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post #16 of 40

Hi im getting a pair of sennheiser hd598 and was curious if the valhalla would sound good with them can you answer this q?

Also Im just getting into this stuff so if you have recommendations for me plz make them.

post #17 of 40

Do you use the Valhalla or Burson more with the HD650? And are you interested in the new rollable Valhalla?

post #18 of 40
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Do you use the Valhalla or Burson more with the HD650? And are you interested in the new rollable Valhalla?

 

I use the Burson more, and now there is a new rollable Valhalla? Do you happen to have a link that I can check out?

post #19 of 40
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I use the Burson more, and now there is a new rollable Valhalla? Do you happen to have a link that I can check out?


http://www.head-fi.org/t/617351/schiit-valhalla-now-with-100-more-rollability

 

Really would like to hear the Burson. A couple hundred dollars less and I'd be all over it. I love my AHA-120 (though selling because I don't need a portable) but its been compared favorably to the Burson. I wish I could go there and never look back. Still the Valhalla seems pretty cool..

 

Can you pm me the link to your website? I couldn't find it...

post #20 of 40

Hey Austin,

 

I had a question regarding the DT990.  Reading your profile, and it seems you've auditioned them.  Did you happen to audition them with the Valhalla? If so, would you be able to give your impressions on it, or is that sorta impossible by now? Lol.

post #21 of 40
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Hey Austin,

 

I had a question regarding the DT990.  Reading your profile, and it seems you've auditioned them.  Did you happen to audition them with the Valhalla? If so, would you be able to give your impressions on it, or is that sorta impossible by now? Lol.

 

Yes, I have auditioned the Valhalla with the DT990, and didn't like it very much. It seemed overly sibilant and bright to me.

post #22 of 40
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Yes, I have auditioned the Valhalla with the DT990, and didn't like it very much. It seemed overly sibilant and bright to me.


Thanks for the response.  And really?  I know the headphones are bright already and have some "singing" highs already, and I also know that the Valhalla is supposed to assist "darker" headphones like the HD650; but did the Valhalla do anything else for the headphone other than extend the highs further?

post #23 of 40
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Yes, I have auditioned the Valhalla with the DT990, and didn't like it very much. It seemed overly sibilant and bright to me.

With different input tubes, the Valhalla can be warm and smooth. The stock tubes can be overly sibilant and bright with overly sibilant and bright headphones.

post #24 of 40
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With different input tubes, the Valhalla can be warm and smooth. The stock tubes can be overly sibilant and bright with overly sibilant and bright headphones.

I thought the Valhalla didn't have the tube rolling option?

post #25 of 40
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I thought the Valhalla didn't have the tube rolling option?

 

They just released an updated version that does.

post #26 of 40
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They just released an updated version that does.

Really? Now that peaks my interest in this amp even further.
Edited by Destroysall - 8/3/12 at 5:30pm
post #27 of 40
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I thought the Valhalla didn't have the tube rolling option?

They redid the board, adding auto bias for tube rolling. I think any one bought after May was a ver.2.

post #28 of 40
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They redid the board, adding auto bias for tube rolling. I think any one bought after May was a ver.2.

Yep!

post #29 of 40

Yeah, I'm reading it on Schiit's website right now.  From the looks of it, it seems the tubes that you can roll onto it are the same ones for the Lyr.  Does that mean the Valhalla can sound similar to a Lyr after some tube rolling?


Edited by Destroysall - 8/3/12 at 9:02pm
post #30 of 40
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Yeah, I'm reading it on Schiit's website right now.  From the looks of it, it seems the tubes that you can roll onto it are the same ones for the Lyr.  Does that mean the Valhalla can sound similar to a Lyr after some tube rolling?

Not the same, as the Lyr has output transistors. But you could get the same tone. I could of bought the Lyr, as a $100. would not brake my budget. But I've had a few hybrids in the past, and I find I prefer an OTL tube amp better.

 

I've found hybrids can have a bit deeper bass, but for everything else I prefer an all tube amp.

 

The only reason I would get a lyr over a Valhalla, is if I needed to drive 16~50 ohm headphones. I would not buy it simply based on SQ reasons.

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