My experience with the Mjolnir and HD800 combo has been quite good using the Oppo BDP105 as my source going all balanced to the amp. I find the combination to be incredibly neutral and transparent. There is plenty of authoritative and accurate bass slam and I find the high end to be troblesome only with inferior recordings. With SACD, high-res files, and even well recorded redbook sources, the highs are crystal clean, but not brittle or fatiguing. I have been very satisfied with the combination. It is extremely revealing, however, of poor source material.
My setup is Lyr with Tele + Bdp-105 as SACD source, and the SQ is very surprising.
I heard first time not granular sound out of Beethoven Sym 5 of Kleiver.
This rig saved my Malher Sym 8, which is known as Sym of 1000 and requires high resolution.
Choir of big size tends to be rough and harsh, but with this setup the SQ was wonderful .
The sound was what should be, and musical.
Another setup was Lyr + Uberfrost as USB for Flac, and compared with Emotiva mini-x + BDP-105, and I listened to Verdi Requem.
I found almost the same SQ through HE-5LE.
It seems that SACD is noticeably better than that of FLAC in my opinion .
Or Lyr is better than Emotiva mini-x in that difference in two rigs.
Edited by Joong - 11/16/13 at 8:00am