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post #2116 of 4963

I popped my Vali open and carefully pressed down both tubes--it took less than 5 minutes.

 

My advices:

 

Use a small phillips screwdriver and put the screws in a small cup.

 

Gently remove the chassis cover by pulling it straight forward.

 

Press down the tubes with a microfiber or other clean cloth.

 

Gently replace chassis cover by moving it straight forward onto chassis--keep your eye on the power led to make sure it comes back through the hole.

 

Replace screws.

post #2117 of 4963

 

 

VALI yay next to the Magni. :)

post #2118 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

I MIGHT invent in some FANCY calbe one day, but as for right now, Mono Price is super thick, super well built and cheap as dirt so I enjoy em. I use em for evetything atm! ANd I've used a lot of cable through the years, non of my Mono Prices have failed me thus far! 

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Originally Posted by Stapsy View Post
 

Absolutely nothing wrong with Mono Price cables.

A lot of small-shop manufacturers ship their products with Monoprice cables. My previously-mentioned ODAC came with a USB to mini-USB from them.

post #2119 of 4963

Wonder if there is something people can use to be sure the tubes don't pop back out again? Or is the foam still sticky enough?

Something that won't catch on fire (I know the tubes are not hot)?

Maybe a dot of Silicone Door/Window sealant? Most of that is rated up to 400F

 

It's pretty cool that Schiit allows this since I know opening amps normally voids a warranty.

post #2120 of 4963
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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

Wonder if there is something people can use to be sure the tubes don't pop back out again? Or is the foam still sticky enough?

Something that won't catch on fire (I know the tubes are not hot)?

Maybe a dot of Silicone Door/Window sealant? Most of that is rated up to 400F

 

It's pretty cool that Schiit allows this since I know opening amps normally voids a warranty.

That sounds like a good idea to me. Jason explained in an earlier post that the tubes are basically at room temperature; it's the solid state amp parts that are hotter.

 

A blob of the silicone that fully surrounds the tip of the tube and is stuck to the PCB could provide enough stability or restriction to keep the tube from rising off the sticky foam again over time.

post #2121 of 4963

Just press down the tubes and don't wet your pants. This is a >$100 device, not a $10000 diva. The Vali can take it.

post #2122 of 4963

I am sorry but all you people that complain about this ringing from vibrations...Really you can barely hear it and its gone in seconds.  I had to literately tap on it hard AF to get it to ring and it was gone in 2-3 secs... And when I had unplugged the headphone and plugged them right back in it happened was gone in 2-3 secs... I guess you have to have something to complain about. LOL.  And I just got it in the mail today about 40 mins ago. Since it was like 28 degrees outside today I turned it on and left it be for about 30 mins before I  started listening. This Amp is excellent sounding with with HD700s I am borrowing. Next to the SPL Phonitor I really liked. In this price range this amp IS some GOOD SCHIIT. 

:popcorn: 


Edited by lord_tris - 12/9/13 at 11:03am
post #2123 of 4963
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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post
 

I am sorry but all you people that complain about this ringing from vibrations...Really you can barely hear it its gone in secs. I had to literately had to tap on it hard AF to get it to ring and it was going in 2-3 secs... And when I had unplugged the headphone and right back in again 2-3 secs... I guess you have to have something to complain about. LOL. And I just it in the mail today about 40 mins ago. Since it was like 28 degrees outside today I turned it on and left it be for about 30 mins before I just started listening. This Amp is excellent sounding with with HD700s I am borrowing. Next to the SPL Phonitor I really liked. In this price range this amp IS some GOOD SCHIIT. :popcorn:

 

Are your tubes elevated at a 45º angle like mine was, or are yours still properly dampened by remaining attached to the board? That's probably why. :p

post #2124 of 4963
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Are your tubes elevated at a 45º angle like mine was, or are yours still properly dampened by remaining attached to the board? That's probably why. :p

Could not tell you.. Just plugged it up and let it warm up and now I am enjoying some Dave Matthews. DAMN good This HD700 and Vali Great match up.

post #2125 of 4963
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Originally Posted by stratocaster View Post
 

Just press down the tubes and don't wet your pants. This is a >$100 device, not a $10000 diva. The Vali can take it.

 

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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post
 

I am sorry but all you people that complain about this ringing from vibrations...Really you can barely hear it its gone in secs. 

 

I had no ringing with my Vali. It's awesome. But... let's be patient guys! Those people with the tubes dislodged hear much more ringing than those who didn't. And for some people, myself included, $131 is a big deal. I can't remember the last time I ordered something costing that much that needed me to open it up and fix it upon arrival. Schiit runs a business (and a good one)...not a charity. Its ok if some people are concerned that they fix their amp and do it the right way; I know i'd be nervous how the best way to push a tube back in would be! It wasn't until someone risked ruining their warranty (which I'm glad they didn't!) and posted pictures that Schiit was even aware that the tubes had come dislodged.

 

I just don't want to see fellow headfiers teased or dismissed because their product isn't working as Schiit intended or are nervous about fixing it the right way. 

post #2126 of 4963
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post
 

I just don't want to see fellow headfiers teased or dismissed because their product isn't working as Schiit intended or are nervous about fixing it the right way. 

 

Not teasing or dismissing, If it did not sound right send it back. My Magni got the Volume Pot noise, I sent it back and its perfect now. Schiit is an awesome company and Jason will work with you to fix the problem. All I was saying that its not half as bad as others are putting it out to be. Which could deter a future head-fi'er from looking at the amp. Schiit backs the amps 100% so give them a chance to fix it. 

post #2127 of 4963

You guys read Jason, right?

 

Begin quote ---- "Nope, won't affect the warranty at all. I wouldn't have suggested it if it would. Sorry for the trouble!" ---- End quote

 

End post

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post #2129 of 4963
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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post
 

 

Not teasing or dismissing, If it did not sound right send it back. My Magni got the Volume Pot noise, I sent it back and its perfect now. Schiit is an awesome company and Jason will work with you to fix the problem. All I was saying that its not half as bad as others are putting it out to be. Which could deter a future head-fi'er from looking at the amp. Schiit backs the amps 100% so give them a chance to fix it. 

 

I agree with all that about Schiit.

 

But I'm not sure how you would know "its not half as bad as others are putting it out to be"...if your's doesn't have the same problem? If you wanted to take off your top and dislodge the tubes, you might be able to tell people its not bad. But right now, it's like saying "my tire is not flat, so stop you're whining"... That make sense only as long as no one has a flat tire!

 

I'm with you. Mine works great. But obviously there were two different experiences of the "ringing". Jason just told us the same and told us how to fix it. 

post #2130 of 4963
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Originally Posted by stratocaster View Post
 

You guys read Jason, right?

 

Begin quote ---- "Nope, won't affect the warranty at all. I wouldn't have suggested it if it would. Sorry for the trouble!" ---- End quote

 

End post

 

I know. But the first guy who popped his lid off to find the problem/solution didn't know that because Jason hadn't said it yet :)

 

Edit: And for the record, I love the Vali, love Schiit, love headfi. Over and out. 


Edited by imackler - 12/9/13 at 11:30am
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