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Would like some Asgard2 vs Lyr impressions before making the plunge smily_headphones1.gif

 

I was just about to pull the trigger on a Lyr purchase (mainly so I can hook up some desktop speakers as well as the headphones), now it's a period of waiting to see some reviews on this. Not sure I want to dive straight into tubes with my first amp, so this'll probably be the new purchase anyway!

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how does the Asgard 2 pair with the HE-500?

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how does the Asgard 2 pair with the HE-500?

Don't think anyone has received them yet.
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Just ordered the Asgard 2! Had a really useful email conversation with Jason (What a guy!) and I couldn't be more excited! 

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Don't think anyone has received them yet.

but on paper, does it have the sufficient output power to drive them?

post #66 of 348
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Originally Posted by mab1376 View Post

but on paper, does it have the sufficient output power to drive them?

 

Yes, as does the original Asgard and the Magni.

post #67 of 348

Hours of searching for a new amp just got really simple.  Hello Asgard 2.  Back to scouring Head-Fi. This time for a dac...maybe I can convince myself I need a bifrost rolleyes.gif

post #68 of 348
Or save money and get the very competent ODAC.
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I will have this combo and will be happy to put it through the paces.  I'll compare the HD600s driven by the Asgard 1 and 2 for you!

 


Also wondering if Asgard 2 runs hotter, just as hot, or cooler than Asgard 1

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Hi Jason, I have happy to see the upgrade. However I have mixed feeling as my Asgard is only a few month old.

 

But seriously, I am wondering whether the new Asgard will drive K701 and Denon headphones better? If it is, I will consider upgrading. I am hesitated buying a tube amp.

 

Great Work on the new Asgard!

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Also wondering if Asgard 2 runs hotter, just as hot, or cooler than Asgard 1

http://schiit.com/schiit-faq/about-asgard-2/

 

 

So, this thing runs damn hot, like Asgard?
If by “damn hot” you mean 40-45 degrees C, then yes.     (104-113 Fahrenheit)
 
And you’re not concerned with that?
Nope. The entire chassis is a heat sink, and we’re running the outputs well within their safe operating area, even derating for the operational temperature. Sorry, some engineerese crept in there.
 
But it still runs hot!
And technically, that’s still not a question. If you want an amp that runs cold, it’s best to look elsewhere.
post #72 of 348
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http://schiit.com/schiit-faq/about-asgard-2/

 

 

So, this thing runs damn hot, like Asgard?
If by “damn hot” you mean 40-45 degrees C, then yes.     (104-113 Fahrenheit)
 
And you’re not concerned with that?
Nope. The entire chassis is a heat sink, and we’re running the outputs well within their safe operating area, even derating for the operational temperature. Sorry, some engineerese crept in there.
 
But it still runs hot!
And technically, that’s still not a question. If you want an amp that runs cold, it’s best to look elsewhere.


Yes, does that mean that Asgard 1 ran @ 40-45°C? or more or less? that's what I meant.  Is the operating temperature of the Asgard 1 posted somewhere that I'm not aware of?

post #73 of 348
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Or save money and get the very competent ODAC.

That's definitely an option.  I was thinking somewhere in the middle like a Dragonfly wouldn't be bad either, but a Bifrost/Asgard 2 stack would look really nice...

post #74 of 348

I'm actually contemplating a concero dac, asgard 2 for my bedside/secondary rig for the denon/fostex set up, until the schiit statement stuff comes out. Jason personally told me the asgard 2 is "a significant SQ difference from the original, and sounds frighteningly like a Mjolnir." Having the Mjolnir and seeing what it did for the LCD's, I'm really intrigued. I will immediately tell if there is a SQ difference, I used the original asgard for a year and a half nearly every night before bed, just sold it last week. I really would love an amp that is agressive like the Mjolnir for my denon/fostex headphones.

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When will assguard be shipping? Then we'd know when we will expect an impression tsk tsk
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