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post #6136 of 6935
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Originally Posted by kothganesh View Post

+1. I use Gungnir/Mojo/XC it TH 900 and Hendrix was the best, IMO. His live rendition of Hey Joe oooh!

Your right on!!!!!! (Sorry couldn't help it)💩....the whole album is fantastic...I would love to try your Gungnir with my rig!
post #6137 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post
 

Us tough guys just turn the knob.

 

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Originally Posted by Wildcatsare1 View Post

^^ We former Linebackers use our lips 😲!

 

Several truly twisted thoughts just ran through my head, about turning knobs, how they turn, and who should turn them.

 

Once again, I value my membership, so I will refrain from describing the above in detail.

 

Let me just say that I do so enjoy a good knob turning.

post #6138 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

 

Honestly, easiest thing is to just try it with the various outputs (if there are multiple) and see which one you like best.

 

Just be careful to turn the Asgard all the way down before you start any music playing!

 

Even if it's not a line level output, it still may sound very good; and if it turns out you want a better/different DAC later you've already got a good amp to go with it.

 

People make a big deal about double-amping; but it isn't necessarily something you're going to notice.

Ditto that.  I nearly blew my ears out switching from my Little Dot to my A-2 comparing the same HP  in different sources. I was going straight from a dedicated CDP and then comparing to listening to the same CD through my stereo system through an integrated amp w/DAC w/ the A-2 connected to see if the difference between the DAC in the CDP and the integrated was significantly different....turn that schiit down and save your ears :triportsad:

post #6139 of 6935

Schiit stack is complete :). So much clicking though! Good thing The alpha dogs block most of it! 

 

post #6140 of 6935

Clicking??

post #6141 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post
 

Clicking??

When Bifrost change sample rate, it clicks.

post #6142 of 6935
Hmm, I don't have that issue; i play files of different sampling rates but no click. I dunno why
post #6143 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Billheiser View Post

Hmm, I don't have that issue; i play files of different sampling rates but no click. I dunno why

 

BiFrost doesn't click for sample rates change when using a USB connection.

post #6144 of 6935

I had read about the clicking before buying my Gungnir USB and I do hear it now and then but it makes me wonder if my listening habits differ that much from other's here. I almost always listen to one album at a time so there's no clicking until I go to another album and that album/CD/file folder was recorded at a different bit-rate and/or sample-rate.

 

Do most of you simply make several playlists from multiple CD's/folders and that way you hear the clicking more often as it jumps from different source folders/files? The clicks now and then don't bother me at all. 


Edited by KLJTech - 7/22/14 at 3:42pm
post #6145 of 6935

If you run coax out of your computer like I did for a while, every windows sound, youtube video, music file, software sounds and so on clicks. Pretty bad for a general computing setup. 

Having the USB card (or a different DAC) is a must then.


Edited by Rem0o - 7/22/14 at 4:11pm
post #6146 of 6935

I gotcha, that makes sense.

 

I used S/PDIF coax out from my PC a couple DAC's ago but never with the Gungnir. Using USB with the Gungnir after listening to music via J.River MC I have to close and reopen the browser to get any sound from YouTube or any other site or other player of any kind. I do see the clicking mentioned fairly often and it does make me wonder if a lot of people prefer to use a playlist from multiple CD's rather than play one album at a time. Maybe its from different websites, internet videos and music like you're saying. 

post #6147 of 6935
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

BiFrost doesn't click for sample rates change when using a USB connection.
Ok, thanks. It's via USB that I play songs from computer that have different sample rates, so that's good to know.
My Bifrost would click like crazy when I fast forwarded or rewound my previous CD player (which fed the Bifrost via digital coax). But now with a different CD player, the clicking doesn't happen at all under the same conditions.
post #6148 of 6935
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post
 

I gotcha, that makes sense.

 

I used S/PDIF coax out from my PC a couple DAC's ago but never with the Gungnir. Using USB with the Gungnir after listening to music via J.River MC I have to close and reopen the browser to get any sound from YouTube or any other site or other player of any kind. I do see the clicking mentioned fairly often and it does make me wonder if a lot of people prefer to use a playlist from multiple CD's rather than play one album at a time. Maybe its from different websites, internet videos and music like you're saying. 

 

That is because of WASAPI or ASIO. Both algorithms dedicate one source (i.e. the media player) for sound, and anything else will be ignored. My personal setup is an optical running to my hifi rig and headphone out from the motherboard to my Grado's, so media player goes to my hifi and everything else goes to my headphones

 

So what you could do is have 2 outputs, one for your Gungnir and one for mid-fi headphones from the HP out

post #6149 of 6935

Anyone know of a optical cable that FOR SURE carry a 24/192 signal? The cheapie I have can only go up to 24/96. Playing a 24/192 doesn't do anything through my Bifrost, plays fine through usb. 

post #6150 of 6935
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Originally Posted by Nada190 View Post
 

Anyone know of a optical cable that FOR SURE carry a 24/192 signal? The cheapie I have can only go up to 24/96. Playing a 24/192 doesn't do anything through my Bifrost, plays fine through usb. 

 

The monoprice premium cable does

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