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post #1831 of 9301
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Considering they are completely different over sampling filters as well, comparing the tap length doesn't do a whole lot of good

 



Unfortunately, I smell a tap length war brewing!

I feel as though I should educated myself on the subject of tap lengths so I can find amusement in this brooding war you speak of ;)

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A war "brewing" "on tap"?

 

Nice.

:beerchug:

post #1833 of 9301

jude posted a video review of the Meridian Prime, and I couldn't help but notice that this video was very Schiit Ragnarok centric ;)

 

1) He had one KEF LS50's speaker shown on the video itself.

2) He kept mentioning the Ragnarok several times with a big smile...

 

The overall feeling was really that he really really really had fun with the Ragnarok...

post #1834 of 9301
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1) He had one KEF LS50's speaker shown on the video itself.

 

 

If you're talking about the speaker with his iPhone on top, that's the KEF X300A.

post #1835 of 9301

Well screw me, they are not original then.... :P

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If you're talking about the speaker with his iPhone on top, that's the KEF X300A.
Yeah, the ls50 have orange drivers...but Jude did say that he was getting a pair to test. I think there are many who are interested to know how well the Rag drives the ls50
post #1837 of 9301
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Originally Posted by XVampireX View Post
 

jude posted a video review of the Meridian Prime, and I couldn't help but notice that this video was very Schiit Ragnarok centric ;)

 

1) He had one KEF LS50's speaker shown on the video itself.

2) He kept mentioning the Ragnarok several times with a big smile...

 

The overall feeling was really that he really really really had fun with the Ragnarok...


Is the Ragnarok growing?--it seems gigantic.  I wonder if Jude scripts those videos--that was a smooth delivery.

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Is the Ragnarok growing?--it seems gigantic.  I wonder if Jude scripts those videos--that was a smooth delivery.

 

I believe originally it was going to fit into the Magni chassis. 

 

Every time someone asked about the release date, Jason added $50 to the price, 1 month to the delivery date, and 1/2 inch to the dimension. 

post #1839 of 9301
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It's tough to get really detailed in the comparisons for two reasons...1st, I didn't get enough time with it to really get the full length and breadth of the tonality and 2nd, I was using a Modi as the source.  While Modi is a terrific value, it's not a Gungnir or even a Bifrost Uber.  So the subtle vocal 'smearing' I heard is something I attribute to the DAC rather than the amp.  It wasn't bad, but I could tell the source was a limiting factor.

That said, it's a solid step up from the Mjolnir in terms of dynamics and ease.  Complicated and louder passages were distinct and effortless.  Bass was plentiful, but controlled with a vice-like grip.  The decay on drum beats and cymbal strikes were there, but never felt like overhang. 

In terms of imaging, it equaled the WA22's holographic imaging capabilities...which is saying a lot, IMO.  There was still a certain level of euphonic joy that comes from the WA22 that wasn't quite duplicated, but the real reason I love the WA22 is the imaging...and Ragnarok matched it....even with Modi as the source!

The one thing that was a little disconcerting at first was the volume control.  It 'clicks' audibly when adjusted...not like a physical clink from detentes, but an electronic one from the 64-step relay-switched attenuator.  Took a moment to get used to, but then I realized I don't need to adjust it often, so what does it matter?

I need a lot more time to really flesh out a proper full review...that's something I hope to have once it's released and I get my name on the 'want it' list!  All in all, I will say that the SQ and the feature set are HUGE accomplishments at this price point.  Look through Stereophile's 'Recommended Components' at the 'A' and 'B' level integrated amps and note the prices.  The realize that none of them feature headphone outs.  This is a component that no only includes HP outs...it focuses on them.  If, after extended listening, the Ragnarok continues to impress the way it did on initial listening, I will be putting my Audio Research Preamp and Musical Fidelity Power Amp as well as some headphone amps on the market...this may be the one to rule them all!
I must have missed this, but what IS the price point?
post #1840 of 9301
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I believe originally it was going to fit into the Magni chassis. 

 

Every time someone asked about the release date, Jason added $50 to the price, 1 month to the delivery date, and 1/2 inch to the dimension. 

Dr. J. Cornelius Schiit stands in front of his proudest achievement--the Ragnarok MkI

post #1841 of 9301
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I must have missed this, but what IS the price point?

The OP lists it at $1400-$1600 but I wouldn't be surprised if it reached $1700. Another super value.
post #1842 of 9301

It's now $1699. Still waiting on transformers, argh (we changed the design.)

 

In happier news, the first article metal arrived for Yggy, so you'll be seeing that at a show soon (and Mike says "I don't think it'll take as long to get it into production as Ragnarok." His words. We'll see.)

 


Edited by Jason Stoddard - 5/23/14 at 4:33pm
post #1843 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Barry S View Post
 

Dr. J. Cornelius Schiit stands in front of his proudest achievement--the Ragnarok MkI

too funny.....

post #1844 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

It's now $1699. Still waiting on transformers, argh (we changed the design.)

In happier news, the first article

metal arrived for Yggy, so you'll be seeing that at a show soon (and Mike says "I don't think it'll take as long to get it into production as Ragnarok." His words. We'll see.)


Is there a separate thread for Yggadrisil?
post #1845 of 9301
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

It's now $1699. Still waiting on transformers, argh (we changed the design.)

 

In happier news, the first article metal arrived for Yggy, so you'll be seeing that at a show soon (and Mike says "I don't think it'll take as long to get it into production as Ragnarok." His words. We'll see.)

 

Is Yggy's weight same as Rag's (30lb)?

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