The only thing that would keep me from getting this done would be warranty reasons.
I think it looks F-ing Awesome! And I think the "two-tone" was a happy accident.
Yeah, that darn warranty is always an issue. Anyway, thanks for the positive feedback. Glad you like it.
Thanks, the logos are actually grey. Just an FYI, it's black anodized not painted. It's not perfect though. You can see the headphone logo lost a little piece but it's good enough for me. I forgot to anodize the volume knob so for now it has a "two tone look". Here's a picture of it after I put it back together. Sorry for the piece of lint in the upper right and any other specs of dust you might see. I'll try to clean it up a little better next time. If there is enough interest, I was thinking about possibly offering a service to convert people's Schiit gear over to black as well as offering custom LEDs like blue/red/green, etc.
I like the idea of two-toned. It's hard to tell in the picture, does the inner shell remain the dark grey? Or did you anodized that to black as well? Great job, btw! Maybe Jason will see this and drool a bit .
Actually my goal was for all black so I still need to do the knob. I didn't do anything with the inner shell. It's basically steel painted grey so no chance of anodizing that. I think the grey looks pretty good anyway. I e-mailed Jason about whether they would offer their stuff black but he said no way. Hopefully this will persuade him to change his mind. The cost of black dye should be negligible. In the mean time I will continue my quest for "black schiit" with custom LEDs as I much prefer blue/red/green to white. Also, I'm thinking about tweaking the black anodize for a glossier look as this batch was pretty matte.
If you want to get around the warranty issue use Plastidip. Guys use this on car exteriors all the time and it's great because it looks amazing but it drys as a rubber so you can just rip it off and have no worries about warranty issues.
Today is my 15th day with the A2 and I suppose I am keeping it. There is a slight hum, but it has subsided considerably and I would consider it acceptable. I can only hear it within about 5 inches of the top grate.
The amp sounds sweet with a solid and dynamic Class A sound. It reminds me of my Krell integrated. I think it is driving my HD650's well, to the point I feel I am limited by the phones and not the amp. I'm supposed to be getting some HE-500's and others to play with soon so I can see just what the A2 can do.
I only wish I had heard the A1 so I could compare it. I'm pretty curious about how the A2 sounds compared to A1, Lyr or Mjolnir.
Ah.. the vicious cycle continues.
Um...stop touching it?? But seriously I used some . Glasses cleaner to clean mine initially, but soapy water would work too.
Just remember to unplug it and use very little soap and water.