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post #106 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Kremer930 View Post

Wow. This anticipation makes it so hard not to jump in this boat. I really am hanging out for the statement gear.
Solude- will be infesting to see how long it takes someone to spit the Moljnir dummy and put theirs on the for sale columns. My guess is that they won't one up for sale much at all until the statement is released or announced.
Bring on those reviews guys but please don't say too many great things about the Moljnir. I only have so much self control in not buying one of these! wink.gif


Do it... you know you want to evil_smiley.gif

post #107 of 3222
I am strong. I am strong...... Ha ha ha ha. I have waited this long. Another 3-6 months will fly by.
post #108 of 3222

Okay, guys...

 

I have good news, and I have bad news.

 

The good news is that Mjolnir is looking very cool indeed (see attached nonprofessional pics--the pro stuff is still coming.)

 

The bad news is that they're currently not shippable. The last batch of metal we got in was the bottom piece (this is a 3-piece chassis, unlike all of our others--the aluminum is in two pieces.) And they all are dinged and nicked (see other attached photo--yes, I know it looks small, but it's a lot uglier in real life.) 

 

This is a gigantic shock, since the guys we work with for metal parts have been dead-reliable since we started up with them. They're only 20 minutes away from our office, so we're going to go down today and see what we can do about it.

 

But, bottom line, we won't be shipping this week. We may not be shipping next week. It all depends on how quickly we can get this fixed. 

 

I've updated the site, and we'll keep you apprised of when we expect to ship. We'll get this worked out as fast as we can. And apologies on the delay.

 

All the best,

Jason

 

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post #109 of 3222

Fingers crossed.

post #110 of 3222

:( Understood, thanks for the update. I hope the input toggle switch is a rugged one, I can foresee it breaking for the simple fact that you have to manually switch out  RCA and XLR and accidents happen... Like the XLR cable housing snagging it on its way in/out for example. That pre-out is a beautiful sight (balanced!), keep those coming in future products :)
 


Edited by brunk - 6/29/12 at 9:00am
post #111 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Boom! I win :D


*bows* We're not worthy wink.gif

post #112 of 3222

Sad news indeed, but I'm in no hurry. Haven't decided on how to design my recabling yet... :)

post #113 of 3222

Gotta say, the more I look at this amp, the more intrigued/confused I become lol. Jason, do you have output power specs for  600 ohms by chance? I really like this non-inverted topology (just like my Yamaha A-S2000), This will be an incredibly efficient amp. Every drop of power it consumes will be turned into musical headphone fuel :) One more question Jason, will the pre outs operate in standby?


Edited by brunk - 7/1/12 at 2:51pm
post #114 of 3222

8w into 32

4w into 64

2w into 128

1w into 256

500mW into 512

 

5w into 50

2.5w into 100

1.25w into 200

625mW into 400

312mW into 800

 

Preouts while on standby... no.  The Yamaha thing is interesting but despite an odd speaker drawing I doubt Schiit licensed the patent out.

post #115 of 3222

Thanks for the info, should've dug through their website better haha. It is a bit hazy (maybe I am a bit too)beerchug.gif

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8w into 32

4w into 64

2w into 128

1w into 256

500mW into 512

 

5w into 50

2.5w into 100

1.25w into 200

625mW into 400

312mW into 800

 

Preouts while on standby... no.  The Yamaha thing is interesting but despite an odd speaker drawing I doubt Schiit licensed the patent out.


Edited by brunk - 7/1/12 at 4:22pm
post #116 of 3222
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As safe as driving a Corvette in a residential zone.

 

I drive my vette in a residential zone all the time.

55k miles in 6 years. Rain, Snow, and especially dry pavement.

post #117 of 3222

Must say I always got looks at the mountain driving up in the Z28 with a ski rack on the roof :D

post #118 of 3222

I'm curious.  It has balanced inputs and a 4 gang pot but doesn't the amp module only take single ended input, does its cross shunt push pull thing and spit out balanced?  Or am I not seeing the splitter for single ended input and how the amp module is split for hot and cold runs?

post #119 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

I'm curious.  It has balanced inputs and a 4 gang pot but doesn't the amp module only take single ended input, does its cross shunt push pull thing and spit out balanced?  Or am I not seeing the splitter for single ended input and how the amp module is split for hot and cold runs?

The amp module takes balanced input--hence the 4-gang pot. One side can be shorted to ground for RCA compatibility. Because what happens when you run a single-ended input into a differential amp? A differential output. What happens when you run a differential signal into a differential amp? A differential output.

 

To really understand what's going on, you'll need to study up on how CSPP works, because the "hot/cold" amp split doesn't apply. It is inherently balanced, and there's no "hot" amp and "cold" amp--they are one and the same.

post #120 of 3222

Thanks for that.  Needless to say its been a while since my EE schooling and even then don't think CSPP was covered.  Now how's that metal coming?


Edited by Solude - 7/4/12 at 11:48am
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