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post #3931 of 6757
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

 

My experience as well with the Valhalla, static while touching the volume knob, silence when not touching it. Interesting. I assume you have the V1 of the Valhalla?

It's brand new and ordered directly from Schiit - so I doubt it's a legacy version of the hardware.

post #3932 of 6757
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post

STATIC is a different sound. Here's a recent example of mine. Thought my Valhalla volume control was static-y when I touched it, but found lots more static (through the headphones) when I rubbed my hand on the headphone cable. Shut the system down and used my Zerostat on all the cables. Powered up and static completely gone-everything dead silent. Static electricity is everywhere, carpets, clothing, etc. and it can affect our systems. This was way easy compared to the ground loop I once fought for months in my main system.

 

I didn't think it was "hum".  If I stopped touching the cable and/or chassis it was dead quiet.  

I live in Las Vegas and the dry desert air makes everything "staticy".  I looked into the "zerostat" - interesting.  Never heard of a device like it before.  

post #3933 of 6757
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Originally Posted by T Bone View Post

I didn't think it was "hum".  If I stopped touching the cable and/or chassis it was dead quiet.  
I live in Las Vegas and the dry desert air makes everything "staticy".  I looked into the "zerostat" - interesting.  Never heard of a device like it before.  

Designed for removing static build up on lps. Mine are 30+ years old; they never seem to wear out. I use them on cables, cds, anything that can get a static charge.
post #3934 of 6757
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Originally Posted by Koolpep View Post

My experience as well with the Valhalla, static while touching the volume knob, silence when not touching it. Interesting. I assume you have the V1 of the Valhalla?

cheers,
K
Mine's a V2. Fortunately in this case the problem was static build up in the headphone cable and easily solved.
post #3935 of 6757
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Originally Posted by gefski View Post


Mine's a V2. Fortunately in this case the problem was static build up in the headphone cable and easily solved.

Took my Valhalla yesterday home, no static at any time. But in the office our power supply is a convoluted mess, so am not surprised if it would have to do something with that (or static build up). Anyhow, didn't bother me much in any case as it was only when touching the knob.

Thanks for your answer!

 

Cheers,

K

post #3936 of 6757

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Originally Posted by jaywillin View Post

 

i've had the A2 and i have the vali, i'd say the vali, though i didn't find the A2 bright especially

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Originally Posted by bearFNF View Post

 

They are pretty close to my ear as far as brightness goes, But the being said they are different, I am favoring the vali sound right now over the Asgard 2. 

 

At both, how do the two differ to you?

 

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Originally Posted by Mrstick89 View Post

 

I found the AS2 to be too way harsh for my DT990s so much that I'm sending it back. I really did not enjoy listening with the AS2 at all, very fatiguing and boring.

 

990 is peaky. Maybe Vali's tubes will serve you better. Keep an eye on this post.


Edited by moriez - 1/19/14 at 11:22pm
post #3937 of 6757

Does anyone here have the HE-400's with the Magni and Modi? 

 

If so, how does it sound? I'm planning to upgrade to HE-400/HE-400i

post #3938 of 6757

Anyone have experience with both Mjolnir and Valhalla?  I got the chance to listen to Mjolnir at a meet and it made HD650s sound straight up bright (which is not necessarily a bad thing).  Just curious how Valhalla's sound signature compares.

post #3939 of 6757
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

Anyone have experience with both Mjolnir and Valhalla?  I got the chance to listen to Mjolnir at a meet and it made HD650s sound straight up bright (which is not necessarily a bad thing).  Just curious how Valhalla's sound signature compares.

I have both and would definitely say the Val is a small bit "warmer" than the Mjolnir, There are certain types of music where it is more obvious than others.  

post #3940 of 6757
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Originally Posted by Byronb View Post
 

I have both and would definitely say the Val is a small bit "warmer" than the Mjolnir, There are certain types of music where it is more obvious than others.  

 

Nice, thats kinda what I figured.  Seems like the sweet spot in the Schiit lineup for something like an HD650, unless you want balanced.

post #3941 of 6757
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Originally Posted by AnalogSavior View Post
 

 

Nice, thats kinda what I figured.  Seems like the sweet spot in the Schiit lineup for something like an HD650, unless you want balanced.

 

I should have put a caveat on there, that the DAC is a very important piece to the puzzle, whatever you do don't go cheap on the DAC!

post #3942 of 6757

Hey guys , bought a Schiit Magni for my AKG Q701. I have a couple questions as Im not sure if its working as intended. I'm also a complete novice when it comes to Audiophile equipment. When I plug my Nexus 5 phone into the Magni, even with the phones volume maxed and the Magni maxed, the volume isnt very loud at all. Is the Magni simply not powerful enough to drive these headphones or is there something else at play? I run a Soundblaster Z behind the Magni when I have it plugged into my PC so volume doesnt seem to be an issue there, but I'm not sure if the Magni is really doing anything and its just my Soundcard doing most of the work. I mean, there's a bit more oomph and volume with when the Magni is plugged in with the Soundcard versus just the Soundcard, but not a whole lot. Is there something possible wrong with my Magni?

post #3943 of 6757

Got my Schiit Lyr today and I'm impressed. Such a lush and full bass; the mids are well defined and have so much drive. Overall a warm and very fun amplifier. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to dubstep on the Lyr; it was special ;). My suspicions were correct, tube amps are awesome when listening to EDM. I also enjoyed listening to the high-res classic rock and jazz that I have. The Lyr is great, a new level of dynamic, rich and fun for me.

post #3944 of 6757
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Originally Posted by CJs06 View Post
 

Got my Schiit Lyr today and I'm impressed. Such a lush and full bass; the mids are well defined and have so much drive. Overall a warm and very fun amplifier. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to dubstep on the Lyr; it was special ;). My suspicions were correct, tube amps are awesome when listening to EDM. I also enjoyed listening to the high-res classic rock and jazz that I have. The Lyr is great, a new level of dynamic, rich and fun for me.

 

Be careful, the Lyr can blow up your X1! ;) 

post #3945 of 6757
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Originally Posted by pdrm360 View Post

Be careful, the Lyr can blow up your X1! wink.gif  
Indeed! Once I get past the 9:00 position on the volume I can tell the Lyr wants to drive the **** outta the X1s. Just to be safe, I checked the Lyr's power level using my scanner beforehand and it said it was over 9000 biggrin.gif
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