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Anybody looking to sell their Gungnir? Looking to purchase one to pair with my Mjolnir collecting dust on my table. 

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Anybody looking to sell their Gungnir? Looking to purchase one to pair with my Mjolnir collecting dust on my table. 

Why is the Mjolnir collecting dust? Just curious...
post #1683 of 1691
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Why is the Mjolnir collecting dust? Just curious...

I sold my old DAC but can't find a Gungnir to purchase so there's no audio source. Also my Audeze Balanced cable didn't come yet. 

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I sold my old DAC but can't find a Gungnir to purchase so there's no audio source. Also my Audeze Balanced cable didn't come yet. 

Yeah, they do not go used very often...I think Schiit's primary specialty is DACs to be honest.
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Yeah, they do not go used very often...I think Schiit's primary specialty is DACs to be honest.

What makes you say that?

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Yeah, they do not go used very often...I think Schiit's primary specialty is DACs to be honest.

Huh I've always thoughts their amps were on par with the dacs, I mean they are the only ones really utilizing circloton topology to the consumer market atm
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I mean they are the only ones really utilizing circloton topology to the consumer market atm

 

Only SOLID STATE circlotron.  But yes the amps and dacs are on par with each other.  Which is not to say that you will like the signature.

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Only SOLID STATE circlotron.  But yes the amps and dacs are on par with each other.  Which is not to say that you will like the signature.

 

Well you didn't :)

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Didn't what?

 

The Gungnir is awesome with the Mjolnir.  They balance each other out... FOR ME.  Some people will love the darkness of the Gungnir or the brightness of the Mjolnir.  Hell some people even like doubling up and using the Mjolnir with the HD800 :P

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didn't endup with the gungnir :)

post #1691 of 1691
It is just a hunch of mine I have had for a while. I do not claim to have experienced most of Schiit's offerings. I am, however, very familiar with my Lyr. I do like it a great deal, but when I read about some saying they found their Schiit amp too aggressive, I do understand what they are talking about. I actually like it most of the time, but on a few recordings its almost like the amp is hitting my Senns with a sledge hammer. I really do want to try out the Asgard and especially the Valhalla though.

By contrast, I absolutely love my Gungnir without any exception. Since it is a smoother and more dynamic Bifrost Uber, I can conclude the Gungnir's nearest sibling is probably great too. My Modi was fantastic for the year I had it, preferring it to the ODAC. Reading impressions about the upcoming Yggdrasil that make it sound like the best DAC below $10k also doesn't mitigate the force of my hypothosis.

In other words, I just have a hunch (without knowing for certain) that Schiit does DACs really really well and that they do amps really well (with exceptions). Another point to consider is how rare one finds their DACs for sale in comparison with their amps. Again, I like their amps that I have heard a lot, so please dont get the wrong idea. I just think that perhaps their primary specialty is in their DAC department, based on my experience with their DACs and amps I have heard and the impressions I have read that correspond with some of my own in certain instances. I really want to try out their new uber lineup though. And It is very possible I will get a Val 2 if I dont get a Crack for my HD-650s somewhere down the road.

Hope I didnt offend anyone.
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