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Schiit Valhalla for first tube amp?

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Hello,

 

I'm quite interested in the Schiit Valhalla, and thought it could be a good first tube amp experience for me. I just ordered a pair of Audio Technica ATH-M50, and was wondering if the Valhalla is good for driving them as they recommend having 300-600ohm cans on the Schiit site, and the ATH-M50 is 32ohm?

 

 

 

Also if this is gonna work out just fine, could you guys recommend me some extra tubes to experiment with as well? I mainly listen to prog, classical, funk and jazz.

 

 

Oh and I have a Beresford TC-7520, that should work as the dac just fine, right?

post #2 of 5

No!, it wont sound good(IMO) with those cans. But I'd bet money the Asgard would sound great! or a woo wa6 if you need tubes, would sound Fantastic!

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Oh I'd love a Woo Wa6, but it's bit out of my budget, sadly. Plus they don't seem to have a retailer in Europe which would kick the cost up even more in terms of customs. Bit out of ideas now then, I was thinking of Schiit Lyr as well, but apparently it's a hybrid tube/MOSFET amp, but is that a bad thing? Is it in between with sound of solid states and pure tube amps?

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Originally Posted by mursu View Post

Oh I'd love a Woo Wa6, but it's bit out of my budget, sadly. Plus they don't seem to have a retailer in Europe which would kick the cost up even more in terms of customs. Bit out of ideas now then, I was thinking of Schiit Lyr as well, but apparently it's a hybrid tube/MOSFET amp, but is that a bad thing? Is it in between with sound of solid states and pure tube amps?

If you buy a b-stock Asgard from Schiit, you can use it,save up money, do a bunch of research, buy the correct tube amp, and sell the Asgard at a loss of $40.

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Originally Posted by Mr.Tom View Post

If you buy a b-stock Asgard from Schiit, you can use it,save up money, do a bunch of research, buy the correct tube amp, and sell the Asgard at a loss of $40.

 

Okay, read a lot of reviews, opinions and specs of Asgard, Lyr and Valhalla and indeed I'm now favouring  the Asgard as a good stepping stone for now, looks like it's gonna be pretty nice for the cans. Thanks for the tip!

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