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post #2866 of 3242
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 

 I am not that familiar with the gungir only hearing it briefly with the mjoyner amp at a head fi meet this spring. But I do not believe the gungir will do dsd at all. The teac will so I would not agree that it is not even close. I am sure the teac will sound better than the gungir since it does play dsd and double dsd files while the gungir will not play dsd files at all.

the fact that it does more things poorly does not make it better.....

post #2867 of 3242

Just a by the way.....I'm loving this combination....msb power dac, mjolnir, saa endorphin, hd 800....certain combinations produce delightful synergies and I think this may be one of them.

 

Cheers!

 

Gus

post #2868 of 3242
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 

 I am not that familiar with the gungir only hearing it briefly with the mjoyner amp at a head fi meet this spring. But I do not believe the gungir will do dsd at all. The teac will so I would not agree that it is not even close. I am sure the teac will sound better than the gungir since it does play dsd and double dsd files while the gungir will not play dsd files at all.

the fact that it does more things poorly does not make it better.....

I agree. When comparing 2 dacs, 1 capable of DSD; Just because a dac is DSD ready doesnt mean its automatically going to sound better, it only indicates that the dac is capable of playing back DSD format.


Edited by DarKen23 - 10/17/13 at 10:23am
post #2869 of 3242
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Originally Posted by philo50 View Post
 

the fact that it does more things poorly does not make it better.....

Hehe well said :)

 

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I agree. When comparing 2 dacs, 1 capable of DSD; Just because a dac is DSD ready doesnt mean its automatically going to sound better, it only indicates that the dac is capable of playing back DSD format.

Yep, and true DSD material is so sparse that it's really a moot point. Plus, I compared the Teac to the Yulong D18 for about 2 weeks and sent the Teac back on its merry way.

post #2870 of 3242

Hey guys are there any inexpensive stands to elevate the mjolnir and a dac on a desk?  like a simple two shelf wood thing.. I was thinking about building one but I don't know the first thing.  I found this at home depot but it's a bit wide http://www.homedepot.com/p/ClosetMaid-Selectives-24-in-White-Stackable-Storage-Organizer-7067/100597820#.UmHTNPmshcY

I was thinking I could cut a 10x36 board in half and use some 2x4 as the legs for a two shelf stand

post #2871 of 3242

Whats the loudest you guys play with the Mjolnir?

I usually play around 9-11 a clock. 

post #2872 of 3242
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Whats the loudest you guys play with the Mjolnir?

Depends on the source output voltage and gain. My CD player is around ten, but my vinyl rig has seen one o'clock. It also depends on the headphone impedance and sensitivity numbers.
post #2873 of 3242

Ye I use LCD-2.

I guess I should buy a SPL meter cause I notice that its really easy to increase the volume with the LCD-2s.

Dont wanna damage my hearing too much lol

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Ultimate Ears has an iPhone etc, app called UE SPL for free. Supposedly with 1-2 decibels of stand alone meters.
post #2875 of 3242

Just want to drop in to say that I just had a "who left the speakers on?" moment with Mjolnir/HD800. That is all.

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Just want to drop in to say that I just had a "who left the speakers on?" moment with Mjolnir/HD800. That is all.

 

I have some nice bookshelf speakers and sometimes I can't tell if I left the speaker amp powered on when I'm listening with my LCD-2's. It's eerie. 

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It does lack a little low-end grunt

 

Can I take this comment back? :-)  I just swapped out my usb converter's smps for a lab bench linear psu and the bass is thundering out of my HD800s now.  I've been using that smps since before I had the Mjolnir and it's lovely, open and clear, but now it seems it was rather bass shy.  The linear psu is still running in and not quite as open at the moment, but the difference in the lower frequencies is profound.

post #2878 of 3242
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It does lack a little low-end grunt

Can I take this comment back? :-)  I just swapped out my usb converter's smps for a lab bench linear psu and the bass is thundering out of my HD800s now.  I've been using that smps since before I had the Mjolnir and it's lovely, open and clear, but now it seems it was rather bass shy.  The linear psu is still running in and not quite as open at the moment, but the difference in the lower frequencies is profound.

What USB converter are you using? Very interesting...
post #2879 of 3242
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What USB converter are you using? Very interesting...


The HiFace EVO.  I have three PSUs for it now: a cheap variable voltage smps that sounded rolled off in the treble and muddled in the midrange; the expensive smps that was really sweet and detailed but suffered badly from mains variation (which is why I tried something else) and apparently was bass light, and now the linear one.

post #2880 of 3242

My mjolnir gets here friday so I wanted to have some kind of stand ready for them.  I have no DIY skills whatsoever and no tools other than an old drill with batteries that die after 5 minutes of drilling but I made this stand today from $22 of parts at home depot.  There's 17 1/2" of space on the 2nd shelf, that is where I'm gonna put the mjolnir.  I know it looks kind of bad but it works and no fingers were lost in the making of it so I feel proud

edit: mjolnir arrived early!  it fits perfectly


Edited by uncola - 10/23/13 at 3:50pm
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