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post #4306 of 12283
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  This isn't directed at anyone in particular, but let's keep the thread on focus with Schiit, otherwise the mods might lock it based on the cable sniping going on.

There's really nothing better than a warm piece of Schiit in the morning, I'm sitting here playing with my Schiit right now!

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I will go ahead and join in,  I am rocking the Schiit outta my new Valhalla, and Uber Bifrost, with my Sennhieser HD-650,  Source is my laptop with LossLess WAV, I'm not sure music playback could get any better,  In my previous life i built $25,000.00 Horn and SET systems that were not as engaging as this $1300.00 setup, I have better detail retrieval than ever before.  Now i know what all my golden eared friends were talking about when we would get togeather for a listening session:L3000:

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I will go ahead and join in,  I am rocking the Schiit outta my new Valhalla, and Uber Bifrost, with my Sennhieser HD-650,  Source is my laptop with LossLess WAV, I'm not sure music playback could get any better,  In my previous life i built $25,000.00 Horn and SET systems that were not as engaging as this $1300.00 setup, I have better detail retrieval than ever before.  Now i know what all my golden eared friends were talking about when we would get togeather for a listening session:L3000:

Sounds like you're full of Schitt, in a good way.:D

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My Schiit on its way... <F5>, <F5>, <F5>

 

Estimated delivery :
Wed 2/19/2014
OLATHE, KS
US
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

My Schiit on its way... <F5>, <F5>, <F5>

 

Estimated delivery :
Wed 2/19/2014
OLATHE, KS
US

My Schiit has hit the ground running on Friday and is stuck somewhere along the way until Monday.

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Just got my Asgard 2 from FedEx...

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Originally Posted by MrPanda View Post
 

Just got my Asgard 2 from FedEx...

Go listen and report back. What's the chain and what's wrapped around your ears.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Go listen and report back. What's the chain and what's wrapped around your ears.

Hi Stan..

  PC running Foobar -> Bifrost->-Asgard 2->Akg K712's right now, but later on I'm really tempted to try out my vintage AKG K340's.  I also have some Beyer DT-770-80's I want to try.

  Listening to some 24/96 recordings from Linn so far.. (John Butt's Bach Passions).   So far the detail is outstanding, soundstage is incredible, and lows are extended and top end sounds fantastic.  First thing I'm noticing is great dynamics and a much improved rendering of room ambience.  I put on John Eliot Gardiner's Bach BWV 82 from 2000 or so, and I've actually never heard the ambience before in that recording.  The vocalists sound exactly like they're singing in a room, and the strings sound separated without being harsh at all. 


Edited by MrPanda - 2/15/14 at 12:54pm
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Hi Stan..

  PC running Foobar -> Bifrost->-Asgard 2->Akg K712's right now, but later on I'm really tempted to try out my vintage AKG K340's.  I also have some Beyer DT-770-80's I want to try.

  Listening to some 24/96 recordings from Linn so far.. (John Butt's Bach Passions).   So far the detail is outstanding, soundstage is incredible, and lows are extended and top end sounds fantastic.  First thing I'm noticing is great dynamics and a much improved rendering of room ambience.  I put on John Eliot Gardiner's Bach BWV 82 from 2000 or so, and I've actually never heard the ambience before in that recording.  The vocalists sound exactly like they're singing in a room, and the strings sound separated without being harsh at all. 

Yes, Johann was into some bad Schiit, top of the heap in Baroque. BWV 82 is a nice piece. Hopefully on Monday my new Bifrost will find its way in front of my Asgard 2. I am very pleased with the A 2, does a fantastic job of running my HE-500. are you enjoying all that snowfall? I'm sure that you got the same dose of wet heart attack snow the other day that I received.

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I sure hope my V-DAC II will play well with Asgard 2... From what I know it should be in the same "weight class" with Bifrost..


Edited by madwolfa - 2/15/14 at 3:27pm
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I sure hope my V-DAC II will play well with Asgard 2...

Why shouldn't it? If something good comes into it, something good will come out of it.

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Why shouldn't it? If something good comes into it, something good will come out of it.

 

You're right, source material is most important, then cans/speakers.. followed by the amp with DAC at the very end. 

I heard all modern DACs are decent enough for an average Joe not being able to tell any difference between them..


Edited by madwolfa - 2/15/14 at 3:36pm
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You're right, source material is most important, then cans/speakers.. followed by the amp with DAC at the very end. 

I heard all modern DACs are decent enough for an average Joe not being able to tell any difference between them..

I'm sure that one can find a lousy DAC or two, just like anything. Most of the modern ones are pretty good. The religious audiophiles get overexcited, so don't let them get to you. In the hardware scene, not including rotten equipment, good cans are where one gains the most.

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Yes, Johann was into some bad Schiit, top of the heap in Baroque. BWV 82 is a nice piece. Hopefully on Monday my new Bifrost will find its way in front of my Asgard 2. I am very pleased with the A 2, does a fantastic job of running my HE-500. are you enjoying all that snowfall? I'm sure that you got the same dose of wet heart attack snow the other day that I received.

 

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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I'm sure that one can find a lousy DAC or two, just like anything. Most of the modern ones are pretty good. The religious audiophiles get overexcited, so don't let them get to you. In the hardware scene, not including rotten equipment, good cans are where one gains the most.

I think the Asgard 2 really does a fine job with the K712's, so much so I haven't even tried my other phones yet.  The Bifrost/Asgard 2 is a very noticeable step up from the E17/E09 combo. The Asgard 2 is the first piece of electronic equipment I've ever had that has a warm volume control, lol.  It's reassuring that the Asgard 2 can drive the HE-500 - planar might be my next headphone move.  Do you get enough volume/headroom out it for the He-500's?    Right now I'm on the low gain setting of the Asgard 2 and it is completely silent.  I can hear reverb tails and hall reflections I've never heard before with this combo.  Also little details like musicians turning pages...  it's very clear and very resolving, but doesn't seem strident or harsh on anything I've tried yet.   The Bifrost beats out my Apogee Duet for detail and I had really thought that had a good DAC in it...  we are getting some wet snow, but it was warm enough today that it hasn't really accumulated on the ground much.


Edited by MrPanda - 2/15/14 at 4:35pm
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I think the Asgard 2 really does a fine job with the K712's, so much so I haven't even tried my other phones yet.  The Bifrost/Asgard 2 is a very noticeable step up from the E17/E09 combo. The Asgard 2 is the first piece of electronic equipment I've ever had that has a warm volume control, lol.  It's reassuring that the Asgard 2 can drive the HE-500 - planar might be my next headphone move.  Do you get enough volume/headroom out it for the He-500's?    Right now I'm on the low gain setting of the Asgard 2 and it is completely silent.  I can hear reverb tails and hall reflections I've never heard before with this combo.  Also little details like musicians turning pages...  it's very clear and very resolving, but doesn't seem strident or harsh on anything I've tried yet.   The Bifrost beats out my Apogee Duet for detail and I had really thought that had a good DAC in it...  we are getting some wet snow, but it was warm enough today that it hasn't really accumulated on the ground much.

The Asgard 2 can drive the HE-500's to punishing volume levels and do it well. You already know how it sounds :beerchug:

I like the design, the guys at Schitt didn't take the easy way out and went for a perfectly biased discrete design that doesn't rely on negative feedback but delivers due to their diligence in design.

My wife was busting my chops to go out and shovel off the last round of snow but it's too dark and I'm not willing. I really should because by tomorrow morning it will freeze into ice.

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