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post #991 of 1550
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Yeah I had it on for 7-8 hours the first day. I'm still interested in ideas as to what went wrong but obviously i've moved on now but haven't totally given up on Schiit products. If I buy another one of their products i'm SCHIIT out of luck for another year. One product return per year. Maybe it was just tons of external interference crapping up the sound. Hardly seems possible. I live in a 3 story apartment and maybe a lot of Wi-Fi could cause issues, but probably impossible. I think the cell phone/wi-fi interference only applies to rare op-amps. I think at one point I even moved the unit about 5 feet away from any other electronics. Even had it in another room for awhile.

I think maybe i'm too picky and just don't like the sound. I actually like the Magni and Modi though. Maybe one of these days I can try to find a used Bifrost.

BTW my A2 had zero transformer hum. Dead silent for me.

Yeah, I hope it won't disillusion you. I was very happy with my Schiit while I was learning about this hobby. Between the aesthetics, customer service , and value... How can anyone complain about anything coming out of Schiit. That being said, not all gear is meant for everyone (thus the hundreds of thousands of gear combinations out there!).

I haven't listened to the Magni nor the Modi, so I cannot comment, but I know a couple of locals are really happy with theirs. So if are happy, do yourself a favor and try not get upgrade-itis like myself. I am holding out until the new revision of AQ's DargonFly is released and I will be splitting my gear into portable and move up from Schiit to SPL. I certainly recommend Schiit gear to those just starting out. (Or those looking for end game with the next tier up!)

I hope your issue is isolated to just your A2 and doesn't ever surface on the rest of your gear. Best of luck and cheers, it's been fun following and trying to problem solve (on our end wink.gif ).
post #992 of 1550

My Asgard 2 is due to arrive tomorrow morning. That's is if nothing goes wrong with the mail service.

So for now it will be hooked up with my ASUS Xonar STX.

That is until next week when i get my modi! :D

I am looking forward to moving away from pc mounted sound equipment, to purely external solutions.

And hopefully this set-up will last me for years to come.

post #993 of 1550
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Originally Posted by Netrum View Post
 

My Asgard 2 is due to arrive tomorrow morning. That's is if nothing goes wrong with the mail service.

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And hopefully this set-up will last me for years to come.

 

um, Schiit is going to officially unveil a production version of the Vali ($129) amp tomorrow at RMAF.

unless you need a quiet noise floor for IEMs, the Vali is getting some nutso praise already.

 

maybe hold onto the Asgard2 receipt and send back for a refund?   ;-)

post #994 of 1550

Nah i am not going to do that.

The vali does not look like it would be better then the Asgard 2 for what i am buying it for.

post #995 of 1550

Okay, I'm in the dark on this one. What's the scoop on the vali?

post #996 of 1550

My Asgard 2 is now sitting on my desk.

The manual was hilarious. I didn't expect that one.

The A2 is much bigger then anticipated. And quite heavy.

Love the design.

 

Currently hooking it up to my system.

And eager to get it running.

I cant wait for my Modi to arrive next week :D

post #997 of 1550

We demands pics and impressions. And please, no shots of hairy knees!!

post #998 of 1550
So first off are pictures. I documented the whole unpacking and setting it up.
Also put them into a spoiler tag so to not spam down the thread with huge pics. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)








So first impressions are hard to write. And this is my very first one for anything audio related.
So please forgive me for my crude language. English isn't my native language.¨
It would be so much easier if everyone knew Norwegian. :P

My setup:
ASUS Xonar STX -> Asgard 2 -> Denon AH-D600

It feels like i get more of everything.
More base, treble etc.
I love this amp.

And early next week my Modi dac will arrive.
With that my transition will be complete!. biggrin.gif
Edited by Netrum - 10/11/13 at 5:10pm
post #999 of 1550
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Originally Posted by mrscotchguy View Post


Might as well grab a pair of Monoprice's ferrite cores while you are there... cool.gif

and what are those? :D

 

On a side note i noticed a low hum on my line and of course after doing some troubleshooting it wasn't the Asgard 2 but my external Creative soundcard so I decided to buy a Modi and am waiting for it to ship.


Edited by Byrnie - 10/15/13 at 10:45am
post #1000 of 1550
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Originally Posted by Netrum View Post

English isn't my native language.¨
It would be so much easier if everyone knew Norwegian. :P

My setup:
ASUS Xonar STX -> Asgard 2 -> Denon AH-D600

It feels like i get more of everything.
More base, treble etc.
I love this amp.

And early next week my Modi dac will arrive.
With that my transition will be complete!. biggrin.gif

Oh we'll get right on that (about learning Norwegian) lol.   I ordered a Modi also and given we have the same headphones and amp, you'll definitely need to post some impressions please!

post #1001 of 1550
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Originally Posted by Byrnie View Post

Oh we'll get right on that (about learning Norwegian) lol.   I ordered a Modi also and given we have the same headphones and amp, you'll definitely need to post some impressions please!
Got the modi today.
And oh my was it a blast!
This thing is far better then my now obsolete Xonar STX.
I feel I got more of everything.
Everything is more detailed.
More bass, greatly improved clarity and no background noise.
Only thing to do now is to rip out the STX card and stuff it in a box.
post #1002 of 1550

Congrats!  Now spin some drives and enjoy.  :beerchug:

post #1003 of 1550

I might be picking this up in the near future to use with my Mad Dog 3.2...

 

Right now I have the iCAN and M-Stage but people keep telling me I should get an amp with more power to reach their full potential.


Edited by Change is Good - 10/15/13 at 9:56pm
post #1004 of 1550
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

 

Right now I have the iCAN and M-Stage but people keep telling me I should get an amp with more power to reach their full potential.

 

Hilarious! I bet those same people also tell you that the O2 doesn't have enough power also.

 

Also..don't forget you need a $1000 DAC too for best results with the Mad Dog!

As long as it's $1000+ you're good!

post #1005 of 1550
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post

Hilarious! I bet those same people also tell you that the O2 doesn't have enough power also.

Also..don't forget you need a $1000 DAC too for best results with the Mad Dog!
As long as it's $1000+ you're good!

Lol

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