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Good thing I still have my Mjolnir. My Ragnarok just died. Dead as a hammer when turning it on. Was working beautifully last night. Dead today. Bummer.

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Good thing I still have my Mjolnir. My Ragnarok just died. Dead as a hammer when turning it on. Was working beautifully last night. Dead today. Bummer.

Im sorry to hear that... What you going to do about it because if you can't do anything that's $1700 down the toilet 

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RA #4257. Sending it back tomorrow for diagnosis and repair. I have no idea what happened. It was working incredibly well all yesterday and go to turn the amp on today it is dead. I certainly hope the amp is more reliable than that as I have had it about three weeks. Got many thousands of hours on my Mjolnir and glad I decided to keep it.

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I had my Rag go silent/dead once, after touching the volume dial. It did come back after two reboots. I have no theory on why it did that. I don't think it was simply me getting confused about the output setting. No problems since. Still, disconcerting. Computer glitch for the Rag volume setting?
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Good thing I still have my Mjolnir. My Ragnarok just died. Dead as a hammer when turning it on. Was working beautifully last night. Dead today. Bummer.
Sorry to hear that, hope they fix it as soon as possible.
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I had my Rag go silent/dead once, after touching the volume dial. It did come back after two reboots. I have no theory on why it did that. I don't think it was simply me getting confused about the output setting. No problems since. Still, disconcerting. Computer glitch for the Rag volume setting?


I tried multiple re-boots also with different power cords into different outlets. Same result - no power no lights no nothing. Like a fuse is blown; but if a fuse is blown they need to check it out anyway to find out what is drawing the extra current. Besides it is only 3 weeks old. So I am not opening the case and poking around in there rather just sending it back for repair. Connected Mjolnir up to same cord in same protected outlet and powered right up. Doesn't sound quite like my rok though...  =(

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I tried multiple re-boots also with different power cords into different outlets. Same result - no power no lights no nothing. Like a fuse is blown; but if a fuse is blown they need to check it out anyway to find out what is drawing the extra current. Besides it is only 3 weeks old. So I am not opening the case and poking around in there rather just sending it back for repair. Connected Mjolnir up to same cord in same protected outlet and powered right up. Doesn't sound quite like my rok though...  =(

 

Sorry that you're having trouble! I'm sure Schiit will make it right.


Speaking of the sound, you're using a very similar setup to mine -- Wyrd > Gungnir > Mjolnir > LCD-X. Judging on sound quality alone, and assuming no issues of the amp dying :), do you find the Ragnarok to be a worthwhile upgrade at over twice the price? I have no real interest in driving speakers or other kinds of headphones; I'm just trying to build the perfect LCD-X rig without going too far down the road of diminishing returns. Was it a transcendental experience switching to Ragnarok, or is it just a bit better?

 

I should add that I just got the Gungnir/Mjolnir stack and I'm noticing a bit of over-aggressive harshness in the vocal range. I know this is an aggressive amp, but I'm curious whether you experienced similar, and whether it went away with burn-in.


Edited by Shembot - Yesterday at 6:43 pm
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Speaking of the sound, you're using a very similar setup to mine -- Wyrd > Gungnir > Mjolnir > LCD-X. Judging on sound quality alone, and assuming no issues of the amp dying :), do you find the Ragnarok to be a worthwhile upgrade at over twice the price? I have no real interest in driving speakers or other kinds of headphones; I'm just trying to build the perfect LCD-X rig without going too far down the road of diminishing returns. Was it a transcendental experience switching to Ragnarok, or is it just a bit better?

 

For the LCD-X, I found going from G/M to G/R to be a major improvement.  I'm still not sure about the LCD-X -- it seems to have excess reverb --, but it is much clearer with the Rag.  Some of this may be a Mjolnir issue?  

 

In sum, this is very much not a marginal improvement for the LCD-X.  

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I tried multiple re-boots also with different power cords into different outlets. Same result - no power no lights no nothing. Like a fuse is blown; but if a fuse is blown they need to check it out anyway to find out what is drawing the extra current. Besides it is only 3 weeks old. So I am not opening the case and poking around in there rather just sending it back for repair. Connected Mjolnir up to same cord in same protected outlet and powered right up. Doesn't sound quite like my rok though...  =(

 

Sorry that you're having trouble! I'm sure Schiit will make it right.


Speaking of the sound, you're using a very similar setup to mine -- Wyrd > Gungnir > Mjolnir > LCD-X. Judging on sound quality alone, and assuming no issues of the amp dying :), do you find the Ragnarok to be a worthwhile upgrade at over twice the price? I have no real interest in driving speakers or other kinds of headphones; I'm just trying to build the perfect LCD-X rig without going too far down the road of diminishing returns. Was it a transcendental experience switching to Ragnarok, or is it just a bit better?

 

I should add that I just got the Gungnir/Mjolnir stack and I'm noticing a bit of over-aggressive harshness in the vocal range. I know this is an aggressive amp, but I'm curious whether you experienced similar, and whether it went away with burn-in.


I ran my Mjo for many thousands of hours between 3 sets of LCD phones and it is some mellower now than it was brand new. I still love my Mjolnir BTW and listening to it right this minute as my rok is dead. Transcendental? Well I guess it could be stated as such. I can tell ya one thing for sure: that Ragnarok just takes control of the X and has its way with it. Just total and complete control of those drivers. I remember the first time I cued up Tool 10000 Days and listened to that on the X with the Ragnarok it just blew my mind that it drove the bass (and everything else) with just totalitarian iron fisted dominant control. Drop dead accurate, punchy, clean, detailed rendition. Then switch gears to delicate flamenco guitar with sweetly interlaced vocals and wow! again beautiful delicate nuanced rendering with awesome instrumental placement and staging. Just a real treat to listen to different genres and drink in the aural goodness that is the Ragnarok.

 

So good as the Mjolnir is, the Ragnarok is several degrees better. Really. I can definitely say that I now want to acquire some LCD-3f as I just have an inate feeling that I need those headphones to go with the Ragnarok.

 

Hope this little missive helps some with the query on the Ragnarok.  

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StefanJK and commtrd -- thank you very much for your input. It'll help me a lot as I make some decisions going forward. I'm relatively new to the hobby, but I dove head-first into Schiit, and it helps to have an experiential paddle with which to move up-creek! Now I'm seriously thinking about coming up with the money somehow for the Ragnarok, lol. 

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