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Ladies and Gentlemen. The unboxing of Schiit Audio, Valhalla.

 

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Edited by Clayton SF - 9/2/10 at 6:02pm
post #32 of 392

Unboxing? I see the contrary, which is the boxing. I got ninja'd

 

Is Valhalla your only headphone amplifier?


Edited by kite7 - 9/2/10 at 8:02pm
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Clayton, you also take some very nice photos. Seems like this forum has quite a few shutterbugs!

 

So, what are your first impressions about the build quality? Is it solidly and well constructed? Or does it feel light and cheap?

 

And are those headphone jack-to-RCA cables?

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Very nice pictures Clayton.

post #35 of 392

Very nice. How does it sound

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Clayton, you also take some very nice photos. Seems like this forum has quite a few shutterbugs!

 

So, what are your first impressions about the build quality? Is it solidly and well constructed? Or does it feel light and cheap?

 

And are those headphone jack-to-RCA cables?


The build quality is solid and well constructed and it is heavier than it looks. There are, however, a couple of palm prints on the top and bottom that I can't seem to buff away yet but no big deal. I'll just have to use a damp cloth later.

 

I think it's an iPod jack-to-RCA cables.
 

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Very nice pictures Clayton.

 

Thank you.
 

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Very nice. How does it sound

 

It sounds incredible considering that I put my headphones on 2 minutes after the tubes started glowing. At the moment the sound is a little brighter than I'd like it but it hasn't had time to burn in yet. Also it is very close to ss sound but still holds that slight tube warmth. Too early to really tell but it is powerful and the bass hasn't hit it's lowest yet, I think. We'll see.

Now if you'll excuse me because it's time to pour myself a glass of wine since I am out of beer and I just got home from work. Cheers!
 


Edited by Clayton SF - 9/2/10 at 6:43pm
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The build quality is solid and well constructed and it is heavier than it looks. There are, however, a couple of palm prints on the top and bottom that I can't seem to buff away yet but no big deal. I'll just have to use a damp cloth later.

 


 


Microfiber cloths are really good at removing handprints.

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Microfiber cloths are really good at removing handprints.

 

Thanks. I'll get some.

 

Oh, and by the way, I just put the CD I was playing on pause and turned the Valhalla all the way to it's maximum and it was absolutely dark and silent. No hum, no buzz, no nothin'. As silent as the grave. Wow. That's incredible for an amp with tubes.

post #39 of 392

cool amp

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To Jason Stoddard and the Schiit Audio team. Thanks for taking the time care to release Valhalla only when it finally met your high standards. And if it is anything like your Asgard, it will only get better with time. But right now--straight out of the box--this amp's looks is a work of art; a thing of beauty both in form and function. Thanks!

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Ladies and Gentlemen. The unboxing of Schiit Audio, Valhalla.

 

 

Sweet!

 

The first Valhalla seen in the wild!

 

The only thing missing is narration by David Attenborough.

 

Thanks, Clayton!

 

se

 

post #42 of 392

Does anyone know what the Valhalla's power rating translates into Watts? I'm trying to compare with other amps and this 30V P-P doesn't tell me anything.

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Does anyone know what the Valhalla's power rating translates into Watts? I'm trying to compare with other amps and this 30V P-P doesn't tell me anything.


Can't really say without knowing how much current the Valhalla can deliver. Just because it can swing 30 volts peak-to-peak doesn't mean it can deliver the appropriate current for a given load.

 

But assuming that it could (and doubt that it could nor would it need to into low impedance loads), here's what the 30 volts peak-to-peak translates into in RMS watts (W) and milliwatts (mW):

 

32 ohms: 3.5 W

100 ohms: 1.13 W

200 ohms: 563 mW

300 ohms: 375 mW

600 ohms: 188 mW

 

se

 

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man.  the number 8 really is pretty special in chinese culture, eh?
 


yeah it is..! we're kinda silly that way.. :)

 

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8 Schiit!

Now that's a special special request.

 


 

haha nice catch!

 

 

mine is due to arrive on the 6th. the other pics/unboxing threads are making the wait even more painful than it already is!

post #45 of 392

At least yours has shipped. sigh

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