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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

 

If I only have one Shuyata Venom power cable, should it go on the Bifrost DAC or the Lyr amp?

 

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Originally Posted by claud W View Post

The Bifrost. I have a TG Audio SLVR on my Bifrost, A Shuyata Powersnake on my Lyr and an Element Red Storm on my OPPO.

 

 

I tried a friends Shunyata Venom 3s power cable over the weekend and am happy to report I don't need to buy one. The Bifrost sounded equally as great with the stock power cable. 

 

Also, not that this is the right place for a debate on the topic, but I ran across this today:

 

http://www.audioholics.com/education/cables/power-cables


Edited by phototristan - 5/13/13 at 4:58pm
post #2117 of 6204
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Originally Posted by NightFlight View Post


There's debate prosessor load affects output. Just saying' the best policy might be Wav. _shrug_

But I use Flac. Seems to work well enough for me. Can't seem to fill my 2TB drive though....

I wish I had that problem! biggrin.gif

 

I'm going to have to upgrade the heard drives in my NAS pretty soon...

post #2118 of 6204
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post

I have most of the music in AIFF format because Amarra and iTunes like it that way wink.gif

Saint Steven didn't like open source...

post #2119 of 6204
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post

I have most of the music in AIFF format because Amarra and iTunes like it that way wink.gif

My music is either in AIFF or ALAC, thanks to iTunes and Amarra. One thing I do notice though; when I ripped my CD into ALAC, I hear imperfections when I play the music back through the following chain MBA -->Bifrost -->Lyr (or Soloist) --> HPs (HE 400, 500 or LCD 2.2). This is especially true when I am listening to the Beatles CDs. Specifically, I hear snippets of a song suddenly become loud and abruptly vanish (or go down in volume), the LHS (or the RHS) of the HP will become louder for an instant and then the overall sound will "settle down". Nothing major but a bit unsettling and this is not on all of the songs I have, just the older genre (it seems). Has anybody else faced this ?

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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

My music is either in AIFF or ALAC, thanks to iTunes and Amarra. One thing I do notice though; when I ripped my CD into ALAC, I hear imperfections when I play the music back through the following chain MBA -->Bifrost -->Lyr (or Soloist) --> HPs (HE 400, 500 or LCD 2.2). This is especially true when I am listening to the Beatles CDs. Specifically, I hear snippets of a song suddenly become loud and abruptly vanish (or go down in volume), the LHS (or the RHS) of the HP will become louder for an instant and then the overall sound will "settle down". Nothing major but a bit unsettling and this is not on all of the songs I have, just the older genre (it seems). Has anybody else faced this ?


No. But it sounds like auto gain control in your software failing. Try turning it off. I use flac, and have done some very intense a/b sessions. If there are differences, I have yet to be convinced they are not my own imagination. lossless is decompressed before its sent out to the DAC, so its still essentially the original rip.
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

My music is either in AIFF or ALAC, thanks to iTunes and Amarra. One thing I do notice though; when I ripped my CD into ALAC, I hear imperfections when I play the music back through the following chain MBA -->Bifrost -->Lyr (or Soloist) --> HPs (HE 400, 500 or LCD 2.2). This is especially true when I am listening to the Beatles CDs. Specifically, I hear snippets of a song suddenly become loud and abruptly vanish (or go down in volume), the LHS (or the RHS) of the HP will become louder for an instant and then the overall sound will "settle down". Nothing major but a bit unsettling and this is not on all of the songs I have, just the older genre (it seems). Has anybody else faced this ?
I haven't had any problems at all with my setup (27" iMac -> optical out -> schiit gungnir -> schiit mjolnir -> audez'e lcd3).
I have only ever experienced clipping when rapidly changing the gain on Amarra and no other time than that.
post #2122 of 6204
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post


I haven't had any problems at all with my setup (27" iMac -> optical out -> schiit gungnir -> schiit mjolnir -> audez'e lcd3).
I have only ever experienced clipping when rapidly changing the gain on Amarra and no other time than that.

+1, optical out on macs for me is way more solid than any USB interface I've had experience with.

post #2123 of 6204

FWIW, I've tried both USB and optical on the new Bifrost on my Mac and have had no issues at all with either. I can't really discern an audio quality difference between the too either. 

 

A plus on the Bifrost for USB is that it doesn't emit any clicks at all when using USB. 

post #2124 of 6204
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

FWIW, I've tried both USB and optical on the new Bifrost on my Mac and have had no issues at all with either. I can't really discern an audio quality difference between the too either. 

A plus on the Bifrost for USB is that it doesn't emit any clicks at all when using USB. 
I actually kind of like the clicks...
post #2125 of 6204
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post

FWIW, I've tried both USB and optical on the new Bifrost on my Mac and have had no issues at all with either. I can't really discern an audio quality difference between the too either. 

A plus on the Bifrost for USB is that it doesn't emit any clicks at all when using USB. 
I actually kind of like the clicks...
post #2126 of 6204

Finally got Modi+Asgard2 today, those two covered some 7000 miles in 5 days and still seem to be in one piece biggrin.gif Can't wait to try them out tomorrow smily_headphones1.gif

post #2127 of 6204
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Originally Posted by nailbunny7 View Post


I actually kind of like the clicks...

I do too, but I only hear them occasionally.  Other guys, especially those feeding the Bifrost's inputs from a CD player or a computer, hear them a lot more often apparently.

post #2128 of 6204

Service annoucement for anyone exeperiencing static with your Schiit Dac. Please disable Windows Aero. wink.gif

post #2129 of 6204
Maybe the rip wasn't perfect? Or settings got in the way with those CDs? Might be worth re-ripping...
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

My music is either in AIFF or ALAC, thanks to iTunes and Amarra. One thing I do notice though; when I ripped my CD into ALAC, I hear imperfections when I play the music back through the following chain MBA -->Bifrost -->Lyr (or Soloist) --> HPs (HE 400, 500 or LCD 2.2). This is especially true when I am listening to the Beatles CDs. Specifically, I hear snippets of a song suddenly become loud and abruptly vanish (or go down in volume), the LHS (or the RHS) of the HP will become louder for an instant and then the overall sound will "settle down". Nothing major but a bit unsettling and this is not on all of the songs I have, just the older genre (it seems). Has anybody else faced this ?
post #2130 of 6204
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Originally Posted by M-13 View Post

Service annoucement for anyone exeperiencing static with your Schiit Dac. Please disable Windows Aero. wink.gif

 

Source?

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