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post #3451 of 4234
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

The bifrost unupgraded is still a pretty good dac and fits well in its price range.


Plus you can always upgrade it with new stuff when Schiit releases them in the future. 

 

Although it really depends on what you need and what you want. 

post #3452 of 4234
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

The bifrost unupgraded is still a pretty good dac and fits well in its price range.

 

 

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Plus you can always upgrade it with new stuff when Schiit releases them in the future. 

 

Although it really on what you need and what you want. 

Not everyone needs a Bifrost or they might have to spend less, that's why Schiit makes the Modi. Or like what was just said, "what you need and what you want."

post #3453 of 4234

I haven't heard the Modi but the Dragonfly mates well with the Vali. Can anyone describe the difference between the Modi & DF and whether it's worth the extra $50?

post #3454 of 4234
Never tried the dragonfly but I can say that the modi sounds very good with the Vali. Very good balance. I was never under the impression that either was too good for the other, like I am now, using a Modi to source an Antique Sound Lab MG Head OTL MK3
post #3455 of 4234
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Originally Posted by phillyd View Post

Never tried the dragonfly but I can say that the modi sounds very good with the Vali. Very good balance. I was never under the impression that either was too good for the other, like I am now, using a Modi to source an Antique Sound Lab MG Head OTL MK3

The Modi does go nicely with the vali for me as well.

 

For DACs as you increase the price there is lower diminesing returns. The bifrost will sound better than the modi but not 5x better (+$400).

post #3456 of 4234
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post
 

The Modi does go nicely with the vali for me as well.

 

For DACs as you increase the price there is lower diminesing returns. The bifrost will sound better than the modi but not 5x better (+$400).

+1

Even though I have a Bifrost coming my way today, I said the same thing about not being 5X better about 4 hours ago in this same thread.

post #3457 of 4234

right now i'm preferring the dragonfly with the magni, and the modi with the vali.  the magni can be a bit aggressive, and it seems the dragonfly tames that bit.  on the other hand, the exacting nature of the modi is nicely balanced with the smoothness of the vali.  imho.

post #3458 of 4234
Ordered.
I'm amazed i held out this long.
post #3459 of 4234
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Ordered.
I'm amazed i held out this long.

Yeah, me too. What's up with you? smily_headphones1.gif

Regarding the Dragonfly, I got the 1.2 version.

For some reason it sounds way too warm to me. So warm that it takes the life out of the sound.

The Modi, on the other hand, was just right.

I think it's all about balancing with the rest of your system. I can't understand why the Dragonfly is so warm, though. Is there a long burn-in period, or some other setting I might be missing?
post #3460 of 4234
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Ordered.
I'm amazed i held out this long.

Now you have to wait for it to arrive. I hate waiting.

post #3461 of 4234
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Now you have to wait for it to arrive. I hate waiting.

Stan:

 

When Fedex informs me that a package has come, I drive to pick it up; I don't let them deliver it. 

post #3462 of 4234

Anyone here tried pairing the CLAS-db with the Vali yet? I'm curious about this pairing

post #3463 of 4234
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

Now you have to wait for it to arrive. I hate waiting.

 

Same here. I chose the 2-day shipping option… but I WANT IT NOW!!!! ARRRRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

 

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Originally Posted by K.T. View Post


Yeah, me too. What's up with you? smily_headphones1.gif

Regarding the Dragonfly, I got the 1.2 version.

For some reason it sounds way too warm to me. So warm that it takes the life out of the sound.

The Modi, on the other hand, was just right.

I think it's all about balancing with the rest of your system. I can't understand why the Dragonfly is so warm, though. Is there a long burn-in period, or some other setting I might be missing?

 

Lolz. Yeah, I've been holding out a bit. I WAS actually thinking of not getting the Vali *gasp* considering my consumer luck. If there's anything wrong with a thing or if it is possible, mine will have it. This combined with my olympic-class oct means mine will probably ring without any provocation :D But I've head such great things about it, it might be worth while.

 

I'll give it a whirl with my CLAS-db, Dragonfly 1.0, Modi, may be my Gungnir, and finally my PWDII. This should be fun. The Modi set up will be a bit of a giggle, I plan for MBP-.Black Cat SilverstarI USB -> ifi iUSB -> ifi Gemini -> Modi -> Pyst RCA -> Vali -> K702 Annies. Basically a connection system larger than the key components!

 

As for the DF v1.2, that's interesting. I've always felt mine (v1.0) is a little on the dry side….

post #3464 of 4234
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post
 

This combined with my olympic-class oct means mine will probably ring without any provocation :D But I've head such great things about it, it might be worth while.

 

 

I was rather concerned about all the ringing people were talking about as well before I received my own Vali. I've been using it for almost a week so far, and I hardly notice the ringing at all. Sometimes I'm not sure if it's even there. 

post #3465 of 4234
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Ordered.
I'm amazed i held out this long.

 

I have you beat. I'm still holding out. Though I have to admit, I've had my finger on the shopping cart button, more than once.

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