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post #1351 of 5110

Well, as a total newbie, I just want to say that I'm stoked that I'm getting the Asgard 2-my first amp for my first real cans and don't even have a DAC yet. But, I got source, man, and I'm really looking forward to spinning some of my favorite CD's!

 

Mark

post #1352 of 5110
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So the only way to get safe power from the front is to jump through all those hoops? Fair enough. Thanks for the detailed reply. Makes me wonder about all this other gear that is made if it's really that big of a problem. 99% of gear has a front power switch, yet it's apparently a design taboo to do so. Odd.

And since some of you insist on touting price/performance tradeoffs, please stop misunderstanding me. I never expected to not have to pay extra, and this is supposed to be a statement product. Orpheus, SR-009, HD800's ring radiator, the gigantic Woo monoblocks with swappable tube types, all of these types of things bring innovation at extra cost. Playing it safe by sticking to the status quo slow progress. I'm not at all saying Schiit is doing this with their statement products because the important bits sound like they will be quite different from normal. I'm just pointing out that pushing the envelope about what is expected and safe is what statement products are all about.

I don't want to harp on you much because I don't see it being a big deal either way.

 

But I don't think moving the power switch to the front is being innovative. And that's the problem, it supplies a convenience at costs.

In which, I believe could be spent elsewhere in truly improving Schiit in a meaningful way.

 

There are plenty of products out there that have power switches on the front and they sound great, while costing more as expected.

I just think Jason sticks to an 'old timer' way of thinking. "Other's do it, cool, but it's not our thing"

 

And again, I'm glad the power switch isn't being moved. Now you can take the saved costs and carve out the aluminum in some fancy waterfall pattern. biggrin.gif

post #1353 of 5110

Is it just me ?

post #1354 of 5110
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Is it just me ?

Your posts are littered with improper frammer and spelling. So yes, it's just you. tongue.gif

post #1355 of 5110
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Your posts are littered with improper frammer and spelling. So yes, it's just you. tongue.gif

time to head for the corner for another TO

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Also spelling.  Heehee.  beyersmile.png

 

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Your posts are littered with improper frammer and spelling. So yes, it's just you. tongue.gif

post #1357 of 5110
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Also spelling.  Heehee.  beyersmile.png

 

You don't even know, hodgjy. wink.gif

post #1358 of 5110
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I don't want to harp on you much because I don't see it being a big deal either way.

But I don't think moving the power switch to the front is being innovative. And that's the problem, it supplies a convenience at costs.
In which, I believe could be spent elsewhere in truly improving Schiit in a meaningful way.


There are plenty of products out there that have power switches on the front and they sound great, while costing more as expected.
I just think Jason sticks to an 'old timer' way of thinking. "Other's do it, cool, but it's not our thing"

And again, I'm glad the power switch isn't being moved. Now you can take the saved costs and carve out the aluminum in some fancy waterfall pattern. biggrin.gif
If most people do a front power switch improperly and schiit were to do one properly, yes it would be innovative.

I will stop there though because people blew my simple question way out of proportion. I asked about a comment in another thread and everyone jumps down my throat for wanting a front power switch if it was possible to do correctly. It was answered by Jason that it really isn't possible without chips and lots of certifications and the hassle that goes along with it.

Also, I'm glad you have decided what is and is not meaningful for me.
Edited by Maxvla - 2/11/13 at 12:50pm
post #1359 of 5110
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If most people do a front power switch improperly and schiit were to do one properly, yes it would be innovative.

I will stop there though because people blew my simple question way out of proportion. I asked about a comment in another thread and everyone jumps down my throat for wanting a front power switch if it was possible to do correctly. It was answered by Jason that it really isn't possible without chips and lots of certifications and the hassle that goes along with it.

Also, I'm glad you have decided what is and is not meaningful for me.

Perhaps we're talking about different companies that do power switches on the front...

 

I still fail to see how a power switch on the front is innovative though. rolleyes.gif

 

I also don't see how you could disagree with Schiit moving the power switch to the front as being meaningful. It was in context to saving those costs

and putting it towards something that impacts the SQ of the gear.

 

And furthermore, to your point and desires, it doesn't really matter what hassle has to be done to go through with moving the power switch.

The entire point was you'd be willing to pay for it, considering it's a statement product.


Edited by paradoxper - 2/11/13 at 12:57pm
post #1360 of 5110
Nevermind. Like talking to a wall.
post #1361 of 5110

Peops, can't we all just get along  beyersmile.png. I'm going to chill to some tunes...isn't that the point of all of this....

post #1362 of 5110
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Nevermind. Like talking to a wall.

Play nicely, Maxvla. tongue.gif

 

Maybe a power switch on the front is meaningful to you in that it offers a convenience you're willing to pay for. I was merely saying

the costs of a power switch could be saved and used in actually innovating the design of Schiit's statement gear.

 

And again, a power switch on the front is not innovative at all, it's been done before. Maybe you should choose your words more wisely.

 

The circlotron topology in the Mjolnir is innovative because it was the first used in a headamp. Case in point.

post #1363 of 5110
Not just a front power switch, but one properly done. One that doesn't have AC going all over the case, as everyone else seems to do.

Didn't really intend to be mean, just that you were exhibiting selective reading as if some of my words were invisible.
post #1364 of 5110

I say put the toggle switch on the side.

 

It could be like a wart on the left cheek of Scarlet Johansson.

 

 

Personally, if there's a potential addition to my lovely Schiit, it would be a remote control. Discrete power on and off commands with a 12v trigger if you have an amp and dac, so that they'd both come on together.

post #1365 of 5110

Maybe it's time to just move on from the power switch location controversy? Schiit puts their switches on the back of their amps. Jason has explained why and stated unequivocally that said placement isn't gonna change. Sounds like the "debate" is over to me. biggrin.gif

 

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