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Little Dot MK IV or Schiit Valhalla for Beyer T1?

Poll Results: Schiit Valhalla or Little Dot Mk IV?

 
  • 42% (3)
    Valhalla
  • 57% (4)
    Little Dot Mk IV
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey guys, am at a bit of a dilemma here. I'm not sure which amp, the MK IV or the Valhalla, would pair better with my T1, as such I'm hoping that people with experience with them can come and share their views. Mainly looking for a wider soundstage without compromising on bass.


 

post #2 of 12

What amp and source do you have now?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

HRT Music Streamer II+ and a Uber Muzik Tiny Tube.


 

post #4 of 12

Between the 2 amps you listed, and from what I read spec-wise, the Valhalla sounds like the one I would go with if I were you. The T1 needs a fair amount of grunt to bring them to life. My Audio-GD C-2C amp puts out 700mW at 600 ohms which is adequate but and at times I wish it were a bit more powerful. I can go full 100% volume on some of my hi-rez recordings but it may be a gain issue.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 

Just need some clarification, is it better if an amp puts out more mW at 600 ohms?


 

post #6 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snips View Post

Just need some clarification, is it better if an amp puts out more mW at 600 ohms?


 


Not at all. I am assuming your budget is around $400 correct?

 

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by backtofront001 View Post




Not at all. I am assuming your budget is around $400 correct?

 

 



Yeah. Around 400, so I can actually consider the Lyr instead of the Valhalla. Question still remains though, I'm not sure which amp would be better for my precious T1s.


Edited by Snips - 4/17/11 at 5:59am
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by RatFarm View Post

Between the 2 amps you listed, and from what I read spec-wise, the Valhalla sounds like the one I would go with if I were you. The T1 needs a fair amount of grunt to bring them to life. My Audio-GD C-2C amp puts out 700mW at 600 ohms which is adequate but and at times I wish it were a bit more powerful. I can go full 100% volume on some of my hi-rez recordings but it may be a gain issue.



I never listened to the T1, I hope I'll get a pair soon and I'll drive them with my WA3.

Are you sure the C2C outputs 700mv at 600ohm? According to the T1 specifications, max power handling capacity is 300mv :-O

post #9 of 12

No it doesn't(and yes I use to own it). The C2C didn't do much for my 600ohm beyers. It's power rating at 600ohms is only 200mw which is why he could easily go all the way up on the volume knob.

post #10 of 12

You might want to look at the output specs at 600 ohms for the C 2.1 on the Audio-GD website. The original C2C was even a bit more powerful than the current 2.1.

post #11 of 12

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post #12 of 12

I am currently driving my T1s with the Valhalla and it seems to do well. For $350 I think the Valhalla is an excellent choice, but I have not heard any LD amps. The only other setup I've heard them on is musicman59's WA5-LE and that was amazing.  As soon as I have isolated the hum on my β22, I'll do some comparisons.


Edited by wotts - 4/18/11 at 11:31pm
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