Another of my many Vali updates. I posted earlier that I gave my Vali to my son when he started back at college to match up with a pair of HD-600s and kept my old Asgard 1 to run my HE400s. For me it was a gigantic difference going back to the Asgard and after 3 days I had to ask for it back. Lol, I felt bad but for me the sound with the HE400s is startling better and I really missed it. He has my old Asgard 1 now which is a great sounding amp with the HD-600s and I have the Vali back.
For all you guys new to this thread the Vali is a great pairing with the HE400s and the HD-600s. For me it lifts the soundstage and differentiates each instrument. Try Steely Dan Katy Lied. Donald Fagen used a local microphonics recording system to capture each player in a separated environment. Sounds much better on the Vali than Asgard.
As far as the ringing ****, yes it rings when bumped or first turned on. Get over it. My amp settles down in 20 secs at most and I have it sitting on 2 layers of that grip beaded shelf liner which dampens any vibration. Just buy this amp especially if you have a nice Sennheiser or lower llvl Ortho. You will be happy.
Edited by rreifsn - 1/19/14 at 12:47am