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post #3766 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Not for long...

However (BIG however)--many, many TVs and AVRs don't output PCM sound from HDMI sources, due to copy protection. Make sure yours does, before you buy any DAC.
Wow, a modi 2 is coming Jason ?
I will be happy if it no need drivers like the Modi, because drivers installation is impossible for me at work. I dream about a bifrost with no drivers required smily_headphones1.gif
post #3767 of 4370

I said nothing about a Modi 2. However, we will very shortly have a less expensive optical input DAC, if all you need is optical input.

post #3768 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

I said nothing about a Modi 2. However, we will very shortly have a less expensive optical input DAC, if all you need is optical input.
okay, not a Modi 2, so we could call this 'optical Schiit modi' ? (Just kidding, i am trying to know what is next smily_headphones1.gif
post #3769 of 4370
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I dream about a bifrost with no drivers required smily_headphones1.gif

 

That's not Schiit's problem, that's your schitty operating systems fault.

 

BiFrost is plug n play with Mac.

glorious.

post #3770 of 4370
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post

That's not Schiit's problem, that's your schitty operating systems fault.

BiFrost is plug n play with Mac.
glorious.
thanx but i didn't choose my system at work.
(but for sure i don't like schitty mac)
post #3771 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Rudiger View Post


thanx but i didn't choose my system at work.
(but for sure i don't like schitty mac)

 

 

understood.

under that predicament, my alternative plan to use the Vali at work would be:

 iPad with Onkyo HD app --> CCK cable --> USB cable --> iFi iDSD nano --> RCA cables --> Vali --> headphones.

 

 

if you despise apple, substitute the iPad/CCK with <insert something Android here>.

 

or wait for Geek Wave.

;) 


Edited by jexby - 4/17/14 at 1:49pm
post #3772 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

 

No 2-channel DAC will do Dolby Digital...so beware.

as long as it will decode Dolby Digital, PCM and DTS 

 

"Product Description

 

Converts coaxial or optical digital audio input to analog stereo output over RCA and 3.5mm mini jack Supports all popular sample rates including 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz and 96kHz, at up to 24-bit resolution Decodes Dolby and DTS signals for excellent compatibility with modern HDTVs. Switch selectable coaxial or optical input."

I will hook it up to the Vali amp for better sound I'm thinking I shouldve bought the bifrost DAC instead of the Vali amp because only wanted better sound don't really need amp I bought the Vali amp because i read somewhere that it has good sound-stage better sound 


Edited by ace54 - 4/17/14 at 1:51pm
post #3773 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

I said nothing about a Modi 2. However, we will very shortly have a less expensive optical input DAC, if all you need is optical input.

 

 

 

That is exactly what I want, to replace the Audioengine unit hooked up to my Apple TV. Fantastic news!

post #3774 of 4370
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Originally Posted by jexby View Post
 

 

That's not Schiit's problem, that's your schitty operating systems fault.

 

BiFrost is plug n play with Mac.

glorious.


And the Loki that feeds my Vali is plug-n-play on my Linux machine.  Lordy, it's simple to use the Loki as my only DAC when using the Linux setup instructions on Schiit's site.

post #3775 of 4370

How well does the Vali pair with the Alpha Dogs?
 

post #3776 of 4370
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Originally Posted by tehsprayer View Post

How well does the Vali pair with the Alpha Dogs?

 
Very good pairing.
post #3777 of 4370
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Originally Posted by MickeyVee View Post

Hmmm.. do I smell some leakage here?? :D Modi with Optical input too?? (USB powered so no wall wart??)​ Would be a nice match for my Vali.

 

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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Not for long...

 

Yeah, I saw that too, and started drooling...

 

Optical Schiit:

Wow, Look At This Schiit!

Did you see that Schiit?!

I saw that Schiit coming a mile away.

That new Schiit makes my eyes bleed.

Even a blind man can hear optical Schiit....

post #3778 of 4370
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

 

No 2-channel DAC will do Dolby Digital...so beware.

Depends on the Dac as my Audio-GD NFB 15.32 Accepts DD and DTS signal and works thru Coax and optical, Also It's VIA usb32 usb input accept Blu ray Audio as I watched Plenty of Blu ray's with mine and non of them switched to PCM, they was DTS-HD and DD-MA, same with  DD and DTS with DVD's. I have to use Windvd as PowerDVd don't do Blu ray audio like it used to with it.


Edited by genclaymore - 4/19/14 at 12:56pm
post #3779 of 4370

Apparently my repaired Vali is nowhere to be found. So they sent me a new one overnight.

 

This one rings a LOT less that my previous one. There is still a tiny bit of ringing, but nothing like my original unit which was one of the early shipping units.

 

As promised, here's the photos of the tubes inside.

 

 

 

 

post #3780 of 4370
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Originally Posted by darinf View Post
 

Apparently my repaired Vali is nowhere to be found. So they sent me a new one overnight.

 

This one rings a LOT less that my previous one. There is still a tiny bit of ringing, but nothing like my original unit which was one of the early shipping units.

 

As promised, here's the photos of the tubes inside.

 

 

 

Wondering if the tiny bit of ringing issue with your new vali was caused by using low impedance headphones?

 

I heard the ringing issue is much alleviated for high impedance headphones, like HD650, HD800...

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