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Originally Posted by johnjen View Post

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

JJ
Yeah, sounds like teac's way of doing polarity reversal.
post #3107 of 3351
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The Schiit fully balanced stack (mjo+gun) is an amazing combo with Audeze LCD's. I don't think you'd have second thoughts and buyers remorse.

 

I definitely don't. This is my "end game" setup and after running it for a year I have not one inkling thought to upgrade.

I am enjoying my LCD-XCs but don't currently have an amp I like with it. My current amp is an Asgard (Rev 1) and it is not a good match. I have heard all the other Schiits (except the Mjolnir) at meets, and have never really cared for their paring with orthos.

 

Is the Mjolnir different enough from the rest of their products that it would be worth considering?

My current favorite with orthos (without getting into crazy money) is the Bryston BHA-1 at almost twice the money. Even a used Bryston would be more than the Mjolnir, so it would be cool if this can work out.

Thanks in advance.

post #3108 of 3351
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I am enjoying my LCD-XCs but don't currently have an amp I like with it. My current amp is an Asgard (Rev 1) and it is not a good match. I have heard all the other Schiits (except the Mjolnir) at meets, and have never really cared for their paring with orthos.

 

Is the Mjolnir different enough from the rest of their products that it would be worth considering?

My current favorite with orthos (without getting into crazy money) is the Bryston BHA-1 at almost twice the money. Even a used Bryston would be more than the Mjolnir, so it would be cool if this can work out.

Thanks in advance.


well, there is the upcoming ragnarok to look forward to!

post #3109 of 3351
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well, there is the upcoming ragnarok to look forward to!

Designed to be able to drive speakers (which I don't need) and more expensive than the Bryston, which I know I like.

Not an option for me :bigsmile_face:

post #3110 of 3351
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

I am enjoying my LCD-XCs but don't currently have an amp I like with it. My current amp is an Asgard (Rev 1) and it is not a good match. I have heard all the other Schiits (except the Mjolnir) at meets, and have never really cared for their paring with orthos.

 

Is the Mjolnir different enough from the rest of their products that it would be worth considering?

My current favorite with orthos (without getting into crazy money) is the Bryston BHA-1 at almost twice the money. Even a used Bryston would be more than the Mjolnir, so it would be cool if this can work out.

Thanks in advance.

It may be hard to judge considering it seems most of your listening time were done at meets. It might also be helpful 

for you to share what you don't like about the Asgard or what you didn't like about Lyr.

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It may be hard to judge considering it seems most of your listening time were done at meets. It might also be helpful 

for you to share what you don't like about the Asgard or what you didn't like about Lyr.

Fair enough, though a bit hard to put into words, so I will have to resort to the usual high-end-eze (which I guess is a necessary evil). For me it comes down to the mid-range. This seems to be a tough area to get right with orthos. With my Asgard, the mids tend to be overly aggressive, which is an area the XC can be prone to any way. To make sure I wasn't imagining it, I drug my XC home and hooked them up to the amp I bring to meets, a JoLida FX10 with a matching network, and the aggressiveness wasn't there. This is far from a perfect amp, but it is the best I have in hand.

I haven't heard the Lyr in awhile, but my impressions at meets was that it had a "sterile" and "un-involving" mid-range.

Obviously this is personal preference, and I am not saying others wouldn't have very different impressions.

 

I am also a backer of the Geek Pulse, but I have no idea how this amp will sound when it finally (probably delayed) comes out.

 

I will also note that the amp I have liked best, cost no object, was the Cavalli Liquid Fire. Never had a chance to compare it straight up to the Bryston though.


Edited by sbradley02 - 3/8/14 at 12:15pm
post #3112 of 3351
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

Fair enough, though a bit hard to put into words, so I will have to resort to the usual high-end-eze (which I guess is a necessary evil). For me it comes down to the mid-range. This seems to be a tough area to get right with orthos. With my Asgard, the mids tend to be overly aggressive, which is an area the XC can be prone to any way. To make sure I wasn't imagining it, I drug my XC home and hooked them up to the amp I bring to meets, a JoLida FX10 with a matching network, and the aggressiveness wasn't there. This is far from a perfect amp, but it is the best I have in hand.

 

Based on your comments.. I can only say that I found the Mjolnir to bring out the mids and highs, which

I think you'd enjoy, however on the flip-side, there is a lot of energy which may be harsh/aggressive.

post #3113 of 3351
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Based on your comments.. I can only say that I found the Mjolnir to bring out the mids and highs, which

I think you'd enjoy, however on the flip-side, there is a lot of energy which may be harsh/aggressive.

Thanks. Maybe there will be another Portland meet and someone will bring one, so I can try in person.

post #3114 of 3351
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Thanks. Maybe there will be another Portland meet and someone will bring one, so I can try in person.

Lastly, per the variable of subjectivity, etc I think if you liked the BHA-1 as you said, the Mojo should please. I find the Mjolnir to be a little bit more forward with mids/highs, though the BHA-1 has more sparkle up top. I personally rate them as being as alike (espec w/ortho's) more than anything else, other's disagree and perhaps they'll weigh in with their thoughts to give you a broader sense of direction.


Edited by paradoxper - 3/8/14 at 12:47pm
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There is a BHA-1 on audiogon for $890, just a heads up, I am not affiliated with the seller.

post #3116 of 3351
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There is a BHA-1 on audiogon for $890, just a heads up, I am not affiliated with the seller.

That is a better than usual price, but based on what I see here I would like to hear the Mjolnir first.

Hopefully one will show up at a local meet.

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This is a shout out to all you LCD2 Mojo stack owners... anyone here use to own HD650 with this combo? Thinking of picking up an LCD2 for my stack... wondering how it compares with my current rig.

post #3118 of 3351
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Originally Posted by sbradley02 View Post
 

That is a better than usual price, but based on what I see here I would like to hear the Mjolnir first.

Hopefully one will show up at a local meet.

 

Alternately, you could always take advantage of their 15 day guarantee and just give it a try. Yeah, if you don't like it you'll be out $37.50 + shipping, but it might be worth it to get to try it in your home in your own system for a couple weeks.

post #3119 of 3351
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Alternately, you could always take advantage of their 15 day guarantee and just give it a try. Yeah, if you don't like it you'll be out $37.50 + shipping, but it might be worth it to get to try it in your home in your own system for a couple weeks.

 

Yeah, that's what I was thinking, until mine arrived, it wound up making me get the Gung as well...... :)

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Yeah, that's what I was thinking, until mine arrived, it wound up making me get the Gung as well...... :)

 

Well yeah, there is that risk too :p

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