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post #331 of 4963

Are there any pictures floating around of the internals of the Vali?


Edited by PurpleAngel - 10/15/13 at 9:56pm
post #332 of 4963
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post
 

I'm surprised I'm not dead. Swollen throat and lymph glands for five days straight and no solid food until just a few days ago.

 


 

Anyways, on the Vahalla amp: it's output impedance is 30 ohms. That's rather high and makes it unsuitable for anything other than the HD558, HD600, HD650, HD800, 250/600 ohm Beyers, etc. An exception could be made for Grados, where the Vahalla even provides agreeable coloration for them. Orthos are highly NOT recommended. I've tried HE-400, HE-500, etc. with the Vahalla. Results were not good. The Vahalla is a tubey sounding amp (lush, syrupy, soft, etc.) and I got it for this reason.

 

With Vali, one can get by with HE-400, Paradox, MadDog, LCD2, etc. It's very different sounding from the Vahalla. Much clearer sounding, more resolving, faster, etc.

 

The Bottlehead Crack has an even higher output impedance than the Vahalla at 120ohms. Again limited to the usual high impedance headphones. With the speedball upgrade, the Crack is really a great amp. More accurate sounding than tubey. I actually feel the Crack is a better sounding amp than the Vahalla. The downside of course if that you have to put it together.

 

Maybe I should make a "Guide to Schiit Amps".

 

I had to take Predisone once in my life, for about a week. To this day I don't know what happened, but my entire body had turned pink, I was itchy and had a temperature. That stuff knocked whatever it was out of me. I suspect I got some bad food from a burger place, which I never again visited. Yeesh. My best wishes for a speedy recovery.

 

I think you should write a guide. Why not? Especially if you're sitting around home recovering. Would pass the time nicely.

 

My best cans are Beyer DT770/250's, which is why I was shooting for either the Valhalla or Crack. I've got enough cheap amps as it is, no point in getting another one (I need another DAC before I get another amp anyway). Putting together a kit doesn't bother me at all, that's a non-issue for me. I'm just curious which sounds "better" with my favorite cans. So your guide would be useful information for me.

post #333 of 4963

Can't wait!
Currently just powering my HD650's off MacBook Pro :( 
Need dat Vali and Modi, want to see how much a leap in performance it will be

post #334 of 4963
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Originally Posted by nehcrow View Post
 

Can't wait!
Currently just powering my HD650's off MacBook Pro :( 
Need dat Vali and Modi, want to see how much a leap in performance it will be

 

You spent $500 bucks for headphones to drive them with a laptop?

Anything at all will be a dramatic improvement. Seriously.

post #335 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post

You spent $500 bucks for headphones to drive them with a laptop?
Anything at all will be a dramatic improvement. Seriously.

+1!

Doing those headphones wrong wrong wrong! Even a FIIO E7 or the Pyle rebrand (phe7ab) for $56 at Amazon will improve SQ!
Edited by Soundsgoodtome - 10/16/13 at 2:17am
post #336 of 4963

Lol i know what I'm doing is blasphemous around here but no other options atm
Just going to hold out until Vali... or might just pick up a Magni/Modi combo while I'm waiting, not sure

EDIT: I spent $290 AUD for them btw ;) Not $500...


Edited by nehcrow - 10/16/13 at 3:21am
post #337 of 4963

Will this amp work with Senn HD598s? Sorry there was so much impedance this, yada, Im not sure.. 

;)

Thanks!

post #338 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

You spent $500 bucks for headphones to drive them with a laptop?

Anything at all will be a dramatic improvement. Seriously.

What's wrong with buying the cans first?  Got to start somewhere.  Next stop amp and dac.  :beerchug:

post #339 of 4963
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Originally Posted by FraGGleR View Post
 

Do you remember which Audio-gd DAC it was?

 

The DAC is the audio-gd 3.2 and the amp is the stock Crack w/ Speedball and I own them both.  I do not own an HD800, (I own an HD650 instead) but I have auditioned one for a few weeks to try it out and the combo was nothing but fantastic.

 

I have auditioned both Vali combo & the Lyr combo at RMAF and it did not impress me as I thought it would.

post #340 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Tuco1965 View Post

What's wrong with buying the cans first?  Got to start somewhere.  Next stop amp and dac.  beerchug.gif
Agreed. You start with headphone which sound signature you like. Next find an amp and DAC that has synergy with your cans.
post #341 of 4963

Definitely.  And as Purrin hypothetically said, if I had around 5000 dollars I'd put all my money into an Abyss and the rest into a Vali.  Get the best headphone you can get for the money and think about dac/amp later.

post #342 of 4963

I was just about to purchase a magni, looks like i'm going to give this a try whenever it comes out.

post #343 of 4963

the hyper train is so promising...I would try it as soon as it comes down to A2A...hope it drives well my "bedside can" V6. :P

post #344 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

My best cans are Beyer DT770/250's, which is why I was shooting for either the Valhalla or Crack. I've got enough cheap amps as it is, no point in getting another one (I need another DAC before I get another amp anyway). Putting together a kit doesn't bother me at all, that's a non-issue for me. I'm just curious which sounds "better" with my favorite cans. So your guide would be useful information for me.

 

I'd go Crack + speedball (or even without) unless you plan on getting orthos which the Crack will not do well with. There's nothing quite like having built something yourself. Plus, you'll have a few options to roll tubes. I love the Crack with the HD600/650 and high-Z Beyers.


Edited by purrin - 10/16/13 at 11:55am
post #345 of 4963

*sigh* I wish this would work with my W1000x q.q

 

Still I might end up buying this anyways... just to hear it for mah self! 

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