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post #346 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

The HA-160D got warm, the B22 and Peak get toasty.  I want hot.  If the Mjolnir is only warm... that would tend to suggest there was room to bias it some more.  You guys are touching the bottom right?

 

This is pretty true, if its not getting that hot....why not turn up the bias even further?

post #347 of 3222
It has been widely speculated on these boards that Schiit tunes by ear and not by what any meter may say, including thermometers.
post #348 of 3222
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

It has been widely speculated on these boards that Schiit tunes by ear and not by what any meter may say, including thermometers.

 

Actually, I need to dispel this notion. We have not one, but two Stanford Research SR1 audio analyzers, one kitted out for analog testing, and one kitted out for digital, with the ultra-low-jitter 8ps reference and 1ppm frequency reference. We specifically bought the second analyzer for digital testing because the commonly available analyzers (including the Audio Precision AP27XX series and the Dscope) have residual jitter in the 600ps-1000ps range, and we wanted something that could better characterize very low jitter.

 

Bottom line: since the Theta days, we invested heavily in high-end gear test gear, including Stanford spectrum analyzers and interval counters (you guys know that Mike Moffat was one of the first, if not *the* first, person to theorize jitter might be a cause of audio signal degradation, and work to minimize it with some of the earliest clock regeneration schemes in the 1980s?) We know exactly what our products are doing from a test and measurement standpoint, but we don't let that straightjacket us into a specs-for-specsmanship game. 

 

With respect to Mjolnir, 200ma of bias is huge--more than our 300WPC speaker amps back in the day--but the chassis is large, so it can run relatively cool. Believe me, in a 77-80 degree room, it does not run cool by any stretch of the imagination.

post #349 of 3222
Is Statement amplifier still on track to be released this year ?
post #350 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

With respect to Mjolnir, 200ma of bias is huge--more than our 300WPC speaker amps back in the day--but the chassis is large, so it can run relatively cool.

 

True.  Don't suppose a Mjolnir Room Heater Limited Edition could be made? :D

post #351 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

 

True.  Don't suppose a Mjolnir Room Heater Limited Edition could be made? :D

 

If you don't mind.  Could you please explain why it's important to have the bias set as far into Class A as possible?

 

What is this going to give me compared to not having it bias far into Class A?

post #352 of 3222

Street cred.

post #353 of 3222
I knew my post would prompt a response to set the record straight. Kudos! Also, it was meant as a compliment if anything. I'd rather have gear that passed the ear test over gear that passed the specs for specs sake game. But, it is great to know that these designers pay attention to both without getting too caught up in the specs game.
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Question for Jason.  Not sure when these popped on the site but... will balanced PYST cables be available when the Gungnir rolls out?

post #356 of 3222
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Question for Jason.  Not sure when these popped on the site but... will balanced PYST cables be available when the Gungnir rolls out?

 

This was Jason's answer in the PYST thread:

 

"Coming...will be a bit more pricey because of the connectors. Different cable, too, I believe. Still playing."

 

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post #357 of 3222

Got mine yesterday and am digging it with LCD-3s.

 

Curiously, I'm using a higher volume setting than with the Lyr. Which may mean that it's just so clean that I'm listening louder. Have to watch that.

 

And I'd rate its operating temp as warm rather than hot. I'm wondering whether it would be safe to stack the Bifrost on top of it. Or would that melt the rubber feet on the Bifrost, or bother the Mjolnir? Obviously putting the Bifrost on the bottom is a no-go...

post #358 of 3222

Lyr has higher gain so higher power vs the Mjolnir depending on where you are in the sweep.  But will also top out before the Mjolnir and drop out of class A first.

post #359 of 3222

This Schiit is much bigger than i imagined, and much heavier. This is truly the big leagues as it says in the manual. oh...the user manual is also bigger. hehe...

 

btw, i think that no one has mentioned this before. Mjolnir comes with three screw-in feet which is a huge plus.

 

I have to say that it is really worth the wait. 

 

 

1000

post #360 of 3222

oh...and i would NOT say that it's hot either. I have had hotter amps in the past (temperature wise, not looks biggrin.gif)

 

ppl shouldn't worry about stacking it on top of anything (maybe except ice cubes.) 

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