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post #2641 of 3200
Hello the thread.
My Mjolnir has been a room ornament for the last two weeks. Made it out to Hifi Lounge with my amp and spent a happy few hours comparing balanced phones. In preparation I also read the 2600 posts on this thread (and others) - a mostly enjoyable experience.
My LCD-2s arrive midweek!
Going to the Head-fi London Show next Saturday. Hope to hear some Toxic cables and meet some interesting people.

Arrived



Viablue 3 pin XLRs are at the end of some 8 strand Toxic Silver Poison leading to Audeze LCD-2 rev 2
Edited by NevilleM - 4/28/13 at 2:32pm
post #2642 of 3200

Mine is incoming tomorrow biggrin.gif

post #2643 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

Mine is incoming tomorrow biggrin.gif

 

 

I hope you gat a pair of LCD something to go with it....L3000.gif

 

My bad - I see now you have the LCD-3s  Really good choice..

post #2644 of 3200

My Mjolnir has been burning non-stop since mid-March and I'm loving it.  I feed it from an MSB Power DAC.  I first started listening to it with HE 500's.  They've been getting a little dusty since I got my AKG K340s back from Larry Dale a couple of weeks ago.  This seems like a great pairing.

 

Cheers!

 

Gustav
 

post #2645 of 3200

The sound is really good. I understand now what all of you have been saying.

 

I do have a problem and that is a hiss/distortion/static like low noise which is always present. The first FAQ in the manual says to use a 3 into 2 prong adaptor. I used this one and it made no difference.

 

 

I switched back to the SE cable, and tried the Hornet to see if it was the DAC or MBP or cables, dead silent.

 

Any ideas? I wrote Schiit support and explained it.

post #2646 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

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I do have a problem and that is a hiss/distortion/static like low noise which is always present. The first FAQ in the manual says to use a 3 into 2 prong adaptor. I used this one and it made no difference.

 

 

Any ideas? I wrote Schiit support and explained it.

 

How old is your house, and how good is the wiring? I had an intermittent noise on my Mjolnir, sometimes one channel and sometimes both. Turned out to be the use of a dimmer switch, three rooms away. If there is any schmutz on the lines (or anywhere in your system) the Mjolnir will reveal it.

 

I use a power conditioner, but that doesn't filter out the dimmer noise. An isolation transformer has been suggested, but for now I just make sure the dimmer is off. That's the price of running a Mjolnir, along with heightened awareness of tape hiss, turntable noise when playing vinyl, and other distractions.

 

The upsides we know. Especially through the LCD-3s. I have that combo (along with the Gungnir,) and every listening session is a thrill ride.

post #2647 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post

The sound is really good. I understand now what all of you have been saying.

 

I do have a problem and that is a hiss/distortion/static like low noise which is always present. The first FAQ in the manual says to use a 3 into 2 prong adaptor. I used this one and it made no difference.

 

 

3 into 2 adaptor (Click to show)

 

 

I switched back to the SE cable, and tried the Hornet to see if it was the DAC or MBP or cables, dead silent.

 

Any ideas? I wrote Schiit support and explained it.

 

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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post

 

How old is your house, and how good is the wiring? I had an intermittent noise on my Mjolnir, sometimes one channel and sometimes both. Turned out to be the use of a dimmer switch, three rooms away. If there is any schmutz on the lines (or anywhere in your system) the Mjolnir will reveal it.

 

I use a power conditioner, but that doesn't filter out the dimmer noise. An isolation transformer has been suggested, but for now I just make sure the dimmer is off. That's the price of running a Mjolnir, along with heightened awareness of tape hiss, turntable noise when playing vinyl, and other distractions.

 

The upsides we know. Especially through the LCD-3s. I have that combo (along with the Gungnir,) and every listening session is a thrill ride.

The house is 13 years old and is full of dimmer switches around 20. I don't know how many for sure are on that particular grid but at lest two. I can make sure all the dimmers are off, don't think that would be a problem when using the Mjolnir. Will try that today and post the results.  Thank you for the help.

post #2648 of 3200
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Originally Posted by 45longcolt View Post

 

How old is your house, and how good is the wiring? I had an intermittent noise on my Mjolnir, sometimes one channel and sometimes both. Turned out to be the use of a dimmer switch, three rooms away. If there is any schmutz on the lines (or anywhere in your system) the Mjolnir will reveal it.

The dimmer in the room seems to be what caused the problem. I say seems because I was able to duplicate and erase by shutting one of the dimmers in the room off and on. And then I could not make it happen even with all the lights a~blazing :) Thanks again Gun.

post #2649 of 3200

Any chance they include a Single-Ended output in future update of Mjolnir?

Not all headphones users own just Balanced Gear. How about their Grado,

their mid range AKG & Sennheisers? And many do not want to maintain

2 separate amps. Bryston gives their customers 2 options and that does 

not compromise the quality of their balanced amps (although truth be told

the BHA-1 is seriously overpriced)

post #2650 of 3200
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

Any chance they include a Single-Ended output in future update of Mjolnir?

Not all headphones users own just Balanced Gear. How about their Grado,

their mid range AKG & Sennheisers? And many do not want to maintain

2 separate amps. Bryston gives their customers 2 options and that does 

not compromise the quality of their balanced amps (although truth be told

the BHA-1 is seriously overpriced)

As of now and most likely for a while (if not permanently,) no. If you want SE and balanced look to the Schiit statement amp.

 

And fwiw many people do feel Bryston compromised the quality of their amp. Meaning, many feel it's an extreme disappointment running SE.

post #2651 of 3200
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

How about their Grado, their mid range AKG & Sennheisers? 

Grado sells headphones with balanced termination--just ask. Also, they'll convert your current ones, too. Most Grados have 4 conductor cables, so its an easy changeover.

 

Midrange AKG depends on which one--K701 are an easy retermination. K550s have to be completely recabled.

 

Sennheiser 600/650/700/800 all have detachable cables that are easy to simply reterminate, or there are about ten billion aftermarket cables available.

 

We always have balanced Senns, Grados, AKGs, and Beyers at shows.

post #2652 of 3200
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post

As of now and most likely for a while (if not permanently,) no. If you want SE and balanced look to the Schiit statement amp.

 

And fwiw many people do feel Bryston compromised the quality of their amp. Meaning, many feel it's an extreme disappointment running SE.

 

Is this true? Isn't The Statement Amp supposed to be a 50-watt/channel speaker amp?

If yes, that's great!

post #2653 of 3200
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Originally Posted by zackzack View Post

 

Is this true? Isn't The Statement Amp supposed to be a 50-watt/channel speaker amp?

If yes, that's great!

Linky

post #2654 of 3200
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Grado sells headphones with balanced termination--just ask. Also, they'll convert your current ones, too. Most Grados have 4 conductor cables, so its an easy changeover.

 

Midrange AKG depends on which one--K701 are an easy retermination. K550s have to be completely recabled.

 

Sennheiser 600/650/700/800 all have detachable cables that are easy to simply reterminate, or there are about ten billion aftermarket cables available.

 

We always have balanced Senns, Grados, AKGs, and Beyers at shows.

 

What about Fostex TH900?

post #2655 of 3200

Need help with finding the right DAC for my Mjolnir and LCD-2 v.2.  Currently, I using my Oppo bdp-95 as the source running balanced to the Mjolnir.  I find the sound to be too forward for my liking.  I am looking for something to open up the sound stage and move the stage forward a little.  My budget is around $700 new or use.

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