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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post


Indeed, sorry I was mostly responding to the guy you were responding too :/ I was just continuing the conversation haha

 

No worries.

 

Not like I could get upset at someone with such good taste in avatars anyways :)

post #3902 of 9331
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Anyone tried the Rag as a preamp? How does it perform?

I'll get back to you in a day or 2. It's my intent to replace my WA2/Emotiva UPA-2 with the Ragnarok for speaker use; but I'll certainly compare every permutation.

 

My head is generally 3-4' from the speakers (PSB Imagine B), you'd think 60w would do.

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I plan to replace a PS Audio preamp/Wyred4Sound amp with the Ragnarok to drive my Merlin TSM's. I think it will work great but we'll find out soon. 

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Serial # 144       does that mean I have some gross schiit?

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First impressions:

 

Yes, it hums. However, you need to be within 2 feet in a dead quiet room to hear it. When used for it's intended purpose, I will never notice it. Note that I use a perfect sine wave UPS with EMI filtering between outlets (I know my power sucks). It's dead quiet through headphones or speakers. You probably don't want to sleep next to it while it's on.

 

Yes, it gets hot. My $2.99 meat thermometer says 120° after 4 hours (don't laugh, we use the same thing on multi million dollar mainframes). A question for Jason if he reads this, is there a number where I ought to be concerned?

 

It's very impressive through my PSB Imagine B speakers. I was concerned about going from 125w to 60w and shouldn't have been. Mid-gain is more than enough. I have no criticism or complaints with the Emotiva UPA-2; but there is dramatically more bass with much finer control using the Ragnarok.

 

I need to reterminate my Beyer T1s, first impressions are that the WA2 is better for single ended listening with them. No biggie, I expected that. I'm dying to try some headphones that the WA2 can't drive. LCD-3F or HE-6?  I'll probably let the credit card cool off a bit, first.

 

More when I get the Beyers reterminated, I know the Rag is natively balanced.

 

 


Edited by StanT - 11/26/14 at 6:03pm
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Rag #161 arrived today!

I ordered on Nov 7th, it was quite a surprise the receive the shipping notice two days ago... I wasn't expecting this till the new year!  :eek:

 

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Rag #161 arrived today!

I ordered on Nov 7th, it was quite a surprise the receive the shipping notice two days ago... I wasn't expecting this till the new year!  :eek:

 

Comparisons against the V281 when you can :D

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Originally Posted by Ali-Pacha View Post

Ok, I've read that : http://www.head-fi.org/t/731216/oh-schiit-its-the-end-of-the-world-announcing-ragnarok/540#post_10994504
But any chance to see a Rag in black ?


Ali

From everything we've been told, no, barring another production error. But with the relatively low Rag production numbers, I'd doubt even that would result in them selling it in black.

As always, I could be wrong though.
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Somewhere in this thread you will find the answer you seek, and it's in the negative....

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/701900/schiit-happened-the-story-of-the-worlds-most-improbable-start-up

post #3911 of 9331

Anyone using their Rag to drive LS50s? They're my desktop speakers, so being able to consolidate my emotiva stack for them with my schiit stack for my headphones would save me some desk space. I don't really blast the volume, so I'm hoping the drop in wattage won't be a problem.

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Originally Posted by cthalupa View Post

Anyone using their Rag to drive LS50s? They're my desktop speakers, so being able to consolidate my emotiva stack for them with my schiit stack for my headphones would save me some desk space. I don't really blast the volume, so I'm hoping the drop in wattage won't be a problem.

I'd bee interested how this amp works in a speaker set-up. LS50s quite the desktop.
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If I remember correctly, the first Ragnarok review had extremely positive things to say about the Rag driving the Kef LS50s. For some reason, it isn't in the official Ragnarok reviews section.

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Originally Posted by lextek View Post

I'd bee interested how this amp works in a speaker set-up. LS50s quite the desktop.
I use the Rag with my ls50's, also in a computer desktop and it sounds fantastic! It can definately blast the volume louder than you'll be able to handle but it really sounds great at lower volumes too. I liked the combo so much it replaced my peachtree amp that output 220 watts but didn't sound as natural or enjoyable to me
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I'm using the Ragnarok to drive Merlin TSM mini monitors with my Logitech Transporter and I'm very happy that there is more than enough volume. The sound is really impressive so far and I'm also thrilled with the fact that I can't hear any noise whatsoever from the speakers when the Transporter is paused. I have it plugged directly into the wall outlet.

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