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+1

I wasn't aware of your reviews.  Great reading.  Before I bought the Mojo, I seriously considered the Taurus - seemed to beat the Mojo in reviews and specs.  But I went with the Mojo and not sorry that I did.  Built in the USA vs. ? and a good value for the $$.

 

However - what's next in line?  

 

Best -

RCB

 

Thanks - I have been working on this site for some time - but got delayed.. (life happened.. ,) The Mjolnir is really impressive for the money - totally agree. 

 

What's next in line? Basically first the stuff I haven't yet reviewed, just trying to decide in which order ;)

 

I see you ave the HDVA600 and the Mjonir - how do they compare with the HD800?


I had the Gungnir feeding my Mjolnir before upgrading to the M51. The all Schiit stack was fantastic for the LCD-2 rev2 I had at the time. Not so great for the HD800 though, due to fatigue after prolonged use.

 

Wouldn't surprise me if the HDVA600 beat the MJ by quiet a margin with the Gungnir at the head of the chain.

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 How does the Mjolnir compare to the Lyr in terms of soundstage and space?

Ordered Mjolnir- got Lyr by mistake. My SS amp is cleaner but gives me less of a sense of space and soundstage.

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Question:  Can I connect powered speakers to the balanced Pre-Out on the Mjolnir?   There is an FAQ in the manual that ask " Can I power speakers with the Mjolnir"  which seems to be aimed at passive speakers. However, under "Specs" for "Speaker Impedance" Schiit states "not recommended for speaker use."   I have JBL near field monitors and intend to connect both them and my Alpha Prime headphones to the Mjolnier.  Thanks!


I would also like some clarity about this. Can anyone comment on the details regarding using the Mjolnir as a pre for powered or passive monitors via the output on the back of the unit?
Doing this would allow me to get rid of my computer speaker set up entirely.
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I would also like some clarity about this. Can anyone comment on the details regarding using the Mjolnir as a pre for powered or passive monitors via the output on the back of the unit?
Doing this would allow me to get rid of my computer speaker set up entirely.

 

A downside here is that you cannot mute the pre-outputs, so you have to turn off your poweramp or active monitors.. 

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A downside here is that you cannot mute the pre-outputs, so you have to turn off your poweramp or active monitors.. 

The other Schiit amps will mute the pre-outs when headphones are plugged in- is this not the case here?
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The other Schiit amps will mute the pre-outs when headphones are plugged in- is this not the case here?

 

Not sure - hope someone else can answer this for you. 

 

Here's the manual - http://schiit.com/public/upload/PDF/mjolnir_owners_manual_2_1.pdf

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Not sure - hope someone else can answer this for you. 

 

Here's the manual - http://schiit.com/public/upload/PDF/mjolnir_owners_manual_2_1.pdf

 

Specs say relay protection for all outputs.

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The other Schiit amps will mute the pre-outs when headphones are plugged in- is this not the case here?

 

-Yes you can use Mjolnir as pre to powered monitors

-No, plugging in headphone (Single XLR connection at least) does not mute pre-outs

-Found that I had to turn volume up quite high on MJ to get desired output to amp. Not to mention running MJ for no reason.  Ended up getting Emotiva balanced XLR volume controller and going straight from Gungnir to amp

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I had the Gungnir feeding my Mjolnir before upgrading to the M51. The all Schiit stack was fantastic for the LCD-2 rev2 I had at the time. Not so great for the HD800 though, due to fatigue after prolonged use.

 

Wouldn't surprise me if the HDVA600 beat the MJ by quiet a margin with the Gungnir at the head of the chain.

 

Correct.  I bought the HDVA600 and Mojo at the same time, to drive the HD800 and LCD-X/XC respectively.  Both amps are fed by the Gungnir DAC.  I only briefly tested the Audez'e cans with the Senn amp - plenty of power but the sound is too muddy; not up to the SQ delivered by the Mojo.

 

However, the HDVA amp sounds great with the HD800.  I think Sennheiser got that pairing right!

 

Net, my current rigs are:

 - Gungnir - HDVA600 - HD800

 - Gungnir - Moljnir - LCD-X/XC

 

Nice for different types of music.

 

But now, thanks olor1n, I am wondering about this M51 DAC - looks quite interesting...

 

Cheers -

RCBinTN

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