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It would be a pain to start over, but it's the only way to get lossless files if they had already been compressed.  The good thing is that storage is cheap enough these days. 

Yeah I hear ya. But right now the original sources are on the other side of the globe right now! 

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Just got 'em in a few days ago.  I must say they are fantastic. 

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Got my Magni on Thursday night.  Amazed how SMALL it is..............really compact which I feel is a great thing.  I am running it (purists tune out now) as my pre-amp in a ZO based double amp stack.  Yes, purists would have a conniption but guess what?  I like the sound better.  It adds the bass to the Magni which is missing, and since I'm a confirmed basshead it works.

 

I will say this - it added depth and soundstage over my E-11, which previously was my other part of the double amp setup.

 

Worth it for sure.

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Just got 'em in a few days ago.  I must say they are fantastic. 

Agreed.
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Sounds like a great birthday gift... To myself!!!

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Just ordered a Modi to match with my SSMH. Can't wait.

Problem is, I'm already thinking about whether it'd benefit from a dedicated power supply. Think I've got upgraditis pretty bad !
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I'm on my second Magni and I'm still battling noise. It's a sporadic, low, static-y, scratching noise that almost sounds like electrical interference. I'm pretty sure it's the Magni as I can hear it with the Modi disconnected. I've had the Magni plugged into a power strip and directly into the wall with no change. Other amps I have do not do this.

 

Any ideas? RF interference? Phone? Router? Power issue?


Edited by soldierblue348 - 3/24/13 at 4:35pm
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Originally Posted by soldierblue348 View Post

I'm on my second Magni and I'm still battling noise. It's a sporadic, low, static-y, scratching noise that almost sounds like electrical interference. I'm pretty sure it's the Magni as I can hear it with the Modi disconnected. I've had the Magni plugged into a power strip and directly into the wall with no change. Other amps I have do not do this.

Any ideas? RF interference? Phone? Router? Power issue?
This happened to me when using it in the car, try a different power plug. wink.gif
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Wow, just got the Mangi in yesterday, and paired it with my X-Fi Titanium HD sound card, and I gotta say, its a big improvement.

 

The sound card I am using has swapped OPamps which boost the bass levels up when using the headphone jack. This is the amp I am using for comparison purposes.

 

I am using the Mangi amp and using my Titanium HD as a DAC. I have high quality RCA cables in the mail, so I am only using low grade ones currently.

 

 

So far, I can tell a great change in soundstage. It is both wider and deeper of a soundstage. I have only tried my fischer audio FA-002W HE headphones, i will be trying me HE-300's later toinght.

 

Once I spend more time with the Mangi, I will try and polish up this quick review.

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Originally Posted by soldierblue348 View Post

I'm on my second Magni and I'm still battling noise. It's a sporadic, low, static-y, scratching noise that almost sounds like electrical interference. I'm pretty sure it's the Magni as I can hear it with the Modi disconnected. I've had the Magni plugged into a power strip and directly into the wall with no change. Other amps I have do not do this.

Any ideas? RF interference? Phone? Router? Power issue?

My iphone causes a transient buzzing when it gets within a couple of feet of my M/M stack. I have to keep the phone out of my pocket and across my desk ( I use it at work)
post #1076 of 1366

I'm new to all this and just ordered the magni and dt 990. 

 

I figured out I'd need a cable as well.

 

Would this work? With the red/white going into the amp and the black end going into my PC's audio-out?

 

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815&p_id=5597&seq=1&format=2

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Welcome to Head-Fi and yes that will work.

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Whew. It took me a few days, but I finished reading all 72 pages of this thread. Thanks to all who contributed.

 

I'll soon be adding the Magni and Modi to my setup, and hooking up my DT990 250ohms to them. This will be my first amp and DAC so I'm super excited. I"ll post impressions once I receive them.

post #1079 of 1366

Any idea where I can get this from Australia?

post #1080 of 1366
Addicted to Audio is the local dealer for Schiit products, so check them out.
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