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I'm considering buying a Mjolnir/Gungnir combo for the LCD 2.2 (pre-Fazor).

I've noticed a small number of comments about the Mjolnir sounding too "electronic" or "technicolor". I don't really know what that means or would entail. Can anyone think of what might cause someone to think that, and what remediations there would be?

Technicolor? That's a new one.

It's a very transparent amp, very neutral. That's one of the reasons why I think folks feel they pair well with the audeze house sound- it isn't bringing the warm smoothness to the point of syrup.
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Hi All,

I recently picked up a Gungnir Usb Gen1 and Mjolnir stack, used, from a fellow friend and I haven't truly dabbled with high end headohones as I was eyeing the Gungnir for my home stereo system but he only wished to let them go as a bundled set.

I have heard a couple of headphones but not on the schiit stack... However I find.
1. hd800 too lean for my tastes
2. Audeze lineup fantastic
3. Alpha dog primes (from the Gungnir and Mjolnir), pretty warm and cozy sounding and rather forgiving as well, but I might as well wait for the either.
4. Wasn't impressed with the he-560, dull boring sound. Might consider he-500 and he-6 up for an audition but the he-1000 is totally out of my range
5. Oppo series are alright but I can live with the audezes weight and I'd take them anyday
6. Loved the th-900 but it's single ended and the Mjolnir is balanced only.

Based on my 6 comments and some digging in this thread that reveals the Mjolnir to be transparent, revealing and neutral, I'd admit I like some Colour in my sound, specifically slightly darker top ends, bassier bottom ends, and a rich creamy midrange. Any other headohones to recommend? I'm waiting for the ether and planning to hear the audeze sets again. Not sure which audeze to choose though.
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Technicolor? That's a new one.

It's a very transparent amp, very neutral. That's one of the reasons why I think folks feel they pair well with the audeze house sound- it isn't bringing the warm smoothness to the point of syrup.

When I had the Mjolnir I always liked a Slightly warm DAC, like a wolfson chipped audio gd or my starting point 1543 Dac. It seemed to find a nice middle ground for the mjolnir aggressive neutral nature, which is quite pleasing on its own. The few times I heard it with audezes it was a very nice experience, and it always sounded wonderful with the ZMF's.

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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.

SE output is fine on the Gungnir to a amp w/ volume control.

 

BAL output on the mjolnir to an amp that has balanced inputs has resulted in a minor issue for me. Mjolnir is picky about what amp is on the other end of the BAL OUT. In my case, with a Emotiva XPA-2 it caused the muting relay to click on and off non stop for a few minutes when you power off the speaker amp, like when I wanted to switch from speakers to headphones. Other than that it works just fine. The options presented to me by Emotiva were to buy two of their monoblocks and schiit said try using a balanced switch. I ended up returning the emotiva and going back to using SE outputs on the Gungnir. Take this with a grain of salt, this might just be an Emotiva stereo amp issue and I can't speak for running powered studio style monitors.

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So what does this mean?   I have the Mjolnir and Gugnir.  I have powered monitor speakers connected through the balanced pre-out jacks.   My headphones (Mr. Speaker Alpha Primes) are connected to the balanced XLR jack.   If the speaker don't mute...does this mean I have to disconnect the speaker whenever I want to listen to the headphones in order to prevent the speakers from playing at the same time?    How can this be solved?


Did you ever get an answer for this? Also can you control the speakers' volume by the Mjolnir's volume knob?

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Did you ever get an answer for this? Also can you control the speakers' volume by the Mjolnir's volume knob?

The Mojo Manual sez…

4 XLR Balanced Preamp Outputs.

Mjolnir can be used as a high-quality balanced preamp.

Outputs are muted for 20 seconds when the amp turns on, and whenever the amp is in protection mode. 

 

Balanced Preamp Outputs usually means the volume control knob is active and will effect the 'line outs'.

Having never used them I can't say for sure, but I do remember reading this somewhere.

 

An e-mail to tech support at Schiit would be an easy confirmation.

 

JJ


Edited by johnjen - 5/14/15 at 10:40pm
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The Mojo Manual sez…

4 XLR Balanced Preamp Outputs.

Mjolnir can be used as a high-quality balanced preamp.

Outputs are muted for 20 seconds when the amp turns on, and whenever the amp is in protection mode. 

 

Balanced Preamp Outputs usually means the volume control knob is active and will effect the 'line outs'.

Having never used them I can't say for sure, but I do remember reading this somewhere.

 

An e-mail to tech support at Schiit would be an easy confirmation.

 

JJ

Thanks, thought people might want to know, I emailed and they said the volume knob can control active speakers. That'll help my system sooo much!

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