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post #496 of 1982

How does the A2 compare to the Magni in amping K701s? Should I just grab the A2 over the Magni and call it a day? Source used would be a Modi, should I upgrade that instead?

( I wasn't sure in which thread to post so I chose both. )

post #497 of 1982

I would definitely go for the A2. It brings out a different level of refinement to my ears than the magni.

post #498 of 1982

Sorry, this is half off topic... but has anyone gotten the Uber upgrade for the bifrost? How's it sound? I'm particularly curious to how it pairs with the A2 if anyone here has done it.
 

post #499 of 1982
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Sorry, this is half off topic... but has anyone gotten the Uber upgrade for the bifrost? How's it sound? I'm particularly curious to how it pairs with the A2 if anyone here has done it.
 

+1-inquiring minds want to know  At least those of us w/ new A2's who are still DAC shopping blink.gif.

post #500 of 1982
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Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Sorry, this is half off topic... but has anyone gotten the Uber upgrade for the bifrost? How's it sound? I'm particularly curious to how it pairs with the A2 if anyone here has done it.
 

 

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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

+1-inquiring minds want to know  At least those of us w/ new A2's who are still DAC shopping blink.gif.

 

Read this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/661444/schiit-bifrost-uber-analog-upgrade/180#post_9435436

It's getting a lot of praise.

post #501 of 1982

Thanks!
 

post #502 of 1982
Quote:
Originally Posted by joebobbilly View Post

Sorry, this is half off topic... but has anyone gotten the Uber upgrade for the bifrost? How's it sound? I'm particularly curious to how it pairs with the A2 if anyone here has done it.
 


I'll have both together on Thursday. Already have the uber upgrade for the bifrost and really like it.

post #503 of 1982

sweet I look forward to your impressions Matt.
 

post #504 of 1982

From which component does the heat come from?  I don't see any heatsinks. Just curious, since many are commenting on its heat output. 

 

post #505 of 1982
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Originally Posted by flargosa View Post

From which component does the heat come from?  I don't see any heat-sinks. Just curious, since many are commenting on its heat output. 

 

Look at the broad carefully. Notice the four white outline squares on the middle right edge of the circuit board. The hot power output devices are underneath and attached to the bottom of the case with screws. If you look at the bottom of the case you will see additional row of four screws.


Edited by john57 - 5/14/13 at 11:52am
post #506 of 1982
I believe, from the FAQ page, the heat sink is the housing itself
post #507 of 1982

I love their FAQs

 

So, this thing runs damn hot, like Asgard?
If by “damn hot” you mean 40-45 degrees C, then yes.

 

And you’re not concerned with that?
Nope. The entire chassis is a heat sink, and we’re running the outputs well within their safe operating area, even derating for the operational temperature. Sorry, some engineerese crept in there.

 

But it still runs hot!
And technically, that’s still not a question. If you want an amp that runs cold, it’s best to look elsewhere.

post #508 of 1982

Ok thanks. Any issue for or against leaving the amp on all the time?  I know with tube amps it is not recommended to leave it on, but with computers it is preferred to leave it on 24/7 to avoid the issue of cooling and heating, causing contraction and expansion of the internals causing potential damage.  

post #509 of 1982

I do not leave my computer on 24/7 since heat will shorten the life more than my concern about the contraction and expansion . I just turn if off for the night unless I am running a server that needs to be up 24/7. The same with all of my audio equipment. I just not turn it off and on many times during the day. I do leave my Internet router on 24/7. I do not waste electricity for possible  "potential" issues.

post #510 of 1982

I knew that someone would take the bait...rolleyes.gif

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