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post #1156 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Swannie View Post

I love my Magni/Modi Combo stack. It may not be the Valhalla, but it powers my set of V-Moda m-100s well and I get all of the potential. Since it can properly drive Ortho's I was thinking of grabbing pair eventually. Any suggestions?

 

I too have the stack and I have it paired with HE-400's. Absolutely phenomenal sound comes out of this setup. Highs, mids, bass, it's all there. Make sure to get the velour pads ($10 or free from a sponsor of this site if you order through him). This setup pairs very well. 

post #1157 of 6080
Thank you!
post #1158 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

The interesting thing is, we don't actually listen to music.

Haha, perhaps what I should have said is that as appealing as the idea of tubes seems to me at times (being able to customize my listening experience and such), I know I'd spend lots of money on them and then inevitably worry whether one was going bad, etc.
post #1159 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Swannie View Post

I love my Magni/Modi Combo stack. It may not be the Valhalla, but it powers my set of V-Moda m-100s well and I get all of the potential. Since it can properly drive Ortho's I was thinking of grabbing pair eventually. Any suggestions?

Depends entirely on your budget. HE-400 is certainly the place to start with orthos, but at the same time a lot of people would say it's worth saving up and going with the HE-500 or LCD-2, time and budget permitting.
post #1160 of 6080

I just ordered the Asgard, but don't  have a DAC. Having spent most of my current budget on HP and amp, I'm thinking of the Fiio 17 as a budget amp. Curious, if people have paired the Modi with the Asgard and how that combination would work, vs a Bilfrost or more upscale DAC.

post #1161 of 6080

i used the HRT MSII+ with the asgard for over a year with the denon d7000's. Loved the combo with asynch 24/96 for my macbook air. I really liked the Bifrost, but I preferred the Yulong D100 as a better dac in that price range. Haven't got a chance to check out the modi yet, if I had to guess it would be on par with the e17. 

post #1162 of 6080
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

I just ordered the Asgard, but don't  have a DAC. Having spent most of my current budget on HP and amp, I'm thinking of the Fiio 17 as a budget amp. Curious, if people have paired the Modi with the Asgard and how that combination would work, vs a Bilfrost or more upscale DAC.

The Modi is very close to the Bifrost through USB, and is an excellent value that worked quite well with my Asgard.

Ultimately you may want to upgrade, but through USB it is a very good sounding combination.
post #1163 of 6080

Damn. I just noticed the MODI coming out a few days ago. I like my ODAC but it simply does not have to sheer looks of the Modi. And the Modi would match my Asgard....Temptation. 

 

Questions:

 

Anyone have impressions of the HE-500 with the Asgard? 

 

Anyone have a review/comparison of the ODAC to the Modi? 

post #1164 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Deathdeisel View Post

Damn. I just noticed the MODI coming out a few days ago. I like my ODAC but it simply does not have to sheer looks of the Modi. And the Modi would match my Asgard....Temptation. 

 

Questions:

 

Anyone have impressions of the HE-500 with the Asgard? 

 

Anyone have a review/comparison of the ODAC to the Modi? 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/642401/comparison-and-review-magni-modi-vs-o2-odac

post #1165 of 6080

  To all of you unabashed headphonophiles:

 

    Now you have done it...I have been sucked into the vortex of tube bliss/angst/bliss/angst/bliss/angst...etc.,  etc.,    etc.,

 

  In a weak moment I broke down and ordered the Lyr to deliver my Bifrost's signal and drive my beloved HD650's...depending on Schiit's own Jason Stoddard to recommend which tube set with which to start...(the NOS GE's...)...now I await the descent into madness...and will develop a love hate relationship with the Lyr tube rolling thread...may my obssessive compulsive tendencies be held in check by my relatively modest means...lol...

 

  May Wagner's inspirations synergize as well as has been reported...

  Thanks to all who aided in my decision, "perish all hope ye who enter here"...

  T.A.Kogstrom

post #1166 of 6080

Finally, Bifrost is going to be sold in my country! Really psyched up now!

post #1167 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Synergist969 View Post

  To all of you unabashed headphonophiles:

 

    Now you have done it...I have been sucked into the vortex of tube bliss/angst/bliss/angst/bliss/angst...etc.,  etc.,    etc.,

 

  In a weak moment I broke down and ordered the Lyr to deliver my Bifrost's signal and drive my beloved HD650's...depending on Schiit's own Jason Stoddard to recommend which tube set with which to start...(the NOS GE's...)...now I await the descent into madness...and will develop a love hate relationship with the Lyr tube rolling thread...may my obssessive compulsive tendencies be held in check by my relatively modest means...lol...

 

  May Wagner's inspirations synergize as well as has been reported...

  Thanks to all who aided in my decision, "perish all hope ye who enter here"...

  T.A.Kogstrom

Outstanding.

I don't think you will regret it.

 

I know I haven't, especially tonight after unboxing some NOS 1965 La Radiotechnique E188CC's

Sublime

post #1168 of 6080

Yep, the vintage tube rolling addiction comes next... biggrin.gif

post #1169 of 6080

  To all you glass tube addicts out there:

 

    Well, I will begin with Jason's succinct recommendation first, the NOS GE's that come as one of the options, to establish a  "baseline" sound signature through my equipment/ears/brain, and then attempt to compare that with what I read/gleen from the tube rolling thread, and hopefully draw some reasonable conclusions regarding what I might like to hear next...though without even hearing a single tube yet, those orange Amperex tubes seem to be singing like Rhinemaidens...

 

    Being a newbie tubie: 

 

(1) When should I expect these NOS tubes to be broken in? 

(2) During normal usage, do these tubes need some warm-up time prior to listening, either for the ultimate health of the tube, or for the sound qualities to be maximized?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

T.A.Kogstrom

 

P.S.  I contacted Schiit Audio around 2:00 P.M. on Monday, received Jason's tube recommendation within an hour, ordered within the next hour, and by 8 or 9 P last evening received an e-mail indicating they had shipped!...maybe my requesting tube advice and selecting 2nd day delivery convinced them that I was hooked...lol...(I AM impressed with their promptness!)  

post #1170 of 6080
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Originally Posted by Synergist969 View Post

 

  

 

(1) When should I expect these NOS tubes to be broken in? 

(2) During normal usage, do these tubes need some warm-up time prior to listening, either for the ultimate health of the tube, or for the sound qualities to be maximized?

 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

T.A.Kogstrom

 

 

Both of these answers are somewhat subjective but generally,

1. Somewhere around 20-50 hours they sound their optimum.

2. I give my Amp 5 minutes to warm up before I feed it signal. Some people say an hour, some play immediately - I do 5 because my tubes are glowing nicely and i'm out of patience.

 

The biggest rule of thumb is to make sure the volume is all the way down at Power ON and before Power OFF - even this is not really necessary with Schiit gear but is still a good habit to get into.

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