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post #1291 of 2183

I guess you could blow your ears with the volume control at about 10 o'clock.

post #1292 of 2183

hmm, that is the same problem I am having with the EF2A's right now >< 

post #1293 of 2183

Yeah I can hardly get my LCD2's on the volume pot...

 

Theres no imbalance at lowest setting though.

post #1294 of 2183

I agree with all of the above.  It's what one enjoys that counts the most.

I've been bashed / flamed / disparaged for professing my love of HD Tracks.  Hey! I like how the content sounds.  Period.
 
I don't have much of a frame of reference.  Many of ya'll have listened through many different cans and IEM's on multiple amps.
My experience is a lot more limited.  M&M, Lyr, Bifrost, DacMagic, HD650's and LCD2's.   I sold the DM+, HD650's and M&M's.
 
The last part has me concerned.  I'm probably the only person that doesn't like the M&M's.    Now I have an Asgard 2/Bifrost on the way.  I'm really wondering if I'll perceive the same difference as I did with the M&M.   Will I enjoy listening to the Asgard2 as much as the Lyr?  I continue to enjoy reading everyones impressions of the M&M on this thread.  The pairings etc.   What a product for $200.  I'm at a loss for why I didn't like them because I very much wanted to like them.
 
Again, It all comes down to what you you think you hear and what you enjoy.
post #1295 of 2183

Indeed. There are very few absolutes in this hobby. Very few.

post #1296 of 2183
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

Indeed. There are very few absolutes in this hobby. Very few.

The love of music!  smily_headphones1.gif

post #1297 of 2183

For those talking about the volume pot, get those attenuators!

post #1298 of 2183
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For those talking about the volume pot, get those attenuators!

 

I'm interested in trying it out. I looked up a few posts (most of them were 3-4 years old) talking about the different brands of attenuators and their effect on sound (if any). I was wondering what you think? What brand do you recommend? What db attenuator do you recommend for the Magni: 12, 6, 3, other?

post #1299 of 2183
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Originally Posted by Kamakahah View Post

I'm interested in trying it out. I looked up a few posts (most of them were 3-4 years old) talking about the different brands of attenuators and their effect on sound (if any). I was wondering what you think? What brand do you recommend? What db attenuator do you recommend for the Magni: 12, 6, 3, other?
Well, I don't know much about other brands. I bought the Harrison Labs -12dB attenuators and they worked great. Had they not, I would have experimented further. I'd say they're perfect and I can't detect a difference in sound quality either. I posted some pictures before.
post #1300 of 2183

Theres these if you're in EU aswell

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rothwell-Audio-In-Line-RCA-Attenuators-Pair-/290859493156?pt=UK_Computing_Sound_Vision_Audio_Cables_Adapters&hash=item43b893a724

post #1301 of 2183

Can I be the first to remove the crap pot in the M to be replaced with a Schallco stepped attenuator? rolleyes.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No but seriously, if someone just want a report of any improvements of using a stepped attenuator on the Magnum I will happily buy one just for modding.

post #1302 of 2183
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Originally Posted by ninjames View Post


Well, I don't know much about other brands. I bought the Harrison Labs -12dB attenuators and they worked great. Had they not, I would have experimented further. I'd say they're perfect and I can't detect a difference in sound quality either. I posted some pictures before.

I do also have these and I'm very pleased with their performance.

post #1303 of 2183

I rally like my Magni driving my Shure SRH840's. Spent a couple of hours last night with this combination. Nice amp for what I wanted it for. I have a Darkvoice 336i OTL amp which is not the best to drive these Shures. I use the Darkvoice to drive my Senn 580's and my Beyer 880/600's. I felt I needed something that likes lower impedence phones better, but I didn't want to break the bank. This little Schiit is prefect for me and my budget.

post #1304 of 2183
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Originally Posted by phazey View Post

Has anyone tried this with the Grado 325is? I'm currently using a Hifiman EF2A and the gain is too much for the grados. Contemplating picking up the M&M stack....

 

I realize my Grados aren't the same, but going off of the various headphones I tried while I had my M&M the gain will probably be too high unless you digitally attenuate.

post #1305 of 2183
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Originally Posted by DefQon View Post

Can I be the first to remove the crap pot in the M to be replaced with a Schallco stepped attenuator? rolleyes.gif

 

 

What, you mean something like this? tongue.gif

 

 

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