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Originally Posted by Maxvla View Post

Re-examining the posts, it was actually Defiant00 that posted most of what I was talking about, you just agreed. Sorry to single you out.

 

And I'd still say that if you need a good balanced-only amp I'd probably recommend the Mjolnir, as (in my opinion, and obviously not having heard the Ragnarok yet), why pay for all the Ragnarok extras if you aren't going to use them.

 

But who knows, maybe the Ragnarok will be noticeably better than the Mjolnir even as "just" a balanced headphone amp. We just don't know yet, hence the focus on the obvious feature differences.


Edited by Defiant00 - 3/19/14 at 10:11am
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

From the camp of being redundant:  I sure would like to see the Rag and the Ygg in Black :biggrin:

You mean the Department of Redundancy Department?

post #1203 of 2895
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Originally Posted by MacedonianHero View Post
 

You mean the Department of Redundancy Department?

Yeah - that's it..:biggrin:

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you can say that again   :bigsmile_face: 

post #1205 of 2895
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Originally Posted by barid View Post

Loved my 160d. Actually more than my soloist atm. Guess im not built for hifi:)


 I have a ha-160 and it is not a bad amp. It does have a warmish signature. I have replaced the stock fuse in mine with a hifi tuning supreme fuse and it tightens up the sound of the amp and things get a bit more dynamic sounding as well. The fuse also makes things a bit quieter as well. The stock amp is not the most resolute amp around but with the fuse and a better power cord things get better. I myself have found the combination of the upgraded fuse and a cable pro reverie power cord elevates the sound quality a fair amount enough to keep the amp around. The only time I heard the new conductor amp was at a local meet last summer. My initial impression was that it was way too thin and bright sounding but given that it was at a show and I was not familiar with the source or source material it is hard to make a assessment of what I heard.

  The best sounding set up that I got a chance to hear at that show was the alnic otl headphone amp . It reminded me of the dual chassis woo amp. It looked a lot like a speaker amp. The sound was sublime and tight at the same time. It was one of the best amps that I have heard. They had all the cavalli amps at the show and the sound they produced was nowhere near as good as what I heard from the alnic otl. But at a cool 5k it is not something I can afford. Maybe if I win the lotto.

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Originally Posted by Defiant00 View Post
 

 

And I'd still say that if you need a good balanced-only amp I'd probably recommend the Mjolnir, as (in my opinion, and obviously not having heard the Ragnarok yet), why pay for all the Ragnarok extras if you aren't going to use them.

 

But who knows, maybe the Ragnarok will be noticeably better than the Mjolnir even as "just" a balanced headphone amp. We just don't know yet, hence the focus on the obvious feature differences.

 

Therein lies the problem-it seems a lot of folks around here are just assuming the Rag has more 'bells and whistles, and speaker taps'-that otherwise it's no better than an MJ. Seems highly debatable for me as a company-proclaimed 'Statement' amp-and judging from Marv's very limited  thoughts on it's sound, seem to indicate it's voiced differenty from the MJ, if nothing else. Looking forward to this one...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...in black. ;)

 

-Daniel

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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post
 

Everything about Schiit is discreet.  They even ship their gear in boxes that show the shipper as "Web Services" so your wife doesn't see the company name and realize what you're buying...

30 pounds of web services... I wouldent want to have to explain that at customs :D.

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

 

Therein lies the problem-it seems a lot of folks around here are just assuming the Rag has more 'bells and whistles, and speaker taps'-that otherwise it's no better than an MJ. Seems highly debatable for me as a company-proclaimed 'Statement' amp-and judging from Marv's very limited  thoughts on it's sound, seem to indicate it's voiced differenty from the MJ, if nothing else.

 

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An excellent point, and yeah, I'd expect it to probably be better than the MJ. But it's hard to say how much better it is and if it's worth it when it's not available yet, hence the focus on obvious differences :)

post #1209 of 2895

I'm guessing it's going to use the same Circlotron technology.  Will it be using the same MOSFET, or switching to power JFETS?

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

 

Therein lies the problem-it seems a lot of folks around here are just assuming the Rag has more 'bells and whistles, and speaker taps'-that otherwise it's no better than an MJ. Seems highly debatable for me as a company-proclaimed 'Statement' amp-and judging from Marv's very limited  thoughts on it's sound, seem to indicate it's voiced differenty from the MJ, if nothing else. Looking forward to this one...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

...in black. ;)

 

-Daniel

Im thinking of selling my WA2 and T1 to fund a solid state amp to complement the stratus when i get it, really looking forward to hearing how this Rag does. 

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Originally Posted by magiccabbage View Post
 

Im thinking of selling my WA2 and T1 to fund a solid state amp to complement the stratus when i get it, really looking forward to hearing how this Rag does. 

magic,

 

You getting the Stratus and a Glenn OTL?

post #1212 of 2895
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Originally Posted by preproman View Post
 

magic,

 

You getting the Stratus and a Glenn OTL?

I will definitely get a Glenn amp - but i have put it back for a bit. There reason i did that was because i wasn't sure if i wanted another OTL. I was also interested in the 300b but Glenn could not guarantee that it would sound good with HD800 - his 300b's tend to be for planars and speakers. 

 

The thing that put me off the OTL was that it wouldnt be optimal for LCD's. 

 

I will probably sell my WA2 and go solid state and have DNA/ RAG or something else. 

 

By next year sometime i will have finished my headphone rig and then i might venture into speakers. I think thats where the Glenn amp will come in - it wold be nice to have a 300b for planars and speakers. 

 

A fellow headfier is building a prototype baffle speaker  - i heard it at a meet. It sounded awesome and is very sensitive. here is a picture ¬  

 

 

post #1213 of 2895

The solution is to have custom output transformers wound with a high impedance secondary tap.  Not cheap though.  I disagree about the OTL not being up to the task though, the 6336 tube or a properly biased 5998 has an output impedance right in the sweet spot for maximum power delivery into orthos.

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baffle speaker? i'm baffled :D

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Originally Posted by eugenius View Post
 

baffle speaker? i'm baffled :D

http://www.ehow.com/about_6643004_speaker-baffle_.html

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