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post #1951 of 3273
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Originally Posted by ariesq View Post

I have a very very newbie question, so please bear with me.
I did do a search on head-fi but could not find the answers to my questions.
I have the Audeze LCD-2. I'm not familiar with the inputs on the Schiit Mjolnir. Do I simply use the "one pair balanced XLR plug" to plug in the headphones?? (LCD-2 plug into the XLR plug, and XLR Plug into the headphone input in the front of the mjolnir)??
I also notice it comes with "one pair single-ended RCAs". Can this be used to plug the mjolnir into an iPhone? If not, is there anyway to use this amp with an iPhone? It will mainly be used as a desktop amp but just wanted to know if I had the option to use it with my iphone.
If yes, is there anyway to us the following product? (Fiio L9 - Line-out-device)??
http://www.headphonebar.com/products/Fiio-L9-LOD.html
I apologize in advance if these questions are extremely newbie.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

LCD's use mini XLR connectors at the headphone end. You have a choice of 4-pin XLR or  dual 3-pin XLR on the cable end. Mjolnir has 4-pin XLR and dual 3-pin XLR inputs.

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Mjolnir has both inputs 4-pin or dual 3-pin XLR.  The stock cable should be 4-pin XLR. 4-pin XLR wins out over dual 3-pin XLR

for ergonomics.

 

Unless you're using a SE 1/4 TRS cable, which you'd need to reterminate it to either 4 or dual 3-pin XLR.

 

Just to avoid any possible confusion, it is recommended that you use the 4-pin or dual 3-pin XLR outputs for connecting headphones and not any of the inputs on the amp.

post #1952 of 3273

Haha. Sorry about that. Of course, we were talking about outputs.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/2/12 at 2:07pm
post #1953 of 3273

1)  There is a unbalanced to balanced-conversion happening at the unbalanced input. This makes it preferrable to run balnced inputs. But what sounds best may vary. A good unbalanced dac or a less good balanced one.... No obvious answer. 

 

If you are gonna buy a DAC for the Mjolnir however - I'd really try to look for a balanced one. But then - few NOS-DACs s are balanced - so if you want to go NOS - your choices are limited. Also - te Metrum is said to be a giant killer, so... 

 

 

2) The output will still be balanced. 

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Originally Posted by Tassie Devil  View Post
 
..... Digital out from a Sooloos system -> Metrum Acoustics NOS Mini Octave DAC -> Schiit Mjolnir headphone amp -> Sennheiser HD800 headphones
 
However I wonder at the sense of feeding unbalanced in to the Mjolnir from the Metrum and then using balanced out (which I have) to the Sennheiser HD800.

 

post #1954 of 3273
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Originally Posted by ardilla View Post

1)  There is a unbalanced to balanced-conversion happening at the unbalanced input. This makes it preferrable to run balnced inputs. But what sounds best may vary. A good unbalanced dac or a less good balanced one.... No obvious answer. 

 

If you are gonna buy a DAC for the Mjolnir however - I'd really try to look for a balanced one. But then - few NOS-DACs s are balanced - so if you want to go NOS - your choices are limited. Also - te Metrum is said to be a giant killer, so... 

 

 

2) The output will still be balanced. 

 

 

Metrum vs. DA11?

 

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post #1955 of 3273

Well, I have the Quad - not the Octave. But FWIW

 

WFM: Quad > DA11

Sound: DA11 > Quad

Tonality/Sound sig - quite simmilar, DA11 feels clerar, a tad brighter

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Originally Posted by preproman View Post

 

 

Metrum vs. DA11?

 

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post #1956 of 3273
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

lookie what showed up this morning :D

 

700

 

One thing i did find funny though is that Schiit made a bit of a copy paste error in the manual. in the FAQ under "What if my cables are attached to my headphones?" it references the Lyr rather than the mjolnir.

 

Nice!

 

Can't wait to try the Mjolnir with my LCD-2.

post #1957 of 3273
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post

 

Nice!

 

Can't wait to try the Mjolnir with my LCD-2.


 

Darn right! it sounds pretty dang good too! listening to Formshifter by Allegaeon right now  on it :D

 

ive blown away my room mate along with anyone else that has had a chance to listen to it, friends wise, who arent audiophiles

post #1958 of 3273
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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post


 

Darn right! it sounds pretty dang good too! listening to Formshifter by Allegaeon right now  on it :D

 

ive blown away my room mate along with anyone else that has had a chance to listen to it, friends wise, who arent audiophiles

 

Great!  From what I heard so far, this amplifier seems to be perfect for heavy-metal music with the Audeze headphones. wink.gif


Edited by pfillion - 12/3/12 at 6:57pm
post #1959 of 3273
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Originally Posted by pfillion View Post

 

Great!  I have the feeling that this amplifier is perfect for heavy-metal music with the Audeze headphones. wink.gif

 

Its certainly proving to do just that so far. Loving it with the Metals, which is just about all that ive listened to on it so far biggrin.gif

post #1960 of 3273

IS THERE ANY REVIEW OF THE MJOLNIR USED WITH THE BEYERDYNAMIC T1. This is the set up i plan on getting next and would like to know if anyone thinks that this Schiit is a good match for the T1's

post #1961 of 3273
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Originally Posted by maxmays1 View Post

IS THERE ANY REVIEW OF THE MJOLNIR USED WITH THE BEYERDYNAMIC T1. This is the set up i plan on getting next and would like to know if anyone thinks that this Schiit is a good match for the T1's

Link

Link

post #1962 of 3273
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

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I'd give your a dollar. but i dont have paypal :-o. THANK YOU! 

post #1963 of 3273
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Originally Posted by maxmays1 View Post


I'd give your a dollar. but i dont have paypal :-o. THANK YOU! 

You're welcome.


Edited by paradoxper - 12/3/12 at 10:14pm
post #1964 of 3273

Something strange i thought of today at work...Do balanced (4-gang) pots get way better QC? cause wouldnt a channel inbalance in a balanced pot give us a DC offset?

post #1965 of 3273
Anyone did a comparison btw he500 and Beyer T1 .
I own a he500 and intending to get a T1 to pair with this combo...
solely for the reason T1 is more comfortable
So was wondering will T1 be a significant improvement over he500.
Thx
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