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Let's do the noble thing and everyone walk away.  (As hard as it may be)

post #3677 of 12186
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post
 

Let's do the noble thing and everyone walk away.  (As hard as it may be)

From a damsel in distress ??

post #3678 of 12186

Does my gungnir output a balanced and unbalanced signal at the same time?

I was wondering because I want to hook it up to a preamp and a headphone amp at the same time

post #3679 of 12186
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

Does my gungnir output a balanced and unbalanced signal at the same time?
I was wondering because I want to hook it up to a preamp and a headphone amp at the same time

Yup
post #3680 of 12186

thanks

post #3681 of 12186
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Originally Posted by czrtly View Post

Which way to go...?

Just finished reading the whole Schiit Thread... I have some AKG K712 HP (62 Ohms, 105dB SPL/V per their site), almost all of my mussic is classical from pre-barroque voice only to romantic composers with lots of dynamics and some contemporary stuff... Sometimes some indy thrown in. I have a limited budget and right now I could either :
a) Buy a Lyr/Modi
b) A Vali/Bifrost Uber with USB2
Eventually I would get the Lyr/Bf and Modi/Vali combos complete but not right now... What would be the best choise for now? Is the Lyr apropriate for de k712? I have some hope as I've seen some users have Q701's or so... or should I go for the A2? I like that the Lyr could drive some other headphones in the future and the pre-out, also the tunning via tube rolling, don't know if it will fit this cans; which are going to be there for quite some time...
Hope i can get some help deciding!

Antonio

Having heard all the gear you listed...
If it was me I would go for the Vali/uberfrost, the Vali is very impressive.  It gets you a good setup that will sound vey good and be flexible enough to try different input methods down the road.  As you said you would eventually get the other gear but you may find the Vali is as far as you need to go.

post #3682 of 12186
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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post
 

Having heard all the gear you listed...
If it was me I would go for the Vali/uberfrost, the Vali is very impressive.  It gets you a good setup that will sound vey good and be flexible enough to try different input methods down the road.  As you said you would eventually get the other gear but you may find the Vali is as far as you need to go.

+1

post #3683 of 12186

One vote for putting the money into the amp instead of the dac.  Get that lyr first

post #3684 of 12186
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Originally Posted by sceleratus View Post
 

Let's do the noble thing and everyone walk away.  (As hard as it may be)

As someone who has been on this site for a year-my advice to any newcomers, is caveat emptor. Approach things with a healthy dose of skepticism. A little like dealing with car salespeople.

 

I've learned a lot and think this website is a terrific resource. Headfi  is a valuable resource, and opportunity to "talk shop" and learn. The meets are terrific to check out.

 

But take any one statement with a grain of salt. If you like a product, check out reviews on this site and also do some research away from Headfi. Like anything on the internet, you can get amazing advice, but just know that any of can recommend anything we want and there is know our motives and interests. There is no  real filter and no way vet any of us.

 

Me included :bigsmile_face:


Edited by markm1 - 11/29/13 at 12:04pm
post #3685 of 12186
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

As someone who has been on this site for a year-my advice to any newcomers, is caveat emptor. Approach things with a healthy dose of skepticism. A little like dealing with car salespeople.

 

I've learned a lot and think this website is a terrific resource. Headfi  is a valuable resource, and opportunity to "talk shop" and learn. The meets are terrific to check out.

 

But take any one statement with a grain of salt. If you like a product, check out reviews on this site and also do some research away from Headfi. Like anything on the internet, you can get amazing advice, but just know that any of can recommend anything we want and there is know our motives and interests. There is no  real filter and no way vet any of us.

 

Me included :bigsmile_face:


i thought if it was on the internet it had to true ???

post #3686 of 12186
Thanks all for your replys, I don't post a lot mainly because I mostly read trhough the threads, as a reference for any one else intrested in more opinions DAC vs. amp the A2 thread has also a lot of opinnions.
I apreacite the frugal aproach, and also I can see why some people recomend DAc and others Amp. reading the threads lets you kind of know the board member line of thought. As reference I have only spekers and have seen them do the "disapearing trick" also know that you ned to work in your room and have good sources, etc... And live music, every weekend for at least.. a lot of years! Trying to get the closest I can to that with the headphones.
Also done my homework, I evaluated a lot (Woo, LD, HFM, Fiio, etc) of equipment, from reviews, post etc... the hard work is understanding what people means and how to correlate opinnions with my own subjective perception.
Not having the means to actualy hear before buying the gear makes this forums a great resource, if you can take the right info from what is posted. For now I will go for uberbifrost/vali, the next buy will be the Lyr and next a modi, that way I have all the gear I should need for now and buy more mussic!
My sincere thanks to everyone that give a thought in my question and I apreciate your resposes!
best regards,

Antonio
post #3687 of 12186
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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post
 


i thought if it was on the internet it had to true ???

One caveat. If jay says it's true-he's legit.

 

Seriously Jay is a great guy. He sent me an extra amp he had just to see how good it sounded for myself.

 

You can trust him. :normal_smile :

post #3688 of 12186
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post
 

One caveat. If jay says it's true-he's legit.

 

Seriously Jay is a great guy. He sent me an extra amp he had just to see how good it sounded for myself.

 

You can trust him. :normal_smile :


you're too kind !! lol

if anyone is to believe anything i say, let it be this : "this(head-fi)  ain't life and death, its fun !! " oh, and "if you like it, then its good" i stole that one from somebody else lol:cool:

post #3689 of 12186
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Originally Posted by uncola View Post
 

One vote for putting the money into the amp instead of the dac.  Get that lyr first


A DAC upgrade (assuming the upgrade is from a less-accurate cheap DAC) will give you accurate conversion, which you can then amplify (cleanly or add coloration). My suggestions for upgrading playback systems are:

 

Power Conditioning (get rid of noise problems that might originate from there)
DAC (get the most accurate translation from the 0's and 1's)

Amplifier (once you have a clean signal and excellent conversion, you can then go nuts and add amps according to "taste")

Headphones/Speakers

post #3690 of 12186
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Originally Posted by HiFi1972 View Post
 


A DAC upgrade (assuming the upgrade is from a less-accurate cheap DAC) will give you accurate conversion, which you can then amplify (cleanly or add coloration). My suggestions for upgrading playback systems are:

 

Power Conditioning (get rid of noise problems that might originate from there)
DAC (get the most accurate translation from the 0's and 1's)

Amplifier (once you have a clean signal and excellent conversion, you can then go nuts and add amps according to "taste")

Headphones/Speakers

Respectfully disagree. Headphones/speaker, and a clean/adequate (enough 0s & 1s) copy of the recording is numero uno.

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