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post #1156 of 2040

Any way to fix static coming through the magni?

I'm using a powerline networking in my house and it seems to be sending static through the magni to my headphones (mostly the right side)

Every outlet in my room is connected so doesn't matter where I plug it

Also, I can't really move either of these to another room

Anything I can buy to "filter" out the static?

 

post #1157 of 2040
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Originally Posted by jchu View Post

Any way to fix static coming through the magni?

I'm using a powerline networking in my house and it seems to be sending static through the magni to my headphones (mostly the right side)

Every outlet in my room is connected so doesn't matter where I plug it

Also, I can't really move either of these to another room

Anything I can buy to "filter" out the static?

 

 

I have posted my love of this product before:

http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=02&id=AC-215A

 

Sadly it costs more than the Magni

http://www.amazon.com/Furman-AC-215A-Conditioner-Auto-Resetting-Protection/dp/B003PJ6NPO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360001976&sr=8-1&keywords=furman+ac-215a

 

I bought it for my Lyr, prior to adding a Magni

post #1158 of 2040

Just got crucified on Youtube for claiming that the magni is very capable of driving 600 ohm cans. People just won't hear of it. Was I way out of line?

post #1159 of 2040
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Originally Posted by bapspidoff View Post

Just got crucified on Youtube for claiming that the magni is very capable of driving 600 ohm cans. People just won't hear of it. Was I way out of line?

Nope. They were dolts. 

post #1160 of 2040
Quote:
Originally Posted by jchu View Post

Any way to fix static coming through the magni?

I'm using a powerline networking in my house and it seems to be sending static through the magni to my headphones (mostly the right side)

Every outlet in my room is connected so doesn't matter where I plug it

Also, I can't really move either of these to another room

Anything I can buy to "filter" out the static?

 

 

Go to radioshack and ask them for a Ferrite Core or Ferrite Bead. They cost $3 for a package of 3. You can put one on the power cable.

You can also make sure to use an interconnect cable that's very well shielded. Mogami or the very thick Monoprice cables are good. The thinner ones have poor shielding.

Even some headphones have poor shielding on the wires.

 

Most all surge protectors have noise filtering too, but I hate using them.

 

BTW I suggest going to target and getting an RCA to 3.55mm cable called the "Ge Ultra Pro". It clear and you can see it has very good metal shielding. Costs $9..or Monoprice will work.

 

I don't know if any of these things will work, but it's worth a try.

 

Also.. if you use a DAC, try to use USB cables with a ferrite bead on them. I got mine from Monoprice.

post #1161 of 2040

Any hear the Magni w/ both the HD600 and HD650? Which do you prefer more with the Magni? 

post #1162 of 2040

Spent 5 hours listening to the Magni today. Hate it when I say that..sounds so wrong..

Best compliment I can give the Magni is that it sounds exactly like what's hooked up to it's RCA jacks. No coloration of it's own that I can detect. Some minor improvements though.

Said it a million times, but I no longer find it bright. When it's bright it's usually the recordings fault (or the headphone).

 

You can easily get the Magni to sound awful with a poor source. It's only as good as what's connected to it, so make sure you buy a Bifrost as the minimum. Ok, only kidding.

I normally use the ODAC.

 

I was using the Magni today at the office with less than perfect sources. First tried the Sansa Clip+. Sounds awful with my DJ100 (headphone hates that player). Switched to a portable CD player with line out. Even worse..why? well it's a "house brand" from Best Buy I got for $12. I used an old 2002 Panasonic portable and it was a lot better, but I think that thing has rolled off treble and it's not all that clear. Reminds me of the SCPH-1001 somehow.

 

Best I tried was the Ipod Touch 2G. It's just so stupid easy to tell the differences between sources on this thing. This source is not warm at all unlike the Clip+ and sounds perfect with the LOD to Magni and the DJ100/HD-650 or another warm headphone. Pretty much wowed with it. Sounds crystal clear.

 

What's amusing is the Ipod Touch 2G with Magni is pretty revealing of source files! The variation between song quality is just baffling. Within a span of 2 hours I got super thin mids, full mids, bloated bass and all sort of weird things due to the recordings (NOTHING else). Every song was basically how I remembered it. This variation between recording I haven't experienced since I had the DT-880.

 

The Ipod Touch 2G (LOD) reminds me of the ODAC in a way. The ODAC sounds smoother though. Sometimes the treble on the 2G sounds a bit edgy, but I know this is probably impossible..


