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Mine just arrived this past Thursday and the board is marked 1.31...not sure if any changes have been made along the way other than the issue they had with that batch of transformers.

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Originally Posted by jeremy205100 View Post
 

I saw you have a pair of Momentums. Would you mind trying those with the Asgard 2 and telling me how it works? Those are very similar in power requirements as the COPs I'm thinking of using with this when traveling.

Yes I happen to have a pair of Around Ear Momentums. They are very easy to drive and the Asgard 2 has many times more power than needed to drive these cans. And they sound very good together.

When on the road I use a FiiO E18 DAC/Amp to drive my Momentums from my Galaxy S3 phone and that works well. The Asgard 2 has much more muscle.

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gosh.  thanks Larry

 

Since you like them, here is a Dropbox link to hi-res images for desktops.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/dmj00a9gliisisc/zHp0u5_OQz 

I like it too, but the link is not working. Would you please share it again? Thanks a lot.

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My A2 arrived yesterday.  I've put around 7 hours on it so far.  I'm planning on paring it with a Bifrost Uber once I find one in stock.

Check Amazon too as they sometimes have them through Amazon when Schiit is out of stock.

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I find the noise floor to be a little high, even when using low gain.  It just has some internal noise that it can't seem to get around.

 

Don't get me wrong, you can't hear it when music is playing, but that's a big difference between a $250 amp and a $600 amp.  The A2 really shines with high impedance cans. No noise at all.

Weird I have zero noise on mine.  At one point I did have a problem so I replaced the usb cable on my DAC and it was quiet as a mouse even when music isn't playing.  I'm just suggesting you check your cables if you haven't already.

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I have a prototype A2.1 revision that was one of the first to have corrected the loud transformer buzz.  It's a prototype, so I'm not going to complain much.

Ahhh crap I responded before seeing this post.  Damn you hodgjy :P

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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Check Amazon too as they sometimes have them through Amazon when Schiit is out of stock.


Amazon also has, "B-Stock" models for $200 + shipping.

 

Pretty awesome deal! I got mine for that price and didn't notice any cosmetic defects.

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Ahhh crap I responded before seeing this post.  Damn you hodgjy :P

 

I did play around with cables this weekend, mainly swapping out the coax to my DAC for an optical.  Apparently, there was a very low level ground loop.

 

But, there is some static that pops out from time to time on high gain.  I'm gonna chalk it up as the prototype.  Not gonna worry much about it.

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Check Amazon too as they sometimes have them through Amazon when Schiit is out of stock.

 

Yeah, I checked Amazon also but they were out.  Anyway, I liked the Asgard 2 so well that I went ahead and purchased a Mjolnir from Schiit through Amazon due to be here tomorrow!  So now I'll be going for Gungnir instead.

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Yeah, I checked Amazon also but they were out.  Anyway, I liked the Asgard 2 so well that I went ahead and purchased a Mjolnir from Schiit through Amazon due to be here tomorrow!  So now I'll be going for Gungnir instead.


That's quite the jump!

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I did play around with cables this weekend, mainly swapping out the coax to my DAC for an optical.  Apparently, there was a very low level ground loop.

 

But, there is some static that pops out from time to time on high gain.  I'm gonna chalk it up as the prototype.  Not gonna worry much about it.

Great to hear, bud!

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Originally Posted by brokenthumb View Post
 

 

Yeah, I checked Amazon also but they were out.  Anyway, I liked the Asgard 2 so well that I went ahead and purchased a Mjolnir from Schiit through Amazon due to be here tomorrow!  So now I'll be going for Gungnir instead.

Lol you didn't just go and wade in the water... You tripped and fell!  That's awesome though and make sure you come back and post some impressions man!  I too am eyeing the Ragnorak from a distance :D

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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post
 

Lol you didn't just go and wade in the water... You tripped and fell!  That's awesome though and make sure you come back and post some impressions man!  I too am eyeing the Ragnorak from a distance :D

 

Yep I'm drowning...  Mjolnir arrived today!  Won't have any balanced cables for a few days... oh the pain!  :(  Asgard 2 is still on duty till then.

 

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Why did I waste my time reading all these threads, including all 100 pages of this one?  …schiit this and schiit that.  Asgard 2 B-stock arrived yesterday and it's awesome.  What a great piece!  My Emotiva 4s have never sounded better with the preamp and same with the HD598s.  I am not going to bother reading all I can on the Bifrost.  That will be my next upgrade.  The micro streamer, so itty bitty, just looks out of place now and will eventually just be for mobile use.  Just on top for purpose of photo as the Asgard does get warm.  

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Why did I waste my time reading all these threads, including all 100 pages of this one?  …schiit this and schiit that.  Asgard 2 B-stock arrived yesterday and it's awesome.  What a great piece!  My Emotiva 4s have never sounded better with the preamp and same with the HD598s.  I am not going to bother reading all I can on the Bifrost.  That will be my next upgrade.  The micro streamer, so itty bitty, just looks out of place now and will eventually just be for mobile use.  Just on top for purpose of photo as the Asgard does get warm.  
Did you notice any cosmetic defects with your a2?

I too purchased a b stock model and am not sure why it was b stock.

The only thing I can think of is that the non aluminum part on both sides is ever so crooked and not perfectly aligned.

There is also a small scratch on the volume dial, but maybe that was me.

Regardless, $200 for the Asgard is pretty hard to beat.

Now to wait for a b stock Valhalla.
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