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post #1246 of 2131
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Originally Posted by RustA View Post

 

Please let us know about Asgard 2... I am interested.

I'd be happy to provide my dopey opinion.

 

I have a Bifrost / Lyr to compare against.

post #1247 of 2131
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

I'd be happy to provide my dopey opinion.

 

I have a Bifrost / Lyr to compare against.

 

Excellent... I was thinking about trying some very good coloured amp myself, "just for fun". Lyr seems to be a good option but I do not want to mess with tubes honestly. Asgard 2 looks nice with the gain switch and preamp section. From the technical point of view, it does not seem to compete with more advanced amps but if it sounds enjoyable, it could be a good alternative for the money!


Edited by RustA - 2/9/13 at 3:26pm
post #1248 of 2131
Should be interest.... For me at least.
post #1249 of 2131
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Just couldn't hear the love. 

Sold em'

 

Ordered an Asgard2 and another Bifrost.  

Should have tried the Magni with another Dac? I'm hearing very positive things with my few different sources. No better or worse than the original Asgard.

post #1250 of 2131

I second LugBug, the Magni is super transparant and it's easy to tell sources apart. Nevertheless, I'm probably upgrading to an Asgard 2 as well. ^_^ My inner Head-Fi'er 

post #1251 of 2131
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Should have tried the Magni with another Dac? I'm hearing very positive things with my few different sources. No better or worse than the original Asgard.

Tried it with my Bifrost.... better... but then the stack wasn't  "A Stack".......  gotta have aesthetics.... and I'd have to flip the Modi for a Bifrost...  Sooooo  I flipped both of them.

 

I made a couple of prior posts..... Im not saying it's a bad kit.  It just wasn't for me.  Likely the LCD2's

post #1252 of 2131
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Originally Posted by LugBug1 View Post

Should have tried the Magni with another Dac? I'm hearing very positive things with my few different sources. No better or worse than the original Asgard.

 

I've liked this Magni more than my old Asgard, especially with the HD-650 and the Q701 (had the K702 back then though). My source wasn't as good back then so it's hardly fair. Unfortunately I still get lots of cracking and weird stuff going on in the low bass with my Magni and specific cables. Makes no sense to me. Only occurs on a 38ohm headphone.

 

I do wonder if the ODAC is better or worse (sounding) than the Modi. It might be interesting to try.

 

If someone told me the Lyr or Asgard 2 improved my $50 DJ100 by about 3-5% I'd go out and buy it immediately biggrin.gif

Yep, i'm the only one crazy enough to buy a $400 amp for a $50 headphone!

 

Not like I have money to spend, but maybe soon.

post #1253 of 2131

Hi, I have a very important question regarding the Magni.  Mine arrived today, and I noticed on the front cover of the owner's manual that I received a random number.  Is it truly random, or did we all get the same one? Mine is 1001001111.

post #1254 of 2131

mine is has that number too

post #1255 of 2131
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Originally Posted by KamijoIsMyHero View Post

mine is has that number too


Curse you, Schiit!

post #1256 of 2131

It's binary.

post #1257 of 2131
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

It's binary.


Well, it could be binary.  But that doesn't necessarily mean it is.

post #1258 of 2131

It's not binary because it's not divisible by 8.

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Well, it could be binary.  But that doesn't necessarily mean it is.

post #1259 of 2131
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

It's not binary because it's not divisible by 8.

 

Someone's paying attention, although it wasn't me. biggrin.gif

post #1260 of 2131
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Tried it with my Bifrost.... better... but then the stack wasn't  "A Stack".......  gotta have aesthetics.... and I'd have to flip the Modi for a Bifrost...  Sooooo  I flipped both of them.

 

I made a couple of prior posts..... Im not saying it's a bad kit.  It just wasn't for me.  Likely the LCD2's

Totally understand. I've got the Magni sitting next to my Rdac and they look like they were made for each other :) Also, I agree about the matching it with the LCD2's, to me it sounds realy good but the gain is just too high. I, like others have had to lower my MP volume and I don't like doing that if it can be helped.

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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post

I second LugBug, the Magni is super transparant and it's easy to tell sources apart. Nevertheless, I'm probably upgrading to an Asgard 2 as well. ^_^ My inner Head-Fi'er 

To be fair, I will also be looking at that amp too. Now that we have a UK supplier :D

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

 

I've liked this Magni more than my old Asgard, especially with the HD-650 and the Q701 (had the K702 back then though). My source wasn't as good back then so it's hardly fair. Unfortunately I still get lots of cracking and weird stuff going on in the low bass with my Magni and specific cables. Makes no sense to me. Only occurs on a 38ohm headphone.

 

I do wonder if the ODAC is better or worse (sounding) than the Modi. It might be interesting to try.

 

If someone told me the Lyr or Asgard 2 improved my $50 DJ100 by about 3-5% I'd go out and buy it immediately biggrin.gif

Yep, i'm the only one crazy enough to buy a $400 amp for a $50 headphone!

 

Not like I have money to spend, but maybe soon.

The scalability of most headphones is far more than amps/dacs in my opinion. So it makes sense to me to have a more expensive amp/source than the actual headphone. It's just the nature of this hobby that we put all of the emphasis on the headphones first... Because they are the status symbol rolleyes.gif For instance a K702 driven by a high end amp sounds ****marvelous, but the same hp with a cheap cmoy sounds... well, not so good.

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