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post #151 of 256

I have the Modi feeding an A2 and like the combo well enough.  I find the Modi to be a step up from the line out on my iMac feeding the A2.

 

I will eventually replace the Modi with another DAC to take advantage of the integer direct mode in Audirvana.  For now, the Modi will do. cool.gif

post #152 of 256

Any Magni to Asgard 2 comparison?

post #153 of 256
Thread Starter 

I don't think anyone's done that comparison yet.

 

As far as Magni vs Asgard 2, if you aren't concerned with adjustable gain or pre-outs, and find the Magni's volume control and range good enough then I'd probably just keep it.

 

Or you can do what I did and buy both and do the comparison for the community (and keep whichever you like more).

post #154 of 256

I love the rubber band trick! I will be trying that! Thanks for the comparison it was a great read!

post #155 of 256
Is the Modi worth ditching my creative x-Fi for?
post #156 of 256
Thread Starter 

Unfortunately it isn't really possible for me to tell you whether it'll be worth it to you. For me personally if I already had the X-Fi I probably wouldn't bother with the Modi (or any other entry-level DAC), as I don't feel like it's that much of a difference.

post #157 of 256

Defiant00,

 

I am new to Head-Fi and your review of Magni/Modi helped me decide to get these for my new Senn HD 518. Thank you especially for posting the issue the PYST cables cause, as I saved my money and used some cables I already had with no trouble. They also allow me to place the pair closer to the wall to give me more desk space.

post #158 of 256
Thread Starter 

Glad I could help, I hope you enjoy them!

post #159 of 256

Just returned an A2 and picked up an M/M after reading your review. My combo came with some real flexible PYST cables. Looks to be a thinner cable than yours. I didn't do a direct comparison, but the A2 was more spacious sounding, but more laid back in the highs. The M/M was just what I was looking for.

post #160 of 256
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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Just returned an A2 and picked up an M/M after reading your review. My combo came with some real flexible PYST cables. Looks to be a thinner cable than yours. I didn't do a direct comparison, but the A2 was more spacious sounding, but more laid back in the highs. The M/M was just what I was looking for.

 

 

A2? whats an A2?

post #161 of 256
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A2? whats an A2?

Asgard 2
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Edited by jibzilla - 6/3/14 at 6:16pm
post #163 of 256
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Just returned an A2 and picked up an M/M after reading your review. My combo came with some real flexible PYST cables. Looks to be a thinner cable than yours. I didn't do a direct comparison, but the A2 was more spacious sounding, but more laid back in the highs. The M/M was just what I was looking for.

Glad to hear the review helped and that you're enjoying your M&M.
post #164 of 256

what is Magni's input impedance?  - (I've got a transformer DAC which needs ~100K)

post #165 of 256
Thread Starter 

You'll probably have to email Schiit to find out.

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