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It was discussed back in March.  Comes with both, can only use one at a time.

 

Thanks, that's how my Alesis RA150 speaker amp works.


Edited by grokit - 6/11/12 at 4:20pm
post #62 of 3242

Need amp porn shots please... nothing but nudies.  Cause you know mama always said its what's inside that counts :D

post #63 of 3242
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Need amp porn shots please... nothing but nudies.  Cause you know mama always said its what's inside that counts :D

 

True. I've been curious about the internals of this unit. 

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Has anyone heard the final production unit? Will there be any upcoming meets, etc. that will showcase it? 

post #65 of 3242

The Voltage is user switchable or factory set?

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Has anyone heard the final production unit? Will there be any upcoming meets, etc. that will showcase it? 

 

 

Impressions from THE SHOW. Posted in the HD800 thread:

 

 

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Have you heard the HD800 from the Mjolnir yet Anax? How did the Schiit fare?

 

It did very well.  Sounds much better than the prototype at the Village meet.  It's about 97% there.  I noted a very slight voicing issue to Jason that purrin also confirmed.  Jason knew exactly what it was from and will make a minor tweak that should resolve it.  It sounds like a clean, transparent, neutral amp that isn't syrup or digital pins and needles.  LFF also heard it and liked it.  This of course was mated w/ the Gungnir which I seriously had a hard time figuring out.  It really seemed to disappear to me which is a good thing.  Won't know more till I try it out next  w/ my setup.  My 2 cents on the prototypes.

 

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Originally Posted by purrin View Post

I had heard an early version of the Gungnir by itself through my stat amp, and I thought it was pretty darn good. A little bit soft with blunted transients back then with the older analog boards. This time around, there was no such issue, but I didn't have my own amp, so I'm extrapolating a lot of factors because the Mjolnir is different too.

 

At $750, I don't expect to it have PWD2 (my reference) detail and resolution - I just don't want any weird flaws such as slow or muddy bass, strident highs, lack of low-end extension, compressed dynamics, tight bass, rolled off, etc. I would have to say that I'm impressed. It sounded like Schitt is aiming for a neutral sounding DAC not too different from the Bifrost, not one of those really warm thick sounding organic DACs. I do feel that the Bifrost has an apparent mid-bass boost which the Gungnir didn't have (IMO, this is a good thing, less coloration and more neutrality with refinement as we move up.) The Gungnir is more powerful down in the low bass though.

 

As for the Mjolnir, Jason was very receptive to our comments regarding the pairing with the HD800. I think Anax had less of an issue with it than me. I'm more treble sensitive than him and prefer a darker sound. Even then, they were very close. Finally, take everything with a grain of salt because these guys aren't done tweaking their gear yet.

 

It was kind of neat to go up the ladder from the Asgard, Vahalla, Lyr, and Mjolnir and hear how each amp was uniquely voiced and sounded successively better.

 

THE SHOW was less than 2 weeks ago. I hope Schiit have managed to address the slight voicing issue alluded to in these posts.

post #67 of 3242
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Impressions from THE SHOW. Posted in the HD800 thread:

 

THE SHOW was less than 2 weeks ago. I hope Schiit have managed to address the slight voicing issue alluded to in these posts.

 

Yes! Thanks to Anaxilus and Purrin, we snuck in two tiny little changes (both bias-related.)

post #68 of 3242
I also heard it at T.H.E. Show, with LCD-3s (albeit with unfamiliar music), and was very impressed. Looking forward to dropping it into my home-office system for a serious evaluation.
post #69 of 3242

Just placed my order. Can't wait for it!

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Mjolnir production boards are here! We'll be shipping at the end of the week.

 

mjolnir-prod.jpg

post #71 of 3242

Woot!  Now show me the metal :D

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Woot!  Now show me the metal :D

 

This, we're just in it for the chassis porn.  Any chance you'll be auditioning these somewhere local?

post #73 of 3242

So Denons, Ultrasones, and what other CANS are not recommended?

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Audio Technicas would be in that category, perhaps Grado as well.

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Lower gain than Lyr and Liquid Fire and uses a pot so don't see why any can would be a no go.  Especially true if your source outputs 1V and not something silly like 5V ;)

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