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post #2416 of 3273
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Originally Posted by jronan2 View Post

Got the mjolnir/gungnir stack on thursday. I feel the combo adds just an extra push of energy for the LCD's, they dont sound all that dark to me anymore. I don't want to go into too many specifics as I only have had a few hours to listen so far but first initial impression was energy, the sound feels more engaging to me out of both the LCD 2 and 3's, and more detailed from what I was getting  from the Lyr. I'm using optical out of my imac for the gungnir, I haven't tried to usb to see if there was an SQ difference, doubt there will be.

Agree! The Mjolnir and Gungnir give the LCD's a kick that takes them from dark to very neutral, but energetic. It's a more detailed and dynamic sound than what you get out if the Lyr--sort of a workout for your ears and brain. Intense and engaging. Either I've burned in or the equipment has, because the sound is a little less edgy than my early impressions. I just re-terminated a Sennheiser cable for my HD650s with a 4 pin XLR and the Mjolnir & Gungnir work some of the same magic on the HD650s.
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post


Agree! The Mjolnir and Gungnir give the LCD's a kick that takes them from dark to very neutral, but energetic. It's a more detailed and dynamic sound than what you get out if the Lyr--sort of a workout for your ears and brain. Intense and engaging. Either I've burned in or the equipment has, because the sound is a little less edgy than my early impressions. I just re-terminated a Sennheiser cable for my HD650s with a 4 pin XLR and the Mjolnir & Gungnir work some of the same magic on the HD650s.

Couldn't agree more.

 

I've also spoken with a few people who feel the same way, either we're use to the sound or

the sound has settled because it no longer feels edgy.

 

Of course this is all moot when you switch to a different headamp and then switch back Mojo.

Not the edgy part per se, but the aggressive presentation.

post #2418 of 3273
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

Couldn't agree more.

I've also spoken with a few people who feel the same way, either we're use to the sound or
the sound has settled because it no longer feels edgy.

Of course this is all moot when you switch to a different headamp and then switch back Mojo.
Not the edgy part per se, but the aggressive presentation.

I miss that rush I first got when I first fired up the LCD2s with the Mjolnir. That was a rocket-fueled kick. I'm still enjoying the sound, but is seems...well, more-mannered. Maybe I should switch off to the Lyr for a while and see if I can get that feeling again when I switch back.
post #2419 of 3273

My feet just starts moving when the Mjolnir / Gungnir feeds music to the LCD-2/LCD-3. Why? Don't really care to analyze. I just appreciate the fact that said combo contributes positive to my musical health. :)

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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.

I just got my Mjolnir, I had buzzing in the right channel as well. I sent an email to Schiit and Jason responded in seconds! He said it might be a grounding problem (my houses actual A/C outlet, not the amp). It was plugged into my kitchen direct to the wall outlet to test it out when I noticed the buzzing. After Jasons reply I took it down stairs to my listening room and plugged it into my line conditioner which is plugged into a voltage regulator.....Problem solved. I'm guessing 333jeffery has a problem with the wall outlet he was plugging into not the Schitt.

The Customer Service of Schiit is second to none!


Edited by ghostchili - 2/6/13 at 2:18pm
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Dissapointed to learn their customer service is so poor. Unless you meant SECOND to none??? biggrin.gif

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Wasn't a problem with the ground, as it was plugged into an isolation transformer. Same as all my other amps. The problem developed after several hours of operation.

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Edited by ghostchili - 2/6/13 at 2:19pm
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So what was the problem, 333jeffery?

post #2426 of 3273

The first time I returned it, Schiit said it was a servo. When the problem came back, I asked Jason for a refund, which he gave me. And, I washed my hands of it after that. Same problem, two times, was enough for me. My guess would be that a circuit board was defective in it.

post #2427 of 3273
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Originally Posted by 333jeffery View Post

The first time I returned it, Schiit said it was a servo. When the problem came back, I asked Jason for a refund, which he gave me. And, I washed my hands of it after that. Same problem, two times, was enough for me. My guess would be that a circuit board was defective in it.

Ah, that's a bummer. What did you end up getting instead?

post #2428 of 3273

It's all good, I got a Zana Deux to replace it. It's not balanced, so I use an adapter for my balanced 'phones, but with the HD800's it's glorious sounding.

post #2429 of 3273
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Originally Posted by 333jeffery View Post

Wasn't a problem with the ground, as it was plugged into an isolation transformer. Same as all my other amps. The problem developed after several hours of operation.

 

Yeah, I had the same buzz, ramdomly right or left side only.

I thought have solved the problem by separating the ground where I plug amp and my cd player. One on my purepower conditionner and the other directly in a wall outlet.

It worked until today where buzz appear once again :-( !

About 5 hours in total between last time buzz was audible.

 

Jason told me Mjolnir is very picky about current strangeness... Seems due to cyclotron topology.

Many customers must have written to the support.

 

Hope the team works on the problem and all concerned Mjolnor will be updated.

post #2430 of 3273

My location in Norway must be perfect then. My Mjolnir is dead silent - wrt. noise. Mjolnir is magical with LCD-2 and LCD-3. 

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