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post #2221 of 2231
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Originally Posted by ginetto61 View Post
 

Hi and sorry

i scrolled the interesting thread but did not find an clear answer to the following question:

 

"  is the Magni 2 sound much different/better that the previous Magni ? "

 

I can buy a Magni 1st generation for cheap ... but if it is clearly inferior i will look for the newer version

I would like to use it with the k701 i own.

Thanks a lot,  gino

 

I have not heard the 2, but I recall reading reports when it first came out that people found it noticeably better.

 

Personally, even if they sound the same, I think the 2 is worth it for the gain switch, as the fixed high gain was the biggest problem I had with the original Magni.

post #2222 of 2231
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post

I have not heard the 2, but I recall reading reports when it first came out that people found it noticeably better. 

Personally, even if they sound the same, I think the 2 is worth it for the gain switch, as the fixed high gain was the biggest problem I had with the original Magni.

Hi and thanks a lot for the very helpful advice. I did not know of the high gain. 

I will look for the newer version then.

Thanks a lot again,  gino 

post #2223 of 2231

I think the Magni makes me have to listen to music louder due to the channel imbalance @ below 9 o'clock.  I think with my HD800s they are at 80dB on 9 o'clock.

post #2224 of 2231
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Originally Posted by TsukiNick View Post
 

I think the Magni makes me have to listen to music louder due to the channel imbalance @ below 9 o'clock.  I think with my HD800s they are at 80dB on 9 o'clock.

 

Hi sorry do you have the 1st or the 2nd version ? i have bought a Magni 2 and waiting to get it.  

I wonder if the channel imbalance:

1)  depends on the volume pot

2)  has been cured in the Magni 2

I think that this is indeed a problem. I have the same on a cheap amp and is quite annoying.

Maybe just a better part could cure it ?

Thanks a lot,  gino  

post #2225 of 2231

I Have the Magni 2, ..and for my grado 225i  I don't user the amp anymore as its to loud even at a small amount of movement, .I just about can still use the sr 325i but only on low gain, and still not really much movement...My Senn HD580, I can use on this amp but still low gain...

So I would say yes this amp is very loud....shame as I would have liked to use it more...

post #2226 of 2231
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Originally Posted by funkymartyn View Post

I Have the Magni 2, ..and for my grado 225i  I don't user the amp anymore as its to loud even at a small amount of movement, .

I just about can still use the sr 325i but only on low gain, and still not really much movement...My Senn HD580, I can use on this amp but still low gain...

So I would say yes this amp is very loud....shame as I would have liked to use it more...

 

Hi i wonder if there is a way to lower the output using some kind of inline attenuator and the input ?

Maybe there is space also for some DIY solutions ? a network of resistors ?

Personally i should receive one soon. I am curious to listen if the sound is transparent as they say.

In case this unit can have a huge potential.

I had a line preamp with a too high gain but clean sound.  Just a small quality resistor of the same value of the pot (10k) in front of it reduced the gain to half.

and the outcome was very good.

Thanks,  gino


Edited by ginetto61 - 6/1/15 at 11:42pm
post #2227 of 2231
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Originally Posted by ginetto61 View Post

Hi i wonder if there is a way to lower the output using some kind of inline attenuator and the input?

Yes, these can be put on the RCA inputs of the Magni:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391074869008
(Harrison Labs FMOD -12dB audio attenuator rca in line level reducer)

There are also other models/brands available from different sellers and manufacturers.

I'm thinking of getting something like this myself as I would like a larger volume range (currently I'm listening at 8-9 o'clock on the pot)
Edited by tafens - 6/2/15 at 12:33am
post #2228 of 2231
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Originally Posted by tafens View Post  
Yes, these can be put on the RCA inputs of the Magni:
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=391074869008
(Harrison Labs FMOD -12dB audio attenuator rca in line level reducer)
There are also other models/brands available from different sellers and manufacturers.
I'm thinking of getting something like this myself as I would like a larger volume range (currently I'm listening at 8-9 o'clock on the pot)

 

Hi and thanks a lot for the very helpful advice.  As i said i am waiting to receive a Magni 2 so that i can listen to it. 

This could be also beneficial for the channel unbalance issue ? i have now a little but nice SMSL headphone dac that has indeed a channel unbalance.

I feel it especially on the lowest setting ... raising the volume the unbalance becomes less evident.

Thanks again,  gino

post #2229 of 2231
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Originally Posted by ginetto61 View Post
 

Hi and thanks a lot for the very helpful advice.  As i said i am waiting to receive a Magni 2 so that i can listen to it. 

This could be also beneficial for the channel unbalance issue ? i have now a little but nice SMSL headphone dac that has indeed a channel unbalance.

I feel it especially on the lowest setting ... raising the volume the unbalance becomes less evident.

Thanks again,  gino

Yes, attenuators would help channel imbalance issues, as they will allow you to set the volume pot higher where the imbalance issues are smaller or gone.

 

On my Magni2U (low gain), with my headphones and ears in my listening environment (open office at work) I cannot detect any channel imbalance at all at any audible setting on the pot (about 7:30 and up). No attenuators.

post #2230 of 2231
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Originally Posted by tafens View Post

Yes, attenuators would help channel imbalance issues, as they will allow you to set the volume pot higher where the imbalance issues are smaller or gone.

On my Magni2U (low gain), with my headphones and ears in my listening environment (open office at work) I cannot detect any channel imbalance at all at any audible setting on the pot (about 7:30 and up). No attenuators.

 

Hi thanks for the very helpful information.

I have noticed that for the Uber version they indeed use a different, and likely better, pot.

As the pcbs look identical there is a possibility for replacement.

In general channels unbalanced is not a good sign of quality.

So i guess that the two pots are compatible for size ?

I will look into the unit.   Maybe some simple mods will make the issue even less important.

I will have some DIM idea ... because from the reviews i read i feel that the amp circuit is extremely clean and transparent ... a great design indeed with an undeveloped potential.

And for instance an stepped attenuator IMHE is usually is another bisg step in sound ... huge actually. Amazing sometimes.

And the Magni 2 could deserve it completely.

Thank again,  gino


Edited by ginetto61 - 6/2/15 at 1:53am
post #2231 of 2231

These items on uk ebay, seem only available from the usa, and with postage are around £30.......not good......Anyone found any in the uk at better price, as I want to give my magni  a go with these rca in line level reducers.....see how the loudness is, and sound, etc......thanks in advance..

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