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post #2836 of 12183
Anyone here know how an Asgard 2 and Bifrost will affect some HD558s and some Shure SRH-940s?

I dont have the amp or DAC yet, or the SRH-940s. But I expect to have them within the next 2 weeks or so. So Im curious how the sound will change.
post #2837 of 12183

This is a dumb question but do you guys have the volume bar on the bottom right of the task bar all the way up?

post #2838 of 12183
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

This is a dumb question but do you guys have the volume bar on the bottom right of the task bar all the way up?

Yes, as long as I'm not using an amp where I need more travel on the volume knob.
post #2839 of 12183
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

This is a dumb question but do you guys have the volume bar on the bottom right of the task bar all the way up?


To add to Defiant00's answer, there is a discussion about software volume control here

Basically, you should adjust your software volume to the highest setting that allows you to get a good volume range on your amp's volume knob. If you have your soundcard or DAC set to work at 24bit depth, there is no reason to fret about using a reasonable amount of software volume attenuation (as much as -35 dB is probably fine, depending on the situation).

 

 

Cheers!

post #2840 of 12183

I have an X-Can V8 which I compared to the Valhalla. I like the Valhalla better since the midrange sounds much better and fuller. The X-Can V8 is a good amp but I like the Valhalla much better. My X-Can V8 is unplugged if anyone want so buy it from me. 

post #2841 of 12183
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Originally Posted by huberd View Post

I have an X-Can V8 which I compared to the Valhalla. I like the Valhalla better since the midrange sounds much better and fuller. The X-Can V8 is a good amp but I like the Valhalla much better. My X-Can V8 is unplugged if anyone want so buy it from me. 


What headphones are you using? That was more my point, I know the Valhalla is the better amp, but i am using what is considered "not a great match" impedance wise, so that's what I was surprised with the most, great sound and bass from a fairly low impedance set of cans.

post #2842 of 12183

I just got my Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber today with the Bifrost stacked on top of my Asgard 2.  Is it ok to do that and is it normal that both of them feel as hot as a light bulb or as hot as hot coffee?


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 7/16/13 at 8:58pm
post #2843 of 12183
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Originally Posted by TheChosen0ne View Post

I just got my Asgard 2 and Bifrost Uber today with the Bifrost stacked on top of my Asgard 2.  Is it ok to do that and is it normal that both of them feel as hot as a light bulb or as hot as hot coffee?

I thought one stacked the Asgard above the Bifrost. And, yes, the Asgard runs plenty warm. I guess if you put the Bifrost below, then it may not be as warm as you feel it now. My $ 0.02.

post #2844 of 12183
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

I thought one stacked the Asgard above the Bifrost. And, yes, the Asgard runs plenty warm. I guess if you put the Bifrost below, then it may not be as warm as you feel it now. My $ 0.02.

 

 

Bifrost is supposed to be on bottom? 

 

I just tried switching them around and it still feels the same, super hot.  I hope it don't damage anything by being so hot


Edited by TheChosen0ne - 7/16/13 at 9:35pm
post #2845 of 12183

It is normal for it to run hot since it runs in pure class A mode. 

post #2846 of 12183

I have Beyeyerdynamic -DT-990 600 ohms and Denon D-2000 which are 25 ohms. I like the Beyerdynamic DT-990 better. The Valhalla is better with high impedance phones. They also have much smoother treble than the Denon D-2000 and a more tuneful bass. I hope this helps

post #2847 of 12183

One more question, is it ok to put both of them on top of my computer case?  I got a small desk and have no room.  I have been putting it on my bed for the past 7 hours but I think it's a bad idea

post #2848 of 12183

That should be fine. Just make sure that the Asgard is on top so it is open to the air and can cool most efficiently.

 

cheers
 

post #2849 of 12183
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Originally Posted by ab initio View Post

That should be fine. Just make sure that the Asgard is on top so it is open to the air and can cool most efficiently.

 

cheers
 

+1. I don't stack mine (keep them side by side) and hence don't often run into the problem of "too hot to touch"

post #2850 of 12183

Man screw it, I think it's a bad idea to put the Asgard 2 and Bifrost on top of my computer case.  An earthquake might happen and if it does I gotta say goodbye to almost $1,000 worth of stuff.  Even though both of them are pretty hot after 7 hours of use, my bed was only warm not super hot so I guess I'll put them on my bed.  My room is small and I have a small desk with only room for my monitor and computer sitting on top of my desk. 

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