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post #1531 of 1705

Is the amp dead quite with the Denon D7000, D5000 or D2000?  I might pick one up if it is quiet enough.  How fast does it get loud?  Does it go from no noise to loud with only a small adjustment?  How many "hours" (amount turned on the volume knob) does it take?  I know it relative.


Edited by pyramid6 - 3/4/12 at 8:26pm
post #1532 of 1705


Dead quiet with the D7000. Things start to get loud above 9 O'clock.

MBP ->Optical->Bifrost->Asgard->D7000

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Is the amp dead quite with the Denon D7000, D5000 or D2000?  I might pick one up if it is quiet enough.  How fast does it get loud?  Does it go from no noise to loud with only a small adjustment?  How many "hours" (amount turned on the volume knob) does it take?  I know it relative.



 


Edited by ultrarider - 3/5/12 at 4:03pm
post #1533 of 1705

I absolutely have to confess my love for the Asgard . I actually ordered one on Amazon last week and had it overnighted to me for $4 through my amazon prime discount. Instantly was blown away by the soundstage, crisp bass and just the overall sound clarity. My current setup is PC ---> HRT Music Streamer II ---> Schiit Asgard ---> HiFiMan HE-500 . Previously my setup was Fiio E7 ---> AKG K271 MK II so the two setups are literally night and day.

 

I've never been happier with a purchase.

post #1534 of 1705

The Asgard is quite an amazing amp.  In fact, I didn't quite appreciate just how amazing it is until I took delivery of the Trafomatic Experience Head One.  That's a $1500 amp.  The Asgard is easily 85-90% of the Trafomatic.  I'm not kidding, either.  Yes, my ears work quite well.


Edited by hodgjy - 3/6/12 at 5:31pm
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I think it's perfectly acceptable that people want to actively cool their Asgard.  But, I hope it isn't out of fear of the heat itself.  I hope it's just another way to customize your rig and bring some aesthetic enjoyment to your setup.  The heat on the Asgard is greatly misunderstood.  In fact, it doesn't even get as hot as my other amps.  I have a Woo and a Trafomatic that get warmer than my Asgard.


I agree....also the Asgard is a pure Class A amp and is supposed to run hot......and was designed around that.

 

post #1536 of 1705

If Schiit thought the heat was going to be a problem there is no way they would sell it with a 5 year warranty. I have had an Asgard for a week and have it vertical. It gets warm, but I would not consider it hot by any means.

post #1537 of 1705
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If Schiit thought the heat was going to be a problem there is no way they would sell it with a 5 year warranty. I have had an Asgard for a week and have it vertical. It gets warm, but I would not consider it hot by any means.



Why do people  so concern about "heat" ? It's a class A amp, it gets hot. It's normal. Why do people not complaint about heat with tubes? Tubes get hot. So what? 

 

Want cool amp? Get some class D amp.biggrin.gif

post #1538 of 1705

Asgard is solid state but your point is well taken.

 

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Why do people  so concern about "heat" ? It's a class A amp, it gets hot. It's normal. Why do people not complaint about heat with tubes? Tubes get hot. So what? 

 

Want cool amp? Get some class D amp.biggrin.gif



 

post #1539 of 1705
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Asgard is solid state but your point is well taken.

 



 



I know it's a SS amp. What I try to say is come on people, put your hands on the class A Krell amp and tell me if it hot, I mean hot to touch . Use it and appreciate it .

Tubes get hot too by its nature, so why the complaint about the class A SS amp being "hot".

post #1540 of 1705

Planning on getting this along with the HRT II. Going to use them with Senn HD600s which I haven't bought yet. They'll be my first Amp and DAC and I've been hearing good things. I'm assuming I'm going to need extra cables to connect the two right... seems like this should be obvious but I have no clue. What kind?

post #1541 of 1705
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Planning on getting this along with the HRT II. Going to use them with Senn HD600s which I haven't bought yet. They'll be my first Amp and DAC and I've been hearing good things. I'm assuming I'm going to need extra cables to connect the two right... seems like this should be obvious but I have no clue. What kind?



Blue Jean Cables?

post #1542 of 1705

Thanks for the reply. This is embarrassing though, I meant what kind of cables, exactly, not what brand haha.

 

So, uh... the laptop will be connected to the HRT II via USB. Now what am I using to connect the HRT to the Asgard? What kind of cables exactly? Just any old RCA? Or what.

post #1543 of 1705


Yup, that's correct, standard RCA.

 

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Thanks for the reply. This is embarrassing though, I meant what kind of cables, exactly, not what brand haha.

 

So, uh... the laptop will be connected to the HRT II via USB. Now what am I using to connect the HRT to the Asgard? What kind of cables exactly? Just any old RCA? Or what.



 

post #1544 of 1705
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Thanks for the reply. This is embarrassing though, I meant what kind of cables, exactly, not what brand haha.

 

So, uh... the laptop will be connected to the HRT II via USB. Now what am I using to connect the HRT to the Asgard? What kind of cables exactly? Just any old RCA? Or what.



Oh okay, haha.  Sorry about that.  As Defiant00 said, RCA cables.

post #1545 of 1705
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Originally Posted by squib323 View Post

Planning on getting this along with the HRT II. Going to use them with Senn HD600s which I haven't bought yet. They'll be my first Amp and DAC and I've been hearing good things. I'm assuming I'm going to need extra cables to connect the two right... seems like this should be obvious but I have no clue. What kind?



I had this same set up for awhile....cables....bleh. Just go to Monoprice. Spend the difference on beer or turtle racing.

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