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post #211 of 1902

"STATUS: Backordered. We expect to begin shipping Asgard 2s again March 21."

 

Wow, that's pretty much a lot, seems they have to re-work the unit quite significantly. Personally I'm not in a hurry and would prefer to wait till a mature product comes out, but am sorry for those who ordered and have to wait now. Wish Schiit would come up with some sort of cool and stylish satisfaction to those in a wait :-)

post #212 of 1902
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Originally Posted by apollinaris View Post

"STATUS: Backordered. We expect to begin shipping Asgard 2s again March 21."

 

Wow, that's pretty much a lot, seems they have to re-work the unit quite significantly. Personally I'm not in a hurry and would prefer to wait till a mature product comes out, but am sorry for those who ordered and have to wait now. Wish Schiit would come up with some sort of cool and stylish satisfaction to those in a wait :-)

In regards to the long wait, I believe it was actually mentioned by Jason that they just have a lot of orders to fulfill.

post #213 of 1902
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Originally Posted by j0val View Post

In regards to the long wait, I believe it was actually mentioned by Jason that they just have a lot of orders to fulfill.

Well, I read it differently, but whatever :-) By the way, one of the European distributors told me that precisely because of the hum issue they are also waiting for a first batch to arrive to the EU in 3-4 weeks time only.

post #214 of 1902
Have the asgard 2 no hum and love it. Powers my he500 easily
post #215 of 1902
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Originally Posted by j0val View Post

In regards to the long wait, I believe it was actually mentioned by Jason that they just have a lot of orders to fulfill.

Thats the way ,I understand it,as well.

 

I emailed Jason about 7-10 days ago concerning the humming,his reply was:

"Issue has been fixed"

Does anyone,have any thoughts about the sound being similar, to the mjolnir?

post #216 of 1902
Thread Starter 

I was gonna order on release day but didn't get my tax check yet, now i think i'll wait until the transformer buzz is worked out and they're no longer on back order.

post #217 of 1902
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post


I emailed Jason about 7-10 days ago concerning the humming,his reply was:

"Issue has been fixed"

 

 

In my correspondence with Jason at the beginning of the week I was under the impression that the hum wasn't necessarily fixed, but all units were being tested to ensure the hum wasn't audible from more than a few feet away.

post #218 of 1902

I just received my replacement A2.  This one was supposedly "handpicked" to be quiet with respect to transformer hum.  The good news is it is better than my first one.  The bad news is it still hums.  I can hear it from about three feet away.  My old one I could hear clear across the room.  So, it's an improvement, but I'm still disappointed a little, especially if this one was handpicked for its quietness.

 

Oh well.  You win some, you lose some.

post #219 of 1902

Hey all,

 

A quick update on Asgard 2:

 

1. The real problem is highly variable transformer mechanical hum, coupled with a relatively loud production environment that masked the worst of the problems. Think traffic noise and trains--our facility is on a busy road, and next to a train station. Our fault--we did not anticipate this problem, due to the prototype transformers being silent.

 

2. We've done two things about this:

 

a. Created a special "quiet room" for transformer hum verification to sort the transformers. We ended up pulling a lot of them out of production and sending them back to the manufacturer in the later part of the first run. 

 

b. Worked with the transformer manufacturer on a new process to reduce hum. The protos seem fine, but we'll see what happens when the real articles come for production in a couple of weeks.

 

3. When we start shipping again, all Asgard 2s will be sorted through the new "quiet room" and any noisy transformers culled before shipping. I'm hoping they're *all* quiet, but if they are not, we'll work with the transformer manufacturer until it is right.

 

Apologies if you've been affected by these teething issues. If you have any problems with your Asgard 2, contact us and we'll make it right.

 

Hope this clears things up a bit.

 

All the best,

Jason

post #220 of 1902

The Asgard was said to match very well with low impedence phones like Grados. Still as good a match with the Asgard 2?

post #221 of 1902
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Originally Posted by lawrywild View Post

The Asgard was said to match very well with low impedence phones like Grados. Still as good a match with the Asgard 2?
That's what the low gain switch will do for you. smily_headphones1.gif
post #222 of 1902

My A2 has no hum at all - even with the ear in contact with the volume knob. Maybe different as this is a 230V version?

post #223 of 1902
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Originally Posted by Traum View Post


That's what the low gain switch will do for you. smily_headphones1.gif


Well I know, but I meant in terms of "synergy"

post #224 of 1902
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Originally Posted by lawrywild View Post

The Asgard was said to match very well with low impedence phones like Grados. Still as good a match with the Asgard 2?

If you don't mind a possibility of noise and (electrical) hum - see my posts #168 and #171 - then it might be.


Edited by NotAnAngel - 3/10/13 at 8:59pm
post #225 of 1902

As always, Jason and Schiit have made it right.  They are once again taking proper care of me.  Gotta love a great company with great customer service.

 

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Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

I just received my replacement A2.  This one was supposedly "handpicked" to be quiet with respect to transformer hum.  The good news is it is better than my first one.  The bad news is it still hums.  I can hear it from about three feet away.  My old one I could hear clear across the room.  So, it's an improvement, but I'm still disappointed a little, especially if this one was handpicked for its quietness.

 

Oh well.  You win some, you lose some.

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