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I really like their who stance on competitors. Something other businesses need to learn. 

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Schiit gear should hold its value well too. I wouldn't worry too much.


 

That's good to hear! 

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Thanks for the responses earlier, Jason and Maxvla. I hadn't seen the FAQ on the Web site before and had only briefly looked at the specs. It now seems likely that I'll buy the amp, if not the DAC too, when they come out. The amp in particular ticks a lot of boxes on my checklist. smile.gif

 

I have a few more questions for Jason:

 

1 - Is the "one pair dual 3-pin female XLR" output listed on the Mjolnir specs a loop output? I'd assume it is but just wanted to make sure.

2 - Is the gain of the Mjolnir modifiable - either by Schiit or the user? Specifically, can the gain be lowered for an individual amp?

3 - Will the Mjolnir be displayed at the upcoming THE Show Newport Beach? If so, will the Audeze LCD-3 be part of the headphones available to demo with?

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Thanks for the responses earlier, Jason and Maxvla. I hadn't seen the FAQ on the Web site before and had only briefly looked at the specs. It now seems likely that I'll buy the amp, if not the DAC too, when they come out. The amp in particular ticks a lot of boxes on my checklist. smile.gif

 

I have a few more questions for Jason:

 

1 - Is the "one pair dual 3-pin female XLR" output listed on the Mjolnir specs a loop output? I'd assume it is but just wanted to make sure.

 

There's a pair of 3-pin headphone outputs, as well as a 4-pin headphone outs, which can be used at the same time. There's also a pair of 3-pin male preamp outputs, which are amplified and controlled by Mjolnir's volume pot.

 

2 - Is the gain of the Mjolnir modifiable - either by Schiit or the user? Specifically, can the gain be lowered for an individual amp?

 

Nope, but the noise floor is very, very low, thanks to the low-noise JFET input and balanced design.

 

3 - Will the Mjolnir be displayed at the upcoming THE Show Newport Beach? If so, will the Audeze LCD-3 be part of the headphones available to demo with?

 

Yep, we'll be there, and we may or may not have LCD-3s (we've been waiting a bit on those). We'll definitely have LCD-2 "vegans."

 



 

post #79 of 306
Someone mentioned earlier that the statement amp can be built as SS or Hybrid. Will this be an option or will it only be available as a Hybrid?

Being able to run two sets of cans at the same time as well as being able to run two lines out are great extras.

Do you have a firmer idea of the cost of the statement gear as yet or are there still variables being worked out?
post #80 of 306

relay-switched stepped attenuation, no flashy monitor, SS option, pre-amp out, I am definitely waiting for the statement.

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Jason, will Mjolnir have both xlr and rca inputs, or is it one or the other? Hoping to use the Bifrost with it until I decide which DAC to upgrade to.

 

It's a shame the stepped attenuator is reserved for the statement gear. It was a feature I was anticipating for the Mjolnir.


Edited by olor1n - 3/30/12 at 4:08pm
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Jason, will Mjolnir have both xlr and rca inputs, or is it one or the other? Hoping to use the Bifrost with it until I decide which DAC to upgrade to.

 

It's a shame the stepped attenuator is reserved for the statement gear. It was a feature I was anticipating for the Mjolnir.


The site lists 1 RCA and 1 XLR in.
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This is what I found ambiguous -

 

 

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You won’t find any balanced-to-single-ended conversion or vice-versa in Mjolnir. It’s balanced in and balanced out, with a 4-gang RK27 Alps volume pot--providing end-game performance for a mid-level price.

 

 

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Specifications
 
Headphone Impedance: 8-600 ohms  Gain: 8 (18db)  
Frequency Response: 2Hz-400KHz, -3dB  
Maximum Output: 45V P-P typ. Into 32 ohms, or 8W RMS into 32 ohms, 5W RMS into 50 ohms
THD: Less than 0.008%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V  
Output impedance: less than 1.5 ohms Topology: Fully discrete FET, cross-shunt push-pull Crossfet output stage, zero feedback, noninverting, single voltage gain stage
Inputs: one pair balanced XLR, one pair single-ended RCAs, choose one
Outputs: one 4-pin balanced female XLR, one pair dual 3-pin female XLR, and one pair male XLR preamp outs
Power Consumption: 45W  
Size: 16 x 8.75 x 2.25”  
Weight: 12 lbs

 

 


Edited by olor1n - 3/30/12 at 4:50pm
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Now that I read it again that is odd.
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This is what I found ambiguous -

 

 

 

 

 

 



Run single-ended in to a differential amplifier, and what do you get? Balanced. Balanced in is real balanced in--4 lines going to a 4-gang pot. Single-ended RCA is next to a switch that shorts one side of the balanced input to ground. That's why you can only choose one input. 

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Just to side track the conversation, did yo ufind the Vegan pads on the LCD-2 to detract the SQ at all?

 

There are minimal impressions of it on these forums.

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Originally Posted by olor1n View Post

This is what I found ambiguous -

 

 

 

 

 

 



Run single-ended in to a differential amplifier, and what do you get? Balanced. Balanced in is real balanced in--4 lines going to a 4-gang pot. Single-ended RCA is next to a switch that shorts one side of the balanced input to ground. That's why you can only choose one input.


Sorry if I'm being dense here. So, it's one or the other? You choose RCA or XLR input at time of purchase? I'm not after a lecture on the topology... just want to know if the Bifrost will work with the Mjolnir.

 

post #88 of 306
It comes with both but you can only use one at a time because using the RCA shorts the XLR connection.
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^ Thank you.

 

My original question wasn't whether both inputs could be used at the same time. W(hy)TF would you need it to do that?

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It comes with both but you can only use one at a time because using the RCA shorts the XLR connection.

Oh. Thank!
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