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post #1426 of 3242
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

Mine came in today...this thing is beautiful and massive.  I feel like I could kill a home intruder with this thing if necessary.  It's well made, solid, and currently being drooled over as I try to find the best place on my desk for it.

 

I think I need a bigger desk.  Especially if I am planning on adding the Gungnir to the setup.

 

The poor little Lyr looks meak in comparison to it.  The Lyr still has those sexy tubes sticking out of the top of it though.  It does have that. :)

It definitely is massive. I did not expect the size of the Mjolnir to be that big when I ordered it but then again I didn't look at the specs. I did buy a rack however shortly afterwards :)

 

My Mjolnir shipped today so hopefully no shipping damage this time around. I'm hoping it comes by the weekend :) My D1 has a good amp inside but I'm missing something with the Mjolnir.

post #1427 of 3242
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It definitely is massive. I did not expect the size of the Mjolnir to be that big when I ordered it but then again I didn't look at the specs. I did buy a rack however shortly afterwards :)

 

My Mjolnir shipped today so hopefully no shipping damage this time around. I'm hoping it comes by the weekend :) My D1 has a good amp inside but I'm missing something with the Mjolnir.

 

Yeah, I'm letting mine burn-in along with the new HE-6 as I type this.  I'm already impressed.  I definitely have not spent enough time with it to get a good feel for it, not by any means, but it was nice to flip the switch, put the cans on, and not instantly be let down.

 

In fact, it was the opposite.  I was instantly impressed and am looking forward to next few weeks as I listen to the new combination... plus when my Q cables come in and I can use the Mjolnir with my LCD-2.2s.

 

I'm pretty much a 100% Schiit fan boy now.

post #1428 of 3242
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

Yeah, I'm letting mine burn-in along with the new HE-6 as I type this.  I'm already impressed.  I definitely have not spent enough time with it to get a good feel for it, not by any means, but it was nice to flip the switch, put the cans on, and not instantly be let down.

 

In fact, it was the opposite.  I was instantly impressed and am looking forward to next few weeks as I listen to the new combination... plus when my Q cables come in and I can use the Mjolnir with my LCD-2.2s.

 

I'm pretty much a 100% Schiit fan boy now.

I started to hear a some changes about 40 hours in...lcd's take on a beautiful deep clear bass...a major change from the Lyr.

After about 100 hours,just amazing..excellent clarity,detail,presence..

 

Gungir ,will  be my next purchase,after reading some of the most recent reviews...

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Yeah mine changed quite noticeable for the better after 100 hours using the HD800..

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you guys are making jealous...till now i have no idea when will they ship my Mjolnir...
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Hi guys. Need help on a question.
I find myself re thinking a Mjolnir purchase due to its large foot print. May I know, as per your opinions, if there are detrimental effects to placing the Mjolnir permanently on its side? I have the ventilation issues all thought out, but would like your views on a sideways placement of the amp please.

Jason. If you see this message, I would be greatly appreciative if you can jump in and give me your blessings.

Thanks everyone.

John
Edited by Blurpapa - 10/2/12 at 8:40pm
post #1432 of 3242
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

I started to hear a some changes about 40 hours in...lcd's take on a beautiful deep clear bass...a major change from the Lyr.

After about 100 hours,just amazing..excellent clarity,detail,presence..

 

Gungir ,will  be my next purchase,after reading some of the most recent reviews...

 

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Originally Posted by Bolardito View Post

Yeah mine changed quite noticeable for the better after 100 hours using the HD800..

 

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Originally Posted by keph View Post

you guys are making jealous...till now i have no idea when will they ship my Mjolnir...

 

 

That amazing moment when you realize that your audio nirvana has not been reached but you just got several steps closer...I am in awe at how good this combination sounds this early on.  I have not heard the HE-6 from a speaker tap, but from the Mjolnir, even without much burn in at all, it sounds simply amazing...Seriously.  It's amazing.

