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post #301 of 3242
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Do need some listening time before anything conclusive and some burn in---

 

Bryston is pretty nice also-But they are different--

 

Also need to spend some time with my LCD 2's........

 

Jack


Would love to hear your impression of the LCD-2 with the Mjolnir.

post #302 of 3242

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Would love to hear your impression of the LCD-2 with the Mjolnir.

post #303 of 3242

I would love to hear how it compares to the Bryston as well rolleyes.gif

 

Have my eyes on either amp to pair with HD 800's, but I'd take the amp with best synergy

post #304 of 3242
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

Not that hot at all--Soon to try my LCD 2's--

 

Yes a single ended source & not that great of a source right now--

 

I also have the Schiit Asgaard & Lyr & the new Balanced Bryston BHA 1 --

 

This one's pretty nice Listening to Jazz At The Pawnshop--

 

Jack

 

I'm also waiting on the comparison to the BHA-1..  I know this is a Schiit thread.  However, please give your very unbiased opinion if possible.

post #305 of 3242

I believe it is too early to really compare the 2 Amps--I wouldn't call the Bryston tilted toward the treble end though--

 

I have never heard Senn Hd 800's so I couldn't really say how they would sound with either amp--but from what I have read about the sizzly high end of the 800's I would suspect they would sound more bright with the Bryston than the Mjolnir--

 

So far the Mjolnir sounds to me more full sounding with slightly more presence across the whole spectrum--

 

But again that is my impression and Jason say's to get at least 50-100 hours on it before any critical evaluations or comparisons--

 

Still haven't tried my LCD 2's yet but really liking the 650's with this amp...

 

This amp is a totally phenomenal bargain at $749.00--remember the Bryston is $1295.00!!!

 

jack

post #306 of 3242
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Originally Posted by jackiedh View Post

I believe it is too early to really compare the 2 Amps--I wouldn't call the Bryston tilted toward the treble end though--

 

I have never heard Senn Hd 800's so I couldn't really say how they would sound with either amp--but from what I have read about the sizzly high end of the 800's I would suspect they would sound more bright with the Bryston than the Mjolnir--

 

So far the Mjolnir sounds to me more full sounding with slightly more presence across the whole spectrum--

 

But again that is my impression and Jason say's to get at least 50-100 hours on it before any critical evaluations or comparisons--

 

Still haven't tried my LCD 2's yet but really liking the 650's with this amp...

 

This amp is a totally phenomenal bargain at $749.00--remember the Bryston is $1295.00!!!

 

jack

 

 

I understand about the price.  But don't let the price determined how the amp sounds.  In a sound compression price is a non factor - IMO.

post #307 of 3242

Nice, just what I wanted to hear. I can get the Bryston for just a little bit more than the schiit, but if the schiit does better for me with the lower price tag; all the better! I already like schiit so that's a plus. Then maybe upgrade to the gungnir if it turns out great.

post #308 of 3242

One thing about the Bryston though from a functionality standpoint it Has Balanced ins, RCA ins & Mini ins--

 

It has a Balance Control and can also output Single Ended TRS besides Balanced Out and if you choose BOTH at the same time--

 

It has a Low & High Gain switch

 

So it is a pretty functional amp--

 

My one gripe though is the Volume Knob--Very non Linear--very little change from 10-2 on the knob

 

Overall sound quality though is pretty darn good, but as I said earlier so far to my Ears different than the Mjolnir

 

Jack

post #309 of 3242

Sound quality is the ultimate factor for me-which the Mjolnir so far has in spades--But the price is just insane for this level of sound in my opinion!!

 

Jack

post #310 of 3242
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Sound quality is the ultimate factor for me-which the Mjolnir so far has in spades--But the price is just insane for this level of sound in my opinion!!

 

Jack

 

Good to hear..

post #311 of 3242

O_o

 

How are you able to resist trying the Mjolnir with the LCD-2?

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Still haven't tried my LCD 2's yet but really liking the 650's with this amp...

post #312 of 3242

Want it to be burnt in first----then get prepared to be Blown Away!!!!!

 

Jack

post #313 of 3242

^ Jack, of course you should do this the way you want.

 

Just a suggestion - no need to reply....

 

From a reviewing point of view, it would be interesting to briefly listen with the LCD2 every 20 hours (or whatever) - with a fixed shortlist of tracks and at a fixed volume level on the dial - keeping brief notes as you go.

Could be real useful information for you and us!

post #314 of 3242

My opinion... amps don't burn in, only thermally stabilize ;)  But yes any amp comparisons need to be dB matched and the same song list.  Preferably short so you don't get what I'd call reviewer fatigue where your mind gets tired of actively listening and drifts :D

 

In other news, all my extra gear is gone so... get these into the wild and lets read about it.  Silly as it might sound I'm excited to compare the Mjolnir to the Dynahi in the fall.  More surprisingly I'm more intrigued by the Mjolnir... must be the inner value monger in me.  


Edited by Solude - 7/30/12 at 6:25am
post #315 of 3242

So who took the day off to receive their Mjolnir :p

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