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post #211 of 3200

Didn't Jason initially say it would be twice the amount of the balanced offerings and still be either SS or Tube your choice.

post #212 of 3200

Jason-any news on the plating issue--delivery time for the Moljnir?

 

Jack

post #213 of 3200
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Jason-any news on the plating issue--delivery time for the Moljnir?

 

Jack

 

We're supposedly getting delivery of the bottom chassis today, which would mean we'll be shipping early next week--assembly and test begins Friday, then burn-in, then final test.

 

I was at the metal fab yesterday and the preliminary parts look great, so I expect we're set on metal (finally.) Barring any real surprises, we're going to be rolling here very soon.

 

Of course, that doesn't mean that all the pre-orders will be shipped on a single day. We want to go over all Mjolnirs in great detail. But I do expect that all the pre-orders and distributor orders will be cleared up well before the end of the month.

post #214 of 3200

Jason-Thanks-Can't Wait

 

Jack

post #215 of 3200

Is Mjolnir 'idiot proof' with the relay thingie (technical term)?  Is that what's described in the "DC servo and relay protection for all outputs'?  Forgive me, but I'm really new to the amp side of things.  Will the statement amp also have this?  I just know myself and I won't be connecting and disconnecting my headphones from my amp.  I didn't even know this could be an issue with amps until I got into discussions about the Crack DIY stuff.

post #216 of 3200

As I take it, on the headphone side, the Mjolnir is indeed idiotproof. Good thing :)

 

On the opposite side though, it is farther from that than most amps. Connecting a balanced source with the switch in the wrong position will probably end badly, so will connecting two sources at once.  EDIT: Corrected by Jason, see his post directly below!

 

Other than that, you'll have to ask Jason. ;)


Edited by O8h7w - 7/20/12 at 12:10pm
post #217 of 3200
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Originally Posted by disastermouse View Post

Is Mjolnir 'idiot proof' with the relay thingie (technical term)?  Is that what's described in the "DC servo and relay protection for all outputs'?  Forgive me, but I'm really new to the amp side of things.  Will the statement amp also have this?  I just know myself and I won't be connecting and disconnecting my headphones from my amp.  I didn't even know this could be an issue with amps until I got into discussions about the Crack DIY stuff.

 

It's nearly as, ahem, "casual owner-proof" as any amp can be.

 

We knew, when designing this amp, someone would try to use the balanced outputs through a single-ended adapter that shorted the two active outputs together, so Mjolnir goes far beyond a typical protection system.

 

Mjolnir has time-delay relay mute on turn-on and fast relay mute at shut-off, but it goes way beyond that. It also an analog computer section that constantly monitors both DC level and output current, and activates the relays to mute the outputs in case of either excessive DC or overcurrent. 

 

With respect to the inputs, you can't hurt Mjolnir by having the switch in the wrong place or two inputs connected. 

post #218 of 3200
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Originally Posted by O8h7w View Post

As I take it, on the headphone side, the Mjolnir is indeed idiotproof. Good thing :)

 

On the opposite side though, it is farther from that than most amps. Connecting a balanced source with the switch in the wrong position will probably end badly, so will connecting two sources at once.

 

Other than that, you'll have to ask Jason. ;)

 

We've run all our balanced sources accidentally with the shorting switch in the wrong position without harm to Mjolnir or the source. I'm trying to imagine a source so poorly designed that it can't tolerate a short on the output, since shorts happen in cables frequently--all of our sources are designed for that eventuality. 

 

Connecting two sources at once? If you ignore the large print in the owner's manual that says "connect only one source at a time," it still shouldn't harm the sources, again. 

post #219 of 3200

Aaaannd--the final word: metal is in-house for the Mjolnir bottom panel, and it looks good! We're beginning assembly now--which means we ship next week, after testing, burn-in, etc . . .

post #220 of 3200

FINALLY!!! it's my birthday next week. Mjolnir (still can't spell the name...) can't come at a better time. ^_^

post #221 of 3200
It's my b'day too. smily_headphones1.gif 28 July.
post #222 of 3200

Happy early B-Day to you both!

post #223 of 3200
Given that the mjolnir has both the 4 pin balanced xlr, and the dual 3 pin for headphones, can anyone mount a case for which is better, or are they identical? I need to purchase new headphone cables anyhow, but which ones?
post #224 of 3200
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Originally Posted by rated1975 View Post

Given that the mjolnir has both the 4 pin balanced xlr, and the dual 3 pin for headphones, can anyone mount a case for which is better, or are they identical? I need to purchase new headphone cables anyhow, but which ones?

 

 

They are literally identical. 4 pin xlr is newer and you'll find most new amplifiers will use this method. 

post #225 of 3200

4pin is ergonomically superior in that its lighter for your amp socket and less time consuming for your cable builder.  And frankly its looks better plugged in too.  Consider 2x 3pin a legacy connection.

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