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post #1711 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Hi! And thanks for the reply!

 

I tried all the usb-ports on my PC and none of them recognizes Modi. I have an usb 2 rated cable and it's less than 2 meters short. I also tested Modi and Vali on a Macbook Pro and they worked perfectly, so there's nothing physically wrong with Modi. Modi shows up as an Unknown Device on my device manager, and it doesn't show up in audio devices either. I contacted Schiit and they told me that the problem is with my Windows, which I don't doubt. Here are a couple of screenshots, if they would clarify the problem.

 

 

 

Gah that's super annoying, especially since you're so far from home base for Schiit. I'd try finding another computer to hook it up to. It could be that the Modi isn't getting enough power from your USB port, or an issue with your Win7 installation.

 

Or you could follow the other advice and buy a Mac and then drop $200 on Amarra (to make sure you get the highest fidelity).  :p

post #1712 of 4963
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

These are the times I thank God I made the switch to 100% Mac about 10 years back.

/stirs off topic pot and runs

+1

post #1713 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Hi! And thanks for the reply!

 

I tried all the usb-ports on my PC and none of them recognizes Modi. I have an usb 2 rated cable and it's less than 2 meters short. I also tested Modi and Vali on a Macbook Pro and they worked perfectly, so there's nothing physically wrong with Modi. Modi shows up as an Unknown Device on my device manager, and it doesn't show up in audio devices either. I contacted Schiit and they told me that the problem is with my Windows, which I don't doubt. Here are a couple of screenshots, if they would clarify the problem.

 

If the other dac you used has drivers it may be a conflict with those drives not letting go of the hub.

 

If you feel comfortable with it, I would try going into control panel->device manager and removing all the USB components under "universal serial bus controllers" and let windows redetect and install the devices again.  When you reboot it will detect the USB controllers and install the devices again.

post #1714 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Murdocderdon View Post
 

Do someone uses DT880s with the Vali?

I would like to know how this pairing sounds.

 

The T90 sounds fantastic. I can't imagine the DT880 sounding less than wonderful for any reason. 

post #1715 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Murdocderdon View Post
 

Do someone uses DT880s with the Vali?

I would like to know how this pairing sounds.

http://www.head-fi.org/newsearch?advanced=1&byuser=&containingthread[0]=685162&newer=1&output=posts&resultSortingPreference=relevance&sdate=0&search=DT880&type=all

post #1716 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Hi! And thanks for the reply!

 

I tried all the usb-ports on my PC and none of them recognizes Modi. I have an usb 2 rated cable and it's less than 2 meters short. I also tested Modi and Vali on a Macbook Pro and they worked perfectly, so there's nothing physically wrong with Modi. Modi shows up as an Unknown Device on my device manager, and it doesn't show up in audio devices either. I contacted Schiit and they told me that the problem is with my Windows, which I don't doubt. Here are a couple of screenshots, if they would clarify the problem.

 

 


You can try Microsoft's "FixIt" Program. it's supposed to diagnose and fix Windows USB problems automatically. I cannot guarantee it will work, but it might. Worth a shot. Here is the link:

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_usb_diagnostics

post #1717 of 4963

Without having to read the whole thread, is there any recommended time that the Vali can be switched on continuously without damaging the amp / tubes?

post #1718 of 4963
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

Usually it is older people who have the money and interest in more expensive audio gear.  These days, due to the economy, it is even more true - younger people are having even more difficulty than usual getting jobs, paying off student loans, etc.

 

And, for whatever reason, polls and sales show less interest in acoustic music amongst younger people than ever before.  It seems possible that classical music and acoustic jazz music may both die out in the coming decades.

 

So, not referring to any particular person, but statistically, a thread on an inexpensive amp is going to get more younger head-fi'ers, and thus less acoustic music use.

 

Since you're unable to show a correlation between any of your citation-less statistics that would create an accurate profile of a "younger head-fier," your conclusion is baseless.

Clearly the lack of citations shows that I am not trying to "prove" what I am saying, but it doesn't make it less true.

 

Which point are you disputing ?

 

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Originally Posted by manbear View Post
...it just seems like you're making an unfair characterization that comes off as rather dismissive.

 

Note I am not blaming anyone ... someone cannot be interested in something they do not know exists.  Nor is there anything "better" about any genre of music.  If you are using the words "unfair" and "dismissive", then you are getting a negative spin from my comments that I am not intending.

post #1719 of 4963
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Originally Posted by DarknightDK View Post
 

Without having to read the whole thread, is there any recommended time that the Vali can be switched on continuously without damaging the amp / tubes?


If you are concerned that something you are going to do might damage the amp, then email Schiit on their web site.  They will get back to you quickly with the answer.

post #1720 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Zojokkeli View Post
 

 

Hi! And thanks for the reply!

 

I tried all the usb-ports on my PC and none of them recognizes Modi. I have an usb 2 rated cable and it's less than 2 meters short. I also tested Modi and Vali on a Macbook Pro and they worked perfectly, so there's nothing physically wrong with Modi. Modi shows up as an Unknown Device on my device manager, and it doesn't show up in audio devices either. I contacted Schiit and they told me that the problem is with my Windows, which I don't doubt. Here are a couple of screenshots, if they would clarify the problem.

 

 


Try going into Windows under safemode (press f8 on boot-up after first post, before windows logo) with your Modi plugged in. Then go to your device manager and remove the the items. Sometimes what shows in Safemode and regular boot up are different, going into safe mode is a sure bet of removing device drivers installed. Also be sure to turn off your USB power saving under power options and have internet connection when you boot up with the modi for the first time (after removing in safe mode).

post #1721 of 4963
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Originally Posted by DarknightDK View Post

Without having to read the whole thread, is there any recommended time that the Vali can be switched on continuously without damaging the amp / tubes?
Assuming the tubes have a MTBF of 10,000 hours, you'd get about a year and 2 months before having to replace them. As to damage, I wouldn't think so as these tubes don't get all that hot, I don't imagine, but ask Jason.
post #1722 of 4963

Excited to get my cables for this tomorrow. Looking to test the Modi/Vali with the HD600 and HE400. Shame on me for not ordering the cables earlier. I thought they would have been included. I'm sure if I had read more carefully I'd be enjoying them already. Oh well, live and learn :)

post #1723 of 4963

Cr@p! Ordered Vali on day 1 in the am and still waiting on delivery.  USPS to Canada (mainly Canada customs) is brutal.  In the interim, enjoying reading the impressions.

post #1724 of 4963
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post


I REALLY wouldn't throw the V2, Ocean, and G3 in a pile with any of the Projects. I can speak for service on them, my Starlight had a small issue with the volume pot and 2-day shipping was paid both ways. Turnaround time was a week total.

Agreed. There's no reason to speculate on the customer service of a company that you've never had a customer service experience with. 

 

That being said, I had the wrong top plate shipped to me with my Project Sunrise 2 DIY amp. Jeremy at Garage1217 sent me the correct one and also included the black volume knob for free. He was also extremely helpful in answering my questions about his product through emails BEFORE I had purchased anything. 

 

Top notch group there.

post #1725 of 4963
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 

Clearly the lack of citations shows that I am not trying to "prove" what I am saying, but it doesn't make it less true.

 

Which point are you disputing ?

 

 

Note I am not blaming anyone ... someone cannot be interested in something they do not know exists.  Nor is there anything "better" about any genre of music.  If you are using the words "unfair" and "dismissive", then you are getting a negative spin from my comments that I am not intending.

 

It's as clear as the Vali now. At least the hook isn't barbed, and is therefore easily removed. Have a good evening.

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