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post #1141 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
I'm less worried about high impedance cans than I am about low impedance cans. I know for sure a PX 100-II and XBA-3 does work on a Magni. Maybe it will work on an Asgard 2 on low gain?

 

The Schiit site says that gain is 5x on the Magni, and 6x (High) & 1.5x (Low) on the Asgard 2. 1.5x is really low, that's nearly unity gain! No way anyone would have volume-control issues with a 1.5x gain for any sensitive headphones/IEMs.

 

Quote from the amp description:
Asgard 2 offers two gain settings. The low-gain mode is perfect for high-sensitivity IEMs, while the high-gain mode is ideal for most other headphones, up to and including many orthodynamics.
post #1142 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I'm less worried about high impedance cans than I am about low impedance cans. I know for sure a PX 100-II and XBA-3 does work on a Magni. Maybe it will work on an Asgard 2 on low gain?

OK, I just ran upstairs and tried my XBA-3's on my Asgard 2. Sounds great. On low gain at full volume, dead silence. If I turned on some music I would need hospitalization at that setting. At full volume and high gain I would probably need a funeral and a new set of XBA-3's. Cranked up all the way on high gain I can hear a drop of noise, but as I said, I would never survive listening to music at that setting. Of course placing the XBA-3's next to the Asgard 2 is like hitting a fly with a sledge hammer, but it sounded very good.

post #1143 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

OK, I just ran upstairs and tried my XBA-3's on my Asgard 2. Sounds great. On low gain at full volume, dead silence. If I turned on some music I would need hospitalization at that setting. At full volume and high gain I would probably need a funeral and a new set of XBA-3's. Cranked up all the way on high gain I can hear a drop of noise, but as I said, I would never survive listening to music at that setting. Of course placing the XBA-3's next to the Asgard 2 is like hitting a fly with a sledge hammer, but it sounded very good.

Perfect! Thanks for testing that out! Looks like I'll be buying an Asgard 2 soon and have myself a triple stack.

post #1144 of 2478
I can concur the AG2 plays well with many different headphones/IEMs.

I've tried the following with it:
W4R, SM64, SE535, K712, K612, SRH1840, SRH1540, and Mad Dog 3.2

No issues with any of them... all on low gain (except the MD).
post #1145 of 2478
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I can concur the AG2 plays well with many different headphones/IEMs.

I've tried the following with it:
W4R, SM64, SE535, K712, K612, SRH1840, SRH1540, and Mad Dog 3.2

No issues with any of them... all on low gain (except the MD).

Sounds great.

 

So another question. In the triple stack configuration (Bifrost on bottom, Asgard2 middle, and Lyr on top), any heat concerns here?

post #1146 of 2478

The AG2 gets pretty... when compared to my other amp (m-stage).

post #1147 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Sounds great.

 

So another question. In the triple stack configuration (Bifrost on bottom, Asgard2 middle, and Lyr on top), any heat concerns here?

Tough deal , two heat generators. I wouldn't stack the two of them. If I had to, I'd put the hottest one on top and rig up a spacer between them to put an inch or two between them for airflow.

post #1148 of 2478
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The AG2 gets pretty... when compared to my other amp (m-stage).

The AG2 is a Class A Amp, so it is supposed to get hot. Good in the winter :D

post #1149 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I'm less worried about high impedance cans than I am about low impedance cans. I know for sure a PX 100-II and XBA-3 does work on a Magni. Maybe it will work on an Asgard 2 on low gain?

 

For further confirmation, the DT770 (32 ohm) does great on low gain with the Asgard 2.  Absolutely no hiss at normal/healthy (and even higher-than-normal) listening volumes.

post #1150 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

Sounds great.

So another question. In the triple stack configuration (Bifrost on bottom, Asgard2 middle, and Lyr on top), any heat concerns here?

Tall feet are easy, but I agree with StanD and am not a big fan of "hot stacks".
post #1151 of 2478

Did I mention this baby pairs extremely well with the K612 PRO?

 

 

Mmmmmmmmmmm......

post #1152 of 2478
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Did I mention this baby pairs extremely well with the K612 PRO?

 

 

Mmmmmmmmmmm......

I can almost see your blushing through your text. :biggrin: 

post #1153 of 2478
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I can almost see your blushing through your text. :biggrin: 

 

 

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post #1154 of 2478

Just for schiits and giggles, can anyone throw in a PX 100-II just to see if that low impedance can works? I don't think I'd ever run it, but I'd like to know if it works.

post #1155 of 2478
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Just for schiits and giggles, can anyone throw in a PX 100-II just to see if that low impedance can works? I don't think I'd ever run it, but I'd like to know if it works.

Isn't that 32 Ohms? My 38 Ohm HE-500's sing on the Asgard 2 and they are far less sensitive. The Asgard 2's output impedance is less that 2 Ohms. If it were 2 Ohms then any cans at 16 Ohms or above should be fine as long as the power is sufficient.

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