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post #1966 of 7184
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Im a bit confuse. 

 

The RCA PYST is for connecting the Magni to the Modi.

So how do I connect the Modi to my Mac book pro?

Do I need to buy the USB PYST as well?

 

Thanks

USB

post #1967 of 7184

I see I'm as sloppy with turning on/off procedures as I've always been, just unplugged my headphones from my Asgard before turning down the volume and shutting off the amp again. I've been able to do it many times with dynamic headphones in the past on something without a muting relay, though Orthos are a new thing for me.

 

Hopefully I'm off the hook for this one in the morning. :p


Edited by Anvil - 4/23/13 at 11:02pm
post #1968 of 7184
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Originally Posted by Chawanwit View Post

Im a bit confuse. 

 

The RCA PYST is for connecting the Magni to the Modi.

So how do I connect the Modi to my Mac book pro?

Do I need to buy the USB PYST as well?

 

Thanks

You will need a USB connection from the Macbook to the Modi. Make sure you are buying the Modi with the USB card in it. Second, you can buy the PYST USB or if you have a printer cable that connects the laptop to a printer, that will be fine as well. The USB in the Modi should have what is called a mini-USB (male B) socket hence the cable is technically called a male A female B cable. 

post #1969 of 7184
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The Modi is USB only.  The Bifrost has USB as an option.  But, I see your point and you offer great advice. 

 

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

You will need a USB connection from the Macbook to the Modi. Make sure you are buying the Modi with the USB card in it. Second, you can buy the PYST USB or if you have a printer cable that connects the laptop to a printer, that will be fine as well. The USB in the Modi should have what is called a mini-USB (male B) socket hence the cable is technically called a male A female B cable. 

post #1970 of 7184
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

The Modi is USB only.  The Bifrost has USB as an option.  But, I see your point and you offer great advice. 

 

That is right. I got a little confused there since I have the Bifrost with the USB. And thanks.

post #1971 of 7184

Your safe I have done it with ny 650s and Asgard and not had any problems.


Edited by olddtfan - 4/24/13 at 9:14am
post #1972 of 7184
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Thanks for the response. And I see where this is going as well. If I get the Gungnir, then the Lyr won't make much sense, would it ? I would have to get the Mjolnir or some other balanced DAC/Amp combo.. If I do this, I will then have a dac/amp for every one in my family, including my daughter's pet dogconfused_face.gif

 

You really wouldn't have to get a Mjolnir, unless you particularly want to run balanced phones. I've kept my Lyr, because it is a very different animal from the Mjolnir. That is, an exceedingly revealing solid state instrument, vs. an incredibly fun tube amp. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for glass-flavored audio. The Gungnir will provide a superior experience with either (and in fact can be used with both at the same time.)

post #1973 of 7184
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

That is right. I got a little confused there since I have the Bifrost with the USB. And thanks.

How about connecting an Asgard 2 directly to a source such as a receiver or CD player. I'm still waiting for my A-2 and, it will be my first amp.

post #1974 of 7184
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You really wouldn't have to get a Mjolnir, unless you particularly want to run balanced phones. I've kept my Lyr, because it is a very different animal from the Mjolnir. That is, an exceedingly revealing solid state instrument, vs. an incredibly fun tube amp. Sometimes I'm just in the mood for glass-flavored audio. The Gungnir will provide a superior experience with either (and in fact can be used with both at the same time.)
Oh wow, I did not know that the Gungnir could play both simultaneously. Oh well, my wallet will become 800 bucks poorer soon😂
post #1975 of 7184
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How about connecting an Asgard 2 directly to a source such as a receiver or CD player. I'm still waiting for my A-2 and, it will be my first amp.
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I suppose you could do that through RCA cables. Hope I'm right
post #1976 of 7184
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

How about connecting an Asgard 2 directly to a source such as a receiver or CD player. I'm still waiting for my A-2 and, it will be my first amp.
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I suppose you could do that through RCA cables. Hope I'm right

That's what I was thinking. Before I get a DAC, I'd like to figure out what I need to connect it to a source.

post #1977 of 7184

I don't have a dedicated DAC in my system but I have multiple digital sources that I connect via RCA cables to my Lyr.  It's an interesting way to hear the differences in the built in DACs.  Down the road I'll buy an outboard DAC but not a problem for now.

post #1978 of 7184
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That's what I was thinking. Before I get a DAC, I'd like to figure out what I need to connect it to a source.

 

Depends on the source. Almost every decent CD player has a coax (RCA connectors) or toslink optical out, most PCs output via USB and many Macs feature optical via the headphone jack. Consult a cable seller to make sure you're getting the right stuff. Blue Jeans Cables and Siflex both enjoy good reps among Head-Fiers. I think you might be astonished how much of an improvement a good DAC will make in sound quality. And I think Schiit is absolutely killer for the money, just to keep on topic wink_face.gif.

post #1979 of 7184
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Oh wow, I did not know that the Gungnir could play both simultaneously. Oh well, my wallet will become 800 bucks poorer soon😂

 

Jason assured me via email that all three outs on the Gungnir (one balanced, two RCA) can feed operating amps at the same time without stressing the DAC or degrading the sound quality. Although I can't imagine a likely circumstance where you'd want to do that; a mini-meet or for equipment comparisons, perhaps. It is really convenient to have everything connected (in my case, two HP amps and the main speakers system) at all times, without having to swap cables around.

post #1980 of 7184
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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post

 

Depends on the source. Almost every decent CD player has a coax (RCA connectors) or toslink optical out, most PCs output via USB and many Macs feature optical via the headphone jack. Consult a cable seller to make sure you're getting the right stuff. Blue Jeans Cables and Siflex both enjoy good reps among Head-Fiers. I think you might be astonished how much of an improvement a good DAC will make in sound quality. And I think Schiit is absolutely killer for the money, just to keep on topic wink_face.gif.

Thanks!

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