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post #976 of 6946
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

And speakers!

It's about time I gave my speakers some good schiit
It should make for a good desktop setup with my Gallo Stradas, which by the way are rocking with a Decware CSP & Densen B320.
For once I'd like to tell Jason to take his time and let my wallet recover from the pinnacle;)
post #977 of 6946

My wife is also glad :p

post #978 of 6946
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

Hey all,

 

Since you at least deserve a statement with respect to the Statement products, here it is, in all its ugly glory:


Statement Amp

 

The Statement amp is much more mature, but we put its development on hold so it can be more closely aligned with the DAC. Also, transformer issues have slowed us down in iterating the design. Argh.

 

What I can tell you about the Statement amp is that it is more than a feature--packed Mjolnir. Think of a complete integrated amp, with special attention paid to the headphone output side, and yes, speaker binding posts. Same circlotron-style topology, but significantly different in execution for these power and current levels, and with a very different, relay-switched stepped attenuator volume control. Expect 50W into 8 ohms and multiple levels of gain, with the intention of serving everything from IEMs to loudspeakers. And yes, solid-state or hybrid will be available--but it'll be a one-time choice. There's no switching back and forth. 

 

 

It's nice to finally get an idea as to what to expect from the statement amps. Just one question.

 

As it is more of an departure from the Mjolnir than originally expected can we expect the same character of sound as the Mjolnir or sound wise will it be totally different sounding.

 

Thanks

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  Dear Mr. Stoddard:

 

    Thank you for your open and honest responses...it certainly does help me in my decision making process regarding one your Schiit amps...(if i cannot buy one of each...lol...),

 

     If at all possible, (understanding that the statement amp. will sigificantly depart from the Mjolnir in several design paramters), I would like to echo nigeljames' question...,

 

     In terms of basic sound quality, will this statement amp. differ significantly from the Mjolnir, or the ability to drive "difficult" headphones?  Also, due to the amplifier circuit architecture, will this amp also NOT have single ended headphone output capacity?  

 

    Thank you.

 

  Sincerely, 

  T.A. Kogstrom    

post #980 of 6946

Jason can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the nice thing about circlotron circuit is you can keep adding devices to up the power.

post #981 of 6946

Pretty sure the statement will have SE headphone outputs.

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I personally hope the statement amp will sound better, or as good as a B22. In affirmative case, I would buy the statement amp even for 1750 $.

 

That is what I imagine an "end-game" amp to be :).

 

In my opinion, a B22 is one of the reference amps (or possibly the reference solid state amp) currently existing.

 

And I hope the statement will have balanced outputs, or eventually even single ended, too.


Edited by Pidgeon - 1/11/13 at 5:07pm
post #983 of 6946

Given the Mjolnir already goes toe to toe with the B22 just with a different flavour... I can't see the Statement going backwards.  There is room in the B22 for improvement.  Which is not to say I don't like the B22, my 3rd is being built so clearly AMB got something right ;)

post #984 of 6946
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Originally Posted by Pidgeon View Post

I personally hope the statement amp will sound better, or as good as a B22. In affirmative case, I would buy the statement amp even for 1750 $.

 

That is what I imagine an "end-game" amp to be :).

 

In my opinion, a B22 is one of the reference amps (or possibly the reference solid state amp) currently existing.

 

And I hope the statement will have balanced outputs, or eventually even single ended, too.

"Statement" is usually quite a bit north of $1750.

Just say'n

post #985 of 6946
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

"Statement" is usually quite a bit north of $1750.

Just say'n

All details are subject to change and nothing solid as been quoted. However a loose statement had the statement gear

at roughly double the balanced gear.

 

But either way, nobody knows.

post #986 of 6946
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

"Statement" is usually quite a bit north of $1750.

Just say'n

 

I believe few months ago it has been said that the statement amp would have been sold for 1500 $, this is why I specified "even for 1750 $".

 

Maybe they changed idea? I really don't know :).


Edited by Pidgeon - 1/11/13 at 6:08pm
post #987 of 6946
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Originally Posted by Pidgeon View Post

 

I believe few months ago it has been said that the statement amp would have been sold for 1500 $, this is why I specified "even for 1750 $".

 

Maybe they changed idea? I really don't know :).

Here's a little factoid for ya.....

 

I have no idea what I am talking about.

 

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post #988 of 6946

None of us do per speculation. tongue.gif

post #989 of 6946

I'd like to see the DAC and AMP have some type of control for automation.

 

All my non can gear is in a closet. I use RedEye Pro

 

Just a Contact Closure to toggle power, and yes I know I can buy a power strip with CC.

post #990 of 6946
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

None of us do per speculation. tongue.gif

I was in the Schiit "HQ" yesterday to pick my Lyr & Bifrost and spoke to Alex the ops mgr for a good hour. I was told both the statement amp and dac would be under $2k. I'm already blanking on the figures he gave me, but they were under the 2 grand mark, of course I'm sure that's subject to change as development goes on. 

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