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post #3091 of 3526
Is it ok to use rca out from pc sound card to Mojo or a dac with xlr is needed ?
Do you hear any differences ??
post #3092 of 3526
Could Mojo + bitfrost be an end game set up for lcd2's ??
Ts
post #3093 of 3526

TontonJok, the MJ is balanced, designed for use with a balanced dac.  The Bifrost is not a balanced dac.  White Lotus uses a balanced dac.  The dac model up from Bifrost - the Gungnir is a balanced dac.


Edited by SP Wild - 3/6/14 at 3:32am
post #3094 of 3526
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gungnir + mjolnir will get out of my budget mad.gif
post #3095 of 3526
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

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gungnir + mjolnir will get out of my budget mad.gif


Don't be upset.  I am running all my stuff at the moment from cheap gear and do not feel a desire to set up my reference rig.  I enjoy my headphones just the same.  There is no rush into the law of diminishing returns. 

 

:bigsmile_face:

post #3096 of 3526
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Originally Posted by TontonJoK View Post

Is it ok to use rca out from pc sound card to Mojo or a dac with xlr is needed ?
Do you hear any differences ??

 

Mjolnir will accept balanced or unbalanced inputs; either way it operates in fully balanced mode.

 

The quality is dependent on your DAC, not the connection itself.

post #3097 of 3526

Good point.  I obviously do not own the MJ and was thinking of the Betta 22 days.  It seems we have moved on since then.

post #3098 of 3526

It'd be best for those that haven't owned any of this gear to keep their cents to themselves.

 

The Mojo and Bifrost is certainly, possibly endgame. Considering the Uber and Gen2 USB, it punches

very closely to the Gungnir.

 

You ideally want to run fully balanced for all benefits, however SE is just fine, too. 

 

The Mojo with the LCD-2's is quite the synergistic pairing and I think you'd be quite happy with either Gun or Bifrost,

whichever fits your budget more. 

post #3099 of 3526

Quick question (hopefully...)

 

Difficulty: I know nothing about balanced/XLR connectivity

 

I've got a TEAC UD-501 DAC which has balanced outputs. I can set the polarity of the output connectors so that either 2 or 3 is hot.

 

To safely connect the TEAC to the Mjolnir, which setting should I use?

 

 

Cheers

post #3100 of 3526
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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

It'd be best for those that haven't owned any of this gear to keep their cents to themselves.

 

The Mojo and Bifrost is certainly, possibly endgame. Considering the Uber and Gen2 USB, it punches

very closely to the Gungnir.

 

You ideally want to run fully balanced for all benefits, however SE is just fine, too. 

 

The Mojo with the LCD-2's is quite the synergistic pairing and I think you'd be quite happy with either Gun or Bifrost,

whichever fits your budget more. 


+1 (although I don't have LCD2s... the stack works very well with HD650)... had compared with my friend's bifrost... even A/B'ed them cause mojo can switch at the back that toggles SE to Balanced. Sound difference is there... Gungnir more resolving in the end (so worth the extra $100-200 to my ears) and better soundstage for HD650s when balanced... but both share a similar tonal signature... you can definitely say they are from the same family.

post #3101 of 3526

oooohhhh someone is agitated.  Mwhahahah.

post #3102 of 3526

Your input was simply misinformation. 

post #3103 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Stonephace View Post
 

Quick question (hopefully...)

 

Difficulty: I know nothing about balanced/XLR connectivity

 

I've got a TEAC UD-501 DAC which has balanced outputs. I can set the polarity of the output connectors so that either 2 or 3 is hot.

 

To safely connect the TEAC to the Mjolnir, which setting should I use?

 

 

Cheers

 

You'll probably want to contact Schiit to find out.

post #3104 of 3526
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

You'll probably want to contact Schiit to find out.

 

I had the same thought a couple of minutes after posting here.

 

You won't be surprised to know that they replied very quickly, quoting EIA Standard RS-297-A :)

 

From their reply: "Pin2 Positive polarity terminal for balanced audio circuits (aka "hot")"

 

Which makes me sort of wonder why TEAC give the option of making Pin 3 "hot"...

post #3105 of 3526

Might it be that this is the polarity reversal method they use?

 

JJ

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