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post #616 of 4122

How that amp would compare to the Auditor with T1 and W4S DAC2?

 

I'm curious to try amp, I may order one and see.

post #617 of 4122

Hmm , what if the tube inside the vali dies? Anyway to replace?

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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

And, finally, no rolling. The tubes are soldered in the board, with a 1-year warranty. Expected lifespan is in the 15-20K hour range, so they should last much, much longer than that. Even listening 4 hours of listening a day, every day, that's almost 10 years at 15,000
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I'm sorry, but that's WAAAAY too in focus to be anything real.

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I'm sorry, but that's WAAAAY too in focus to be anything real.

SHUN the non beleiver! 

 

Just kidding.

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I'm curious as to why this little amp is supposed to be so much better than something in the same price range like the Bravo Ocean. 

 

Until I hear a Vali, I wouldn't know. So far I haven't heard any of the lucky folks who got a preview model, compare it to another budget-fi amp, like the Bravo's. I am very curious though, since I'm a fan of the V2's.

 

That being said, I personally would not buy an Ocean. You're paying for a metal chassis. Save yourself $50 bucks and buy a V2 on Amazon. Or bid on one from eBay (I got one for under $55 bucks there including shipping). For that price, they're worth it. They sound really good with pretty much any old (old meaning pre-1970's) American 12AU7, 5963, or 5814 tube (the Euro tubes are also nice but horribly pricey - and skip the Chinese or Russian tubes). Personally, I really like the replaceable tube feature. I'm a bit skeptical about a tube amp, where I can't replace the tubes.

 

Not going to open the can of worms re: modding a Bravo, or comparing it to other hybrids. The Bravo V2's are about the cheapest hybrid amps you can buy, already assembled. No, they're not the best sounding amps (though they have a significant fan base here, including some who mod them heavily). They're just cheap. It's hard to argue with cheap.

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That was funny, thank you :beerchug:

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Until I hear a Vali, I wouldn't know. So far I haven't heard any of the lucky folks who got a preview model, compare it to another budget-fi amp, like the Bravo's. I am very curious though, since I'm a fan of the V2's.

 

That being said, I personally would not buy an Ocean. You're paying for a metal chassis. Save yourself $50 bucks and buy a V2 on Amazon. Or bid on one from eBay (I got one for under $55 bucks there including shipping). For that price, they're worth it. They sound really good with pretty much any old (old meaning pre-1970's) American 12AU7, 5963, or 5814 tube (the Euro tubes are also nice but horribly pricey - and skip the Chinese or Russian tubes). Personally, I really like the replaceable tube feature. I'm a bit skeptical about a tube amp, where I can't replace the tubes.

 

Not going to open the can of worms re: modding a Bravo, or comparing it to other hybrids. The Bravo V2's are about the cheapest hybrid amps you can buy, already assembled. No, they're not the best sounding amps (though they have a significant fan base here, including some who mod them heavily). They're just cheap. It's hard to argue with cheap.

I will say a fully modded Bravo V2 or Indeed G3 is a force to be recockend with 

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I will say a fully modded Bravo V2 or Indeed G3 is a force to be recockend with 

 

From what I have read, I agree. For the roughly $30-$40 bucks it takes to fully mod one, they're still well within budget land too. I have 2 of them now, and one of them is going to go under the knife soon :D
 

Would you believe, I finally got a 1957 Mullard D-getter for it? I know. I'm sick that way. LOL. :basshead:

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From what I have read, I agree. For the roughly $30-$40 bucks it takes to fully mod one, they're still well within budget land too. I have 2 of them now, and one of them is going to go under the knife soon :D
 

Would you believe, I finally got a 1957 Mullard D-getter for it? I know. I'm sick that way. LOL. :basshead:

yea but it takes a little skill to do the mods!  There are guys building these sick Clear vertical Hybrid amps :O like literally they stand like 8 inches tall :O they look mad crazy cool [in clear plexi glass or clear something] 

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yea but it takes a little skill to do the mods!  There are guys building these sick Clear vertical Hybrid amps :O like literally they stand like 8 inches tall :O they look mad crazy cool [in clear plexi glass or clear something] 

 

Awesome. Isn't it interesting, how the whole idea of modding seems to follow budget-fi amps in general? That's one thing I'd never expect to do, on a Schiit amp. Other than maybe wanting to experiment on tube rolling a Vali.

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Awesome. Isn't it interesting, how the whole idea of modding seems to follow budget-fi amps in general? That's one thing I'd never expect to do, on a Schiit amp. Other than maybe wanting to experiment on tube rolling a Vali.

indeed it is! Some one ought to sell Fully Modded Bravos! Dan does it it with the T50RP so there is a chance for some great profit and some awsome quality! 

post #628 of 4122
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Hmm , what if the tube inside the vali dies? Anyway to replace?
Jason already confirmed that if the tube needs to be replaced outside of warranty, you can send your amp to Schiit to get the tube replaced, for a reasonable cost.
post #629 of 4122

6088s only have 5 pins and are easy to change if you need to but have a VERY long life so I can't see why you need to. It is likely that other components may fail first at that age. These things have a long life but when I have had to change wire ended valves in the past it is a simple operation.

post #630 of 4122

Does anyone have an idea when the Vali will go on sale?  I believe I read November, anyone have more accurate details :) ?

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