir with the Crack again.
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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

I was responding more to Matt's post. Not sure if he's compared the MJ to the other Schiit. Would be interested in his take if so.

 

There is no better pairing than the BHC for the 650 IMO. I have not owned the MJ and the BHC at the same time though. I'll skip all the euphemisms and flowery semantics and just say that I have never been more moved by music, ever, than listening to the 650 with BHC. 

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...."moved by music",, that's as good as it can get in this hobby to find a setup that does that to u.
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