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post #61 of 1952
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bananaheadlin View Post

The Lyr and Asgard have the same footprintCould anyone -- after getting their Asgard 2 -- post some pictures with their headphones, DACs, other amps to get a good grip of its size? I cant find my ruler!

 

 

I haven't taken any Asgard2 pics.

 

 

Lyr with Amprex 1965 USN-CPE tubes.1000

 

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Edited by Iamnothim - 2/24/13 at 10:39pm
post #62 of 1952

Getting some cockpit time with A2.

Now we're starting to Cook'n !!

 

I was way too harsh with my comments.

This is a R&R amp.  No question.

post #63 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

Getting some cockpit time with A2.

Now we're starting to Cook'n !!

 

I was way too harsh with my comments.

This is a R&R amp.  No question.

 

I'm at work.... I got confirmation the package was delivered.....   your making me want to leave early.... LOL

post #64 of 1952

Found out I had the equalizer on...  Fixed that.

I had been listening with my LCD2 Rev1's... decided to bring the R2's downstairs.

This is a very good amp.

 

Side note:  I wonder how long the Schiit powers debated the orientation of the gain switch.dt880smile.png

post #65 of 1952

Not a great pic, but you get the idea of the size. Sounding pretty good so far. Not sure how I feel about the bass yet. It's fast, yet full, but rounded if that makes sense. Maybe a hair laid back in the mids. Soundstage is nice! This is all in comparison to my DIY tube hybrid amp. Going to let it play while I change my oil. Looking forward to others thoughts.

 

post #66 of 1952
Would really like to see how these do with IEMs now that it has a gain switch. biggrin.gif
post #67 of 1952

I had read one review (6moons) mentioning the original Asgard amp had a noticeable transformer hum (from the device itself, not through the headphone jack). Can anyone comment on whether the Asgard 2 is making any noise?

  - thanks.

post #68 of 1952
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Originally Posted by runswithaliens View Post

I had read one review (6moons) mentioning the original Asgard amp had a noticeable transformer hum (from the device itself, not through the headphone jack). Can anyone comment on whether the Asgard 2 is making any noise?

  - thanks.

See the mouse in your avatar ?

 

10x quieter

post #69 of 1952

Silent. In case anyone is wondering. 125 degrees inside the case. 110 on the case top. Volume knob is 116 degrees. Wear your silicon mittens while adjusting the volume.

post #70 of 1952

Cross posting in case someone isn't following all three threads:

 

 

No blemishes on mine, but comparing to the Bifrost right next to it I can see the difference in coating. The Asgard 2 has a whiter finish, but when I touch it with my fingers it turns darker and matches the Bifrost (finger oil). I guess if I got some baby oil and dampened a cloth and gave it a quick rub down it would pickup all the dust on it from machining and make it match perfectly.

 

Photo Time:

 

 

 

 

 

post #71 of 1952

Mine does have some transformer hum.  Not too bad, but I can hear it when I'm within a few feet of the amp.  It is louder than my A1.  Not sure about this.  Still waiting to hear if others notice some hum in their amps.

 

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Originally Posted by Slaughter View Post

Silent. In case anyone is wondering. 125 degrees inside the case. 110 on the case top. Volume knob is 116 degrees. Wear your silicon mittens while adjusting the volume.

post #72 of 1952

It may not be transformer hum.  It may just be the noise the device makes when powered on.  Not sure if it's transformer hum, but it does have a slight buzz to it.  It does much more internal voltage running the device than the A1, so I guess it may make sense it has a little more noise.  But, the sound in the headphones is dead quiet.

 

It is transformer hum because when I put my hand on the case, it is considerably less.  Not sure if I should be annoyed by this because it is a bloody good sounding amp.  Can't hear the transformer hum unless I'm right on top of the amp with no music playing.  My A1 doesn't do this, though.  Different design, so maybe irrelevant. 


Edited by hodgjy - 2/25/13 at 5:05pm
post #73 of 1952

Here is my brief comparison of the A1 and A2:

 

compared to the A1, the A2 is/has:

-More detailed

-Deeper, more controlled bass

-More transparent

-More air

-More in control

-More power in reserve

post #74 of 1952
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Originally Posted by runswithaliens View Post

I had read one review (6moons) mentioning the original Asgard amp had a noticeable transformer hum (from the device itself, not through the headphone jack). Can anyone comment on whether the Asgard 2 is making any noise?

  - thanks.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

See the mouse in your avatar ?

 

10x quieter

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgjy View Post

It may not be transformer hum.  It may just be the noise the device makes when powered on.  Not sure if it's transformer hum, but it does have a slight buzz to it.  It does much more internal voltage running the device than the A1, so I guess it may make sense it has a little more noise.  But, the sound in the headphones is dead quiet.

 

It is transformer hum because when I put my hand on the case, it is considerably less.  Not sure if I should be annoyed by this because it is a bloody good sounding amp.  Can't hear the transformer hum unless I'm right on top of the amp with no music playing.  My A1 doesn't do this, though.  Different design, so maybe irrelevant. 

 

I recall reading about the 6moons review which mentioned transformer hum in early pieces of the Asgard 1.

IIRC Schiit took notice and eliminated the hum in subsequently produced pieces.

 

Now, here I'm reading about hum from the Asgard 2.

Since Schiit was able to remedy it in the Asgard 1, I've got to think it's an anomaly

which can (and should) be corrected.  Especially in light of the above post from Iamnothim

indicating the amp is very quiet.

post #75 of 1952
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Originally Posted by Iamnothim View Post

 

 

I haven't taken any Asgard2 pics.

 

 

Lyr with Amprex 1965 USN-CPE tubes.

 

 

 

Holy cow. If a single picture could sell me on a $450 amp, this would be it. That is gorgeous. Excellent photography (same applies for the other pictures). I couldn't help but set my desktop background to this image.

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