Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier - Page 48

post #706 of 2133

That'd be an additional 50 dollars most likely.

post #707 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teraflame View Post

I hear a slight high pitched noise with magni/modi when nothing is playing, mostly on the right channel and it fluctuates. Does anyone else experience it?

Check for electrical interference. I had some noise when using the magni even with no dac plugged into it, turns out it was my powerline adapter causing the static. Plugging it into a different room fixed it. Could be a ground loop or something. Trial and error.
post #708 of 2133

So overall I find this stack hella good. Is it TEH UBER GIANT KILLER MEASURING 45356324564124X BETTER THAN YOUR 2K AMP/DAC?!?!

 

 

No, and it isn't supposed to be. But for anyone sticking in low/mid tier gear, or have a portable rig as a main setup, this rig is great. The only negative I've really found is there is some interference from my phone (this is likely the static sound in 1 channel many are hearing; it was my issue too.)

post #709 of 2133

 FWIW - Just got my Magni/Modi stack today and it absolutely destroys my E17/E09K combo. I don't have any audio vernacular to throw around, everything I listen to just sounds so much better. Never heard my HE-400s sound so good. At $99/ea I'm completely blown away to be honest. Now I need a new portable amp/dac... and maybe a new set of 'phones a step above the HE-400's. Hopefully this little Schiit can handle some of the big boys. *insert the sound of my wallet emptying*

post #710 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

That'd be an additional 50 dollars most likely.

so we have the option to ask for a brushed aluminum?

post #711 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleCow View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post

That'd be an additional 50 dollars most likely.

so we have the option to ask for a brushed aluminum?

No.

post #712 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by peepr View Post


Check for electrical interference. I had some noise when using the magni even with no dac plugged into it, turns out it was my powerline adapter causing the static. Plugging it into a different room fixed it. Could be a ground loop or something. Trial and error.

 

You would hope being a 'better' quality amp it would have filters built in for this type of noises

post #713 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by QldKev View Post

You would hope being a 'better' quality amp it would have filters built in for this type of noises

Yea. Powerline adapter sends internet signal through electrical sockets around the house. The magni i guess is sensitive enough to pick up the static caused by this. I never noticed it on my e7 because that isnt plugged into a wall. Would something like the Lyr filter that out? It seems to me its a problem with the design of the electrical circuitry of my house. Having powerline adapter on same outlet as magni walwart is the problem, i dont fault the magni here.
post #714 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by peepr View Post


Yea. Powerline adapter sends internet signal through electrical sockets around the house. The magni i guess is sensitive enough to pick up the static caused by this. I never noticed it on my e7 because that isnt plugged into a wall. Would something like the Lyr filter that out? It seems to me its a problem with the design of the electrical circuitry of my house. Having powerline adapter on same outlet as magni walwart is the problem, i dont fault the magni here.

 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, but yea, any of the more expensive models should be fine. One big reason this is so affordable (and why it is more sensitive IIRC) is that little wall wart. Usually the power supply is not only more robust, but built in. This filters a lot of stray signal. With the Magni, however, this is not the case. I know I had a similar grounding issue when I had an Audioengine D1 since it was fed power from the computer. Turns out there was a grounding issue in my mobo.

post #715 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by mosshorn View Post

 

Someone correct me if I'm wrong here, but yea, any of the more expensive models should be fine. One big reason this is so affordable (and why it is more sensitive IIRC) is that little wall wart. Usually the power supply is not only more robust, but built in. This filters a lot of stray signal. With the Magni, however, this is not the case. I know I had a similar grounding issue when I had an Audioengine D1 since it was fed power from the computer. Turns out there was a grounding issue in my mobo.

 

I'm not sure this is the case, I believe the wall wart is just an AC transformer isn't it?

post #716 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uberbob102000 View Post

 

I'm not sure this is the case, I believe the wall wart is just an AC transformer isn't it?

I believe that I read somewhere that the Magni has a similar power stage to the Asgard. EDIT: See post below by Jason Stoddard. The only difference is that the AC transformer that steps the power down is now outside of the case (wall wart) so they were able to make the case smaller. Also, due to them now working with 16v AC they were able to use smaller / cheaper components to filter / convert the power inside the amp. 

 

This allowed them to keep the costs low, but keep performance quite high. It looks like the entire left side of the PCB is dedicated to the 16v AC power supply in the Magni, and hopefully it does a good job filtering. From the first impressions people have posted, it sounds like it does because people are saying that it's quite silent / accurate. Please correct me if I'm wrong. smily_headphones1.gif


Edited by AtomicFrostX - 1/6/13 at 7:54am
post #717 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by AtomicFrostX View Post

I believe that I read somewhere that the Magni has a similar power stage to the Asgard. 

 

Completely, utterly wrong.

 

Magni's output stage is more similar to a Bifrost's analog stage (on a lot of steroids, that is). It's unlike anything else we make.

post #718 of 2133
Straight from Sleipnir's mouth... biggrin.gif
post #719 of 2133
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

 

Completely, utterly wrong.

 

Magni's output stage is more similar to a Bifrost's analog stage (on a lot of steroids, that is). It's unlike anything else we make.

beerchug.gif Thank you for the clarification. I have no clue where I read that about the Magni, but clearly it was wrong. I've edited my other post to direct readers to yours. I don't want to spread false information about your amp.  

 

This is why it's awesome when the manufacture / designer takes the time to talk to the community. I wish that more companies would take the time to do the same. biggrin.gif


Edited by AtomicFrostX - 1/6/13 at 7:57am
post #720 of 2133

   Just ordered a Magni to go with the HD 600's I've owned for years but not used much because they don't sound that great amplesshappy_face1.gif. The Magni sounds like a great match for the 600's. I'm hoping it will work well with a Cambidge Dacmagic or 840C?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Headphone Amps (full-size)
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Equipment Forums › Headphone Amps (full-size) › Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier