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post #616 of 1942
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Question...when using the A2 as pre-amp in conjunction with my Pioneer vintage receiver, is it advisable to use high or low gain?

I


I don't know for sure but I would think that the line out is not affected by the gain switch
post #617 of 1942

The gain switch is still active using the pre-amp out. Using the hd650 the gain setting is plenty. I made need hi gain for the he-4 arriving tomorrow. 

post #618 of 1942
I finally got my Modi and Asgard 2 combo over here in Europe via Audiophonics. It took 15 days to get shipped to Europe from the US and an additional 12 days within Europe to my country. I must say I could not be happier. No audible hum is present in my model. The combo drives my Beyerdynamic DT 770 80 Ohm easily in high gain mode and the sound signature is very pleasing. I use it at work daily and the aesthetics of Modi and Asgard2 are marvelous. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase even though european prices for Schiit bite quite a bit (including shipping).
Edited by insignum - 6/23/13 at 11:15am
post #619 of 1942

To: insignum

 

When did you order your Asgard 2?

 and congratulations!


Edited by ninexnine - 6/23/13 at 8:26am
post #620 of 1942
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To: insignum

 

When did you order your Asgard 2?

 and congratulations!

 

ninexnine,

 

I placed my order on May 13th -- somewhere in the middle of the heated discussions about the transformer hum issue :-). I was worried that my unit would be affected by the aforementioned problem and shipping it back would be a major hassle, at least time-wise. I was fortunate to receive the unit that had the problem fixed!


Edited by insignum - 6/23/13 at 11:17am
post #621 of 1942

Thanks for the info

post #622 of 1942
I'm trying to determine if the Asgard 2 is giving me a narrow soundstage or if its my source. I'm saying this with the X-Fi THD. I don't have a chance to test it on my MacBook Air, though.

May be an excuse to invest in the Bifrost. Just skeptical as I didn't really care for the Modi.
post #623 of 1942

What headphone?

post #624 of 1942
Oh, derp.

HD 600. I'm sure they aren't soundstage monsters, and my Grados didn't really ever give me a sense of direction, but straight out of my phone, the sound stage seemed a little more present.
post #625 of 1942

The HD600s scale very well.  I think they have quite a large soundstage on some amps.

 

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Oh, derp.

HD 600. I'm sure they aren't soundstage monsters, and my Grados didn't really ever give me a sense of direction, but straight out of my phone, the sound stage seemed a little more present.
post #626 of 1942

That's what I've been thinking.  I'm still blaming it on the DAC, even though I think the THD fairs pretty well as far as PC soundcards go.  I'm thinking Uber Bifrost may be in my sights...

 

When I get my Mac back, I'll have to test to be 100% sure.

post #627 of 1942
System matching is so important, sometimes things gel and sometimes they don't, often it's not that either product is BAD they just don't play we'll together. I learned this yesterday with my DT990 600 ohm/Schiit Audio Valhalla setup. I moved them into a dedicated system with my NAD SACD player and bam! It sounds fantastic, much better than with the DragonFly feeding 24/96 computer files. I also put a line conditioner and a $600 interconnect on the system, but that's another can of worms completely! Haha!
post #628 of 1942

I'm still doing testing, that's for sure.  Currently:

 

Pink Floyd's 'Wish You Were Here' album sounds fantastic.  Soundstage is no doubtedly there.  Wide, at that.  Regretfully a lot of the music I listen to isn't very 'directional', so it's easy to lose track of what a real soundstage is.  I will put it to the test with a movie later.

 

I really am trying to find excuses to get a Bifrost.  

 

Regardless I am very happy with the Asgard 2.  Not only will the build quality and premium feel make you like it (even the Magni and Modi felt premium), but the separation, increased detail, and overall definition of the sound will make you fall in love.

post #629 of 1942
Yes 90125 is fun to listen to and Fleetwood Mac Tango in the Night is too. Both on HD Tracks

Based on the Pink Floyd info....
Edited by jmsaxon69 - 6/23/13 at 7:01pm
post #630 of 1942
Bifrost Über is my next buy also!
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