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post #1246 of 4103

It isn't likely, but I thought I would ask if anybody wants/needs a first gen USB board for their Gungnir for free (you would just pay shipping). It seems like such a waste. Frankly, whatever difference there is between the first and second gen boards must be very modest in terms of SQ anyway. If anybody wants it for free let me know, happy to send it to you.

post #1247 of 4103
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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post
 

It isn't likely, but I thought I would ask if anybody wants/needs a first gen USB board for their Gungnir for free (you would just pay shipping). It seems like such a waste. Frankly, whatever difference there is between the first and second gen boards must be very modest in terms of SQ anyway. If anybody wants it for free let me know, happy to send it to you.

 

I was really wondering how much difference there really was between the 2nd gen USB board and first gen. If it is quite minimal I prolly won't get in a big hurry changing unless I can just get the board and install it myself. Which I would rather do if possible. Please some feedback from those who have the 2nd gen boards in their Gungnir dacs?

post #1248 of 4103

I thought the main reason was the chip swap to support 24/176?  Also has some power supply filtering but the main change is to a more supported chip.

post #1249 of 4103

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Edited by Stealer - 10/1/13 at 3:16am
post #1250 of 4103
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removed...

 

 

??? Is the implication that this thread isn't "on-topic" enough?

post #1251 of 4103

actually I was "removing" my post cause I found the same question asked..

 

nothing to do with this thread..:D

post #1252 of 4103
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actually I was "removing" my post cause I found the same question asked..

 

nothing to do with this thread..:D

 

Gotcha, my bad.

post #1253 of 4103

Gungnir and Mjolnir in house and warming up :O

post #1254 of 4103
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Gungnir and Mjolnir in house and warming up :O

 

Interested in what you think later this week. :)

 

and what HPs you're using.

post #1255 of 4103

Only have the LCD-3 so... LCD-3 :P

 

Speaking of warming up.  I swear this Mjolnir is running hotter than the one I had from the first run.  Likely not the case but it certainly feels that way.  The Gungnir is nice and toasty too.  Loves me some class A bias warmth =)

post #1256 of 4103

My Gungnir doesn't run too warm, but I don't have an amp running on top or below it, either. :P

Pico slim is a baby in comparison.

 

 

Also, definitely interested in what you think if you have the LCD-3... was looking at getting the Mjolnir and LCD-2 or 3 to buffer the wait time it takes for me to save up for the Stax SR-009 (or whatever is the latest model is when I have the luxury to drop ~$10,000 at once) and accompanying amp.

post #1257 of 4103
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Only have the LCD-3 so... LCD-3 :P

 

Speaking of warming up.  I swear this Mjolnir is running hotter than the one I had from the first run.  Likely not the case but it certainly feels that way.  The Gungnir is nice and toasty too.  Loves me some class A bias warmth =)

 

Good to hear it didn't take 4 days this time 'round.

post #1258 of 4103

I think you are referring to my first time out with the Mjolnir.  In that case, that was more about burn in time than warm up time.  Soloist on the other hand is so slow to warm up.

post #1259 of 4103

Keeping in mind they're very early impressions but... the Gungnir is quite good.  Surprisingly good performance given the price tag.  The bad however, still early mind you, but the Mjolnir and I still don't get along.  I still need to try it with the PWD2 but that will have to wait until tomorrow.

post #1260 of 4103
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Here is situation update:

 

As per mail from Jason,

 

"We tested several Gungnirs to see what the raw DC voltages are before the regulators, and all have 30V before the 24V regulator at 220V in--so, there's plenty of regulation still left even at 220V, which is how the product was designed. 

 
If yours measures differently, then it probably has a bad transformer. I'm copying Alex so he can arrange a return/exchange. You'll need to ship us your Gungnir back, and when it has been dropped off at the shipper and is showing in their tracking system, we'll send a replacement. We'll pay for return shipping by the least cost option that has tracking, up to the cost of shipping it to you in the first place."
 
I am really appreciate and grateful with such offer from Schiit. Where as these days most of the time with same situation (based on previous experiences) sellers like to shift the undue responsibilities on buyers. I positively hope, my future upgrades will be from Schiit.

 

Situation Update:

 

Here is the quote I got through email from Alex & Jason.

 

Alex: "We refunded you your return shipping costs."

 

Alex: "The unit was received in good condition.  The mainboard was replaced and it is currently burning in."

 

I asked Jason: "if you have sorted out the issues regarding humming at SE output of Gungnir at or below 220V" [230V version]

 

Jason: "Yes, we have added it to the test procedure. So far, only your Gungnir was affected."

 

So it seems to be Schiit has added a standard test procedure to avoid any such issues in future regarding voltage regulation due to bad transformer. I also overwhelmed by their service response.

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