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post #3211 of 3242
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I would look at MrSpeakers Alpha Dogs for a reasonably priced set of can. The Alpha dogs sound great as well as isolate you from outside distractions.

I was looking at 1/2 that price with the NAD's

post #3212 of 3242
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I was looking at 1/2 that price with the NAD's

 

Can you run the NADs balanced? That would be my main concern.

 

At least with my setup the HP50s sounded pretty great; couldn't say if they'd scale up further with the M&G though.

post #3213 of 3242
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Can you run the NADs balanced? That would be my main concern.

 

At least with my setup the HP50s sounded pretty great; couldn't say if they'd scale up further with the M&G though.

 

 

Can't I use a 4 pin XLR to 1/4 jack for a single ended headphones? Am I limited to only balanced headphones with my Schitt setup? 

post #3214 of 3242
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Can't I use a 4 pin XLR to 1/4 jack for a single ended headphones? Am I limited to only balanced headphones with my Schitt setup? 

 

Mjolnir can only be used with fully balanced headphones; an adapter will trip the protection circuit and won't work.

post #3215 of 3242

Thanks for the reply.

 

Need some ideas on closed cans

post #3216 of 3242
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Thanks for the reply.

 

Need some ideas on closed cans

The Alpha Dogs sound incredible out of M/G setup!

post #3217 of 3242

Can someone tell me if I'm doing this right please?

I've wired the XLRs on the LCD2 so that the signal will end up like this at the Mjolnir sockets.

Cheers

post #3218 of 3242

Yeah, tie 1 and 3 together.

post #3219 of 3242

Thanks EeePee

post #3220 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Poladise View Post
 

Can someone tell me if I'm doing this right please?

I've wired the XLRs on the LCD2 so that the signal will end up like this at the Mjolnir sockets.

Cheers

 

NO! You are shorting one active amp to ground. 

 

Use EIA Standard RS-297-A: 2 to positive, 3 to negative, no connection to 1 (or to the headphone cable sleeve ground, if it makes you feel better. You NEVER tie 1 and 3 together on an output.)

 

Otherwise, click! Protection circuit activated.

post #3221 of 3242
But it worked? Definitely in no position to argue what JS said.

Maybe my headphone buddy got it wrong and lucked out. smily_headphones1.gif
post #3222 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

 

NO! You are shorting one active amp to ground. 

 

Use EIA Standard RS-297-A: 2 to positive, 3 to negative, no connection to 1 (or to the headphone cable sleeve ground, if it makes you feel better. You NEVER tie 1 and 3 together on an output.)

 

Otherwise, click! Protection circuit activated.


Ah OK, thanks for the info.

post #3223 of 3242

Spent a couple of hours today listening to lots of different material on the Mjolnir I'm demoing. The midrange is forward, but smooth and the treble detail sounds very refined and hi res. Quite surprised at the bass though. I'd say the bass presence and impact is half of what I got with the Violectric V200.

 

In the end I switched back the to my o2 amp and ran a few of the same tracks. I'm not a big fan of the o2, although it has good detail, I think it lacks body and sounds thin, but in comparison to the Mjolnir, it had more bass presence, fuller sound, more body to vocals.

 

Surely this can't be right. I was expecting the be most impressed with the bass power and dynamics of the Mjolnir.

 

Not sure how many hours are on it. Dealer said this demo model has been sent out a couple of times before me so I guess 15-30hrs.

Using it with LCD2.2s. Any thoughts?

post #3224 of 3242
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Originally Posted by Poladise View Post

Spent a couple of hours today listening to lots of different material on the Mjolnir I'm demoing. The midrange is forward, but smooth and the treble detail sounds very refined and hi res. Quite surprised at the bass though. I'd say the bass presence and impact is half of what I got with the Violectric V200.

In the end I switched back the to my o2 amp and ran a few of the same tracks. I'm not a big fan of the o2, although it has good detail, I think it lacks body and sounds thin, but in comparison to the Mjolnir, it had more bass presence, fuller sound, more body to vocals.

Surely this can't be right. I was expecting the be most impressed with the bass power and dynamics of the Mjolnir.

Not sure how many hours are on it. Dealer said this demo model has been sent out a couple of times before me so I guess 15-30hrs.
Using it with LCD2.2s. Any thoughts?

Sounds like it might be your source, what are you using? (and sorry if it's in your sig, it doesn't show up when I'm on mobile)
post #3225 of 3242
If you don't like it, send it back. That's my suggestion.
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