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post #1036 of 17469

goes well with the asgard.  Switching from the X Can v8 was one of the few "Oh Wow" moments I have experienced.   

post #1037 of 17469

I don't know man. I personally think the Asguard is overrated. I think the amp sound good but not when it's full price. I am leery with Schitt Audio after my demo Asguard killed a driver on my PRODJ100. The power went out and the amp took a driver with it... I've read that this is a problem with the amps and I won't buy one until the issue is resolved. I tried a few cheap earphones on the amp and turned the power off with them in and it killed two of them and left the third one with a damaged driver.

 

Now the Valhalla sounds very nice but when people uses the AKG's with it they sound horrid on it. They are bloated and too mid focused then, to me that is. I can't understand why you'd use a K701 on a OTL tube amp when the output impedance is almost higher than the headphone itself. The Valhalla is high impedance only and the HD600 sounds excellent on it. I think the Valhalla sounds much much better than the Asguard and it's worth it price. It still has the issue as above and until all issues are resolved I won't buy anything from Schitt. I wouldn't even take a free one if it was offered as I want to protect my headphones.

 

I'm surprised you liked the Asguard more, and IMO, the X-CANV8P is the better amp. It's more versatile and powerful. It also doesn't have the DC issue that the Schitt amps have.
 

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goes well with the asgard.  Switching from the X Can v8 was one of the few "Oh Wow" moments I have experienced.   


 

post #1038 of 17469

These were problems with the early Lyr and Asgard amps, and current models have additional protective circuitry in both cases so it has indeed been rectified by Schiit. I was a victim if the same thing with an early Lyr/Ed8 combo frown.gif


Edited by grokit - 1/28/12 at 2:44pm
post #1039 of 17469

Still leery though. After my bad experience I can not recommend that brand. I think the Asguard is still overpriced.
 

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These were problems with the early Lyr and Asgard amps, and current models have additional protective circuitry in both cases so it has indeed been rectified by Schiit. I was a victim if the same thing with an early Lyr/Ed8 combo frown.gif

 

post #1040 of 17469
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These were problems with the early Lyr and Asgard amps, and current models have additional protective circuitry in both cases so it has indeed been rectified by Schiit. I was a victim if the same thing with an early Lyr/Ed8 combo frown.gif



I had zero issues with my Valhalla with HDs.  Turned on/off phones plugged in, volume up/down.  No issues.   Great amp.

post #1041 of 17469

I've been using my Schitt Lyr strictly for my HD600's for months and not a single problem nor fear of one either. 

post #1042 of 17469

The issue was with the first batches of all the Schitt Audio amps. They didn't have the additional buffer and thus when you turned the amp off with the headphones in you would get a giant dose of DC injected right into the headphone that ended up killing the driver. Even if the newer amps had this buffer I wouldn't buy them. This should have been implemented from the start instead of Schitt saying there was no issue when there was. 

 

 

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I had zero issues with my Valhalla with HDs.  Turned on/off phones plugged in, volume up/down.  No issues.   Great amp.


 

post #1043 of 17469

You can't really complain about the HUD-MX1 amp section because it offers a good value at less than $200. I can't remember what the price was but with my treads psu it was a much better combo than I expected. However it pales in comparison to any of my current amps but it is hard to complain about the dac/amp combo. I enjoyed it when I owned it but have since moved on to better gear.

post #1044 of 17469
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The issue was with the first batches of all the Schitt Audio amps. They didn't have the additional buffer and thus when you turned the amp off with the headphones in you would get a giant dose of DC injected right into the headphone that ended up killing the driver. Even if the newer amps had this buffer I wouldn't buy them. This should have been implemented from the start instead of Schitt saying there was no issue when there was. 

 


Heya how do you know if an amp have this buffer in them? I'm quite worried if my amp have a similar issue.

 

post #1045 of 17469

I'm not sure at all really. Manufacturing dates most likely. When was yours made? Anything under 8 months or so should be safe but I don't know when they started adding the buffers in to be honest. Also I think it's buffer, maybe even a relay or protection circuit.
 

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Heya how do you know if an amp have this buffer in them? I'm quite worried if my amp have a similar issue.


 

post #1046 of 17469
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Originally Posted by Zombie_X View Post

I'm not sure at all really. Manufacturing dates most likely. When was yours made? Anything under 8 months or so should be safe but I don't know when they started adding the buffers in to be honest. Also I think it's buffer, maybe even a relay or protection circuit.
 


 


I'm talking about amps in general.

 

post #1047 of 17469

I like the xcan v8 with my 701's.  but the 600's sound much better with the asgard.  mine is about 1 year old without any problems.  maybe some others will chime in if they had problems. On the other hand maybe I don't want to know about any other problems.  ignorance can be bliss at times. 

post #1048 of 17469

Then I don't know man. My ROC has protection and so does my X-CANV8P. My WA3+ does as well I believe. I never leave anything in my amps when I power them off though. 
 

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I'm talking about amps in general.

 


 

post #1049 of 17469

One would hope all amps have that. It's quite a shame that headphones got ruined because of that and I would be very pissed if that ever happened. All my amps have that however but wouldn't want to experience it when that is not the case.

post #1050 of 17469

Sounds great man!

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