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Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

post #2882 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Stormfriend View Post
 

 

I've left the Mojo on continuously since that post with the P3 set to 220v and it's been completely inaudible from a few feet away, exactly as it should be.  I'm now convinced voltage is the problem, so I'll drop an email to Schiit and see what they say.

Hi.

Which interconnect cables do you use?Rca or Balanced?

I have also Mjolnir and Gungnir combo,and when i use Rca interconnect - i heard hum always.

When balanced - no slightest sound hum ;)

post #2883 of 3242
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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

Highly transparent. Lacked too much authority on the mid-range, and somewhat thin upper range. No warmth whatsoever. Some people like it, some dont. It had excellent speed though with good prat.

post #2884 of 3242
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Highly transparent. Lacked too much authority on the mid-range, and somewhat thin upper range. No warmth whatsoever. Some people like it, some dont. It had excellent speed though with good prat.

What about bass?

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Highly transparent. Lacked too much authority on the mid-range, and somewhat thin upper range. No warmth whatsoever. Some people like it, some dont. It had excellent speed though with good prat.

 

So it had just the right amount of authority in the midrange?

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So it had just the right amount of authority in the midrange?

If thats how you felt. 

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If thats how you felt. 

I have never heard the combo, no balanced cable. I was just poking fun at how "lacking too much" does not make sense.
post #2888 of 3242
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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

Which interconnect cables do you use?Rca or Balanced?

I have also Mjolnir and Gungnir combo,and when i use Rca interconnect - i heard hum always.

When balanced - no slightest sound hum ;)

 

I'm running balanced, although I've not tried s/e to be fair.  I get the hum even when nothing is attached to it though, not even headphones.

post #2889 of 3242
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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

 

The MJ's fine with the HD800. Most of the complaints to me have stemmed from people who haven't really considered the importance of the source component in the chain. Huge mistake for the HD800, IME. It's not like the MJ adds negative traits to the presentation, nor does it mask faults upstream. If the MJ/HD800 does nothing for you, it's because those two components are exposing issues with your source. Or the inherent HD800 signature just isn't for you.

 

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Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

Highly transparent.

 

I'm sure there are more revealing amps, but the MJ is decent enough for the HD800. It's not like the Lyr where details are smothered to a degree, irrespective of tubes used.

 

Lacked too much authority on the mid-range, and somewhat thin upper range. No warmth whatsoever. Some people like it, some dont.

 

Stating it has no warmth is hyperbole. Sure, it doesn't add that midrange bloom that an amp like the Lyr does (with certain tubes), but it's not as though that frequency range is sucked out. The MJ is pretty even across the spectrum to my ears and is especially good in the bass slam department. The brittle upper range I've heard, but that was when I had the Gungnir as my source. Again, the source is critical when you step up to the HD800.

 

It had excellent speed though with good prat.

 

Yep.

post #2890 of 3242
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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

 

The MJ's fine with the HD800. Most of the complaints to me have stemmed from people who haven't really considered the importance of the source component in the chain. Huge mistake for the HD800, IME. It's not like the MJ adds negative traits to the presentation, nor does it mask faults upstream. If the MJ/HD800 does nothing for you, it's because those two components are exposing issues with your source. Or the inherent HD800 signature just isn't for you.

 

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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

How mjolnir drives with HD 800?

Highly transparent.

 

I'm sure there are more revealing amps, but the MJ is decent enough for the HD800. It's not like the Lyr where details are smothered to a degree, irrespective of tubes used.

 

Lacked too much authority on the mid-range, and somewhat thin upper range. No warmth whatsoever. Some people like it, some dont.

 

Stating it has no warmth is hyperbole. Sure, it doesn't add that midrange bloom that an amp like the Lyr does (with certain tubes), but it's not as though that frequency range is sucked out. The MJ is pretty even across the spectrum to my ears and is especially good in the bass slam department. The brittle upper range I've heard, but that was when I had the Gungnir as my source. Again, the source is critical when you step up to the HD800.

 

It had excellent speed though with good prat.

 

Yep.

I agree that the source begins to either show its flaws or shine when the HD800 is in the chain. Im still firm on my opinion that it has little if any warmth at all, and I was using the D18 dac--which is known to be quite dark. I  suppose my opinion of the pairing having no warmth is from comparing it directly to the A18 amplifier. 

post #2891 of 3242
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Originally Posted by nilov View Post
 

Hi.

Which interconnect cables do you use?Rca or Balanced?

I have also Mjolnir and Gungnir combo,and when i use Rca interconnect - i heard hum always.

When balanced - no slightest sound hum ;)

 

I use XLR interconnects. I have no idea how it sounds on RCA's actually but now I'm feeling paranoid so I might just snag some RCA's just to see what mine sound like LOL.

 

The combo is well-rounded, I suspect the Gungnir has a lengthy burn-in procedure as mine has already started sounding a bit different from other people's using their interconnects and equipment at around 200 hours on my stuff.

post #2892 of 3242

I cant hear any hum at all with XLR. So it would be cool if anyone with RCA shared their experience with humming

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Sony CDP to Mjolnir via RCAs and I have no hum.
post #2894 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.....

 Poorly you must be deaf the teac does not sound anything less than very good. When it is used in balanced fashion it sounds excellent. I think you need to hear the teac before you make such statements. From what I heard even though it was only briefly the schiit dac sounded good but certainly not better than what I hear from the teac ud501 dac.


Edited by buson160man - 10/24/13 at 9:11am
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Originally Posted by buson160man View Post
 

 Poorly you must be deaf the teac does not sound anything less than very good. When it is used in balanced fashion it sounds excellent. I think you need to hear the teac before you make such statements. From what I heard even though it was only briefly the schiit dac sounded good but certainly not better than what I hear from the teac ud501 dac.

the comment made had to do with the comment  before it, it had nothing to do with the Teac

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