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post #1546 of 3241

The JH3A... *sigh* 

I remember losing around $300 and getting nothing from them. (Paypal fees both ways & multiple trips to different audiologists for impressions).

post #1547 of 3241
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

That was most liklely the Molinjir...with the GS-X, there is a very good improvement balanced vs. single-ended with the W4S DAC-2.

 

Which makes sense since its a bridged amp, not a differential one.  Ie, single ended input doesn't result in balanced output.  WA22 has the same limit ignoring its output is always single ended :p

post #1548 of 3241
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Which makes sense since its a bridged amp, not a differential one.  Ie, single ended input doesn't result in balanced output.  WA22 has the same limit ignoring its output is always single ended :p

 

 

Which is the bridged amp?

post #1549 of 3241

GS-X, B22... pretty much anything with four boards and no separate input stage.

post #1550 of 3241

O I C  So my B22 only has Balanced ins and outs - so nothing is bridged in my box.  I assume.

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No its a bridged amplifier, ie two amp boards to make a single balanced channel.  Term game, confusing I know.

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No its a bridged amplifier, ie two amp boards to make a single balanced channel.  Term game, confusing I know.

 

 

Oh sh_ _   OK..

post #1553 of 3241

why do schitt use halo armour names? are halo armour names german or something?

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Oh sh_ _   OK..

 

It's not the end of the world, just means if you used a single ended input you wouldn't get balanced output.  The Bryston takes the whole differential thing to the extreme of always feeding the input stage a single ended signal regardless of whether you use balanced and single ended input :O

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why do schitt use halo armour names? are halo armour names german or something?

Seriously... rolleyes.gif

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mj%C3%B6lnir


Edited by TrollDragon - 10/17/12 at 8:19am
post #1556 of 3241
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Originally Posted by Dj HyPe View Post

why do schitt use halo armour names? are halo armour names german or something?

Before there was Halo there was Norse mythology...It is both a collection of names with a common theme and, hey, they are cool....

 

 

Mjolnir, the mighty hammer of Thor....


Edited by longbowbbs - 10/17/12 at 8:27am
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QUOTE by Solude

 

It's not the end of the world, just means if you used a single ended input you wouldn't get balanced output.  The Bryston takes the whole differential thing to the extreme of always feeding the input stage a single ended signal regardless of whether you use balanced and single ended input :O

 

 

 

SOLUDE-Are you saying if I use the single ended outputs on my GUNGIR into my Bryston the Balanced output of the Bryston will sound the same as if I used the Balanced outputs of the GUNGIR into the Balanced inputs of the Bryston?

 

I ask this as I also own the MJOLNIR and would like to be able to connnect my GUNGIR to both amps at the same time--ie. SE out to Bryston--Balanced out to MJOLNIR--NOT to play them both at the SAME TIME but to have either amp available to use Balanced out one at a time--

 

Thanks

 

Jack


Edited by jackiedh - 10/17/12 at 10:37am
post #1558 of 3241

That's correct.  The Bryston doesn't even attempt to hide it.  Its uses a stereo, 2 gang, volume and balance pots

 

Course if the single ended output of the Gungnir is junk well then it doesn't become about the Bryston ;).

post #1559 of 3241

I'm sorry, Solude, but I'm left with one last question on this subject. Won't balanced input mean a stronger signal, i.e. double the voltage swing, even for the Bryston? If all things are as good as in theory, that would provide a lot higher SNR, right?

post #1560 of 3241

No because the noise is doubled too ;)  That said the output level of balanced input is the same since the Bryston drops the negative leg.  Ie 3 pins enter, two get grounded, 1 continues through the amp.  I'd have to look again but its also possible Bryston sums the input, same difference.

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