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post #2131 of 8022
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Originally Posted by RMiller View Post

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

you're gonna really enjoy it!!!

post #2132 of 8022

Over the past month and 1/2 I picked up a Bifrost (upgraded now), Lyr, Modi, and Magni. I also bought an Asgard 1 a while back. Very happy with all of my Schiit gear although after hours troubleshooting I still have a ground loop issue with my Bifrost and any amp I use with it. (I have to use a HumX isolator, not great but just throw money at it huh?) It's the only piece of audio gear in my house that is problematic. At least cheating eliminates the issue.

 

I received Modi and Magni today. They are perfectly quiet when all connected up (Magni walwart, laptop walwart, etc..) No buzzing, hissing, ground loops, etc..I nearly Schiit my pants when pumping FLAC through Foobar (WASAPI) to my Grado PS500 with them.....wow, talk about bang for buck delivery to the phone. Really makes my E17 look cheap. The aesthetics of these units are killer too.....so cool. Thanks for producing these beauties Schiit......well done!


Edited by Grado77 - 5/16/13 at 10:13pm
post #2133 of 8022

Ive owned my Schiit Lyr and AKG 702s for quite a while, hooked up directly to the stock headphone jack on the mobo of my PC.  It was noisy, but hey I planned on buying a DAC whenever I got around to it.  Almost 2 years later I got my income tax check in the mail, felt pretty good, and decided to get myself a Bifrost to reward my efforts.  Holy Schiit what an improvement!  I kind of had an idea of what the sound lacked in my previous Bifrost-free configuration, and the Bifrost completely fixed those issues of mine.  The sound stage completely opened up, the highs cleared/brightened considerably, the mids are smoother, more bold, and more clear, and there is finally a bit of low end.  Everything is just much more clear and full, which almost feels like a contradiction, but it just goes to show how much of an improvement in sound the DAC made.  I was almost getting to like my Westone 4s in my mobile rig more than the AKG 702s, but now that the 702s livened up more than I expected with this upgrade I think they are my reclaimed favorite.

post #2134 of 8022
I have the lyr had the asgard2 wanted to try tubes I would never go back too smooth for words
Jason has been great to deal with I lost the feet to my lyr sent me 2 more pair he paid postage had them in less than a week great
post #2135 of 8022
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Originally Posted by Grado77 View Post

Over the past month and 1/2 I picked up a Bifrost (upgraded now), Lyr, Modi, and Magni. I also bought an Asgard 1 a while back. Very happy with all of my Schiit gear although after hours troubleshooting I still have a ground loop issue with my Bifrost and any amp I use with it. (I have to use a HumX isolator, not great but just throw money at it huh?) It's the only piece of audio gear in my house that is problematic. At least cheating eliminates the issue.

I received Modi and Magni today. They are perfectly quiet when all connected up (Magni walwart, laptop walwart, etc..) No buzzing, hissing, ground loops, etc..I nearly Schiit my pants when pumping FLAC through Foobar (WASAPI) to my Grado PS500 with them.....wow, talk about bang for buck delivery to the phone. Really makes my E17 look cheap. The aesthetics of these units are killer too.....so cool. Thanks for producing these beauties Schiit......well done!

Looks like you are the right person to ask. redface.gif

Have you paired the Asgard to both the Modi and E17? If yes, what are your impressions of each pairing? I'm on the fence about getting the Modi as I already have the e17>asgard as my work setup. Thanks in advance for any input you can give. smily_headphones1.gif
post #2136 of 8022
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Originally Posted by NZheadcase View Post


Looks like you are the right person to ask. redface.gif

Have you paired the Asgard to both the Modi and E17? If yes, what are your impressions of each pairing? I'm on the fence about getting the Modi as I already have the e17>asgard as my work setup. Thanks in advance for any input you can give. smily_headphones1.gif

I have the Modi and E17. As a DAC? No contest the Modi wins hands down. Better clarity, detail retrieval, and top to down extension, etc, etc.

