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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

How about this for wattage and a pure signal path? I would have a charred smile on my face :veryevil:

 

nice, I think ill gonna get this into my home, and when i get married and my wife starts an argument ill turn it on.

post #737 of 3894
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Originally Posted by vincent215 View Post
 

http://audio-head.com/rocky-mountain-audiofest-part-3-canjam/

 

Update on the Ragnarok and there will be tube version of it for an additional $500. Woot, I cant wait for it.

Yay

 

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Originally Posted by paradoxper View Post
 

I wouldn't expect the tube version for quite some time. But I guess it's good that Jason has reconfirmed it's gonna happen.

... if it can drive iems with 0 noise... I would buy it in a heart beet! I'm having issues finding any balanced Tubes that can drive iems without noise... the LD MK VI+ seems to be to noisy 

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Originally Posted by catspaw View Post
 

nice, I think ill gonna get this into my home, and when i get married and my wife starts an argument ill turn it on.

Lol, her face would be priceless :tongue:

post #739 of 3894
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Yay

 

... if it can drive iems with 0 noise... I would buy it in a heart beet! I'm having issues finding any balanced Tubes that can drive iems without noise... the LD MK VI+ seems to be to noisy 

...I thought you hated IEMs

post #740 of 3894
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Originally Posted by blueangel2323 View Post
 

...I thought you hated IEMs

I do but my w1000x is super senstive, so a balanced tube that can wkr for iems should wrk for my w1000x 

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Hey all, a quick update on Ragnarok.

 

The one that we had with us at the show had multiple problems, including simple mechanical stuff like a loose output connection, and bigger stuff like an oscillating summer. No, not that kind of summer. Summers convert balanced into single-ended output, which is why the SE out on the Ragnarok was unlistenable, and the balanced output was acting, well, odd, and not sounding up to snuff. That's what we get for bringing early stuff. Ah, well.

 

Here's where we are now: with a set of new production qualifier boards, ready for new firmware and integration this week. If all goes well, we should be able to meet our December ship date. If it turns out we want to make some more tweaks, we may be slipping a bit. This one won't go out until it is absolutely, 100%, no-excuses perfect.

 

A few photos are attached--the first being the Ragnarok main and control boards without the gain board installed. From left to right on the main board, you're looking at circlotron outputs, drivers, summers, and finally the relay-switched attenuator. The control board on the front has the microprocessor, bias control DAC, relay drivers, indicators, and all the input supervisory circuitry. Not shown are a separate power supply board and the output board for the headphone jacks (minor stuff.)

 

The second photo is the Ragnarok main and control boards with the gain board installed. Since it's modular, we will eventually be able to offer a hybrid version with tube input, though this will require a separate transformer and additional power supply, so it's not exactly plug and play. It also means we could change the gain board over time, though analog moves much, much slower than digital as far as big changes in technology.

 

That's it for now! Back to Vali--first articles should be coming in this week...

 

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Wow, looking good! That summer takes up quite a bit of space! How much bias, feedback, and gain are we looking at so far?

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A bit of lol: i read 'summers' and i thought it was actually a name for a circuit (like darlington pairs or something) so i looked it up. Turns out summers are circuits that like add (sum) inputs together hence the name 'summer'.

Here's to missing the very obvious...

Looking forward to impressions soon!
post #744 of 3894
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

A bit of lol: i read 'summers' and i thought it was actually a name for a circuit (like darlington pairs or something) so i looked it up. Turns out summers are circuits that like add (sum) inputs together hence the name 'summer'.

Here's to missing the very obvious...

Looking forward to impressions soon!

was over my head too.....

post #745 of 3894
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Originally Posted by brunk View Post
 

Wow, looking good! That summer takes up quite a bit of space! How much bias, feedback, and gain are we looking at so far?

250mA quiescent bias, selectable gain of 1, 5, and 20, no overall feedback, and low and constant feedback around the output and VAS only thanks to a unique scheme we came up with shortly before we went to the show (on the order of 20dB.)

post #746 of 3894
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

Hey all, a quick update on Ragnarok.

 

The one that we had with us at the show had multiple problems, including simple mechanical stuff like a loose output connection, and bigger stuff like an oscillating summer. No, not that kind of summer. Summers convert balanced into single-ended output, which is why the SE out on the Ragnarok was unlistenable, and the balanced output was acting, well, odd, and not sounding up to snuff. That's what we get for bringing early stuff. Ah, well.

 

Here's where we are now: with a set of new production qualifier boards, ready for new firmware and integration this week. If all goes well, we should be able to meet our December ship date. If it turns out we want to make some more tweaks, we may be slipping a bit. This one won't go out until it is absolutely, 100%, no-excuses perfect.

 

A few photos are attached--the first being the Ragnarok main and control boards without the gain board installed. From left to right on the main board, you're looking at circlotron outputs, drivers, summers, and finally the relay-switched attenuator. The control board on the front has the microprocessor, bias control DAC, relay drivers, indicators, and all the input supervisory circuitry. Not shown are a separate power supply board and the output board for the headphone jacks (minor stuff.)

 

The second photo is the Ragnarok main and control boards with the gain board installed. Since it's modular, we will eventually be able to offer a hybrid version with tube input, though this will require a separate transformer and additional power supply, so it's not exactly plug and play. It also means we could change the gain board over time, though analog moves much, much slower than digital as far as big changes in technology.

 

That's it for now! Back to Vali--first articles should be coming in this week...

 

SEXY...

post #747 of 3894

Thanks for the updates w/pix Jason!

post #748 of 3894

For some reason as I was reading the update my brain went off on a tangent and I thought you meant the Vali was a plug-in module for the Ragnarok... heh, that would be pretty fun actually. Plug in a little (portable?) amp into a bigger amp to change the sound :tongue:

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^ Hmm, tube-amp rolling as opposed to tube-rolling biggrin.gif Another innovation from the fertile minds at Schiit...
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Modular amp? Hello long term investment. 

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