 

Yes, I realize it's the new toy effect.  Yes, I realize it will only get better... but this is impressive.  I'm going to refrain from posting about it for another couple of days as it sinks in, burn-ins in, etc.  but for those of you who have not heard the HE-6 out of a speaker tap - therefore can not compare it to that setup - the HE-6 out of the Mjolnir is AMAZING.  It's better than the LCD-2s out of the Lyr IMO, as impulsive as it may be - I know what my ears and mind are telling me and this is simply superior.

 

Now, I'm EXTREMELY anxious to get my Q-cables in so I can see if it's the HE-6 / Mjolnir combo or the Mjolnir itself.  

 

My wife has listened to every head phone I've owned with her favorite songs and turned her nose up at every single one of them, always going back to her favorites, the LCD-2.2s.  She listened to the HE-6 and gave me the approving nod... she's just as anxious for the q cables as I am so we can see if the LCD-2.2s still hold their reign in this household.

 

Color me impressed.  More to come after I've given it some time to boil and then simmer in the pot.

post #1433 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

Hi guys. Need help on a question.
I find myself re thinking a Mjolnir purchase due to its large foot print. May I know, as per your opinions, if there will detrimental effects if I place the Mjolnir on its side? I have ventilation issues all thought out, but would like your thoughts on a sideways placement.
Jason. If you see this message, I would be greatly appreciative if you can jump in and give me your blessings.
Thanks everyone.
John

I think if you were to put some kind of big feet on the Mjolnir (sorbothane footers or something similar) it might work out.

You'd be blocking much less of the vents than if you were to just stand it sideways with nothing to increase airflow.

 

I'd really be worried about it falling over though, so I'd say maybe, but be careful. OR try to find some way of clearing desk space for the amp.

post #1434 of 3242
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

 

 

 

 

That amazing moment when you realize that your audio nirvana has not been reached but you just got several steps closer...I am in awe at how good this combination sounds this early on.  I have not heard the HE-6 from a speaker tap, but from the Mjolnir, even without much burn in at all, it sounds simply amazing...Seriously.  It's amazing.

 

Yes, I realize it's the new toy effect.  Yes, I realize it will only get better... but this is impressive.  I'm going to refrain from posting about it for another couple of days as it sinks in, burn-ins in, etc.  but for those of you who have not heard the HE-6 out of a speaker tap - therefore can not compare it to that setup - the HE-6 out of the Mjolnir is AMAZING.  It's better than the LCD-2s out of the Lyr IMO, as impulsive as it may be - I know what my ears and mind are telling me and this is simply superior.

 

Now, I'm EXTREMELY anxious to get my Q-cables in so I can see if it's the HE-6 / Mjolnir combo or the Mjolnir itself.  

 

My wife has listened to every head phone I've owned with her favorite songs and turned her nose up at every single one of them, always going back to her favorites, the LCD-2.2s.  She listened to the HE-6 and gave me the approving nod... she's just as anxious for the q cables as I am so we can see if the LCD-2.2s still hold their reign in this household.

 

Color me impressed.  More to come after I've given it some time to boil and then simmer in the pot.

Glad you're enjoying your Mjolnir, tokendog. I feel the same way about how good Mjolnir drives HE-6. I am driving the HE-6

fully balanced with Mjolnir and Gungnir, it'd be interesting to know how much better or marginal fully balanced is vs SE at driving HE-6.

post #1435 of 3242
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Glad you're enjoying your Mjolnir, tokendog. I feel the same way about how good Mjolnir drives HE-6. I am driving the HE-6

fully balanced with Mjolnir and Gungnir, it'd be interesting to know how much better or marginal fully balanced is vs SE at driving HE-6.

 

Definitely.  Any thing I could do to improve this would be eagerly accepted.  I'd be content if someone told me this is it, this is as good as it gets, but I know better.  So on continues the quest to find the perfect combination.

 

While I wait for the Q-cables for my LCD-2s, I am going to give the HE-6 a lot of listening time.  Then I'll switch to the LCD-2s and do the same...then it will be time to decide which to keep.  I will eventually try out the LCD-3s, but I think I'm going to allow ignorance to be bliss for a while once I sort this out.

 

In the interim, I plan on getting the Gungnir to finish up this good Schiit combo I have going here.  I'll work on cables, etc. and get all of that right quality-wise.

