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post #1471 of 2478

Has anyone used these with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros? I am planning on getting this to bring with either an HRT Music Streamer II or a TEAC UD-H01 to school next year. The DT 990s are likely staying home. So how much will this improve the sound of the COPs? 

 

Also, I've read that the Valhalla is better for the DT 990s. Does the Asgard 2 not drive them well? I have the 600 Ohm version.

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Has anyone used these with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pros? I am planning on getting this to bring with either an HRT Music Streamer II or a TEAC UD-H01 to school next year. The DT 990s are likely staying home. So how much will this improve the sound of the COPs? 

 

Also, I've read that the Valhalla is better for the DT 990s. Does the Asgard 2 not drive them well? I have the 600 Ohm version.

 

Hi!

 

The Asgard drives them just well, enough power and current for them. However, the Valhalla tubes take off a bit of the harsh highs, so the amp's signature complements the DT990 a bit more as it takes away a few edges, if that makes sense...

post #1473 of 2478
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My new toy... second time around with these... 

 

 

 

They scale very nice with the beefy beast of an Asgard 2... :biggrin: 


Nice - but doesn't it get too hot to put things on top of it? after about an hour, how hot does it get underneath?  Since the enclosure acts as one big heatsink, it 'should' feel more hot than cold - otherwise it's not transferring heat. Anyway, I consider mine quite hot.

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My new toy... second time around with these... 





They scale very nice with the beefy beast of an Asgard 2... biggrin.gif  
Are those the KEF's or Oppo's?
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KEFs
post #1476 of 2478
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Are those the KEF's or Oppo's?


The Oppos arent out yet I thought.

post #1477 of 2478
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The Oppos arent out yet I thought.

Ahh ok I just remembered they look similar to each other via some pics I'd seen.

post #1478 of 2478

Is anybody out there powering the HD800 cans with the Asgard2?

post #1479 of 2478
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Is anybody out there powering the HD800 cans with the Asgard2?
No but i have read about some people using the Schiit Lyr or Mjolnir with them (in case that helps).
post #1480 of 2478

Well, I finally plugged the trigger on the Asgard 2, it should arrive tomorrow.

 

I already own the Lyr, but I've been using easier to drive headphones (mainly the P7's) a lot lately and thought it would be worth a shot to not only give the Asgard 2 a listen as an HP amp, but also try it out as a single source preamp in my office system feeding a Parasound Halo A23 amp. My speakers are usually either the B&W Nautilus 805's or the CDM 1NT's with a Velodyne DD-10 sub. 

 

For the past month or so I've been using a Creek OBH-22 passive and I have had no problems at all with gain as the A23's Input Sensitivity is 1 V for 28.28 V just like my A21. My DAC (this week anyway) puts out 2.1 V RMS so I'm wondering if I'd be better off "when using it as a preamp" to use the Low Gain setting? 

 

I see that the product info on their website says that the A2 is a "no overall feedback design in High Gain mode" does this mean that they use feedback in Low Gain mode and if so will that matter at all to the sound quality when used as a preamp?

 

Thanks!

 

P.S

I'm keeping the Lyr regardless of how well the A2 preforms.  


Edited by KLJTech - 3/27/14 at 10:05pm
post #1481 of 2478
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post
 

Well, I finally plugged the trigger on the Asgard 2, it should arrive tomorrow.

 

I already own the Lyr, but I've been using easier to drive headphones (mainly the P7's) a lot lately and thought it would be worth a shot to not only give the Asgard 2 a listen as an HP amp, but also try it out as a single source preamp in my office system feeding a Parasound Halo A23 amp. My speakers are usually either the B&W Nautilus 805's or the CDM 1NT's with a Velodyne DD-10 sub. 

 

For the past month or so I've been using a Creek OBH-22 passive and I have had problems at all with gain as the A23's Input Sensitivity is 1 V for 28.28 V just like my A21. My DAC (this week anyway) puts out 2.1 V RMS so I'm wondering if I'd be better off "when using it as a preamp" to use the Low Gain setting? 

 

I see that the product info on their website says that the A2 is a "no overall feedback design in High Gain mode" does this mean that they use feedback in Low Gain mode and if so will that matter at all to the sound quality when used as a preamp?

 

Thanks!

 

P.S

I'm keeping the Lyr regardless of how well the A2 preforms.  

 

 

Yes, they use some feedback in low gain mode. Will you be able to hear the difference? Hard to say, personally I haven't noticed any difference when switching between the two, but there's always a chance you will on your system.

 

Still, the A2 has the same excellent volume pot as the Lyr, so you'll likely have fine enough volume control in either mode.

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Still, the A2 has the same excellent volume pot as the Lyr, so you'll likely have fine enough volume control in either mode.

 

Am I right thinking with all things even, low gain mode is always preferred (given the adequate volume level), whatever the feedback is?

post #1483 of 2478
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Yes, they use some feedback in low gain mode. Will you be able to hear the difference? Hard to say, personally I haven't noticed any difference when switching between the two, but there's always a chance you will on your system.

 

Still, the A2 has the same excellent volume pot as the Lyr, so you'll likely have fine enough volume control in either mode.

 

 

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Am I right thinking with all things even, low gain mode is always preferred (given the adequate volume level), whatever the feedback is?

The distortion on this amp is so low, I doubt that even Superman could tell the difference.

Using low or high gain depends on the level of the source as well as the sensitivity of your headphones and how loud you like to listen at.

post #1484 of 2478
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Originally Posted by madwolfa View Post

 

Am I right thinking with all things even, low gain mode is always preferred (given the adequate volume level), whatever the feedback is?

 

I imagine it depends on your cans and preference (if you can hear a difference at all). I seem to recall some people voicing a preference for either modes over the history of this thread, but honestly I might be mistaken.

 

Personally I use high gain; I've never heard a difference, but it's just what I decided to use (and to my thinking, no overall feedback sounds like it's a better/simpler/purer approach). But my main cans are HD600s, so I get reasonable volume travel either way.

post #1485 of 2478
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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

Personally I use high gain; I've never heard a difference, but it's just what I decided to use (and to my thinking, no overall feedback sounds like it's a better/simpler/purer approach). But my main cans are HD600s, so I get reasonable volume travel either way.

 

I prefer using low gain with my A2 + HD600s. Volume pot is less sensitive (easier to find the sweet spot) and maybe that's just my placebo, but I like the sound tad better.

 

Also they say volume pots tend working better around 50%, which is what low gain gives me too.


Edited by madwolfa - 3/26/14 at 10:10am
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