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I drive two planars with my Asgard 2, the LCD2.2 and HE400, and it leaves me nothing to be desired. I see myself spending well over $1000 for my next solid state amp (Ragnarok please?), so this baby is staying with me for a while.
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I've driven anything from super sensitive SE846 IEMs, cheap, but solid M50x, classic HD600 and HD650, to relatively power-hungry planars like LCD-2F without any issues. This amp is truly versatile...


Edited by madwolfa - 4/20/15 at 6:26pm
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Question for those that had both the original Asgard and the Asgard 2, if there much difference in the sound signature?

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Hi !

i have some questions

1)  the bias is fixed ?

2)  how much is the power consumption of the unit ?  and the power rating of the mains transformer ?

3)  the fact that the transformer is directly mounted on the board is ok ?

4)  anyone has thought about and external (and bigger) transformer mod ? i like in general the idea of external transformers to fight any vibrations and EMI issues.

5)  is the Asgard 2 better than the previous model ?  i can buy one here but it is the older version.

Thanks a lot.

Kind regards,  gino

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Originally Posted by ginetto61 View Post
 

Hi !

i have some questions

1)  the bias is fixed ?

2)  how much is the power consumption of the unit ?  and the power rating of the mains transformer ?

3)  the fact that the transformer is directly mounted on the board is ok ?

4)  anyone has thought about and external (and bigger) transformer mod ? i like in general the idea of external transformers to fight any vibrations and EMI issues.

5)  is the Asgard 2 better than the previous model ?  i can buy one here but it is the older version.

Thanks a lot.

Kind regards,  gino


1) bias is not adjustable to my knowledge. Do people adjust the bias on solid state amps? I've only ever done it on tube guitar amps and a few overdrive/fuzz pedals.

2) 30w, no idea about the transformer.

3-4) The amp sounds outstanding, no need to change anything with the transformer. I can pound on my desk and make it vibrate and the sound does not change, that mod might be interesting but entirely unnecessary. I can set my phone on it and have tons of other electronics next to it, no noise.

 

I have not heard the first Asgard but people here have said it's marginally better, sound-wise. I think the upgrade was more for extra features (gain switch, pre out) than an overhaul of the circuit for a major SQ improvement.

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1) bias is not adjustable to my knowledge. Do people adjust the bias on solid state amps? I've only ever done it on tube guitar amps and a few overdrive/fuzz pedals.

 

Hi !  well in a user manual of an amp i have i see some periodic checks of the bias

But i have my point on bias that i do not say to not raise any issue.  Sometimes they exaggerate with bias. I said that. And the benefit in sound is very debatable.

What i mean is that the bias correspond to a certain level of power that could be never used.

For instance, what is the reason to set a bias equivalent to 10W if i use only 1/2 W at maximum ? especially with headphones ?  a kind of over-biasing.

maybe i am missing something.

 

2) 30w, no idea about the transformer.

 

Thanks  a lot.  It is a lot.  The transformer could be a little undersized and then make noise.

I like very big transformers and above all not placed on the circuit board.  They ALL vibrates.

 

3-4) The amp sounds outstanding, no need to change anything with the transformer. I can pound on my desk and make it vibrate and the sound does not change, that mod might be interesting but entirely unnecessary. I can set my phone on it and have tons of other electronics next to it, no noise.

 

Thanks again.  And actually i am thinking seriously to buy one.

 

I have not heard the first Asgard but people here have said it's marginally better, sound-wise. I think the upgrade was more for extra features (gain switch, pre out) than an overhaul of the circuit for a major SQ improvement.

 

Okkei.   In the end a really excellent amp.  No more doubts about the design.

Thanks again.

Kind regards,  gino


Edited by ginetto61 - 4/27/15 at 10:37pm
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