 

I just need someone to confirm to me that the Gungnir kills the Titanium HD in sound quality.  I was going to go to Bifrost but was told the upgrade wasn't _that_ significant over the TiHD...so I'm certain if the Gungnir is significantly better than the Bifrost, then now an upgrade becomes something of reasonable consideration.

 

The only thing I don't enjoy about the HE-6 is the 1 year warranty.  Anyways, this is an Mjolnir thread and it's here to stay.  That's for sure.   Well done once again, Schiit.

post #1436 of 3242
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

I think if you were to put some kind of big feet on the Mjolnir (sorbothane footers or something similar) it might work out.
You'd be blocking much less of the vents than if you were to just stand it sideways with nothing to increase airflow.

I'd really be worried about it falling over though, so I'd say maybe, but be careful. OR try to find some way of clearing desk space for the amp.

Thanks for your thoughts Paradoxper! Really appreciate them.

It's actually going to be a bedside rig and that darned bedside cabinet of mine is slightly too narrow at only 400mm wide! I have the space between the bed and the cabinet to play with, and its enough to accomodate the height of the Mjolnir.

I may still be able to place the Mjolnir flat below my bed but the prospect of splashing out more dough for 2m long balanced interconnect cables between my DAC and the Mjolnir was what led me to explore a vertical placement.

Thanks again! BTW are you residing in Asia?

Cheers.
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post


Thanks for your thoughts Paradoxper! Really appreciate them.
It's actually going to be a bedside rig and that darned bedside cabinet of mine is slightly too narrow at only 400mm wide! I have the space between the bed and the cabinet to play with, and its enough to accomodate the height of the Mjolnir.
I may still be able to place the Mjolnir flat below my bed but the prospect of splashing out more dough for 2m long balanced interconnect cables between my DAC and the Mjolnir was what led me to explore a vertical placement.
Thanks again! BTW are you residing in Asia?
Cheers.

Remove the cabinet! biggrin.gif I know some people stood their Asgard straight up, exactly what they did for feet or even security, I don't know.

I would just have the big worry of ventilation, if it's sturdy enough not to fall over. I hope you also have a long headphone cable, or

are very still when listening to tunes. Let us know what you end up deciding to do and how it all works out.

 

No, I'm in the U.S.A. What gave you the idea otherwise? bigsmile_face.gif

post #1438 of 3242
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Remove the cabinet! biggrin.gif  I know some people stood their Asgard straight up, exactly what they did for feet or even security, I don't know.
I would just have the big worry of ventilation, if it's sturdy enough not to fall over. I hope you also have a long headphone cable, or
are very still when listening to tunes. Let us know what you end up deciding to do and how it all works out.

No, I'm in the U.S.A. What gave you the idea otherwise? bigsmile_face.gif

Roger that Paradoxper! I will try to snap a pic of my setup when it's all done. Ive just visited the DIY shop to pick up some cables and XLR plugs in anticipation of collecting the Mjolnir this weekend. Thanks for having an interest smily_headphones1.gif

It's the time of your replies smily_headphones1.gif Aren't the rest of your countrymen fast asleep at the times of your posts? Don't you need any sleep?

Cheers!!
post #1439 of 3242

Well cant wait for the Mjolnir to arrive. Jason haven't replied my e-mail yet and i still don't know when will Mjolnir be shipped. Once it arrive i will compare it with my WA6SE and La-Figaro 339. My main Headphones are the LCD-2 Rev.1 and HE-500 all with Norse audio Norn V2 8-Wire cable with a 4pin XLR connector. 

 

Arghhhh Can't wait any longer...frown.gif it's been a week since i ordered them.

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Originally Posted by keph View Post

Well cant wait for the Mjolnir to arrive. Jason haven't replied my e-mail yet and i still don't know when will Mjolnir be shipped. Once it arrive i will compare it with my WA6SE and La-Figaro 339. My main Headphones are the LCD-2 Rev.1 and HE-500 all with Norse audio Norn V2 8-Wire cable with a 4pin XLR connector. 

 

Arghhhh Can't wait any longer...frown.gif it's been a week since i ordered them.

 

Just sold my Woo6se so would be interested in your comparison.

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