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post #2806 of 3242

Can Mjolnir's preamp output compare with Audio-gd NFB 6' preamp output? I consider these 2 items for my home system. I want to choose the balanced Head/preamp that can not only play well with my balanced headphone but also with my amp & speaker 

post #2807 of 3242
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post
 

Oh I see.

Do you know the scinece behind it? Why it was feasible for a few balance amp, but not with the others?

Thank you.

 

Because it is a true balanced amp, not just two single ended amps spooning each other more or less. It's full L/R from input to output including ground and a single-ended adapter would be "crossing the streams" and it would otherwise damage your amp.

post #2808 of 3242

I just bought a Mjolnir used off of these forums and while I've been through a lot of different amps over the years never a balanced setup. I'm using it with balanced HD600's and it completely changed the character of these. I've never heard anything even close to this kind of high quality sound. Especially from my Senns. it's been quite an eye opening experience. Previously I was using the Lyr which I loved but this thing really does seem to trounce it quite handily, which it should. Very impressed. Love how much texture the bass has and how holographic the sound staging became compared to when using the Lyr. Everything has just becaome much more articulate and easier to hear. Definitely feel fortunate to have aquired this amp and am looking forward to trying some of the heavier weight balanced headphones like maybe some of the Orthos. sometime in the future. Just a few thoughts.

post #2809 of 3242
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post

I just bought a Mjolnir used off of these forums and while I've been through a lot of different amps over the years never a balanced setup. I'm using it with balanced HD600's and it completely changed the character of these. I've never heard anything even close to this kind of high quality sound. Especially from my Senns. it's been quite an eye opening experience. Previously I was using the Lyr which I loved but this thing really does seem to trounce it quite handily, which it should. Very impressed. Love how much texture the bass has and how holographic the sound staging became compared to when using the Lyr. Everything has just becaome much more articulate and easier to hear. Definitely feel fortunate to have aquired this amp and am looking forward to trying some of the heavier weight balanced headphones like maybe some of the Orthos. sometime in the future. Just a few thoughts.

Congratulations on the new Mjolnir. It also gives a similar kick in the butt to the HD650s. Every headphone that veers toward the dark and warm seems to sound great on the Mjolnir. Even though the HD600 is a bit more forward than the HD650s, I think it's a similar sound. Save your pennies for the LCD2--if you like the HD600 with the Mjolnir, you'll probably love the LCD2.
post #2810 of 3242
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post
 

I just bought a Mjolnir used off of these forums and while I've been through a lot of different amps over the years never a balanced setup. I'm using it with balanced HD600's and it completely changed the character of these. I've never heard anything even close to this kind of high quality sound. Especially from my Senns. it's been quite an eye opening experience. Previously I was using the Lyr which I loved but this thing really does seem to trounce it quite handily, which it should. Very impressed. Love how much texture the bass has and how holographic the sound staging became compared to when using the Lyr. Everything has just becaome much more articulate and easier to hear. Definitely feel fortunate to have aquired this amp and am looking forward to trying some of the heavier weight balanced headphones like maybe some of the Orthos. sometime in the future. Just a few thought

+1   Couldn't have said it better myself.   As for pairing up the amp with Ortho's,  I can't remember saying "wow" so many times.  It's just light years ahead of anything I have ever heard before.  

Welcome to the club.   er, there is a club isn't there?   :D

post #2811 of 3242
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post
 

I just bought a Mjolnir used off of these forums and while I've been through a lot of different amps over the years never a balanced setup. I'm using it with balanced HD600's and it completely changed the character of these. I've never heard anything even close to this kind of high quality sound. Especially from my Senns. it's been quite an eye opening experience. Previously I was using the Lyr which I loved but this thing really does seem to trounce it quite handily, which it should. Very impressed. Love how much texture the bass has and how holographic the sound staging became compared to when using the Lyr. Everything has just becaome much more articulate and easier to hear. Definitely feel fortunate to have aquired this amp and am looking forward to trying some of the heavier weight balanced headphones like maybe some of the Orthos. sometime in the future. Just a few thoughts.

 

+1 Love HD600/650 balanced.

post #2812 of 3242
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Originally Posted by BMBROWN911 View Post

 
I just bought a Mjolnir used off of these forums and while I've been through a lot of different amps over the years never a balanced setup. I'm using it with balanced HD600's and it completely changed the character of these. I've never heard anything even close to this kind of high quality sound. Especially from my Senns. it's been quite an eye opening experience. Previously I was using the Lyr which I loved but this thing really does seem to trounce it quite handily, which it should. Very impressed. Love how much texture the bass has and how holographic the sound staging became compared to when using the Lyr. Everything has just becaome much more articulate and easier to hear. Definitely feel fortunate to have aquired this amp and am looking forward to trying some of the heavier weight balanced headphones like maybe some of the Orthos. sometime in the future. Just a few thoughts.

+1 Love HD600/650 balanced.
Wait till you try the mjolnir with the LCD line up.
post #2813 of 3242

Mjo with LCD3 sound very nice! Sublime even...      :gs1000smile:

post #2814 of 3242

Of that I have no doubt. Can't wait to get a hold of a pair sometime to try them out. 

post #2815 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Erukian View Post
 

I know this is probably an obvious suggestion, but I would consider getting your hands on a Gungnir which I think pairs beautifully with Mjolnir. You can always return it if you don't like it..

 

 You might want to try the teac ud-501 dsd dac. It is a bit over your budget target at 849 usd but not by that much. I have been using it in balanced fashion with my emotiva airmotiv 5 monitors and it is amazing sounding. The teac is very musical sounding and does not sound forward with the active monitors.

post #2816 of 3242

Gungir > Teac DAC. And it's not close.

post #2817 of 3242

If anyone is interested in the Mjolnir, check my sig for details :)

post #2818 of 3242
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If anyone is interested in the Mjolnir, check my sig for details :)

 

Bump for a super sweet deal :)

 

Too bad two wouldn't do me any good LOL

post #2819 of 3242
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If anyone is interested in the Mjolnir, check my sig for details :)

Darn, just missed me.   :(   That's a sweet price.

post #2820 of 3242
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Darn, just missed me.   :(   That's a sweet price.

 

You didn't miss it still for sale!

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