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post #1456 of 3204
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Originally Posted by nigeljames View Post

 

I use the LCD2.2's, Beyer t1's and HE6's.

 

I always loved the Woo, its a fine amp but the fact that it can't really do the HE6's justice ( although I did not find it as bad as some people do) and is not as good as my Audio-gd Master-6 led me to sell it to help finance another more powerful amp. I am very interested in the Schiit statement amps when they see the light so impressions of the Mjolnir are welcome so I can get a better idea of what to expect.

 

Thx for the explanation, Well i do prefer Tubes than Solid State though but from reading this thread it really convinced me to try a Solid State esp the Mjolnir. I used to own a Audio-gd C2C amp but i sold it and bought the WA6SE and i really love the Ortho/Tube combination. The next i want to try is a balanced set up, Since the Mjolnir is the bang for the buck i jumped in.

 

well lets see if the Mjolnir sounds as good as they say and i might keep the WA6SE and Mjolnir.

post #1457 of 3204

Did we get a HE-6 vs. LCD2r2 comparison out of the Mjolnir yet?

post #1458 of 3204

10 Watts into 8 Ohms is a speaker amp!

 

10 Watts into 50 Ohms is a headphone amp! biggrin.gif

post #1459 of 3204
It bridges the gap if it has speaker taps, a la Beta 22 wink.gif
post #1460 of 3204
Hi guys.

I'm in Singapore so shipping will be expensive. But if I were in the US, I'd definitely give this cable maker a try. Even if just to do an A-B to contribute towards conclusion to the boutique cable vs normal cable discussion. I'm not affiliated to this guy at all.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/XLR-Balanced-Canare-L4E6S-Stereo-Pair-Cable-Neutrik-/380480918106?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item58966e125a#ht_720wt_1400

I've read good things from commercial guys on the Canare L4E6S. Seems like a very well built cable.
post #1461 of 3204

"high condutive pure copper low capacitance stranded quad wire conductors"

 

I don't know why he's just not stating the casting process name of his wire. OCC/OFC/etc. :)

 

Further, I'm sure many here use aftermarket cables, but refrain from advertising for many different reasons. tongue.gif

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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post

Hi guys.
I'm in Singapore so shipping will be expensive. But if I were in the US, I'd definitely give this cable maker a try. Even if just to do an A-B to contribute towards conclusion to the boutique cable vs normal cable discussion. I'm not affiliated to this guy at all.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/XLR-Balanced-Canare-L4E6S-Stereo-Pair-Cable-Neutrik-/380480918106?pt=US_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item58966e125a#ht_720wt_1400
I've read good things from commercial guys on the Canare L4E6S. Seems like a very well built cable.

Edited by Girls Generation - 10/4/12 at 2:55am
post #1462 of 3204
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post
Further, I'm sure many here use aftermarket cables, but refrain from advertising for many different reasons. tongue.gif

LOL! biggrin.gif

post #1463 of 3204
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Originally Posted by Girls Generation View Post

"high condutive pure copper low capacitance stranded quad wire conductors"


I don't know why he's just not stating the casting process name of his wire. OCC/OFC/etc. smily_headphones1.gif


Further, I'm sure many here use aftermarket cables, but refrain from advertising for many different reasons. 
tongue.gif

You can say you use aftermarket cables in this forum, I don't think the Science Forum Objective Nazis hang out here!
LOL!
post #1464 of 3204

I just cannot pull the trigger on this amp and  dac. I love my Lyr and Bifrost. I do not want to get into ss again. I'm going to wait for the real good schiit.

post #1465 of 3204
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Originally Posted by aqsw View Post

I just cannot pull the trigger on this amp and  dac. I love my Lyr and Bifrost. I do not want to get into ss again. I'm going to wait for the real good schiit.

 

Make no mistake, this is real good Schiit.

 

The Mjolnir is better than the Lyr, even with decent tubes, unless you specifically like the tube sound.  But I'd wait til you heard both (which I assume you haven't?) to decide if you like the tube sound THAT much. :)

post #1466 of 3204
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Originally Posted by tokendog View Post

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Originally Posted by aqsw View Post

I just cannot pull the trigger on this amp and  dac. I love my Lyr and Bifrost. I do not want to get into ss again. I'm going to wait for the real good schiit.

 

Make no mistake, this is real good Schiit.

 

The Mjolnir is better than the Lyr, even with decent tubes, unless you specifically like the tube sound.  But I'd wait til you heard both (which I assume you haven't?) to decide if you like the tube sound THAT much. :)


I'm in the same postion as aqsw... I love my HeadAmp GS-1 a lot beyersmile.png  I've been reading up on the Mjolnir but haven't come across any comparisons vs. the GS-1.

 

Anyone??

post #1467 of 3204

Maybe he's waiting for the Statement.

post #1468 of 3204
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Originally Posted by vinyl addict View Post

I've been reading up on the Mjolnir but haven't come across any comparisons vs. the GS-1.

 

 

 

The only reason to keep a GS-1 over the Mjolnir is if, one you have no balanced cables, and two you prefer a more laid back presentation.  The Mjolnir bests the GS-1 everywhere, assuming you like an active presentation.  Frankly its not even close.  Hopefully the new modules close the gap.

 

If you want a better GS-1 that retains its character, get a Soloist.  With any luck Burson wakes up and cranks the bias on it and releases an MkII because although its rated to 4W its clearly only biased to maybe 200mW.  Lots of tolerance for the case to take more heat.  Sorry for the mini rant, just kills me when a manufacturer hobbles their own product for no reason.  Still my top pick for that character of amp, but can only imagine what could have been :(

post #1469 of 3204
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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

It bridges the gap if it has speaker taps, a la Beta 22 wink.gif

 

Speaker taps?

On a solid state, OTL amp?

post #1470 of 3204
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Originally Posted by Blurpapa View Post


Hi Jason. Thanks for taking the time to reply! smily_headphones1.gif I know exactly what your concerns are but no worries! I will implement the plan only if I can satisfactorily work out a good solution on how to temporarily adhere the amp to a vertical surface where it's feet will be facing. Architecturally, i have a good plan…. I think smily_headphones1.gif
Cheers!!

 

I remember the Playstation 2 came with a small stand to allow it to be kept vertically - not sure if you are thinking of something similar.  To give a  bit of perspective I tried the Mjolnir at a local meet and it was about 1/8th the size of one of my AudioGD Ref/Master components,  My desk would have so much more room if I ended up with the Schiit balanced gearbiggrin.gif  I think the Mjolnir compared pretty favorably as well, more of a different sound signature than a clearly different class of component (for the amplifiers).  One person might prefer one or the other depending on what headphones or musical preferences they have.

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