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post #496 of 4205
Do we know any basic specs such as power output and gain level yet? Apologies if I missed it in this thread. I know the output impedance is known though.
post #497 of 4205
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Do we know any basic specs such as power output and gain level yet? Apologies if I missed it in this thread. I know the output impedance is known though.

We don't know those yet, although expect the output and gain to be high as eff :p This was clearly meant to be a tiny amp to drive big headphones.

post #498 of 4205
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Do we know any basic specs such as power output and gain level yet? Apologies if I missed it in this thread. I know the output impedance is known though.

Earlier posts indicate 650mW @ 32ohms, or ~ half the power of the Magni

post #499 of 4205

Once these start shipping, it would be great to see a Magni/Modi vs. Vali/Modi comparison for the 600ohm dt880s (maybe see how it compares relative to Asgard 2/Valhalla/Lyr as well).

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Earlier posts indicate 650mW @ 32ohms, or ~ half the power of the Magni

 

Unacceptable!

 

More Jigawatts = better sound. That's my general rule. All amps should weigh at least 5 lbs for best sound quality too.

 

LOL I could do an O2/Modi vs Vali/Modi review just to annoy everyone. :normal_smile :

 

I'd probably be repeating things over and over again in my notes...


Edited by tdockweiler - 10/23/13 at 4:42pm
post #501 of 4205
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post
 

Earlier posts indicate 650mW @ 32ohms, or ~ half the power of the Magni

 

Half the power but we're talking about "valve power" (with soft clipping) here, so plenty of headroom :beerchug:

post #502 of 4205
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Unacceptable!

 

More Jigawatts = better sound. That's my general rule. All amps should weigh at least 5 lbs for best sound quality too.

 

LOL I could do an O2/Modi vs Vali/Modi review just to annoy everyone. :normal_smile :

 

I'd probably be repeating things over and over again in my notes...

1.27 Jigawatts.... How could I have been so carless!

post #503 of 4205
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1.27 Jigawatts.... How could I have been so carless!
1.21!! tongue.gif
post #504 of 4205
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1.21!! tongue.gif

 

That should be enough for the HE-500 but not the HE-6 based on my experience.

 

NOTE: Source was a coby 128mb mp3 player

post #505 of 4205
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That should be enough for the HE-500 but not the HE-6 based on my experience.

NOTE: Source was a coby 128mb mp3 player
I think purrin said he liked it with the 500
post #506 of 4205

for HP amps priced around 100 bucks, power is usually not a large factor with the he-500. I would take quality over quantity with cheaper amps. It's at this price point where design and implementation play a huge part. I think the vali seems to be a big success here in keeping price down while still (supposedly) having great sound with mediocre control over the he-500 which is a tough headphone to control especially at a lower price point. Seems as if the vali would be quite nice with the he-500 for the price. Real quality power kicks in at the higher price points from my experience. I never found raw, cheap power to have such a huge impact.  From what I've read thus far it sounds like the two would be a good match for most people.

post #507 of 4205

Can someone help me out? Is there a target headphone type for this amp? Is it more a 300 ohm HD6**, a lower ohm AKG, or for the planar dynamics? I'm not asking what it will work with but if anyone knows what Schiit has in mind for this amp. I've followed this thread but am not quite sure of the answer! 

post #508 of 4205

This is not a technical answer but my own impression from reading much of this thread. 

 

1. This amp will work best with moderate to hard to drive hp's. Starting with the hd6xx and up to something like the he500. I don't think that you'll drive the he-4 or he-6 though.

 

2. This is not the amp for sensitive hp's. Most hp's that would sound fine from an ipod would probably exhibit noise with the vali. 

 

Just my take...

post #509 of 4205

I'm tempted to start a Vali Order Page UP!!! thread-just for Schiit's sake. I'm bored.

 

-Daniel

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Lookee what just arrived in time for the Philly Meet.
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