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@Barry S, thanks for reading, man. I hope I didn't lob too much of a softball for you. ;)

LOL! I'm a scientist--I get paid to be skeptical. Your LCD-X review was spot on for me, so I'm encouraged by your impressions of the Ragnarok. As they say in diplomacy--trust, but verify.

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LOL! I'm a scientist--I get paid to be skeptical. Your LCD-X review was spot on for me, so I'm encouraged by your impressions of the Ragnarok. As they say in diplomacy--trust, but verify.
Schiit's return policy gives me comfort.
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

As they say in diplomacy--trust, but verify.

 

I like that, I'll remember that one. At our work we always double check each others findings as well, not because we don't believe in each other. But because it is human to err.

 

Also - nice impressions Jude! Thanks!

 

Seems like the ragnarok really could be the one size fits all high-end amp a lot of people have been looking for.

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Would love to see a ranking of these Speaker Headphone amps..

 

Ray Samuels Audio Dark Star

Cavalli Audio Liquid Gold

HiFiMAN EF-6

Schiit Ragnarok

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Also sounds like Jude read some of the OT discussions regarding engines and power :)

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Originally Posted by Stil View Post

Also sounds like Jude read some of the OT discussions regarding engines and power smily_headphones1.gif
Was I the only one who was a bit uncomfortable with Jude's erectile dysfunction analogy? Wont be able to look at the ragnarok in the eye wink.gif
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Nice impressions Jude! I had brief time with the Ragnarok I heard at the SoCal Head-fi meet. I didn't get to play around with the gain : [ but maybe it was for my own good :wink:

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Alright Jason, Jude's first impression is out. You can open up orders now smily_headphones1.gif
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Were you running the hd800s balanced?
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Originally Posted by kazsud View Post

Were you running the hd800s balanced?

Read mang!

" (Also keep in mind that I'm so far only evaluating my early experiences with the Ragnarok from its balanced headphone out.) "
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^^seriously...simple reading in the threads can do wonders for all the questions...
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Minor correction - horsepower is work done over time, torque is twisting force. The engine produces both, the gearbox/diff merely transmits them to (hopefully) best effect. Interesting factlet - power and torque figures are always identical at 5252 RPM.

Back to Rag - I was only trying to illustrate that different speakers present different challenges to an amp. While you can wire any speaker to any amp, synergy is just as important as it is with headphones. Lord only knows how many people have declared their amps or speakers to be garbage, when they were really only mismatched. And while few headphones demand much current (possible exception of HE-6 or old AKG 1000 and excluding stats) some speakers need that kick in the crossover.

If there is a sonic argument against high current, I am unaware of it. I just happen to feel it's a bit like money in the bank - hard to have too much.

Why do I start these things?

Because I'm evil...very_evil_smiley.gif

Can't really see a sonic argument against high current, it only means you can drive a lower impedance load, like 8 or 4 or 2 Ohm speakers.

Er, Got room for another minor correction?

1 horsepower = 746 Watts. So horsepower is directly related to Watts, they are an expression of the same thing, work done, energy used per unit time.
1 Watt = 1 Joule/second
1 Watt = 1 Volt X 1 Ampere

Since I'm not too mechanically inclined, I can't really say that torque is or isn't analogous to current.
Thoughts?

Because I'm evil....very_evil_smiley.gif
Edited by Chris J - 5/7/14 at 3:06pm
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I read the entire post just to fast
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Originally Posted by Chris J View Post

Since I'm not too mechanically inclined, I can't really say that torque is or isn't analogous to current.

Because I'm evil....very_evil_smiley.gif

 

No, it's no I'm afraid ;)

 

Current is flow of electrons (as I'm sure you know) but torque is a force, a twisting force to be precise.

 

The SI unit for torque is Nm (newton meter). It is the amount of rotating force you get when you apply 1N to a 1m long rod.

 

1N in turn is the same as 1 kg*m/s².

 

That is to say it is the force required to accelerate 1kg at a rate of 1m/s.

 

All very interesting I'm sure :rolleyes:

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I read the entire post just to fast

 

This Schiit's too important to be skimming!

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