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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Just checked the website and here are the power specs... i dont understand where you got 15mW Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.2W Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 260mW Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 130mW
He wasn't talking about the magni by the way.
He was talking about the UHA-4. Read the previous posts...
Edited by PXSS - 8/31/13 at 5:43am
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alright my bad
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

 

Do you have a link with this info? Are the full specs posted somewhere?

 

http://www.leckertonaudio.com/products/uha-4


Edited by GearMe - 8/31/13 at 2:36pm
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Originally Posted by donunus View Post

Just checked the website and here are the power specs... i dont understand where you got 15mW Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1.2W Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.0W Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 260mW Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 130mW

He was talking about Leckerton UHA-4. Not Magni.

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What do people normally use volume wise on there magni? it seems 9 o clock/10 oclock is the max I can go before it gets too loud. source is xonar dx and headphones ultrasone pro 550s

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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post

What do people normally use volume wise on there magni? it seems 9 o clock/10 oclock is the max I can go before it gets too loud. source is xonar dx and headphones ultrasone pro 550s

According to my calculations you've got about 25 dB too much gain. So yeah, you'll have to keep the volume control down at all times.

10 o'clock should be hearing damaging loud already. With compressed music 9 o'clock should already be quite loud (roughly 95 dB SPL or less than 1 hour per day max. according to NIOSH).


Edited by xnor - 9/2/13 at 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by xnor View Post

According to my calculations you've got about 25 dB too much gain. So yeah, you'll have to keep the volume control down at all times.

10 o'clock should be hearing damaging loud already. With compressed music 9 o'clock should already be quite loud (roughly 95 dB SPL or less than 1 hour per day max. according to NIOSH).

o_o. well crap. is it okay to have the magni at such low volumes? should i buy -12db attenuators? and do attenuators affect sound quality?

 

Or should I just keep the volume pot at 9 or below.


Edited by renji1337 - 9/2/13 at 4:10pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by renji1337 View Post

o_o. well crap. is it okay to have the magni at such low volumes? should i buy -12db attenuators? and do attenuators affect sound quality?

Or should I just keep the volume pot at 9 or below.

As long as you're not getting a volume imbalance with the pot turned down, then there's no reason for an attenuator. I usually listen to my HD650s with the pot at about 9 o'clock. Much below that and the channels become imbalanced.
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alright, i think i hear somewhat of an imbalance of what i listen at, should i use software volume control, or should I get the 12db attenuators, and if so do they affect sound quality.

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Thread Starter 
Try the software volume control first and see how that works. Some head-fiers insist on a bit perfect feed to the dac, but some also claim that attenuators color the sound--best to try things for yourself and see. I’ve used attenuators working as a sound recordist and they worked fine, but it wasn't audiophile stuff.
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My Magni lost power the other night and now it doesn't turn on.

 

I'm wondering if my setup influenced the problem...

 

PC (USB) -> Modi (RCA) -> Dussun T6 amp (RCA, Record Out) -> Magni -> HE-400

 

Any ideas?

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Evidently your planar magnetic headphones are so power hungry that they sucked the life out of the Magni. You need a much more powerful speaker amplifier to make your HE-400s "sing" or "come to life."


Kidding aside, have you contacted Schiit Audio about it? Or perhaps try another wall wart or wall plug?
Edited by miceblue - 9/4/13 at 11:59pm
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Kidding aside, have you contacted Schiit Audio about it? Or perhaps try another wall wart or wall plug?

 

Haven't contacted Schiit Audio yet. Instead, I've sent an email to the authorised reseller here in Australia. Awaiting their response. I've tried another wall plug - no dice. I only have the one wall wart.

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May I ask? Is the Magni capable of powering the DT880 (600ohms) to a solid performance level? I'm thinking of picking up 2 of these 3 (HE-400, HD600, DT880) and was hoping that these would power them all well.

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Originally Posted by Muzika View Post
 

 

Haven't contacted Schiit Audio yet. Instead, I've sent an email to the authorised reseller here in Australia. Awaiting their response. I've tried another wall plug - no dice. I only have the one wall wart.

 

If you send an e-mail to Schiit, you won't be waiting more than 30 minutes for a response. On average for me, it's been 5 minutes.

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