so in terms of sound quality, there should be no disadvantage in using the mjolnir as a pre-amp for speakers (as opposed to a dedicated pre amp) ?
I have been using the Mjolnir as my speaker preamp and it sounds pretty transparent, just like my built in preamp on my Wyred4Sound Dac 2. Also a very significant step up from the Lyr. With regard to value as a balanced headphone amp + speaker preamp, I think the Mjolnir is unmatched. Then again, though, I have only heard a few preamps.
Still waiting on statement though...
Out of curiosity who else is waiting on the statement amp?
I too am waiting on the statement amp (and DAC, for that matter.) Big question on the statement - tubes or transistors?
Right now, I'm leaning very much to the glass bottle side. Because as much as I dig the Mjolnir, I sometimes long for the sitting-by-the-fire-on-a-crisp-fall-evening-sipping-a-single-malt warmth that only tubes can provide. The Mjolnir, far all its addictive excitement, is about as warm and cuddly as Vladimir Putin. And just as effective.
I plan to buttonhole Jason at THEShow Newport next month, and try to pin him down as to when he plans to make his next raid on my wallet.
And while we're talking about using Schiit in the speakers system, the Gungnir DAC has been really enjoyable. Again, not warm or fuzzy, but boy does it bring out the details and throw a soundstage.
Oh, and Rrahman, I like your avatar.
I just ordered the Mjolnir / Gungnir to go with my iBasso DX100 and LCD-2. My decision to get this Schiit combo was based, partly, on the positive comments in this thread. Looking forward to hearing my LCD-2 in fully balanced mode, and with some REAL power behind them. Also considered the Burson Conductor and the Bryston BHA-1. I figured I couldn't go wrong with any one one of these three, but in the end this Schitt combo seemed like the best for me. This is my first dedicated headphone amp.
Not to be picky, but you'd think Schiit would throw in the XLR interconnects for free when you ordered their top-of-the-line combo.
Yup me to. Might as well get both. Both should be less than the LAu. IMO that amp is way overpriced.
I agree. Could be due to dealer margins, but still. I'm not seeing a reasonable explanation for its price otherwise,
but am in the minority on that one, I suppose.
First, make sure not to have it jumbled up with a bunch of other electronics/ cables. Also, make sure you're using at least a power bar but ideally a line conditioner to have it grounded and avoid signal noise.
Changing the power chord can also help but that's not as dramatic.
According to a buddy who also has a Mjolnir, what you really need is an isolation transformer. A power conditioner won't do it.
Although, to get a radio station would seem to indicate that something, a big hairy cat's cradle of cables and power cords perhaps, is acting like an antenna.
Unless, of course, your gear is unintentionally intercepting the feed from an NSA surveillance operation...
If you're a DIY type, you could get some copper screen and build a Faraday cage around the unit. But this is only possible if you're a bachelor.
I'd personally go with a Jensen but the Tripp Lite is also solid. Linky