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post #4111 of 4122
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105dB @ 1kHz 1mW at 28ohm how would you rate that?

That's 120.5 dB/V. That's seems sensitive to me.

post #4112 of 4122

thanks ah well

post #4113 of 4122

Just bit the bullet and bought a Vali. Still in transit, but i can't wait. 

 

I'm planning to use the x3 as a DAC, but i also have friend who's selling a Fiio D3. How would that perform with a Vali, compared to the x3 as a DAC? I received confirmation that the battery on the x3 keeps on charging even if on full capacity which means using the x3 as a DAC will shorten its life. If i can use the D3 instead it would be great. 

post #4114 of 4122

I personally wasn't that impressed with the D3, but YMMV. I felt that the extra money spent on the Modi was well worth it.

post #4115 of 4122

5 months since I got this amp. Even more impressed by it now. This little amp sings :)

post #4116 of 4122

Can anyone tell me what Schiit's average repair time is like?

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Can anyone tell me what Schiit's average repair time is like?

1.  I don't know, but

2.  when I sent my Bifrost in for an upgrade, it took about 2 weeks

3.  I don't know, really.

4.  You can email Schiit to ask.

post #4118 of 4122

So I sold my Magni and Modi so I could get some other things, but I'm looking into a Vali for my HE-400 in the future. I know there's A LOT of impressions out there, but has a consensus been reached on the Vali + HE-400 pairing? Does it have enough juice? Is the treble less harsh than it was on the Magni?

 

Do these actually carry the "tube sound" well? I miss my Little Dot something fierce. I'm also unsure what I should get with a DAC ... treble was a problem with Magni/Modi and I understand that came from both devices. I dunno if Modi + Vali is enough to eliminate those or if I should pair the Vali with something else. Is the a good, $100-ish DAC that most consider good with the Vali?

post #4119 of 4122
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So I sold my Magni and Modi so I could get some other things, but I'm looking into a Vali for my HE-400 in the future. I know there's A LOT of impressions out there, but has a consensus been reached on the Vali + HE-400 pairing? Does it have enough juice? Is the treble less harsh than it was on the Magni?

 

Do these actually carry the "tube sound" well? I miss my Little Dot something fierce. I'm also unsure what I should get with a DAC ... treble was a problem with Magni/Modi and I understand that came from both devices. I dunno if Modi + Vali is enough to eliminate those or if I should pair the Vali with something else. Is the a good, $100-ish DAC that most consider good with the Vali?

IMO the treble you speak of is more due to the HE-400's. You might try smoothing it down with a touch of EQ in the right place, I don't think that an amp is going to change the FR. I tried the HE-400's but ended up getting the HE-500's for this same reason. You do get tons of good bass with the HE-400.

post #4120 of 4122
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IMO the treble you speak of is more due to the HE-400's. You might try smoothing it down with a touch of EQ in the right place, I don't think that an amp is going to change the FR. I tried the HE-400's but ended up getting the HE-500's for this same reason. You do get tons of good bass with the HE-400.

I've had the HE-400 for two years now and am happy with the treble when using things like the Fiio E17 and the Little Dot MKIII. It's just that the Magni and Modi themselves are naturally treble-heavy.

post #4121 of 4122
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I've had the HE-400 for two years now and am happy with the treble when using things like the Fiio E17 and the Little Dot MKIII. It's just that the Magni and Modi themselves are naturally treble-heavy.

I've A/B switched the Magni and Asgard 2 with numerous headphones and found the FR to be same. The Magni's FR is "20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-200KHz, -3dB" so I find it difficult to think the amp is the cause. The Modi has an FR  of "20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB" which is as flat as it's going to get. The Vali has an FR of  "20Hz-20Khz, -0.2db, 5Hz-100KHz, -3dB" which for all intents and purposes (to human ears) is the same as the Magni. Whether you are looking at the Magni's +/-0.1 dB variation or Vali's +/-0.2 dB variation throughout the audio spectrum, that's nothing that anyone should be able to hear any difference or be excessive in treble.

post #4122 of 4122
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Originally Posted by StanD View Post
 

I've A/B switched the Magni and Asgard 2 with numerous headphones and found the FR to be same. The Magni's FR is "20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-200KHz, -3dB" so I find it difficult to think the amp is the cause. The Modi has an FR  of "20Hz-20KHz, +/-0.1dB" which is as flat as it's going to get. The Vali has an FR of  "20Hz-20Khz, -0.2db, 5Hz-100KHz, -3dB" which for all intents and purposes (to human ears) is the same as the Magni. Whether you are looking at the Magni's +/-0.1 dB variation or Vali's +/-0.2 dB variation throughout the audio spectrum, that's nothing that anyone should be able to hear any difference or be excessive in treble.

I mean, thanks for all the information. But that's not what I was asking -- and I'm hardly the only one who thinks the Magni and the Modi are particularly bright with something of a harsh treble. In fact, that's the majority opinion. I realize that doesn't make it right, but I'd just like to gently tell you I'm not particularly interested in those numbers, mate! I was asking if the Vali tended to be less bright, particularly with the HE-400, and a few other questions to which you're not necessarily addressing. The HE-400 are bright, too bright at times with the Magni, and this is not the case with, say, the Little Dot MKIII with the Fiio E17 as the DAC. Hence why I asked questions about the tube sound, the warmth, etc. Trying to tell me that what I'm hearing is wrong doesn't change what I'm hearing (and what most people hear.)

 

Whatever the case, thanks. 

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