Edited by tdockweiler - 2/4/13 at 5:22pm
post #1163 of 2040
Good review, thanks! Sheds a bit more light on what this little thing is compared to its older siblings it apparently sounds the same as. Having never heard it, but only being amazed by its cute stature and seemingly good construction when I picked up my wa7, I'm intrigued by the concept of this tiny cheap little amp. Albeit perplexed by what would be inside for the price and what kind of profit margin could possibly be involved in the tiny little tank tank. Exciting times we live in!
post #1164 of 2040
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Originally Posted by mrbigsby View Post

Good review, thanks! Sheds a bit more light on what this little thing is compared to its older siblings it apparently sounds the same as. Having never heard it, but only being amazed by its cute stature and seemingly good construction when I picked up my wa7, I'm intrigued by the concept of this tiny cheap little amp. Albeit perplexed by what would be inside for the price and what kind of profit margin could possibly be involved in the tiny little tank tank. Exciting times we live in!

What's inside? Apparently more-or-less the amplification stage from the Bifrost according to Jason.
post #1165 of 2040

Just purchased one of these. Excited to try this bad boy out!

 

Setup is going to be ESI Juli@ Sound Card > Magni > ATH-ESW9a/Grado SR-80i


Edited by DGNeo - 2/4/13 at 6:12pm
post #1166 of 2040
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Originally Posted by waxdoctor View Post

Santina, you will need to use a step-down(under:-) transformer as the original wall wart coming with the magni runs on 110V-120V.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

The Australian Schiit distributor is currently testing/sourcing step down transformers for the Mangi. I plan on purchasing one so I can message you the transformer details when I have one. 

 

By the way if you're planning on ordering direct from schitt.com I've heard on this forum that Schiit won’t ship the Mangi to Australia because of the deal they have with the local distributer.

 

Thanks guys.

 

Simonpking, do you mean addictedtoaudio? Normally I would buy from them, but they seem to charge quite a high markup for all their products.

 

Really - I never knew we couldn't buy from Schiit directly, I have gotten to the checkout stage previously before checking my wallet and cancelling my order. Sucks that we have to pay a large markup for products.

post #1167 of 2040

Yes addictedtoaudio are the local distributors. Exorbitant markups by local distributors drive me nuts. Even with sales tax, shipping costs and GST considered I don’t see how some companies can justify the markup. Last year I bought a bunch of Sonos speakers directly from the states to avoid a completely ludicrous 150% markup!

 

Lets see addictedtoaudio are selling Magni's for - $196 USD. Hmmm...


Edited by simonpking - 2/4/13 at 9:57pm
post #1168 of 2040
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Originally Posted by simonpking View Post

Yes addictedtoaudio are the local distributors. Exorbitant markups by local distributors drive me nuts. Even with sales tax, shipping costs and GST considered I don’t see how some companies can justify the markup. Last year I bought a bunch of Sonos speakers directly from the states to avoid a completely ludicrous 150% markup!

 

Lets see addictedtoaudio are selling Magni's for - $196 USD. Hmmm...

 

Magni&Modi stack for $323 AUD last time I checked.

post #1169 of 2040
Quote:
Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

Go to radioshack and ask them for a Ferrite Core or Ferrite Bead. They cost $3 for a package of 3. You can put one on the power cable.

You can also make sure to use an interconnect cable that's very well shielded. Mogami or the very thick Monoprice cables are good. The thinner ones have poor shielding.

Even some headphones have poor shielding on the wires.

 

Most all surge protectors have noise filtering too, but I hate using them.

 

BTW I suggest going to target and getting an RCA to 3.55mm cable called the "Ge Ultra Pro". It clear and you can see it has very good metal shielding. Costs $9..or Monoprice will work.

 

I don't know if any of these things will work, but it's worth a try.

 

Also.. if you use a DAC, try to use USB cables with a ferrite bead on them. I got mine from Monoprice.

 

Would the Ferrite Core work with mobile phone noises. I've never had the noise issue before with any other amps, but with the Magni/Modi I can hear my mobile phone buzzing through it. ie. When a message is coming through I get heaps of noise, and also I assume when it's swapping towers or what ever they do, I get noises. 

 

Also I'm running a medium grade usb cable, and the Schiit short RCA leads.

 

QldKev

post #1170 of 2040
I have a Magni amplifier and looking to connect my modded iPod to this via an LOD to RCA cable and with my HD650 connected to the Magni.

Does anybody know whether the volume is likely to be an issue....would I be able to turn the Magni up to say 9.00 0'clock (my usual listening position) and for it to be a reasonable listening level?

Just wondering whether I may need to us attenuators to level the power and loudness?

Jason
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