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post #9436 of 12183

Love my Mjolnir/Valhalla 2 combo!


Edited by zabzaf - 3/23/15 at 6:57pm
post #9437 of 12183
seeing your amazing black Valhalla, really temps me to purchase black bifrost uber. But no I must be patient and get Yggdrasil. But the Schiit in black does look very nice.
post #9438 of 12183
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Originally Posted by LilAdamMCLA View Post
 

Picture time! I'm new here and slowly joining a few threads :)

Running my Gungnir Gen 2 USB -> Valhalla 1 Black -> Beyer T1 / DT770 Pro depending on mood and whether or not I need to block out background noise.  Sounds better to me every day! :)

 

 

 

Very nice! The black looks cool. I'd be curious to hear the Valhalla. I've been listening to the Lyr (hybrid) and quite enjoy it.

post #9439 of 12183
Yes I have thought about getting a Valhalla 2 and see if they can really make my Dt 880 600 ohm headphones sing. But right now I am saving all money, like a greedy Gus, for a Yggdrasil. But I did some creative accounting and cancelled the premium cable subscriptions. So the question is how do I spend 500 dollars. Do I get a black Bifrost Uber or should I go for the Oppo pm-3. Or should I just put the money towards expensive cans like the Sennheiser HD 800 or a a LCD-X. Hope everyone has a great maniacal Monday, I need to go deal with my hallucinating mother. Hmm dementia might be a underrated buz:D.
post #9440 of 12183
Does a balanced amplifier have to be paired with a balanced dac?
post #9441 of 12183
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Originally Posted by raybone0566 View Post

Does a balanced amplifier have to be paired with a balanced dac?

i think you have mistaken the "balanced" we are talking here, it's a type of connection, not the SQ "balanced"

post #9442 of 12183
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i think you have mistaken the "balanced" we are talking here, it's a type of connection, not the SQ "balanced"
This wasn't in reference to anything. Just a question. Does a balanced amp have to be paired with a balanced dac, or could I use a non-balanced.
post #9443 of 12183
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Yes I have thought about getting a Valhalla 2 and see if they can really make my Dt 880 600 ohm headphones sing. But right now I am saving all money, like a greedy Gus, for a Yggdrasil. But I did some creative accounting and cancelled the premium cable subscriptions. So the question is how do I spend 500 dollars. Do I get a black Bifrost Uber or should I go for the Oppo pm-3. Or should I just put the money towards expensive cans like the Sennheiser HD 800 or a a LCD-X. Hope everyone has a great maniacal Monday, I need to go deal with my hallucinating mother. Hmm dementia might be a underrated buz:D.

Mother knows best, I'll bet that she can tell you which to get. :D

post #9444 of 12183
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Originally Posted by raybone0566 View Post


This wasn't in reference to anything. Just a question. Does a balanced amp have to be paired with a balanced dac, or could I use a non-balanced.

I've seen magni paired with a balanced amp, so IMO it doesnt matter, but for some, they do

post #9445 of 12183
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post

Mother knows best, I'll bet that she can tell you which to get. biggrin.gif
My mom does not get the headphone thing lol. She says I should listen to sea shells and put the money , under my bed lol.
post #9446 of 12183
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My mom does not get the headphone thing lol. She says I should listen to sea shells and put the money , under my bed lol.

It is your mission to convert her.

post #9447 of 12183
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Originally Posted by reddog View Post

My mom does not get the headphone thing lol. She says I should listen to sea shells and put the money , under my bed lol.

why under your bed? that's the first place they'll look!!

 

hide your money in the sea shells! :)

post #9448 of 12183
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Originally Posted by reddog View Post

Yes I have thought about getting a Valhalla 2 and see if they can really make my Dt 880 600 ohm headphones sing. But right now I am saving all money, like a greedy Gus, for a Yggdrasil. But I did some creative accounting and cancelled the premium cable subscriptions. So the question is how do I spend 500 dollars. Do I get a black Bifrost Uber or should I go for the Oppo pm-3. Or should I just put the money towards expensive cans like the Sennheiser HD 800 or a a LCD-X. Hope everyone has a great maniacal Monday, I need to go deal with my hallucinating mother. Hmm dementia might be a underrated buz:D.

 

I did not notice that you had those headphones. When did you get them? UPS will deliver the same ones to me in a few hours. I will use my Fulla to drive them. According to this link, the combo can reach 109 dB. That's dangerously loud. I am skeptical about the whole "an amp needs to handle 120 dB dynamic peaks without clipping" thing. How often do we actually hear 120 dB dynamic peaks with normal listening levels? Since even the most dynamic music only has about 30 dB of dynamic range, and the majority of dynamic music probably doesn't exceed 15 dB of dynamic range, and ideal/average/normal listening levels are only 60-80 dB, 90-110 dB should be all we ever need. According to the numbers, even one of the hardest-to-drive headphones, the HiFiMAN HE-6, only needs 447 mW at 50 ohms to reach 110 dB. The Abyss AB-1266 only needs 316 mW. With most headphones, that number is much closer to zero. The 660 ohm DT 880 only needs 25 mW at 660 ohms. (The number is the same at 600 ohms.) With the Sennheiser HD 800, it's 21 mW. With the newer Audeze LCD-3, it's 6 mW. And so on. In other words, in terms of sheer output power and realistic listening levels, just about any amp has more than enough power to drive all but the least sensitive headphones.

post #9449 of 12183
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Originally Posted by Music Alchemist View Post

I did not notice that you had those headphones. When did you get them? UPS will deliver the same ones to me in a few hours. I will use my Fulla to drive them. According to this link, the combo can reach 109 dB. That's dangerously loud. I am skeptical about the whole "an amp needs to handle 120 dB dynamic peaks without clipping" thing. How often do we actually hear 120 dB dynamic peaks with normal listening levels? Since even the most dynamic music only has about 30 dB of dynamic range, and the majority of dynamic music probably doesn't exceed 15 dB of dynamic range, and ideal/average/normal listening levels are only 60-80 dB, 90-110 dB should be all we ever need. According to the numbers, even one of the hardest-to-drive headphones, the HiFiMAN HE-6, only needs 447 mW at 50 ohms to reach 110 dB. The Abyss AB-1266 only needs 316 mW. With most headphones, that number is much closer to zero. The 660 ohm DT 880 only needs 25 mW at 660 ohms. (The number is the same at 600 ohms.) With the Sennheiser HD 800, it's 21 mW. With the newer Audeze LCD-3, it's 6 mW. And so on. In other words, in terms of sheer output power and realistic listening levels, just about any amp has more than enough power to drive all but the least sensitive headphones.
I have had my Dt 880's for about a year, got them used from Amazon, open box sale. The DT 880's are a great headphone, I use it in my second listening station. That way I can watch my mother, and listen to great jams. I mostly use my lyr2 to drive these cans. I almost snagged a T1 at a estate sale, because the dt 880 880's sound so good.
post #9450 of 12183
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Originally Posted by reddog View Post

I have had my Dt 880's for about a year, got them used from Amazon, open box sale. The DT 880's are a great headphone, I use it in my second listening station. That way I can watch my mother, and listen to great jams. I mostly use my lyr2 to drive these cans. I almost snagged a T1 at a estate sale, because the dt 880 880's sound so good.

 

That Lyr 2 looks so sexy! I'm just a little hesitant about spending more than $200 on an amp now that I've been "crunching the numbers" and realized that most headphones don't actually need much power to reach even dangerously loud SPL levels. But still, if I had plenty to spare, I would probably buy it (or even the Ragnarok) regardless.

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