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post #781 of 2039
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Originally Posted by mknlb50 View Post

Anyone else's unit make a popping noise at the 5 second mark when turning on? It's not a loud pop through my HD650, but a quiet one. Some said it's dead silent.

 

That's the relay, they all do that (or should at least) :)

post #782 of 2039

Anyone else having trouble with the limited gain/volume range? Maybe everyone is using higher resistance headphones than I am (see my sig), but I don't have a lot of room to play with the volume between channel imbalance on the low side (7 o'clock) and super loud on the high side (8 o'clock).


Edited by slantedview - 1/9/13 at 11:26am
post #783 of 2039
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Originally Posted by slantedview View Post

Anyone else having trouble with the limited gain/volume range? Maybe everyone is using higher resistance headphones than I am (see my sig), but I don't have a lot of room to play with the volume between channel imbalance on the low side and super loud on the high side.

 

No problem with the HD600, which of course is 300 ohms! If I'm listening to classical pieces, which have escaped loudness wars, I can get up to nearly noon without them being too loud. 

post #784 of 2039

I'm using mad dog's and got the magni/modi today. I have my windows volume on 30% and comfortable volume with the magni is around 9-10 on the volume pot. Overall, I'm extremely happy with it so far, everything sounds much clearer vs onboard (which is what i came from) and more natural.

 

The only thing is that both the modi/magni did not come with the stick on feet blink.gif so I sent an email regarding that.

post #785 of 2039
I bought some K240 sextetts off ebay, $75 shipped, and they arrived today. So I hooked them up to the Magni to test.

Quick early comment; this is good, very good. Better than $175 has a right to sound. Rich, vibrant mids, with taut, full bass. The highs are rolled off some, but that's a characteristic of the sextetts, because it's the same with my Zodiac Gold. I'm impressed, this is a nice combo.
post #786 of 2039
Originally Posted by imackler View Post

No problem with the HD600, which of course is 300 ohms! If I'm listening to classical pieces, which have escaped loudness wars, I can get up to nearly noon without them being too loud. 

 

imackler.. how does the HD600's bass sound to you with the M/M ?  It's unusually flat sounding to my ears.  I don't mean linearity.. it's quite linear.. but it lacks some expected punch and depth.  Swapping between the Magni & the O2, I hear a somewhat significant difference in bass impact (with the O2 providing bass that's more full and "weighty" sounding).  In my case, this is only apparent on the HD600.  Interesting.. will need to do more listening..

post #787 of 2039
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

imackler.. how does the HD600's bass sound to you with the M/M ?  It's unusually flat sounding to my ears.  I don't mean linearity.. it's quite linear.. but it lacks some expected punch and depth.  Swapping between the Magni & the O2, I hear a somewhat significant difference in bass impact (with the O2 providing bass that's more full and "weighty" sounding).  In my case, this is only apparent on the HD600.  Interesting.. will need to do more listening..

 

I'll have to do some more listening and get back to you. Flat might be a good description. I just keep finding myself switching to my portable Neco Soundlab V.3, though, even after resolving to keep the Magni. I actually had packed up the Magni, and then brought it back out to spend more time with it, and was just underwhelmed yesterday... I'll get back to listening to it tomorrow. 

post #788 of 2039
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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

I bought some K240 sextetts off ebay, $75 shipped, and they arrived today. So I hooked them up to the Magni to test.
Quick early comment; this is good, very good. Better than $175 has a right to sound. Rich, vibrant mids, with taut, full bass. The highs are rolled off some, but that's a characteristic of the sextetts, because it's the same with my Zodiac Gold. I'm impressed, this is a nice combo.

This is the 2nd magni/modi post to make me miss my sextets. Get behind me Satan!
post #789 of 2039
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Originally Posted by FlySweep View Post

 

imackler.. how does the HD600's bass sound to you with the M/M ?  It's unusually flat sounding to my ears.  I don't mean linearity.. it's quite linear.. but it lacks some expected punch and depth.  Swapping between the Magni & the O2, I hear a somewhat significant difference in bass impact (with the O2 providing bass that's more full and "weighty" sounding).  In my case, this is only apparent on the HD600.  Interesting.. will need to do more listening..

I have experienced something similar with my HD650's. The bass just doesn't have that expected punch in some areas that i am familiar with in my go to songs. But I mostly blame this on coming from my JDS Labs C421 with it's bass boost feature and gain switch. Really pushes out the bass when you want it to. I really would like a bit more of a punch from the M/M but that is just personal preference really. Other than that though i am really loving the stack. Has brought out a lot more detail in songs than what my C421 (was my only amp until a few days ago) could. Extremely happy with the purchase. Can't go wrong in my opinion, FWIW. 

post #790 of 2039
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Originally Posted by Kayvin View Post

I have experienced something similar with my HD650's. The bass just doesn't have that expected punch in some areas that i am familiar with in my go to songs. But I mostly blame this on coming from my JDS Labs C421 with it's bass boost feature and gain switch. Really pushes out the bass when you want it to. I really would like a bit more of a punch from the M/M but that is just personal preference really. Other than that though i am really loving the stack. Has brought out a lot more detail in songs than what my C421 (was my only amp until a few days ago) could. Extremely happy with the purchase. Can't go wrong in my opinion, FWIW. 

Just use a software EQ, they're built into just about any media player. A bass boost switch is nothing more than what a loudness switch is on a receiver or integrated amp, and that's nothing more than a hardware EQ of the Usually ~50-60 Hz frequencies.

post #791 of 2039

Hoping to Purchase the magni for use in Australia, does anyone know whether this converter would work? If not could someone link me to one that would please. 

 

http://www.korjo.com/Product-Range/Adaptors---Transformers/Step-Down-Transformer-(SDT-98).aspx

post #792 of 2039
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Originally Posted by Heywardo View Post

Hoping to Purchase the magni for use in Australia, does anyone know whether this converter would work? If not could someone link me to one that would please. 

 

http://www.korjo.com/Product-Range/Adaptors---Transformers/Step-Down-Transformer-(SDT-98).aspx

 

There's been several people asking but not many answers. You should skim through some of the previous pages or search for converter or transformer if you haven't already done so. It would be awesome if you could find someone who already has one! 

post #793 of 2039
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Originally Posted by majiktripp View Post

 

Peter, have you found an alternative power supply ('wall wart') for the Magni? The one supplied is US 110v only - isn't Norway the standard 220v?

 

There was some discussion on alternative EU safe adapters, this one http://www.ebay.com/itm/390121830472?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 on eBay was mentioned.

 

Let me know as I'm keen to order the M&M combo but have been holding off due to the power issue.

 

My Magni has arrived and I've hooked it up using the existing power supply and this step down converter and it woks like a charm.

 

Hopefully this will be to help for someone.

 

xPower Transformator 230/110V 100W

post #794 of 2039
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Originally Posted by Heywardo View Post

Hoping to Purchase the magni for use in Australia, does anyone know whether this converter would work? If not could someone link me to one that would please. 

 

http://www.korjo.com/Product-Range/Adaptors---Transformers/Step-Down-Transformer-(SDT-98).aspx


i sent schiit an email asking if there was a specific kind of converter. this is the answer i got: "It has to be one with a transformer (heavy) not a chopper (light.) This is what we use: http://www.amazon.com/Goldsource-STU-100-Voltage-Transformer-Converter/dp/B0022TSC5C/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1357745587&sr=8-7&keywords=110%2F220+converter"

post #795 of 2039

Has anyone used the Magnum to power the FA-003's or Hifiman HM5's or FA-002/w's?

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