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post #1336 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

Yeah? Cool beans!

 

Just be careful you're not sending much more than 16 VAC (glancing over at Iamnothim with squinting eyes) to the Magni. The regulators are only using circuit board copper for their heatsinking.

 

se

just didn't want to leave anything to chance.

In case you don't know.....Steveo'  You Da Man !

post #1337 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

just didn't want to leave anything to chance.

In case you don't know.....Steveo'  You Da Man !

 

I know. Just messin' with ya. I might have done the same thing if I'd have read the same thing written by someone else.

 

Thanks for keeping me on my toes!

 

se

post #1338 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

Yeah, but in his case we're talking about more than $250 over and above the retail price of the Modi/Magni pair. Hell, I could buy the pair and ship 'em to him via FedEx Express for considerably less than that.

 

se

Magni $99

Modi $99

Cheapest shipping to my address $60

$260

 

customs:

over $50: $210

tax (100%): $210

 

grand total: $260+$210 = $470

 

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post #1339 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

Yeah? Cool beans!

 

Just be careful you're not sending much more than 16 VAC (glancing over at Iamnothim with squinting eyes) to the Magni. The regulators are only using circuit board copper for their heatsinking.

 

se


Yep,my magni is happy now.

 

That's why I wanted to check with you guys first. I'm currently using one that is rated at 13-14VAC 1.2A which outputs 15.9 unloaded.

I also have another one rated at 15VAC 500mA which outputs 17.9 unloaded which I was a bit afraid to plug in the Magni - I might give it a try a bit later on.

post #1340 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Steve Eddy View Post

 

Yeah, but in his case we're talking about more than $250 over and above the retail price of the Modi/Magni pair. Hell, I could buy the pair and ship 'em to him via FedEx Express for considerably less than that.

 

se

Someone in US gonna send xezi an M&M ? come on guys I'm sure he'll give you an extra $50 - for doing so..

 

mmmm... ?

 

 

 

 

post #1341 of 2132

This has me thinking.

Gotta take the lipstick off the pig.  I'm sure the customs guys have seen it all.

 

Natch we ditch all the Schiit packing materials.

No need for the power supply because they won't work there.  (That might help the inspection.)

Then I go to the local surf shops and get a bunch of stickers.  Nick them up a bunch.

Put them on the M&M.  Package it with stuff that looks like you are moving.  Socks, junk.

Once they get there you'll need the Brazilian version of Goo Gone.

post #1342 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

This has me thinking.

Gotta take the lipstick off the pig.  I'm sure the customs guys have seen it all.

 

Natch we ditch all the Schiit packing materials.

No need for the power supply because they won't work there.  (That might help the inspection.)

Then I go to the local surf shops and get a bunch of stickers.  Nick them up a bunch.

Put them on the M&M.  Package it with stuff that looks like you are moving.  Socks, junk.

Once they get there you'll need the Brazilian version of Goo Gone.

lol... cool stuff... :)

post #1343 of 2132

seriously, people at Schiit should charge for faq reading...

 

i've laughed hard with 'about Asgard 2', for example... 

 

it was kinda the typical jokes we used to tell in our

engineering classes too... oh man... these people know

how to have fun... 


Edited by xezi - 2/15/13 at 4:31pm
post #1344 of 2132

Hey guys....so I'm kind of new here (actually VERY new, haha), but just I have a question about the Magni and Modi: are they both amplifiers, or is one an amp and the other one a DAC?

post #1345 of 2132

Modi = DAC

Magni = AMP

post #1346 of 2132

Magnum = Dac

Modium = Amp. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hehe.

post #1347 of 2132
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Modi = DAC

Magni = AMP

+1

post #1348 of 2132
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Originally Posted by xezi View Post

Magni $99

Modi $99

Cheapest shipping to my address $60

$260

 

customs:

over $50: $210

tax (100%): $210

 

grand total: $260+$210 = $470

 

frown.gif

 

xezi (and any other Brazilians following this thread),

 

I am from Brazil as well and bought the M&M stack. I was taxed with 60% over the total (products plus shipping). So in your case the total should be: 260 + 156 = US$416. Pretty hard to be an audiophile in Brazil...

 

I must say I was also afraid of being taxed with about 100%, due to state taxes (ICMS). But, in my state (Para), I was not charged. Maybe they are not charging ICMS in any state now. I could not confirm, I just gave it a shot and bought it. About the "over $50" thing, I am pretty sure it does not work like that. The whole value of the invoice is taxed, including shipping. They can even tax goods below US$50, unless it is a gift.

 

Just so you know, I ordered using Priority mail, the cheapest method Schiit uses, and it took 20 days to arrive in my city. Everything was perfectly packaged, it wasn't open by customs.

post #1349 of 2132

that math was to give a rough idea. I've paid less, I've paid more than that.

 

maybe we could agree that both amounts are a bit far away from... say... fair taxing.

 

but that's another story... I don't mean to detour from topic.

 

happy with them? :)

post #1350 of 2132
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Originally Posted by xezi View Post

that math was to give a rough idea. I've paid less, I've paid more than that.

 

maybe we could agree that both amounts are a bit far away from... say... fair taxing.

 

but that's another story... I don't mean to detour from topic.

 

happy with them? :)

Yeah, good idea to stay on topic :)

 

Very happy with them! I have an HD 598, an HD 25-1 II and an SR-80i, so Magni is a bit overkill in terms of power for these headphones. But I must say I was lucky enough to get a pot that shows channel imbalance that is gone before 8 o'clock. And it is great to have power available! I can go as far as 12 o'clock with some quiet classical tracks.

 

I didn't perform any extensive comparison, but I felt M&M is a big improvement coming from a Nuforce uDAC-2. Some people say the HD 598 does not improve much with an amplifier, but I hear more details with M&M than with the uDAC. Bass feels tighter too. Maybe it is the DAC, but I think the major difference here is the amp.

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