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Originally Posted by pelli View Post

I am currently using the Mjolnir / Modi with my LCD2.2.  It does not have the same detail as my Bifrost, but is working out well as a temporary solution until I get my Gungir.  It also allowed me to stop taking my Bifrost back and forth from my living room to bedroom.  You will want to upgrade, but it gets the job done and I still love the sound of my LCD2/Mjo running through it.  Hope that helps!

zacly

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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post


I used my lyr as a preamp for my fostex's desktop speakers for awhile and it worked well, I say give it a go.

thanks for the input, my plan is a parasound halo a21 powering mini maggies, we'll see...bigsmile_face.gif

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 Awesome responses guys. Pretty much exactly what I was thinking. I just am not ready to drop another $800+ on a DAC after picking up the Mjolnir. I'm not exactly taking baby steps, but I do have to space it out a bit.

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Siemens CCa tubes for sale in the for sale forum http://www.head-fi.org/t/649275/siemens-cca-tubes-for-lyr
 

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Very happy with my day-old system. The Gungnir provides great detail and growing soundstage, not too bright with the HE-500s.

The Mjolnir volume knob (which seems to double as a heat sink) has not gone past 11 o'clock, with plenty of headroom to spare.

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Originally Posted by alexcs View Post

So you're suggesting a 100 dollar DAC is the start of diminishing returns? rolleyes.gif

 

The start? Possibly. In reality the DAC is going to be the least noticeable improvement in the whole setup. Youll notice a better improvement probably with using 24/96 audio with 320k unless like I said you quadruple the cost. IE: Modi vs Bifrost Or Gungir
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Originally Posted by ljhodad View Post

 

Very happy with my day-old system. The Gungnir provides great detail and growing soundstage, not too bright with the HE-500s.

The Mjolnir volume knob (which seems to double as a heat sink) has not gone past 11 o'clock, with plenty of headroom to spare.

beautifull, what cans are those and how do you like them?

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Ljhodad do you feel the audiophilleo adds a lot of improvement to the gungnir?
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

beautifull, what cans are those and how do you like them?
The HE-500 he mentioned in the post.
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My set up is:

 

Laptop >FLAC/Foobar> Wireworld Ultraviolet> AP2/AQVOX> Black Cat Silver Star> Mini-Circuits HAT-10dB> Gungnir> Pyst XLR> Mjolnir> Moon Audio Blue Dragon 4-pin XLR> HiFiman HE-500.

 

The HE-500s are awesome. Especially balanced. I intentionally used the Blue Dragon cable for its copper versus Silver Dragon silver to keep the brightness down and not be like an easier to drive HE-6. Its a whole synergy thing though.


Edited by ljhodad - 2/3/13 at 2:15pm
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woops, sometimes I'm kinda dumbconfused_face_2.gif

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Originally Posted by dailydoseofdaly View Post

Ljhodad do you feel the audiophilleo adds a lot of improvement to the gungnir?

I began "investing" in a SPDIF solution a couple of years ago, long before I knew which DAC I would end up with, other than it would need SPDIF input. Part of the reason was USB was not (much) doing 192, and I had already accumulated several 192 files. New converters were/are popping up every fortnight, so I just committed to AP2 knowing it would do the job with a fair amount of favorable reviews. The AQVOX preceded the now available PurePower (battery) choice, so I went with that as well. Even though the AP2 can directly connect to the DAC, I had also invested in the Black Cat cable. That being said, when I finally chose Schiit, I did the no-USB option. Some, contrary to Schiit's website, feel the USB implementation is on-par with SPDIF.  So I cannot speak about improvements, only that each component was a deliberate choice at the time it was made and hopefully an informed decision. I am quite happy though with the overall results, and would recommend such a system for that budget. If I had to do it again, I might have gone the PurePower route, and those Norse cables are mighty nice...but no regrets. I take that back - I could not get JPLAY to work in 192, so it was removed to another system. Now I'm just enjoying the music.

 

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Did you order the gungnir with usb or not? I wonder how it compares to your converter.

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Originally Posted by ljhodad View Post

That being said, when I finally chose Schiit, I did the no-USB option.
Sorry ljhodad, it appears your text is invisible for some.
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post


Sorry ljhodad, it appears your text is invisible for some.

Missed it, relax bro.

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