I prefer this kind...
I use that configuration for a Mac Mini. Absolutely.
With a MacBook Pro a cable that comes straight out the laptop gets a lot of shear stress.
I ran that cable (Apple style) for some time and it was always getting whacked.
The 90 degree adapter pivots front to back so the cable is streamlined to the back.
That said I do like to minimize "adaptors and connectors" but optical signals are very resilient.
I have had no problem with the adapter.
I use a hight grade Toslink cable. Mine are a lot beefier. about $20.
So, out of no where tonight. my lyr just suddenly dropped volume. It was running pretty hot but it has never done that before. thoughts?
Not familiar, got any spare tubes lyin around?
I actually don't have the Magni/Modi or Asgard any longer (the Lyr made me too happy).
yup, I'm chill'n with my Lyr..... now
To whom it may concern/interest:
I too am a pleased Schiit owner, (Bifrost), along with a pair of Senn. HD650's, single-ended wired...and have been debating between purchasing the Lyr or Mjolnir amp, (balanced cable soon to be on the way)... I have heard that the Mjolnir is an "end-game" amp, HOWEVER, I keep hearing about an upcoming "Statement" amp from Schiit...and wonder if it might be better to hold off on purchasing one of the afformentioned amps in favor of this new, as yet unrevealed Statement" amp..
Does anyone have any information regarding this new proposed amp., its configuration, capabilities, etc., ? If/when it might be on the market?
My appologies if this topic has been previously beaten to death or otherwise dealt with, however, if there is coverage of it, please let me know where to find it?
P.S. Has anyone ever experienced distortion or noise from their Bifrost if the power cable plug was not alligned "just so"...? I sometimes hear something on my right channel and wonder why it seems to disapear if I reallign my power cable/plug...(the left and right RCA output cables are solidly coupled to their respective receptors on the Bifrost).
I'm not aware of any public info on the statement amp at this time as Jason has been pretty hush about it, probably to not get people too excited and cannibalize sales on his other products. If swapping out a power cable doesn't fix your bifrost, I would reach out to schiit directly to get it resolved. It sounds like it's intermittent for you though, so I would try to figure out exactly what's causing it.
There's always going to be better gear coming out. You just have to decide like when buying a PC, do you wait for the next generation of intel chips to make their way into PC's and Notebooks or do you just buy what's available. I like this quote from schiit.com's site.