 

Now.. as a transportable all in one amp/dac combo to use at Starbucks? E17 wins.

post #2137 of 8022

Just wanted to chime in as I'm now a full Schiit.  I'm running the Magni/Modi stack with my Dt880 600ohms and couldn't be happier.  I been playing around with several dac/amp combos prior such as the Audinst MX1 dac/amp, Audinst MX1 dac + O2 amp, Aune T1 dac/amp, Aune T1 + Magni.  Even with the highly regarded Amperex orange globe tube for the T1, I always struggled with the slight harshness of the DT880's.  I was originally a bit worried going full magni/modi, as I heard some people mentioning this combo to be slightly bright, but to my surprise it, it hit the sweet spot for me.  My DT880s now sing, with no sibilance, more bass presence, and great soundstage.

 

Magni Modi for the win!!!

post #2138 of 8022
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Originally Posted by GaryPham View Post

Just wanted to chime in as I'm now a full Schiit.  I'm running the Magni/Modi stack with my Dt880 600ohms and couldn't be happier.  I been playing around with several dac/amp combos prior such as the Audinst MX1 dac/amp, Audinst MX1 dac + O2 amp, Aune T1 dac/amp, Aune T1 + Magni.  Even with the highly regarded Amperex orange globe tube for the T1, I always struggled with the slight harshness of the DT880's.  I was originally a bit worried going full magni/modi, as I heard some people mentioning this combo to be slightly bright, but to my surprise it, it hit the sweet spot for me.  My DT880s now sing, with no sibilance, more bass presence, and great soundstage.

 

Magni Modi for the win!!!

thats great to hear Gary. I am in the market for DT990's and i run Modi/A2 so im happy your schiit stack makes the dt880s shine

post #2139 of 8022

How long does the Asgard 2 usually ships, it have been 4-5 days since my bro in USA ordered the A2 for me and he said the status is still not shipped. He will fly back to Thailand this weekend, so if I doesnt deliver on time it will be disaster. eek.gif

 
post #2140 of 8022

Chawanvit,

 

did you check the Schiit website ? Alternately just log into the account that was used to order and the status will be updated.

post #2141 of 8022
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

Chawanvit,

 

did you check the Schiit website ? Alternately just log into the account that was used to order and the status will be updated.

My bro said its still not shipped and he sent email to the company waiting for an reply. Hope it delivers on time.triportsad.gif

post #2142 of 8022

Hello Peeps! I ordered the Shiit Magni a couple of days ago and I'll be hooking it up to my Titanium HD sound card on my pc. Since my sound card has rca outputs, I'll be using rca cables, so I looked through an old box of old cables that I had and found some RCA cables. My question is which of these two cables is a better choice for me to use: Monster RCA cables or Acoustic Research RCA cables? Thanks!!!


Edited by Airrick10 - 5/22/13 at 8:12am
post #2143 of 8022
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Originally Posted by Airrick10 View Post

Hello Peeps! I ordered the Shiit Magni a couple of days ago and I'll be hooking it up to my Titanium HD sound card on my pc. Since my sound card has rca outputs, I'll be using rca cables, so I looked through an old box of old cables that I had and found some RCA cables. My question is which of these two cables is a better choice for me to use: Monster RCA cables or Acoustic Research RCA cables? Thanks!!!

I personally dislike both of those brands.
post #2144 of 8022
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Originally Posted by phototristan View Post


I personally dislike both of those brands.


Yeah...I know but that's what I have for know. frown.gif  I'll be saving up so I can get some Blue Jean Cables or some other not so expensive but decent cables.

post #2145 of 8022
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Originally Posted by Airrick10 View Post

Hello Peeps! I ordered the Shiit Magni a couple of days ago and I'll be hooking it up to my Titanium HD sound card on my pc. Since my sound card has rca outputs, I'll be using rca cables, so I looked through an old box of old cables that I had and found some RCA cables. My question is which of these two cables is a better choice for me to use: Monster RCA cables or Acoustic Research RCA cables? Thanks!!!

 

Unless you actually get static or other interference on the line, both are fine and will likely sound the same.

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