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Okay I will try that. In he meantime ang thoughts on the Little Dot 1+?

Edit: The Vali doesn't ship from US Amazon to Canada.
Edited by ZALHERA - 11/12/14 at 11:38pm
post #8162 of 8171

Plenty of Vali's on ebay on the classifieds here.  Just be patient.

post #8163 of 8171

So even if I can get the Bravo Audio Ocean for cheaper by almost $80 Canadian, how come people still recommend that I get the Schiit Vali? Is the Ocean that bad, or rather, is the Vali that good?

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Originally Posted by ZALHERA View Post
 

So even if I can get the Bravo Audio Ocean for cheaper by almost $80 Canadian, how come people still recommend that I get the Schiit Vali? Is the Ocean that bad, or rather, is the Vali that good?

 

I have never heard either, so I can't say.  What I can say is that the Schiit products are very highly regarded on Head-fi (though some, including myself, would say they're over-hyped and FOTM) so a lot of people will be recommending them over the many viable alternatives.  

 

The fact is, the cheap Schiit products (like the Magni, Vali, Modi, etc) make much less sense when you're out of the country and they're not cheap anymore.

 

If you're paying nearly $200 for the Vali, it's no longer a good value.  There are plenty of other products in that price range that are worth considering.  Project Starlight, for example.  Or maybe the Little Dot.

 

I have no idea if the Bravo will work well with the Q701.  But for the price, it's worth trying.  If you don't like it, resell it.  Also, be sure to check out the classifieds on here for potential deals.

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I have never heard either, so I can't say.  What I can say is that the Schiit products are very highly regarded on Head-fi (though some, including myself, would say they're over-hyped and FOTM) so a lot of people will be recommending them over the many viable alternatives.  

The fact is, the cheap Schiit products (like the Magni, Vali, Modi, etc) make much less sense when you're out of the country and they're not cheap anymore.

If you're paying nearly $200 for the Vali, it's no longer a good value.  There are plenty of other products in that price range that are worth considering.  Project Starlight, for example.  Or maybe the Little Dot.

I have no idea if the Bravo will work well with the Q701.  But for the price, it's worth trying.  If you don't like it, resell it.  Also, be sure to check out the classifieds on here for potential deals.

I'm not in a hurry to get an amp so I might save the money for now and just get the Little Dot 1+ eventually. Would that pair well with the Q701? I was told the MKII would not be ideal.
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I'm not in a hurry to get an amp so I might save the money for now and just get the Little Dot 1+ eventually. Would that pair well with the Q701? I was told the MKII would not be ideal.

I've seen the LD 1+ recommended a lot in this thread.  Try doing a search for amp recommendations and see what you pull up.

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I've seen the LD 1+ recommended a lot in this thread.  Try doing a search for amp recommendations and see what you pull up.
I did some more research and the LD1+ keeps popping up next to the Vali so I might skip the Ocean and go for it. It's my first amp so I might as well do it right haha. Thanks for the help. I'll return to this thread if and when I do get the LD1+.
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I have both the Bravo Ocean and LD 1+.For the sound i prefer the LD 1+ smoother than the Bravo and you can further improved the sound by modding it and tube rolling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 11/13/14 at 2:26pm
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Yeah, that makes sense to me. I think I would want to be able to replace the tubes anyway since they have a limited lifetime, right? I might just go with the Bravo Audio Ocean. Helps that it's a little cheaper for me too haha.

Some of the small signal tubes have a lifetime of 10,000 hours, that's a lot of headphone time! biggrin.gif
post #8170 of 8171
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Considering the MKII is an OTL design, it may not pair the best with the Q701's - it could do strange things to the treble. Perhaps someone else could chime in? The Vali is a safe bet, shame on the pricing!

I can kinda, sorta, almost chime in.
I have an OTL La Figaro 336C, it does sound rather bright with my Qs.
Not my "go to" amp for the Qs!
post #8171 of 8171

The Q sound really good with my SEX amp.

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