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post #3031 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post
 

I'm considering buying the mjolnir and pair it with either LCD 2 / 3 (haven't decided yet). As of now I have a musicstreamer II 2011, will that one do until I have enough dough to get the gungir? How does the mjolnir work with a normal dac using the RCA's? 


the mjo has single ended inputs, the music streamer will work fine, but you'll want to upgrade as soon as funds allow !

i have the mjo and lcd2.2, they sound super

post #3032 of 3526

Ok! So then I guess my next question would be, if I have one DAC which has RCA ouputs and one which is balanced both of the same quality soundwise, would the balanced one be better for the mjolnir or would there be no difference? 

 

For example, if I would like to plug in my vinyl would that somehow mess up the sound due to the single ended nature?

post #3033 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post
 

Ok! So then I guess my next question would be, if I have one DAC which has RCA ouputs and one which is balanced both of the same quality soundwise, would the balanced one be better for the mjolnir or would there be no difference? 

 

For example, if I would like to plug in my vinyl would that somehow mess up the sound due to the single ended nature?

seems like you're asking two different questions here.

 

first, if both DACs have the same sound quality, you would still want to connect to the mjolnir via the balanced connections if possible. keeping everything balanced, in the end, makes the most sense.

 

second, connecting your vinyl to the mjolnir would not "mess up the sound". going SE over balanced does not "mess up the sound". in many cases, most will not even be able to detect the differences b/n SE and balanced, IMO. all things being equal (and rarely are all things equal), a good balanced setup in the end might sound a bit better than a SE setup. but a well-constructed SE setup with good source material will sound better than a balanced system that has awful source material.

post #3034 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Feynman View Post
 

Ok! So then I guess my next question would be, if I have one DAC which has RCA ouputs and one which is balanced both of the same quality soundwise, would the balanced one be better for the mjolnir or would there be no difference? 

 

For example, if I would like to plug in my vinyl would that somehow mess up the sound due to the single ended nature?

 

That is, as long as that DAC is truly balanced, otherwise there is no true benefit.

Ideally you'll want to hook up Mojo balanced.

But running single ended would be fine.

post #3035 of 3526

How do you guys find the Mjolnir with LCD-3 for electronic music? Fast enough? Enough bass impact and bloom? Fatiguing? Also, any comparisons with BHA-1?

post #3036 of 3526
The Mj and the LCD3 are great together. I listen to mostly EDM, fwiw. The amp isn't fatiguing unless your DAC is. I hated the treble on my BHA-1, but I'm in the minority there. So long as you can handle just balanced the Mj is easy to pick. You won't be missing anything compared to the BHA-1, not that they are far apart.
post #3037 of 3526
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The Mj and the LCD3 are great together. I listen to mostly EDM, fwiw. The amp isn't fatiguing unless your DAC is. I hated the treble on my BHA-1, but I'm in the minority there. So long as you can handle just balanced the Mj is easy to pick. You won't be missing anything compared to the BHA-1, not that they are far apart.


i was actually thinking of moving to the bha-1 from the mj, you preferred the mjo , interesting

 

i have the lcd2

post #3038 of 3526
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i was actually thinking of moving to the bha-1 from the mj, you preferred the mjo , interesting

 

i have the lcd2

 

Why? Have you heard the BHA-1?

post #3039 of 3526
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post

The Mj and the LCD3 are great together. I listen to mostly EDM, fwiw. The amp isn't fatiguing unless your DAC is. I hated the treble on my BHA-1, but I'm in the minority there. So long as you can handle just balanced the Mj is easy to pick. You won't be missing anything compared to the BHA-1, not that they are far apart.


i was actually thinking of moving to the bha-1 from the mj, you preferred the mjo , interesting

i have the lcd2

WHAT???? Are you moving on already??? My Gungnir arrived a few minutes ago and the Mjolnir will be here Friday. This could get costly for me biggrin.gif
post #3040 of 3526
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WHAT???? Are you moving on already??? My Gungnir arrived a few minutes ago and the Mjolnir will be here Friday. This could get costly for me biggrin.gif


lol, i was wondering if your's had arrived, it was just an idea i was kicking around, actually, i might rather try the gugnir

see how it compares to the wadia , do you still have the 121 gadget67 ??

post #3041 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Gadget67 View Post

WHAT???? Are you moving on already??? My Gungnir arrived a few minutes ago and the Mjolnir will be here Friday. This could get costly for me biggrin.gif


lol, i was wondering if your's had arrived, it was just an idea i was kicking around, actually, i might rather try the gugnir
see how it compares to the wadia , do you still have the 121 gadget67 ??

I'll get around to doing an equipment signature one of these days, but, yes I still have the Wadia 121 and a Wadia 171 as well as a Burson HA 160 D to go with the new pieces. I also just purchased balanced silver dragon headphone cables from another forum member (should be here Friday) so I think I'm done for a while!
post #3042 of 3526
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Originally Posted by m2man View Post

The Mj and the LCD3 are great together. I listen to mostly EDM, fwiw. The amp isn't fatiguing unless your DAC is. I hated the treble on my BHA-1, but I'm in the minority there. So long as you can handle just balanced the Mj is easy to pick. You won't be missing anything compared to the BHA-1, not that they are far apart.

No offence, but as a previous owner of both amps, what did you hate about the BHA-1's treble? The Mjolnir is more forward in the highs in case you're wondering.

post #3043 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Gadget67 View Post


I'll get around to doing an equipment signature one of these days, but, yes I still have the Wadia 121 and a Wadia 171 as well as a Burson HA 160 D to go with the new pieces. I also just purchased balanced silver dragon headphone cables from another forum member (should be here Friday) so I think I'm done for a while!


i'll be very interested in your thoughts of the gungnir

post #3044 of 3526
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Originally Posted by dleblanc343 View Post
 

No offence, but as a previous owner of both amps, what did you hate about the BHA-1's treble? The Mjolnir is more forward in the highs in case you're wondering.

 

Agreed here as well.

post #3045 of 3526

Splitting hairs. Mjolnir and BHA-1 are way too similar than not. I'd have to try real hard to differentiate the two.

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