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post #91 of 3273

Hey  I'm just stating what Jason has on his product page.  After all, he is part of the group that designed the amp.

 

Don't get you panties all tied up in a bunch - It was just a question.  No harm, no foul.


Edited by preproman - 6/27/12 at 5:10am
post #92 of 3273

Not meant as an attack just an analogy.  That and the product page says this...

 

High Power for Any Headphones
High-gain amps can be noisy. This doesn’t matter for low-efficiency orthodynamics, but if you have, say, Denons, it may not be ideal. Mjolnir delivers both 8W RMS per channel, and exceptionally low noise.

 

The first line without the last is misleading.  Read as one... Mjolnir is low noise so high gain is safe.

post #93 of 3273
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Not meant as an attack just an analogy.  That and the product page says this...

 

High Power for Any Headphones
High-gain amps can be noisy. This doesn’t matter for low-efficiency orthodynamics, but if you have, say, Denons, it may not be ideal. Mjolnir delivers both 8W RMS per channel, and exceptionally low noise.

 

The first line without the last is misleading.  Read as one... Mjolnir is low noise so high gain is safe.

 

I'm cool with it.  Just wanted to be sure. Thanks for the input.

post #94 of 3273
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Squared areas are power supply related, ya?

 

9c11cc3e_mjolnir-prod.jpeg

 

The squared area on the left and the stuff to the left of that are power supply:

 

two transformers and 12 capacitors

post #95 of 3273

That side is obvious but 2 looks like regulator to me and 3 the protection?

post #96 of 3273
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That side is obvious but 2 looks like regulator to me and 3 the protection?

 

Is this thing Capacitor Coupled or Direct Coupled? 

post #97 of 3273

DC

post #98 of 3273

For 3 I was going to guess that it was the summing circuit for balanced to SE? (Now, I know this isn't a regular "summed" balanced amp, it's some new way of converting BA to SE, but that's the best way I can describe it without remembering the special term Jason used)

 

 

 

Note: The above wager is a terribly uneducated guess based mostly on intuitive pseudo-logic and tea leave reading.

post #99 of 3273

Splitter maybe, definitely not sum since the amp is balanced only even from SE source.  But splitter also doesn't jive since the site says no splitters ;)

post #100 of 3273
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Originally Posted by Solude View Post

Splitter maybe, definitely not sum since the amp is balanced only even from SE source.  But splitter also doesn't jive since the site says no splitters ;)

 

It's the protection analog computer--DC sense, current sense, integration, time constant, etc. If the amp has DC or goes over current, the protection lifts the relay outputs for 20 seconds, as it does when you first turn it on.

post #101 of 3273

Boom! I win :D

post #102 of 3273

So basically it's an IC functioning as a multi-safety circuit/relay?

post #103 of 3273

Nods.

post #104 of 3273
Wow. This anticipation makes it so hard not to jump in this boat. I really am hanging out for the statement gear.

Solude- will be infesting to see how long it takes someone to spit the Moljnir dummy and put theirs on the for sale columns. My guess is that they won't one up for sale much at all until the statement is released or announced.

Bring on those reviews guys but please don't say too many great things about the Moljnir. I only have so much self control in not buying one of these! wink.gif
post #105 of 3273

I'd put money down that we'll see one on the F/S within days of ship.  Which might make no sense but some people just don't like returning to the manufacturer ;)

 

Either way, I'm not pulling the trigger on a new one until I see the casing.  

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