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quote from Jason "50K for Magni, 100K for Asgard 2."

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Any one know how this might sound with hd598's?
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Any one know how this might sound with hd598's?

 

While it might sound like a flippant answer, I don't intend it as such when I say it'll sound like the HD598s. The M&M really didn't impart much of a sound of their own on anything that I tried them with, so if you enjoy the HD598 sound signature then you'd probably enjoy them with the M&M, as they'll likely sound very similar, just cleaner, clearer and with more power.

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are the Asgard II's outputs fixed? - or do they follow the volume pot? - if variable, do the outputs come from the output stage? - a class A SE preamp to drive my Monarchy SM70 would be icing on the cake.  Are any Asgard II owners here using it to drive a power amplifier?

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are the Asgard II's outputs fixed? - or do they follow the volume pot? - if variable, do the outputs come from the output stage? - a class A SE preamp to drive my Monarchy SM70 would be icing on the cake.  Are any Asgard II owners here using it to drive a power amplifier?

 

They follow the volume pot, but beyond that you've gone beyond what I know. redface.gif

post #171 of 244

thanks - I just dropped a line to Jason with a few questions - like from where is the RCA-out signal derived?/ line-out output Z?  - seems like it could make a better sounding than average preamp if one sticks to just one source and its quiet enough.  Most of my speakers run in the mid-90's to over a 100dB for one watt in the midrange. 

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reply from Jason  

 
It's from the output stage.

 
What is the output Z at the RCA-out jacks?
 
75 ohms

- would it make a good and quiet single source preamp for a Monarchy SM70 amp with higher efficiency speakers?
 
yes, on low gain
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post #173 of 244

how well does the Asgard II's relay work against turn on/off transients? does it mute fast in case of a power brownout.- outage and quick back on as often occurs before the grid goes out?

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Thanks man, that's really what I'm looking for,i love the 598's and they do benefit firm an amp but the e11 isn't the best pairing for them. They just slightly change The sound Sig. A little less clarity, more bass and it is slightly looser not bad sounding some may prefer it, just not the right sound for me. smily_headphones1.gif
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While it might sound like a flippant answer, I don't intend it as such when I say it'll sound like the HD598s. The M&M really didn't impart much of a sound of their own on anything that I tried them with, so if you enjoy the HD598 sound signature then you'd probably enjoy them with the M&M, as they'll likely sound very similar, just cleaner, clearer and with more power.
post #175 of 244
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how well does the Asgard II's relay work against turn on/off transients? does it mute fast in case of a power brownout.- outage and quick back on as often occurs before the grid goes out?

 

My Asgard II will be here Friday, so this is going off of my original Asgard (and Magni, and having tried a Lyr), but with the relay there's just a small click/pop through the headphones when it unmutes after you turn it on.

 

I don't think I had a brownout occur, but I'd assume it'd act the same as when it's turned off.

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Thanks - how might the new Asgard II pair with stock T50RP?

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Thanks - how might the new Asgard II pair with stock T50RP?

 

Should be good, although the general advice you'll probably get is that you really should mod them smily_headphones1.gif

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Should be good, although the general advice you'll probably get is that you really should mod them smily_headphones1.gif


You have a t50rp?
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You have a t50rp?

 

No, although I probably eventually will.

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No, although I probably eventually will.

 

 

what mod are you thinking of if you are going have it modded?

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