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post #1 of 3832
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Well...the cat is out of the bag!!

 

Quote from Purrin:

 So what is the Vali? It is their new TOTL hybrid amp which was kept secret for past nine months of development? It may as well be. It is in fact a tiny little hybrid, running miniature triodes tube for the gain stage and a solid-state output stage (I presume similar to the Magni's). How does it sound?

 

Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. Holy Schiit fantastic. This is tubes done right. We are talking about expansive soundstage, tube clarity, tube microdynamics, tube microdetail, tube dynamics and slam. (Yes, all the things which folks who haven't heard good tube amps don't think tubes sound like.) The first time I heard this, I almost pee'd in my pants. An amp this cheap shouldn't sound this good.

 

The initial review is that it's "the best amp under $1650.00!!!" from another old member I really trust.  The best thing is...it's only $120.00!!!!

 

It's definitely nice to see a company push the envelope in terms of performance AND price. Hat's off the people at Schiit. This is definitely going on my list of
"New Things To Try"!

 

Anyone else have any impressions or demo units?!


Edited by LFF - 10/9/13 at 1:17pm
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I was just reading the release about this thing!  Looks VERY promising!  Insert Schitt joke here!  

 

The few guys I know who heard it say it's something special.

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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

I was just reading the release about this thing!  Looks VERY promising!  Insert Schitt joke here!  

 

The few guys I know who heard it say it's something special.

 

Same here. From everything I read, it looks to be extremely promising, especially because the people who are raving about it actually have good ears. Might have to drive on down to Purrin's place to listen to it soon.

post #4 of 3832
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Jude...any input on this amp?

 

Does anyone know if Mike Mercer has one for review?

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
 

Jude...any input on this amp?

 

Does anyone know if Mike Mercer has one for review?

 

I'm guessing we'll be hearing from them and the other usual suspects! I'm really excited to hear impressions.

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Originally Posted by LFF View Post
 

The initial review is that it's "the best amp under $1650.00!!!" from another old member I really trust.  The best thing is...it's only $120.00!!!!

 

Ehm, how about that!? :D

post #7 of 3832

I have not had a chance to watch the new full movie length RMAF video release from Jude, but I'm sure it must be mentioned in there?


Edited by shipsupt - 10/9/13 at 1:38pm
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I have not had a chance to watch the new full movie length RMAF video release from Jude, I'm sure it was mentioned in there?


I don't think it was.... :confused:

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I don't think it was.... :confused:

 

I'm guessing it might have been since it was almost an hour long. Has anyone watched the whole thing?

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Watched the whole video, no mention of any new Schiit products.

post #11 of 3832

Can't wait 'til more impressions and reviews start rolling in!

post #12 of 3832

I just expected this to be kept under wraps until RMAF, but LFF broke the news to the masses just now!

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I've heard this new amp is hyper-realistic, to the point where it actually makes listening to music uncomfortable to many listeners.  This affect is being termed as "The Uncanny Vali" by some early beta testers.  Any word on this effect?

post #14 of 3832

It's an exciting little Schiit!

post #15 of 3832
I'm not a tube guy, but this is very very interesting.

Any word on whether there will be one at the SD meet?
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