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post #2986 of 18063

Anyone used the HE400 with one of the Chinese Class T amps via the speaker taps?  People that use them with conventional speakers generally rave about the price/performance and i was wondering how one would pair with the HE400.

post #2987 of 18063
Thread Starter 

For those who haven't seen it yet, looks Schitt is at it again!! Could be a good one for the he400 and for $99 eek.gif

 

 

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=13

post #2988 of 18063
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

For those who haven't seen it yet, looks Schitt is at it again!! Could be a good one for the he400 and for $99 eek.gif

 

 

http://schiit.com/cart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=0&products_id=13

Um... Am I missing something here or does that have better specs and more wattage than an Asgard?

post #2989 of 18063
Thread Starter 

It looks pretty darn good from where I sit. Can't wait for the reviews to start coming in. I may have to pull the trigger on this one now...

post #2990 of 18063

I will get this stack.  It'll actually be a stack instead of my o2/odac combo.  And I won't have to worry about cable mess in the front.  Plus.. future proofing with more power and it matches the looks of my iMac!

 

I hope I can write a comparison and review of the schiit combo vs the objective combo.

post #2991 of 18063

Look good, would order immediately but no 230v wall wart and no listed connection type or diameter = deal breaker.

post #2992 of 18063

Hm, 100 SNR isn't really that great though... Not sure what the Asgard is at but I'm pretty sure it's higher than that. I really wish that Schiit didn't post incomplete specs that don't match their other products specs.

post #2993 of 18063

I'm very interested to see how this performs with the HE-400

post #2994 of 18063
Thread Starter 
I'm surprised there is no optical option. Schitt has not been fond of USB in the past.
post #2995 of 18063
I'm going to look into some of the MAGNI reviews and see if i can pair it with my HDP.

HDP only does .28mw at 30ohm, would be great if i can get a 1W more using this MAGNI.
post #2996 of 18063

Just ordered them.  Thankfully comparing these dac/amp combos should be easier than previously trying to compare two different amps and dacs because I should be able to toggle the usb sound rather quickly without delay.

post #2997 of 18063
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

I'm surprised there is no optical option. Schitt has not been fond of USB in the past.

 

Schiit's async implementation on the Gungnir is really good. Many say they can't hear the difference between USB and optical. I'm sure they were also trying to keep costs down.

post #2998 of 18063
oh my gosh idk if i should buy it!! ahhhh!
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Originally Posted by cssarrow View Post

oh my gosh idk if i should buy it!! ahhhh!

 

 

Why not - I did L3000.gif

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

Schiit's async implementation on the Gungnir is really good. Many say they can't hear the difference between USB and optical. I'm sure they were also trying to keep costs down.

It really is--I haven't done a lot of comparative listening, but if I have to strain to hear a difference, not sure I care.  I mainly pipe in USB to my Gungnir.  The Modi is based on the Bifrost/Gungnir USB board--so that's a good start.  Matt's right though, they're really flippant about USB on their site--but it doesn't play out with the gear as far as I can tell.  Other than USB being glitchier with ports and different systems.

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