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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

 

In all fairness guys, $250 is $250. There's not many things you buy w/ blemishes, especially at this price point. I haven't seen them, but I wouldn't be beating yourself up for being disappointed. It also hurts your resale ability, or at least its a pain when you have to explain the presence of blemishes. The whole For Sale thread is full of people just like you...looking for perfection as a sign of care. 

 

Well said!

post #242 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I would like to.  We'll see if I can swing it.  Thanks for keeping me in mind.
I'm in Savannah as well! I'd like to go to a meet, but my only vehicle is a motorcycle and 3 hours each way on a bike is getting to be a drag at my age (went cross-country in my early 30s).

It'd be cool to meet fellow head-fi-ers in Savannah though.
post #243 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

My A2 has noticeably more transformer hum than my A1.  I can hear when I put my ear about 1.5-2 feet away from the amp.  Is this normal with other A2s?  It is in high gain and I can't hear it through the headphones.

 

If remember correctly, the  early production version 1 Asgard's had a transformer hum issue. I wonder if it's something Jason will get worked out in future runs.

post #244 of 349

No matter the cause, I'm less than thrilled at the moment because mine is humming.  I can hear it when the music pauses.  Disappointing.  

 

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Originally Posted by atbglenn View Post

 

If remember correctly, the  early production version 1 Asgard's had a transformer hum issue. I wonder if it's something Jason will get worked out in future runs.

post #245 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

No matter the cause, I'm less than thrilled at the moment because mine is humming.  I can hear it when the music pauses.  Disappointing.  

 

It's something that would bug the heck out of me as well. Get in touch with Jason, see what he has to say. That said, I'm going to wait before I order one now

post #246 of 349

I just sent said email.  I'll see what the response is.  I refuse to believe that I'm just an unlucky person and got the only humming A2 out there.  I do have very sensitive ears, but I think normal people would be able to hear this hum.

 

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It's something that would bug the heck out of me as well. Get in touch with Jason, see what he has to say. That said, I'm going to wait before I order one now

post #247 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I just sent said email.  I'll see what the response is.  I refuse to believe that I'm just an unlucky person and got the only humming A2 out there.  I do have very sensitive ears, but I think normal people would be able to hear this hum.

 

I have to press my ear up against my version 1 in order to hear the transformer. Maybe your hearing is a lot better than mine? That said, I have this  bench power supply in my workshop that has a slight hum I hear from a couple of feet away. It seriously drives me nuts. Actually, I'm looking for isolators to decouple the power transformer from the chassis. 

post #248 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I just sent said email.  I'll see what the response is.  I refuse to believe that I'm just an unlucky person and got the only humming A2 out there.  I do have very sensitive ears, but I think normal people would be able to hear this hum.

 

 I muted the source and turned the gain all the way up, I am unable to hear a hum on my AKG Q701's.

 

Though I can hear the hum from the amp itself when I am right next to it, and when I put my hand on top I can feel the hum.... but I listen at high db's so it doesn't bother me.

post #249 of 349

So far, the indication is the hum is within normal operating parameters and manufacturing variation.  I have very acute hearing.  I can hear the transformer hum in my A1 when my ear is next to it, but not from 1 foot away.  My A2, in a quiet room, I can hear about 4-5 feet away.  When the music is playing, I can't hear it.  But, as I said, I have insanely acute hearing.  I can hear light bulbs from across the room.


Edited by hodgjy - 2/26/13 at 7:04am
post #250 of 349

Schiit to the rescue.  Jason is going to make things right because the hum in my case is abnormal.  Once again, excellent customer service from Schiit.  I expected nothing else.

post #251 of 349

I don't own any Schiit gear, but the way they handle any issues makes me want to keep them at the top of my list when I start looking.

post #252 of 349
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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

Schiit to the rescue.  Jason is going to make things right because the hum in my case is abnormal.  Once again, excellent customer service from Schiit.  I expected nothing else.

This is one reason I will give repeated business to Schiit. I'll just wait till there's more feedback on this hum deal. Maybe yours has an uncommon transformer winding de-lamination causing the hum, who knows? 

post #253 of 349
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Originally Posted by j0val View Post

I've noticed some very minor blemishes on the front of the Asgard 2. Particularly where the volume knob, power led, and headphone jack are. Anyone else? No biggie, just seeing if it's normal.

Got mine last night and haven't noticed any blemishes on the case itself but the volume knob on mine has some.  No biggie though.


Edited by blasjw - 2/26/13 at 2:37pm
post #254 of 349
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Originally Posted by Traum View Post

Let's get some impressions / reviews? biggrin.gif

Still waiting for mine to fully burn-in but so far it definitely sounds better than the headphone out from my Emotiva XDA-2.  BTW, I noticed what looks like two glowing orange surface mount LEDs inside.  What's the point of that?  Is it supposed to mimic the glow of tubes?

post #255 of 349

Fedex tracking shows the package leaving California Friday and then nothing. I keep thinking there's a Fedex truck loaded with schiit stuck in the blizzard somewhere in Kansas.

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