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post #2191 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

It would be the one I couldn't find that is similar.  Granted I didn't try their own site /facepalm

 

OTOH, there is a "conceptual" drawing on an older revision of the BP schematic (no longer on their website, replaced by a newer revision) that shows two pairs of SE amps in parallel to create a balanced amp. Which is confusing..............confused_face_2.gif

Because if you look at the real schematic for the BP26 it is as I described.

 

In addition, the older BP25 is basically the same topology as the BP26 and the BHA-1.

Can't find any more pre-amp schematics on their website...........gotta go, time for a beer!


Edited by Chris J - 12/20/12 at 4:38pm
post #2192 of 3318

My balanced LCD-2 cable won't arrive until next week so I'll be ordering the Mjolnir in a couple of days.  I'm still contemplating whether to get the Gungnir now or a bit later.  Would these interconnects be a good choice for the Mjolnir and Gungnir?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Emotiva-XLR-5-Balanced-Interconnect/dp/B008O37K1W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1356064290&sr=8-2&keywords=emotiva+xlr

 

I notice these are 19AWG which is kinda thick.  I'm guessing the thicker the wire the more capacitance so would that have a noticeable effect on sound quality?


Edited by technica18 - 12/20/12 at 8:47pm
post #2193 of 3318
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

...I notice these are 19AWG which is kinda thick.  I'm guessing the thicker the wire the more capacitance so would that have a noticeable effect on sound quality?

Do you mean resistance? That would be lower with a thicker cable. In any case, those cables would be fine. Why not get the Pyst cables from Schiit for $40? I got some canare cables with neutrik connectors from Markertech--they work fine.
post #2194 of 3318

+1 on the Schiit interconnects.

They are made by Straightwire-excellent quality & sound

 

Mike

post #2195 of 3318
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Do you mean resistance? That would be lower with a thicker cable. In any case, those cables would be fine. Why not get the Pyst cables from Schiit for $40? I got some canare cables with neutrik connectors from Markertech--they work fine.

 

I couldn't find out what gauge the Schiit cables were but I'll consider them.

post #2196 of 3318
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Originally Posted by technica18 View Post

 

I couldn't find out what gauge the Schiit cables were but I'll consider them.

 

Look here:

 

http://www.straightwire.com/interconnects.html

 

Think they are the Symphony II

Better check with Jason.

 

 

Mike

post #2197 of 3318

I just received my Mjolnir and Gungnir and they are running in now..

 

I still have my Lyr and active speakers X4 from Swans..

 

So i was was wondering and if I can remember correctly of the some do and don't using rca connectors.

 

So in order to take precaution, here are some of my questions

 

-1  can I leave the X4 connected but POWER OFF and run my headphone section...?

      X4 is a balance active speaker, no RCA connection.

     Is there any problem to power both the active spker and the headphone section together??

 

-2  Can I connect my Lyr to M & G combo

      That is, if I power On the M & G combo, can I leave the Lyr connected via RCA, even it is NOT power on.

 

 

thanks in advance for answering...

searching thro 147 pages can be very straineous for my eyes...

post #2198 of 3318

Yes, yes and yes.

post #2199 of 3318

okay.. thanks Solude

post #2200 of 3318

I know the Statement Amp was talked about in this thread - I can't find it.  Does anyone know what page it's on?

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Ah, so much fun waiting for products to burn in...  The first 8 hours or so were all midrange, tight and constricted, with no treble or bass to speak of, but really quite rich and detailed as a result.  Then the treble opened up with the midband staying recessed, giving an incredibly smooth, bright but detail-free sound.  The upper midrange opened up next, so some music started to sound detailed again and female vocals sounded alright, but male vocals were recessed and distant.  I'm now at the point where male vocals have opened up and it's sounding mostly decent, but although it can sound quite rich on certain music it still lacks the undercurrent of bass drive.  Back in the filing cabinet go the headphones...

 

I did try about 10 hours of constant pink noise at one point after which, despite switching to normal music before listening, the headphones sounded very odd indeed: deep and chesty with a very rough treble.  Left playing music again for another 8 hours or so before listening properly they seemed to have recovered, but I won't be trying that again!

post #2203 of 3318
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Ah, so much fun waiting for products to burn in...  The first 8 hours or so were all midrange, tight and constricted, with no treble or bass to speak of, but really quite rich and detailed as a result.  Then the treble opened up with the midband staying recessed, giving an incredibly smooth, bright but detail-free sound.  The upper midrange opened up next, so some music started to sound detailed again and female vocals sounded alright, but male vocals were recessed and distant.  I'm now at the point where male vocals have opened up and it's sounding mostly decent, but although it can sound quite rich on certain music it still lacks the undercurrent of bass drive.  Back in the filing cabinet go the headphones...

 

I did try about 10 hours of constant pink noise at one point after which, despite switching to normal music before listening, the headphones sounded very odd indeed: deep and chesty with a very rough treble.  Left playing music again for another 8 hours or so before listening properly they seemed to have recovered, but I won't be trying that again!


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post #2204 of 3318
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I'm burning in the Mjolnir.

post #2205 of 3318

No need to run music through it. Just leave it on for a week. Only consumes 20+ watts. Not anything different from a very small light bulb.

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