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Originally Posted by kjf123 View Post

how long did it take for you non-US citizens out there to receive your Schiit? 

Between six and eight days from Schiit headquarters to my home in Austria. There are three Bifrosts, two Valhallas and one Lyr in my home. Shipment never took longer than eight days, but I always selected the fastest shipment option when placing my orders.

Werner.
Edited by wberghofer - 7/27/12 at 10:22am
post #1607 of 1705
Amazing that it can drive my can smily_headphones1.gif Wharfedale Isodynamic my fiio e5& sansa combo can only drive this to whispering levels! The wharfedale is a power sucker
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I am interested in picking up an Asgard for a home desktop amp. With so many positive reviews can anyone tell me why there are over half a dozen available in the For Sale section? I mean, I am glad because there's a good supply but many of them are only 1-3 months old. Is there something I am missing here? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post publicly.

post #1609 of 1705
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

I am interested in picking up an Asgard for a home desktop amp. With so many positive reviews can anyone tell me why there are over half a dozen available in the For Sale section? I mean, I am glad because there's a good supply but many of them are only 1-3 months old. Is there something I am missing here? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post publicly.


I wouldn't worry too much about it.  That's part of the disease that comes with joining here. People are always changing headphones and different phones need different amps.  The grass is always greener on the other side as they say. 

 

It is also on the lower end price wise of desktop amps.  People start out on the low end and some move on pretty quickly.  My guess is that if you pay attention, most amps show up quickly in the classifieds no matter how good they are. Sometimes life happens and people need money for unforeseen circumstances too.

 

Schiit offers a money back guarantee (-5%).  If people truly hated the thing, I think most would have gone back to Schiit in the 15 return period.


Edited by Radioking59 - 8/23/12 at 11:54pm
post #1610 of 1705
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Originally Posted by sygyzy View Post

I am interested in picking up an Asgard for a home desktop amp. With so many positive reviews can anyone tell me why there are over half a dozen available in the For Sale section? I mean, I am glad because there's a good supply but many of them are only 1-3 months old. Is there something I am missing here? Feel free to PM me if you don't want to post publicly.

 

Because it's a very popular amp to start off with, but if you stick around on the forum you'll eventually upgrade :)

post #1611 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

 

Because it's a very popular amp to start off with, but if you stick around on the forum you'll eventually upgrade :)

Bingo! Also, this hobby is a disease of upgratitis.

post #1612 of 1705
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Originally Posted by Raines View Post

buzz solved?

 

thanks
 

If your talking the audible buzz when it is running, yes.  I have had my Asgard for 4-5 months and it is as quiet on as it is off.  If you are talking about the background noise on IEMs, that won't get fixed (as it is not broken or flawed).  IEMs and super sensitive cans aren't what the amp is designed for.

post #1613 of 1705

I didn't get any buzz/noise running off my super sensitive custom iem. Totally silent.

 

My Asgard was made around May/June this year.

post #1614 of 1705

looks amazing,There is no doubt

post #1615 of 1705
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Originally Posted by uelover View Post

I didn't get any buzz/noise running off my super sensitive custom iem. Totally silent.

 

My Asgard was made around May/June this year.

 

 

Really? There is a distractingly high noise floor on my Westone UM3x, but not a peep in the background on my M-50 or HD650

post #1616 of 1705
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Really?

 

Real.

post #1617 of 1705

Should be getting my Denon 5k's and Asgard in the mail this week. Will post impressions here with my Essence as a DAC if anyone is interested.

 

Looks like there are at least three people in-thread with the 5k Asgard combo, would love to hear their thoughts on it!!!


Edited by RushNerd - 8/25/12 at 4:11pm
post #1618 of 1705

Well I got both of them in now. This is definitely is a rock solid combo. I wish I had more amps around besides my Essence ST to compare it to, but it obviously blows that one away.

 

I already gave impressions in the denon amping thread, but I wonder if anyone here had experience with the intermittent buzzing when the volume goes past 2 o' clock? Not sure if it has to do with being plugged into the same outlet as my computer or not. Or maybe the Essence can be a noise dac as it is a soundcard?

 

A+ build quality also, this is a great amp and perfect size, so much power.

post #1619 of 1705

I'm one of the guys selling my Asgard. To be honest, i don't have anything positive or negative to say about it (aside from the overall build quality which is pretty nice)

 

I just didn't hear an improvement over my Onkyo 805 receiver running my Denon D2000 and AKG K702. And i've A/B tested it to be certain of any sound improvement. I couldn't tell these 2 amps apart.

post #1620 of 1705
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Originally Posted by RushNerd View Post

Well I got both of them in now. This is definitely is a rock solid combo. I wish I had more amps around besides my Essence ST to compare it to, but it obviously blows that one away.

 

I already gave impressions in the denon amping thread, but I wonder if anyone here had experience with the intermittent buzzing when the volume goes past 2 o' clock? Not sure if it has to do with being plugged into the same outlet as my computer or not. Or maybe the Essence can be a noise dac as it is a soundcard?

 

A+ build quality also, this is a great amp and perfect size, so much power.

 

I'm not sure why you'd be able to turn the volume past 2:00 on the asgard. That would certainly be deafening to most. Those cans are easy to drive to high volumes. When I had that combo:

 

8=mild

9=medium 

10=medium loud

 

At 12:00 it was loud as I could stand it really. Do you have the volume on your pc and player all the way up?

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