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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

 The fault lies elsewhere."

 

Dac???

 

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Mjolnir is very aggressive but as smooth as your source.

This pretty much sums it up. 

 

 

As for the HE400 and the Mjolnir I think better headphones are needed before getting the Mjolnir but that's just me. The HE400 doesn't need that much amplification.

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0.33mW for 90dB esh, no kidding the power would be overkill.  Still a great amp though.  Just be sure not to smoke the HE-400 :D

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Originally Posted by ghostchili View Post

 

@pelli, Go Brewers!! However my focus is currently on the Packers!!

 

Oh I know, Madison born and raised, Go Pack!

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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

0.33mW for 90dB esh, no kidding the power would be overkill.  Still a great amp though.  Just be sure not to smoke the HE-400 :D

 

Very few headphones actually need the power that the Mjolnir provides. I had them on the HE6 for a while before I got my mini X amp. It's permanently my HD800 amp however :)

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Hey I'm waiting in a First Watt F3 for the LCD-2... go Team Overkill :D  More of an experiment than anything.

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Correct me if i'm wrong, but the Mjolnir seems to follow the John Curl amplifier design philosophy of a straight wire with gain. I don't know if that what the guys at Schiit were designing for, but it seems for many of us that it's the result. For me, swapping DAC's from a EMU 0202 USB to a Gungnir seemed to make noticeable difference, especially with bass control. basshead.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post

 

Very few headphones actually need the power that the Mjolnir provides. I had them on the HE6 for a while before I got my mini X amp. It's permanently my HD800 amp however :)

 

What's kind of neat is you could theoretically crank the Mjolnir up to 100% and not blow some orthos, like the Audeze line which claim they can handle 15W.

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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post

I think its more of a comparative thing. The B22 gave me a some background hum with my W3000ANVs and I could no way use it with my IEMs. The GS-X however, I can plug in my uber-sensitive SE535 and hear absolutely nothing with no music playing. Just absolute blackness.

 

 

Yep.  The same with the GS-1..

 

Did you get your new modules yet?

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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post

Correct me if i'm wrong, but the Mjolnir seems to follow the John Curl amplifier design philosophy of a straight wire with gain.
+1
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+1

 

actually, I think it was Peter Walker. I'm sure Jason is shaking his head. 


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actually, I think it was Peter Walker. I'm sure Jason is shaking his head. 
I knew I should have cut the name out of there.

I've listened to a few great amps over the years. Hooked up to a TOTL Sony CD player (or equivalent) they were a total snoozer experience. No distortion, flat FR, etc but yawn. With a great source though: look out. The Mjolnir is one of those sort of amps. A slightly harsh DAC and some HD-800's will surely have you picking 20 other [fuzzy] amps first. It's just a very honest amp.
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Yep.  The same with the GS-1..

 

Did you get your new modules yet?

 

I'm impressed that Justin was able to keep the same dead silence with the GS-X as well.

 

They are on their way to me as we speak. Hoping them to arrive this upcoming week. smile.gif

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I'm giving up on the Mjolnir. Twice I've had to send it back for the same problem, buzzing in the right channel. At this point, I'm going to look for another balanced amp to drive my HE500's.

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Originally Posted by 333jeffery View Post

I'm giving up on the Mjolnir. Twice I've had to send it back for the same problem, buzzing in the right channel. At this point, I'm going to look for another balanced amp to drive my HE500's.


http://www.head-fi.org/t/629352/hifiman-he-500-on-a-speaker-amp-emotiva-mini-x-a-100-project smily_headphones1.gif

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So I read in a different thread, the Statement amp is going to be delayed.  The question is until when - the end of 2013?

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Should still be on track for Q1, at the latest Q2 2013. I've heard there may be some 'new stuff' at the February Bay Area meet. Whether that is an evolved prototype or a production model is anyone's guess.
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