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post #1021 of 4963

Just pulled the trigger on these as well. Can't wait to compare with the Magni.

post #1022 of 4963

Sigh, my wallet. Ordered.

post #1023 of 4963
!!! For the love of god, can someone do a pre-received shipment impression!!!

Seriously I want to know how these sound.
post #1024 of 4963
Just ordered mine! I also ordered the Magni/Modi combo a few days ago!
It's gonna be a great Xmas.
post #1025 of 4963

 

Time can't go fast enough :rolleyes:

post #1026 of 4963
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Time can't go fast enough :rolleyes:


No Kidding, it is even worse for me as I have to save up for it! I wish I could be one of the lucky ones who could purchase it now! Congrats to all who were able to get it ordered already!

post #1027 of 4963
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I received my Magni a few days ago and just ordered a Vali. I put my order for the Magni before I even knew the Vali existed. Otherwise, I might have just gone with the Vali.

I hope they both have their strengths so that I don't regret buying the Magni. In truth, I've always loved tube sound, so we'll see.

I've only listened to the Magni for about an hour so far. Sounds good, but slightly dry and without that bloom and liquidity that tubes or really good solid state have. Can anyone tell me if the Magni will improve with further use?

For $99, it still seems like a good deal, so I'll probably keep it. I hope it can still play a role in my gear collection once the Vali gets here.

On spec alone, can anyone say whether the Magni is more suited to driving the HE-500 than the Vali? Of course we'll all know very shortly, but what do you think?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp/540#post_9930077

And yes, the Vali will struggle a little with the HE-500's as they are not quite as efficient at the LCD's.
post #1028 of 4963
I'm trying very hard not to buy one. Very. Hard.
post #1029 of 4963
In case y'all didn't know, the Vali is out now.
post #1030 of 4963
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In case y'all didn't know, the Vali is out now.

SHHHHH don't tell everyone I'm still deciding if my wallet is willing to give in. This is tough, I own an A2 already and I've only heard the Vali once at a meet...

post #1031 of 4963

I'm definitely going to wait for feedback especially regarding the use of the Vali with headphones that range from 30Ohm to 100Ohms...

 

So, please chime in with your set-ups once you start receiving them! ;)

post #1032 of 4963

This reminds me of the whole Fiio E7/E9 combo.

post #1033 of 4963
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post


http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp/540#post_9930077

And yes, the Vali will struggle a little with the HE-500's as they are not quite as efficient at the LCD's.

OK, thank you. Didn't see your comparison the first time around

 

Well, it falls into that classic tube vs solid state sound comparison. Tubes: warm, smooth sound with liquid mids and highs but looser, muddier bass. Solid state: good control of bass and more neutral sounding, but relatively drier and stiffer sounding.

 

Of course, both can sound awesome as you get into the better examples of each type. But sounds about right generally.

 

I'm a big tube fan myself, so I'm thinking the Vali will be right up my alley. But I'll probably hang onto the Magni to use with my warmer sounding cans.

 

I'm really curious to see if folks start trying various solutions to tame the microphonics in the tubes. Like apply some sort of damping material, etc. In my experience, doing that sort of thing can make a difference in the sound, for better or worse.

 

I'm correct that the Vali has a tubed input stage, but that the output stage is solid state?

post #1034 of 4963

Sure looks like a lot of you are going to be walking through the Vali of Schiit real soon.  Looking forward to hearing about everyone's experience with it.

:popcorn:

post #1035 of 4963

Vali shipped! Though I won't be getting it next monday due to the holidays.

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