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post #106 of 1366
This is my self-given Birthday present (15th). Schiit, you sneaky bastard, you!
post #107 of 1366

Wait a minute! There’s gotta be a catch!
Only that this amp is designed exclusively for direct sale in the US market. We don’t have 230V-compatible wall warts on tap for all the different plug types around the world. We only sell a 115V version for the USA.

 

 

Damn - this stops me pulling the trigger on these. I need to work out what wall plug will work for me (we're 240V here in Australia). Will a 16v AC 1.38 Amp plugpac work?

post #108 of 1366
I believe you just have to supply your own, just get in touch with them to make sure what kind of adapter you need.
post #109 of 1366

@simonpking

In case I need an AC to AC adapter, I buy an fitting AC-DC adapter (more common) and my technican interposes a door bell transformator to get the AC to AC. Works for me and it's cheap.


Edited by superlychee - 12/13/12 at 10:32am
post #110 of 1366
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

This is my self-given Birthday present (15th). Schiit, you sneaky bastard, you!

 

Ah Happy B-day.  Mine is on the 14thbiggrin.gif

post #111 of 1366
Happy B-day! I'm hitting a terrifying 30. frown.gif
post #112 of 1366
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Happy B-day! I'm hitting a terrifying 30. frown.gif

Newb.

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post #113 of 1366
I wish I was a newb for a lot longer!

Hopefully the new stack will let the pain of hitting 30 go away a bit faster. biggrin.gif
post #114 of 1366
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Happy B-day! I'm hitting a terrifying 30. frown.gif

 

So young.....wink.gif

post #115 of 1366
Sorry for the noob question.

Is it possible to have Modi and Magni connected to each other but also Modi connected to my computer speakers through RCA inputs?
post #116 of 1366
You mean at the same time? Assuming you mean...

Modi -> RCA input of the speakers

Yes, the Modi only has one RCA output, and the Magni only has one RCA input (no outputs). You'd have to buy an RCA splitter/switcher to hook the Modi up to two devices (i.e. Magni + Speakers).

Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/3-Way-Switch-Selector-Splitter-XBOX360/dp/B004T8KZCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355404460&sr=8-2&keywords=rca+splitter

or a piggyback cable:

http://www.amazon.com/Cblwhl-Female-Piggyback-Audio-Cable/dp/B000I94FAE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1355404492&sr=8-4&keywords=rca+splitter

Not sure what either of these would do to the sound quality though.

I have a piggyback cable, and I'm gonna have to use it if I wanna use my Magni as the amp for the Modi and for my Mixamp (Dolby Headphone sources)
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/12 at 5:17am
post #117 of 1366
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Oh wow. Thanks for giving me a headache. I want this so badly, but precisely because the Modi is so cheap, shipping is nearly half the darned price of this thing. So tempted to get this for my near-field rig.

 

BTW, both their casings have a finish that looks pockmarked, kinda like leather from some angles, looking at the pictures. Looks different from the sexy brushed casings on your higher-end stuff. I guess its needed to cut costs. Or are my eyes fooling me, and they have the same finish?

 

Ooh, a leather case... now that would be an interesting mod to do. Either put a layer down on top (perhaps using the screws and some washers to hold it down for an industrial look), or form a piece of hardened leather. Then burn the logo into the front. Hmm.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You mean at the same time? Assuming you mean...
Modi -> RCA input of the speakers
Yes, the Modi only has one RCA output, and the Magni only has one RCA input (no outputs). You'd have to buy an RCA splitter/switcher to hook the Modi up to two devices (i.e. Magni + Speakers).
Something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/3-Way-Switch-Selector-Splitter-XBOX360/dp/B004T8KZCM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355404460&sr=8-2&keywords=rca+splitter
or a piggyback cable:
http://www.amazon.com/Cblwhl-Female-Piggyback-Audio-Cable/dp/B000I94FAE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1355404492&sr=8-4&keywords=rca+splitter
Not sure what either of these would do to the sound quality though.

 

Assuming both amps have a high input impedance (which they should), it shouldn't be a problem. There's always the chance of ground hum or other noise coming through the cable though. 

post #118 of 1366
Yeah, I'm more worried about the quality of the piggyback cables. I use an old one from when I first got my Astro A40+Mixamp bundle which seems like a solid cable, but I'm worried it's not as good as having a direct cable to each of these devices.
post #119 of 1366
Thanks guys! So I understand the good old cable switching between speakers - head amp will provide better sound quality. Not really a problem in my case.
post #120 of 1366
I wouldn't say that's true, but it is my concern. I'd buy a piggyback cable just in case. They're very cheap, and the convenience is there if the quality is near identical.
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