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post #316 of 2158
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Originally Posted by brodudeman View Post

 

 

Thanks for the help guys. So is the cable in the link below another way to connect them aside from the one shown above?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Ziotek-ZT1900664HC1-2-Feet-30Pin-Stereo/dp/B0051MQJ2U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355978293&sr=8-1&keywords=dock+to+rca

 

 

I use one of those (in your link above) with an iPod Touch - works fine.  happy_face1.gif

post #317 of 2158
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

I've been comparing the objective combo vs the schiit stack for the past couple hours using he-400.  They're very near each other in performance.  I'd get the schiit stack because it's cheaper and looks better.

Oh Schiit, seriously?

 

Dang...I purchased the O2/ODAC a few weeks ago. T_T

post #318 of 2158
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post

Well, well, well. Just received an email from Schiit myself:

Your order has been updated to the following status:
New status: Shipped

Schweet!

I had that status 10 minutes after ordering the Magni, and it then took about 30+ hours for it to actually go out the door of Schiit.  YMMV.

post #319 of 2158

how can we use the Magni in uK..!?
Any plans for making a 240v

post #320 of 2158
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Originally Posted by mopiko View Post

how can we use the Magni in uK..!?
Any plans for making a 240v

Hi mopiko,

 

I have just ordered ordered the Schiit Modi / Magni combo and I am in the UK. I was discussing this with Schiit yesterday, obviously the Modi is USB powered so no problem there. 

 

For the Magni you just need to add a voltage converter / stepper (appx £11.00)......You plug the Magni into the converter and then the converter into the UK mains...this will then step the power to the Magni from 230v to 110v and hey presto you are in business.

 

Schiit confirmed the Magni runs on about 8watts of power.....so a converter with a maximum load of 45w should be sufficient.

 

something like this will do the job - www.threedoubleyou.com/convertpower.htm


Edited by Jason36 - 12/20/12 at 3:21am
post #321 of 2158
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Originally Posted by Jason36 View Post

Hi mopiko,

 

I have just ordered ordered the Schiit Modi / Magni combo and I am in the UK. I was discussing this with Schiit yesterday, obviously the Modi is USB powered so no problem there. 

 

For the Magni you just need to add a voltage converter / stepper (appx £11.00)......You plug the Magni into the converter and then the converter into the UK mains...this will then step the power to the Magni from 230v to 110v and hey presto you are in business.

 

Schiit confirmed the Magni runs on about 8watts of power.....so a converter with a maximum load of 45w should be sufficient.

 

something like this will do the job - www.threedoubleyou.com/convertpower.htm

I did the exact same thing. I am originally from the US and now live in the UK due to work so I have a few converters in my flat so that I can use some of my old US electronics. Works just fine and have never had an issue. I purchased a few converters off of Ebay for like £6-£7 each.

post #322 of 2158

I found this one http://www.maplin.co.uk/ac-ac-multi-voltage-500ma-power-supply-35927 which might match okay... only thing I'm not sure about is the 16 VAC "regulated +/- 15V rails" on the standard Magni power supply description. The Maplin output is just 15 V AC. Would have to check with Jason whether or not that is satisfactory.
 

post #323 of 2158
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Originally Posted by dpippel View Post


Same order date here. Looks like we're both gonna be having some fun over the Christmas holiday. I've also got a used Lyr coming in just to mix things up a bit.

I ordered mine on the 15th :( hopefully in 2 days I'll see a status change. I also have my first pair of Grados coming in d:P.

post #324 of 2158

Ordered the stack on the 13th and got my shipping notice today; planning on getting some good comparison time in with the Bifrost/Asgard over the holiday.

post #325 of 2158

I know the Magni is very new, but I wonder if anyone has compared it to The Wire headphone amp by Owen over at diyaudio.  I know it's a long shot since The Wire wasn't a retail amp or widely built, but if anyone does I would be curious.

post #326 of 2158
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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Oh Schiit, seriously?

 

Dang...I purchased the O2/ODAC a few weeks ago. T_T

 

 

Do not worry though, you still bought a winner!  The objective combo sounds real good, providing your headphone isn't thin sounding.

 

I still want to compare these two amp/dacs though throughout the week.  I'm sure I'll be able to pick out some minuscule differences in them.

post #327 of 2158
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 

 

Do not worry though, you still bought a winner!  The objective combo sounds real good, providing your headphone isn't thin sounding.

 

I still want to compare these two amp/dacs though throughout the week.  I'm sure I'll be able to pick out some minuscule differences in them.

It's okay, I will be here to buy a O2 combo from the lowest seller. Let the bidding begin :)

post #328 of 2158
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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

 

 

Do not worry though, you still bought a winner!  The objective combo sounds real good, providing your headphone isn't thin sounding.

 

I still want to compare these two amp/dacs though throughout the week.  I'm sure I'll be able to pick out some minuscule differences in them.

 

 

I don't own the O2 or ODAC.  I was wondering were you going to swap amps and dacs to see if you get anything different?

post #329 of 2158
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Originally Posted by moviedave View Post

Well, KStuart guessed that the Magni would be roughly comparable to the C421 (which he had not heard).  As I am making my initial impressions (using my HD650, HD660 and dacport lx), having heard the C421, I can say that isn't true.  The C421 has a noticeable bigger sound-stage than the Magni.  The first time I switched from the cMoy to the C421, it was a huge difference.  When switching from the cMoy to the Magni, the sound-stages are roughly comparable.  It feels a little more detailed than the cMoy, but that could be from the fact it is brighter than the cMoy and pushes the treble forward a bit more.  It feels a bit less congested than the cMoy, but I don't feel it is a night and day difference.  At this point, the Magni only has about 19 hours on it, so I will keep it going to see if any changes occur.  I plan on listening to the Magni solely for the next week, and really get used to it.  Then I will switch back to the cMoy to see if any new differences have presented themselves.  Early verdict: A nice $99 amp.
 

 

I'm interested in the Magni because its cheap and looks nice.  I am using the c421 with my newly acquired HE-400 and it seems ok.  I have to put the c421 on high and turn the volume to ~65%.  The c421 could power my re262 nicely on low and ~40% volume, so i find it odd Hifiman saying that using a headphone jack is fine blink.gif.  I'd like to hear your updated impression of the Magni vs c421 =D

post #330 of 2158
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post

I had that status 10 minutes after ordering the Magni, and it then took about 30+ hours for it to actually go out the door of Schiit.  YMMV.

 

Hopefully. wink.gif

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