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post #1591 of 1705
Hi guys!this is he day!!! Pro Audio(Italian Hi Fi Seller) have SHIIT AUDIO!
what's sound asgard with ECHO AUDIOFIRE 4 and iPod 5.5 80gb?

Who win Burson ha160 or Asgard
Excuseme for my english.i'm napolitan(italy)biggrin.gif

I listen all genres,but very Jazz and Hil Hop(MF DOOM!EL-P,Madlib ecc...)
post #1592 of 1705

I brought my new Bifrost and my Asgard into work with me today (They're "portable" right? beyersmile.png ) I noticed my Asgard getting pretty warm so I thought I would bust out my Fluke and thermocouple module and take some measurements. In the case of this set of measurements, the Fluke is reading degrees Ferenheit to 2 decimal places. It's accurate enough for this test.

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First I stuck the tip of the probe slightly into the grate at the top of the amp. This reading went as high as 120F, but settled around 117.5F.

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Next, in somewhat of a scientifically elegant manner, I taped the probe to the top of the Asgard with electrical tape. That yielded 110F.

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Next, I taped the probe to the volume knob using the same precision electrical tape. I forgot to take a pic of the probe, but the temperature landed around 106F.

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Finally, my ambient temperature was hovering at 75F. As a side note, I did not do much at work today. L3000.gif

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Edited by Greg121986 - 6/13/12 at 1:26pm
post #1593 of 1705

Can you perform that test with the amp sitting in the vertical position? 

 

I'd like to see if there is any noticeable difference.  The little book that came with my Asgard suggested that I set it in a vertical position with the volume knob at the bottom. (see my avatar)  I use mine in both positions depending on where I use it and how much space is available.  I put rubber feet on both sides to keep the unit from resting directly on any surface no matter how I have it positioned. 

post #1594 of 1705

I can try to do that at home. My ambient temperature will be much different, though. It's usually less than 68F in my house whereas my office was 75. I did think about doing this, but it was already 4:15 by the time I finished the measurements and posting so it was almost time to go home. biggrin.gif I will just have to sneak the Fluke home with me.
 

I suspect the measurement will be lower because there is much more surface area of the outer aluminum case exposed to moving air when you have the Asgard in the vertical position. Also, the PCB is mounted to the bottom of the case so naturally there will be a lot of heat transferred to the bottom of the aluminum case.

post #1595 of 1705

is the buzz solved?  where to get it in portugal or europe?

 

thanks
 

post #1596 of 1705

I don't know about distributors in your area, but if you can't find anything get if from Schiit directly IMO. 

Edit: You could send 'em an email asking for distributors in your area. 

 

For me shipping is ~$60 which I can handle. Turns out to be about $10 cheaper from Schiit directly rather than the Australian supplier. 

 

I suppose I should be supporting the local business...

 

 

 

 

Somewhat related to the above; how long did it take for you non-US citizens out there to receive your Schiit? 


Edited by kjf123 - 6/17/12 at 11:58pm
post #1597 of 1705
Mine arrived in 5-6 days. But then it got stuck in customs so couple of extra days from that. And i live in Finland
post #1598 of 1705

And customs ... must pay more. here they push it hard...:(
 

post #1599 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Disengager View Post

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.

How loud can you get your HE-500's with the Asgard? I myself have a pair of HE-400's and I'm looking at possibly getting a similar setup that you have (Asgard + HRT Streamer II). 

post #1600 of 1705

buzz solved?

 

thanks
 

post #1601 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Mutombo View Post

Just pulled the trigger on the Asgard this morning.  Can't wait for it to arrive.  I'm curious to compare it to the O2 that I already own.

 

I was originally leaning towards the Valhalla but wanted to get an amp that I can use with my D5000's as well.

 

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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

 

I just did the same thing as you! Pulled the trigger on the Asgard wanting to see how it compares with the O2 =D

 

Kind of old posts, but did either of you ever directly compare these two amps?  I think I've settles on the Bifrost for my HE-400s but need to know which amp to get now.

post #1602 of 1705

Orthos are not has influenced by amping flavor as dynamics.  You'd be hard pressed to hear drastic differences between amps when using the HE-400s.

 

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Originally Posted by jfindon View Post

 

 

Kind of old posts, but did either of you ever directly compare these two amps?  I think I've settles on the Bifrost for my HE-400s but need to know which amp to get now.

post #1603 of 1705
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

Orthos are not has influenced by amping flavor as dynamics.  You'd be hard pressed to hear drastic differences between amps when using the HE-400s.

 

Ok, that makes me think I may as well just go with the O2 then since it's cheaper, even though I'd much prefer having matching devices because the Schiits look so nice together :(

post #1604 of 1705
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Originally Posted by jfindon View Post

Ok, that makes me think I may as well just go with the O2 then since it's cheaper, even though I'd much prefer having matching devices because the Schiits look so nice together :(

 

They do look nice together smily_headphones1.gif

 

With that said, I did get to try Bifrost -> O2 with my HD600s for a few minutes and it seemed to drive them well (and in general I've found my LCD-2s behave similarly to the HD600s). Unfortunately I didn't have an adapter handy to try the LCD-2s at the time, but I'm pretty sure if there were any glaring differences I would've noticed even with 'just' the HD600s.

post #1605 of 1705
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Originally Posted by orangedrink888 View Post

Just bought one. Paired with a 600ohm DT990 or a DT880, it sounds incredible. So much better than my e9.


What are your impressions/thoughts of the 600 ohm DT990 with the Asgard?  I've considered getting an Asgard, but wasn't sure..

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