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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

So with the Gungnir the MJ is able to drive the HE-6    -   good,  better than good,  great?

 

Or did I misunderstand you here?

 

When I heard it, it was better than most headphone amplifiers I have heard, but it definitely was not a speaker amp. 

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PYST, any thought to XLR termination for Mjo and Gun?
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They are on the way, not ready yet.
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well 2 days ago i just ordered a Mjolnir from Jason, He said that there is no Mjolnir in China at the moment so ill be the first owner in the whole China. Great news. Its now on backorder for 2 weeks so i guess i have to wait around 3 more weeks to listen to it.

 

I will be pairing the Mjolnir with my Modded Stello DA220MKII, Stello U3 with external PSU and a Hifiman HE-500, LCD-2 Rev.1, HD650 and other headphones that i own.

 

 

Can't wait !!!

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The Mjolnir is, indeed, sensitive to the power you feed it. I had a problem with a whirring noise in one of the channels, which I didn't remember from my initial testing (just an hour or so) in another location. I have now loaned an isolation transformer from my uncle, who is both an audiophile and an electrician. He says that if this doesn't solve the problem, something is broken.

 

Well, it almost solved the problem. The disturbing whir is right now completely gone, but though faint it has been audible through quiet music in spite of this 15 kilograms of humming black box. Suggestions? 

 

Oh, and the already low noise floor is cut in half! This makes it even lower than I described in an early post - from the first location. Through Denon 2000's, it is now lower than the noise floor of most places I've ever been. In accordance with Murphy's law, this room is still a lot more quiet than that. On the other hand, this setup does anyway make you want to listen at higher volumes than your ears will allow. It's pure fun. :D

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Originally Posted by O8h7w View Post

The Mjolnir is, indeed, sensitive to the power you feed it. I had a problem with a whirring noise in one of the channels, which I didn't remember from my initial testing (just an hour or so) in another location. I have now loaned an isolation transformer from my uncle, who is both an audiophile and an electrician. He says that if this doesn't solve the problem, something is broken.

 

Well, it almost solved the problem. The disturbing whir is right now completely gone, but though faint it has been audible through quiet music in spite of this 15 kilograms of humming black box. Suggestions? 

 

Oh, and the already low noise floor is cut in half! This makes it even lower than I described in an early post - from the first location. Through Denon 2000's, it is now lower than the noise floor of most places I've ever been. In accordance with Murphy's law, this room is still a lot more quiet than that. On the other hand, this setup does anyway make you want to listen at higher volumes than your ears will allow. It's pure fun. :D

Unresolved ground loop, dirty power, bad interconnects....

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Unresolved ground loop, dirty power, bad interconnects....

 

You trolling?

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

You trolling?

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Unresolved ground loop, dirty power, bad interconnects....

 

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Just trying to figure out what you meant by the first post.  My bad.

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Just trying to figure out what you meant by the first post.  My bad.

Well, if you read his post...he was talking about hearing some noise in one of his channels. That usually sounds like a ground loop, but I've also

experienced some weird noise on my Lyr from "faulty or crappy" interconnects. RCA specifically.

 

 

Sorry If my post came off as somewhat....idk..."trollish" haha.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Well, if you read his post...he was talking about hearing some noise in one of his channels. That usually sounds like a ground loop, but I've also

experienced some weird noise on my Lyr from "faulty or crappy" interconnects. RCA specifically.

 

 

Sorry If my post came off as somewhat....idk..."trollish" haha.

 

I haven't experienced any of those issues with my Schiit gear, but it's something to watch for.  I have a Mjolnir coming this Tuesday and I'll see if it has any of the issues you mentioned.  The Lyr is somewhat known for the noise, but I haven't read much about the Mjolnir having those issues.

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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

I haven't experienced any of those issues with my Schiit gear, but it's something to watch for.  I have a Mjolnir coming this Tuesday and I'll see if it has any of the issues you mentioned.  The Lyr is somewhat known for the noise, but I haven't read much about the Mjolnir having those issues.

Me either, which is why I'm sure his unit may have a problem or there is another culprit. My Lyr only exhibited noise when the pot was maxed.

But when I had the RCA problems, there was audible noise even before 1 o'clock. 

 

My Mjolnir and Gungnir are whisper quiet.

post #1393 of 3344
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Originally Posted by O8h7w View Post

The Mjolnir is, indeed, sensitive to the power you feed it. I had a problem with a whirring noise in one of the channels, which I didn't remember from my initial testing (just an hour or so) in another location. I have now loaned an isolation transformer from my uncle, who is both an audiophile and an electrician. He says that if this doesn't solve the problem, something is broken.

Well, it almost solved the problem. The disturbing whir is right now completely gone, but though faint it has been audible through quiet music in spite of this 15 kilograms of humming black box. Suggestions? 

Oh, and the already low noise floor is cut in half! This makes it even lower than I described in an early post - from the first location. Through Denon 2000's, it is now lower than the noise floor of most places I've ever been. In accordance with Murphy's law, this room is still a lot more quiet than that. On the other hand, this setup does anyway make you want to listen at higher volumes than your ears will allow. It's pure fun. biggrin.gif

Do you drive the Mojo Balanced or Single Ended?
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So I finally gotten around to packing my Mjolnir back to Schiit as I have been really busy and didn't know the places around me did not accept a drop off of Fedex ground on weekends until I looked it up yesterday.

 

All I'll have now is my D1 as a dac/amp since I'm selling the amp so I packed that away and I notice a good difference between the Mjolnir amp and the D1 dac. I found the D1 to be superior to the V200 but just haven't gotten around to selling it but I guess it's good to know that my purchase is actually justified since I need something better than the internal amp of my dac :) Hopefully I'll have another Mjolnir in say 2 weeks or so after they receive the amp.

 

I'm pretty impressed with this amp after spending say a week with it or so.

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