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post #5701 of 12183
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Originally Posted by HPiper View Post
 

My Valhalla 2 will be here Thursday. Can anyone tell me if the 2 takes the same tubes as the model 1 did? Is there a thread here somewhere for tube rolling on the Valhalla?

Yes, it uses the same tubes. There is a thread on tube rolling for Valhalla and Lyr, both offer good insights on tube sound sigs.

post #5702 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Kiyoshi22 View Post
 

New Member to the site and beginner to all of this. This community is the best thing I stumbled upon :D

 

Currently running Foobar, Xonar D2X, Coaxial to Bifrost Uber, Valhalla, DT880/600 ohms. I use them with the gel pads that got discontinued.

 

I love this setup but was hoping for opinions on whether my setup is actually correct and perhaps some suggestions for other headphones to horde as well. Don't really want to get a HD650 - I tried them and didn't care for them.

 

Fan of trance with female vocals. Love electronica as well as post-rock. Also a gamer at heart ^_^ so sound stage is very important to me.

You might want to give a listen to the HD600's. You might like the HE-500's, but on a different amp due to impedance and power requirements.

post #5703 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Kiyoshi22 View Post
 

I love this setup but was hoping for opinions on whether my setup is actually correct and perhaps some suggestions for other headphones to horde as well. Don't really want to get a HD650 - I tried them and didn't care for them.

Don't see anything wrong with your setup, really.

 

And welcome to the club!

post #5704 of 12183

Yes they use the same tubes

post #5705 of 12183

Am enjoying myself a lot with my modest Schiit stack - Vali/Modi driving a pair of HD800 on stock cables. Wondering if I should get the Magni to drive my LCD-XC (just to complete the mini-Schiit stack). Anyone have impressions on the Magni/XC combo?

 

Vali/XC sounds decent but a bit thin - clearly Vali is insufficient to drive the XC well but commendable effort nonetheless.

post #5706 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Am enjoying myself a lot with my modest Schiit stack - Vali/Modi driving a pair of HD800 on stock cables. Wondering if I should get the Magni to drive my LCD-XC (just to complete the mini-Schiit stack). Anyone have impressions on the Magni/XC combo?

 

Vali/XC sounds decent but a bit thin - clearly Vali is insufficient to drive the XC well but commendable effort nonetheless.

Why do you want to get the Magni to drive the XC? It is able to drive planar though.

post #5707 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Am enjoying myself a lot with my modest Schiit stack - Vali/Modi driving a pair of HD800 on stock cables. Wondering if I should get the Magni to drive my LCD-XC (just to complete the mini-Schiit stack). Anyone have impressions on the Magni/XC combo?

 

Vali/XC sounds decent but a bit thin - clearly Vali is insufficient to drive the XC well but commendable effort nonetheless.

 

No experience with the Magni and XC but the Magni certainly drives my planars (Alpha Dogs) quite decently for a little amp :)

post #5708 of 12183

Just thought it'd be a good bargain and less hassle of tube rolling. Plug and play then forget about it : )

post #5709 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Just thought it'd be a good bargain and less hassle of tube rolling. Plug and play then forget about it : )

If you want clean, the Magni is an affordable wonder as in wonderful.

post #5710 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

If you want clean, the Magni is an affordable wonder as in wonderful.

Hopefully the sound with the XC will be full bodied..not sure if 1.2W is sufficient for the XC.

post #5711 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Hopefully the sound with the XC will be full bodied..not sure if 1.2W is sufficient for the XC.

I drove my HE-6 with the magni(max) to a decent volume and by this, I think it is sufficient for the XC. But the XC will benefit from a much more powerful amp. Using with the magni will have a very thin bass. 

post #5712 of 12183

Well life threw a curve ball and I'm back into the hobby sooner than I thought I'd be (what a bummer, lol).  I left off with HD650's, Gen 1 Lyr, and Gen 1 Bifrost, and I'll be returning a notch or two higher with the LCD-X, Mjolnir, and Gungnir.  Hopefully they'll pair well with the LCD-X.  I've seen several other Head-Fiers with the same setup, so it must not suck too bad. :smile:

 

Proud to own some Schiit again!

post #5713 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Xdaggersoul View Post
 

I drove my HE-6 with the magni(max) to a decent volume and by this, I think it is sufficient for the XC. But the XC will benefit from a much more powerful amp. Using with the magni will have a very thin bass. 

Precisely my concern. Despite the XC's relatively high sensitivity, they should ideally be paired with a more powerful amp. But at $99, do you think it's worth a try?

post #5714 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Kiwikat View Post
 

Well life threw a curve ball and I'm back into the hobby sooner than I thought I'd be (what a bummer, lol).  I left off with HD650's, Gen 1 Lyr, and Gen 1 Bifrost, and I'll be returning a notch or two higher with the LCD-X, Mjolnir, and Gungnir.  Hopefully they'll pair well with the LCD-X.  I've seen several other Head-Fiers with the same setup, so it must not suck too bad. :smile:

 

Proud to own some Schiit again!

Did you order the Mjolnir & Gungnir from Schiit directly ?

post #5715 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Did you order the Mjolnir & Gungnir from Schiit directly ?


Yes, I feel like that is a loaded question though.  Should I not have?  They went above and beyond when I ordered my Lyr and Bifrost.

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