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post #1981 of 1989
I have both the 650s and the 598s. Low gain switch is definitely your friend with the 598s but amplification does clean them up nicely.
post #1982 of 1989
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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post
 

I have the Asgard 2 on top of the Gungnir and though the Asgard 2 runs nice and very warm/kinda hot as a "Class A" amp should I've had zero issues. Well, I shouldn't say no issues as I'm spending too much money on music...

 

I'm sorry, I hadn't refreshed the page in a while and didn't see that others had already answered your question. 

Oh. my. God.

How does the Schiit Asgard 2 sound stacked with the Gungnir??

The amp doesn't bottleneck the DAC's performance does it?

post #1983 of 1989

Which setting should I be using for the asgard 2 with the HE-500? I just got the asgard 2 and using it with the HE-500 I got last week and I wanted to make sure I using the right setting.

 

 

Thanks

post #1984 of 1989
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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post
 

Which setting should I be using for the asgard 2 with the HE-500? I just got the asgard 2 and using it with the HE-500 I got last week and I wanted to make sure I using the right setting.

 

High gain should be fine.

post #1985 of 1989
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Originally Posted by Cobaltius View Post
 

Oh. my. God.

How does the Schiit Asgard 2 sound stacked with the Gungnir??

The amp doesn't bottleneck the DAC's performance does it?

Is that a serious question?

post #1986 of 1989
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Oh. my. God.

How does the Schiit Asgard 2 sound stacked with the Gungnir??

The amp doesn't bottleneck the DAC's performance does it?

 

No, the Asgard 2 does not limit the Gungnir at all, in fact, it sounds better than another well-known companies $800 headphone amp that a buddy brought over. He now has his amp for sale and has already bought the A2. 

 

I use the High Gain setting on my A2 with the HE-500's. I'm sure that will work best for you unless your source device has a much higher than normal output voltage. Good luck!


Edited by KLJTech - 12/19/14 at 11:20am
post #1987 of 1989
That's sick!
I heard Gungnir works a lot better on balanced mode though
post #1988 of 1989
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That's sick!
I heard Gungnir works a lot better on balanced mode though
Yea I heard that too. That's why I might get a Gungnir to go with my Ragnarok. The quest for the Yggdrasil might be a long one.
post #1989 of 1989

Maybe the Gungnir would sound better from its XLR outs but at the moment I'm enjoying the Asgard 2 as HP amp and the preamp to a Parasound Halo A23 speaker amp in my office setup. The A2 makes for a sweet sounding single-source "Class A" preamp to your stereo speaker amp. If the Asgard 2 were priced higher than $250 I think it would be taken more seriously by some...which is a shame. My hats off to the guys at Schiit Audio for keeping the prices down while giving you more than your moneys worth. 

 

I haven't even bothered to run balanced out from my preamp to my stereo amp (Parasound A21) at home yet with good source material the background is dead silent. I've run single ended IC's (all short runs...nothing over 1.5 meters) for so long that I've never worried about running the gear from their XLR outputs. I simply try to put together the best system I can (within reason) and then try my best to forget all about the gear and just enjoy the music.

 

I've been at this for a very long time and I spent far too many years worrying if this would sound better than that...listening for differences, but if there were differences were they improvements?...or just differences? I had gotten to the point in which I only listened to my "best sounding" albums and CD's, the ones that really showed off the system. My priorities were out of whack. 

 

One day I found myself enjoying music more from my dead-stock car stereo than my (at the time...mid 90's) $10K home stereo and that is when I knew I had chased the rabbit down the hole and needed to get back to what was truly important. Enjoying music...buying more music.

 

Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas/Festivus/Holidays or whatever you celebrate! 

 

Take care. 


Edited by KLJTech - Yesterday at 1:27 pm
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