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post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

this, I've never had the 600ohm version but I'm curious if the O2 can hang with them and have some head room on the dial


O2 specs: 7 Volts RMS & 200+ mA peak current

- should be enough. DAC2 is 6vrms and 250mA and I drive my 600 ohms at 50% amp and -3db in foobar2000

post #17 of 26

Should the O2 be able to drive 600 ohm beyers with head room on the dial tho. That's what I'm hoping for.

post #18 of 26
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Tube rolling is now possible with the Valhalla. Contact Jason of Schiit for more information.


It was always possible, but not recommended. I guess, Schiit just decided to make an upgrade without running into any additional costs ;)


Edited by tarnumf - 2/2/13 at 10:12pm
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

Should the O2 be able to drive 600 ohm beyers with head room on the dial tho. That's what I'm hoping for.


Uhm.. head room on the dial?

50% amp = dial at 50%, in the middle, 12 o'clock, etc..

post #20 of 26
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Uhm.. head room on the dial?

50% amp = dial at 50%, in the middle, 12 o'clock, etc..

this, this is what I'm referring to. Will it have headroom to work with. As in it's loud enough for me but I still have room to make it louder, louder than I can tolerate. That's how I like it lol

post #21 of 26
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this, this is what I'm referring to. Will it have headroom to work with. As in it's loud enough for me but I still have room to make it louder, louder than I can tolerate. That's how I like it lol

Should it have automatic BAC adjustment too? ;)

To be fair, I wasn't able to drive DAC2 or Valhalla to levels that I cannot tolerate for short time. But for background+ listening it is what it is - 50% amp, -3db and all my tracks are RG-ed per file.

post #22 of 26
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Originally Posted by kskwerl View Post

this, this is what I'm referring to. Will it have headroom to work with. As in it's loud enough for me but I still have room to make it louder, louder than I can tolerate. That's how I like it lol

 

Why you just don't make it simple - order new or used Beyers from Amazon and listen to them by yourself?

This splurge will cost you less than $10 in return shipping.

post #23 of 26
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Why you just don't make it simple - order new or used Beyers from Amazon and listen to them by yourself?

This splurge will cost you less than $10 in return shipping.

this is true lol it'd just be nice if someone had input before buying. I'll ask in the O2/ODAC thread

post #24 of 26
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Tube rolling is now possible with the Valhalla. Contact Jason of Schiit for more information.

I hadn't realized they'd changed their tune on that, thanks.

I only had the Valhalla for a couple of days before giving it to my Dad along with the 880s. I thought the pair sounded great. (But I highly doubt my dad will be at all interested in rolling tubes smily_headphones1.gif )
Edited by Pudu - 2/2/13 at 11:39pm
post #25 of 26

I can imagine that !! But when I contacted Jason he assures me that the 600 ohm Beyerdynamics were a wonderful match for the Valhalla. May be you should give it a try, if you haven't already. And may be it will convince you to take it from your dad and start rolling tubes !
 

post #26 of 26
A few months after I got the T1's I decided to pass my 880s on to my dad. I bought the Valhalla specifically to go with them, for him. I tried it for a day before packing up the amp and phones and sending them off (to make sure it worked, of course biggrin.gif ). I thought the pairing was excellent.

Truthfully, after rolling tubes on the Woo WA2, I thought one of the best features of the Valhalla was that it saved your wallet from rolling temptation. wink.gif
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