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post #1366 of 2478
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Originally Posted by ericr View Post

Wouldn't different levels to the input jacks account for the volume differences between you guys?

This would account for a significant amount of difference, which is why I am curious to know the rough db rating that people are getting at certain volume settings on the A2. There is a massive difference between my db's when going from the Oppo's analog outs to the Bifrost's analog outs: its about a 25% difference, with the Bifrost being louder.

post #1367 of 2478

The taxman was good to me and I decided to pick up an UberFrost ahead of schedule.  I am now impatiently awaiting it's arrival :D

post #1368 of 2478
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The taxman was good to me and I decided to pick up an UberFrost ahead of schedule.  I am now impatiently awaiting it's arrival biggrin.gif
Good job. Seems to pair fairly well with the A2.
post #1369 of 2478
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Good job. Seems to pair fairly well with the A2.

Yea I can't wait to test it out with my 1540s and other cans

post #1370 of 2478
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Yea I can't wait to test it out with my 1540s and other cans
That's right. I forgot you had that can. Ugh, my purchase of it is going to have to be put off for quite some time considering how much I've spent in this hobby lately.
post #1371 of 2478
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That's right. I forgot you had that can. Ugh, my purchase of it is going to have to be put off for quite some time considering how much I've spent in this hobby lately.

Oh tell me about it, I already spent my xmas '14 money and birthday '14 money on audio stuff and i'm only at the beginning of the year hah.  

post #1372 of 2478
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post
 

 

I think it's mostly about individual hearing differences. I tend to listen on very low volume levels due to higher ear sensitivity.

 

Question is - can you really claim A2 is not powerful enough for headphone XYZ if you're just plain deaf? :rolleyes: 

Yes, it's not powerul enough for the HE-6's. That's a fringe case, it's powerful enough for most headphones, something I've been saying all along.

post #1373 of 2478
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Neither phone is going to be calibrated for the metering app, so the measurments can be way off.

 

 

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Of course it wouldn't be the most accurate measurement, but I just want to get a rough idea of the volume other people are listening to.

Some rougher than others. :D

post #1374 of 2478
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Oh tell me about it, I already spent my xmas '14 money and birthday '14 money on audio stuff and i'm only at the beginning of the year hah.  

Hands off the kid's money. :veryevil:

post #1375 of 2478
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Hands off the kid's money. :veryevil:

two words for my kid: Community College :beerchug:

post #1376 of 2478
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Hands off the kid's money. :veryevil:

 

 

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two words for my kid: Community College :beerchug:

Too late for me :mad: I own a garage full of NYU Corvettes that I can't touch.

post #1377 of 2478

I placed mine on order yesterday and eagerly awaiting. I am curious to see how well it pairs with my K701. They aren't the most difficult phones to drive but I'm excited to see how much of a general SQ improvement it makes over my X3 or E17. Either way, it will be a nice addition to my collection. . .I mean. . .desktop setup at home.  :L3000:

 

Dave

post #1378 of 2478
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Originally Posted by Rocker66 View Post
 

I placed mine on order yesterday and eagerly awaiting. I am curious to see how well it pairs with my K701. They aren't the most difficult phones to drive but I'm excited to see how much of a general SQ improvement it makes over my X3 or E17. Either way, it will be a nice addition to my collection. . .I mean. . .desktop setup at home.  :L3000:

 

Dave

 

I'm sure that neither my Asgard 2 nor my K701s are close to being broken in, but I will say that I really, really like the pairing so far.  i'm really looking forward to how they wind up working together as my bedroom audio system...

post #1379 of 2478

Got my Asgard 2 yesterday and have put about 5ish hours into it.

 

It has made me realize high the noise floor on my Dared MP-5 really was.

 

The A2 doesn't have that same "something special" that the MP-5 does (which I'm guessing is tubes), but the amp really does sound great.

 

Also, it is a really great looking amp.  Pretty and simple.  I've had to put mine vertically because of space issues, but hopefully can lay it flat soon.

post #1380 of 2478
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Originally Posted by terance View Post
 

Got my Asgard 2 yesterday and have put about 5ish hours into it.

 

It has made me realize high the noise floor on my Dared MP-5 really was.

 

The A2 doesn't have that same "something special" that the MP-5 does (which I'm guessing is tubes), but the amp really does sound great.

 

Also, it is a really great looking amp.  Pretty and simple.  I've had to put mine vertically because of space issues, but hopefully can lay it flat soon.

If you prefer the tube sound it is possible that SS is not going to be your cup of tea. If you decide otherwise, you'll love the A2. You might turn to appreciate both types of sound, then you have a win win situation.

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