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post #1036 of 6761
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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post

You can, here is an impression where the author mixed and matched the two combos http://www.head-fi.org/t/643368/schiit-modi-and-magni-comparison-to-bifrost-and-asgard

 

Perfect - exactly what I was looking for.

 

Sounds like the Magni/Modi will get the job done for me. Can't find any significant reason to get the larger cousins. (For my use)

 

Thanks!

post #1037 of 6761
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Originally Posted by kkcsm View Post

 

Rather than using an iTunes Shared Library, have you tried mounting the remote machine's Music folder on the local machine and bypassing itunes completely?  That should be equivilent to mounting a drive from a NAS.

 

Amarra runs stand-alone doesn't it?

FAIL

iTunes hangs while trying to add content on a NAS type drive over my network to the iTunes library.

iTunes will not use a library location that is remote.

post #1038 of 6761
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Originally Posted by ambertx View Post

Hello all,

 

I'm having a odd issue with my shiny new Valhalla. Intermittently the right channel would just cut out, I have experimented with different sources, cables and headphones and the issue is definitely with the amp. However when the right channel is dead if I turn the amp off the right channel would come back (residual power?) on then I can turn the amp on and both channels would stay working. Has anyone else experienced this issue? I'm thinking it may be caused by faulty tubes.


Hi.  New to the party.  Found this thread because I'm experiencing this same issue, but with my Asgard.

 

I'll be listening with both channels firing, and then, BAM, left channel drops out mid song.  I can get it back by unplugging/plugging the headphone cord, but I've found that sometimes I have to power it off/on again. 

 

I've been in touch with Jason Stoddard via email.  I still have some more isolation to nail down to make sure that it's the Asgard and not my sources or preamp.  But I can say, almost with out doubt, that the problem lies with the Asgard.  Perhaps it was damaged during shipping.  Who knows.  It's a great amp when it's working.  I just don't want to deal with a faulty unit.

 

-Mike

post #1039 of 6761
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Originally Posted by kkcsm View Post

 

Rather than using an iTunes Shared Library, have you tried mounting the remote machine's Music folder on the local machine and bypassing itunes completely?  That should be equivilent to mounting a drive from a NAS.

 

Amarra runs stand-alone doesn't it?

Got it working L3000.gif

 

Local Library file pointing to the remote volume.

It's going to take some time to import the pointers.

 

Many thanks

post #1040 of 6761

Got my Valhalla in the mail today.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet since the mailman came as I was getting ready for work, but the instruction manual definitely made me laugh.  The bit about troubleshooting if it won't turn on was gold.

post #1041 of 6761
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Originally Posted by pandastyle View Post

Got my Valhalla in the mail today.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet since the mailman came as I was getting ready for work, but the instruction manual definitely made me laugh.  The bit about troubleshooting if it won't turn on was gold.

 

Enjoy it! beerchug.gif

post #1042 of 6761
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Originally Posted by pandastyle View Post

Got my Valhalla in the mail today.  Haven't had a chance to listen to it yet since the mailman came as I was getting ready for work, but the instruction manual definitely made me laugh.  The bit about troubleshooting if it won't turn on was gold.


beerchug.gifenjoy! like me

post #1043 of 6761

Just got home and installed the tubes, plugged her in and I am completely amazed.  I've never had a speaker amp and I've been listening to these Beyers without a headphone amp for a while now.  I honestly don't think I've ever heard music sound this good and I have a $1000+ turntable hooked up to a marantz integrated amp with B&W speakers as my normal system.  I am a changed man.  Headphones > *.

post #1044 of 6761
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Originally Posted by kolzo View Post

I visited a friend today to test whether the humming is present there. There were no changes. But we noticed that it made almost no difference whether the left RCA cable was connected to the Asgard or not. I had to put volume quite loud to hear a tiny sound from the left side through the humming.

 

So. The humming is on the left side even when no RCA is connected. When connected, a very low volume for the left side and perfectly normal on the right side. It just seems that the stuff that deals with the left channel on Asgard is dead. It can get only a tiny amount of volume like there is a minimal contact with whatever connects it to the left RCA slot.

 

Also when the headphone is connected half way to the Asgard, both sides get the right sides' sound. I don't know if this means anything.

Returned the Asgard and got a replacement. Works perfect. Great service. So much listening ahead :)

post #1045 of 6761

would there be a noticeable difference between magi+modi vs a lyr+byfrost when using a he-500 cans?

 

I am going to be connect it to my computer via USB


Edited by OICWUTUDIDTHAR - 1/17/13 at 6:16am
post #1046 of 6761
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Originally Posted by OICWUTUDIDTHAR View Post

would there be a noticeable difference between magi+modi vs a lyr+byfrost when using a he-500 cans?

 

I am going to be connect it to my computer via USB


there will be a noticeable difference. First off, the Bifrost is a better DAC, it utilizes a better chip than the Modi, I guess youll be getting slightly more detail with it and you can also play 24/192 high resolution files, while the Modi goes only up to 24/96. Apparently the Magni handles the HE-500 easy, cos its a beastly little amp. Also, the He-500s are slightly easier orthos to drive, but they are still... well.. orthos. However, I doubt you will get the same quality and headroom the Lyr will give you. 


Now, i have not heard the Magin and Modi, but this is my fair guess. 

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Oh i cant wait for the Statement gear! I decided to pass on the Balanced stuff, just so I can get the Statement. 

post #1047 of 6761
I don't know if it's Elves, Dwarfs, or Faries.....
Schiit needs to hire more of them so I can get my Gungnir.
post #1048 of 6761
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I don't know if it's Elves, Dwarfs, or Faries.....
Schiit needs to hire more of them so I can get my Gungnir.

post #1049 of 6761
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


That explains everything.
post #1050 of 6761

I am *not* Gene Wilder. 

 

On a happier note, Gungnir shipping resumed today.

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