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post #631 of 4963

Is a high noise floor (like the Vali supposedly has) a detriment to playback of videos? I use my computer a great deal for playing back MKVs and wondered if there's audible hiss during quiet scenes in movies and tv shows? This is tremendously important to me. 

 

I just received my T90 today and need to pair that with something cheap to tame the very slight simbilance I hear and something that will work until I can afford a much better amp like a musical fidelity m1. 


Edited by jbarrentine - 11/4/13 at 12:41pm
post #632 of 4963
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Originally Posted by jbarrentine View Post
 

Is a high noise floor (like the Vali supposedly has) a detriment to playback of videos? I use my computer a great deal for playing back MKVs and wondered if there's audible hiss during quiet scenes in movies and tv shows? This is tremendously important to me. 

 

I just received my T90 today and need to pair that with something cheap to tame the very slight simbilance I hear and something that will work until I can afford a much better amp like a musical fidelity m1. 

Hmm I would think the 250 ohm T90+ the typical Beyer Sensitivity shouldn't pick up on too much noise... although you know the T90 are going to BUTCHER anything that's not Lossess Audio... I've not heard the T90s but even my DT 880 makes any Lossy Audio Coded MKV sound kinda bleh [and it's pretty rare that I find anything with that bad an audio track] Non the less, the T90 crazy treble response might pick up noise... only my thoughts

 

how ever that said I would totally love to hear a T90 +Vali anyways. I can live with a little hiss during quiet scense. As I have a fan that runs next to my 24/7 :/ so I'm used to drowning out white noise 

post #633 of 4963

Speaking of hiss...

 

Does anyone who's spent significant time with the Vali have any comments about how dark the background is? I may have missed it earlier in the thread.

post #634 of 4963
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Originally Posted by jbarrentine View Post

 

I just received my T90 today and need to pair that with something cheap to tame the very slight simbilance I hear and something that will work until I can afford a much better amp like a musical fidelity m1. 

 

The Vali is a pretty honest sounding amp and unlikely to take the edge away from the T90's treble.

post #635 of 4963

Hey all,

 

A quick update on Vali: we should be seeing first articles from the board house this week. Assuming they're 100% (and there's no reason to think they won't be, I hand-built like a dozen prototypes of this one, since people kept asking for them), we should be seeing production next week. 

 

At that point, there still may be a little lag until they're on the site; we need to make sure we have enough stock to fulfill the first orders. But I expect you'll be seeing the page go up late next week or shortly afterwards.

 

An interesting note: we have to measure and match the tubes used in Vali, and doing so isn't as easy as you might think. Vali's tubes don't have pins. They have flying wires. Not exactly socket-friendly. So, after struggling through a few hundred tubes in-house, we ended up going to our board house and asking them what they could do. Turns out they have a new 3D printer, and they 3D-printed a funnel-style test fixture that allows them to go through 5000 tubes a day. So, 3D printing saves the day!

 

Thanks for your patience--we want to assure a flawless launch.

 

All the best,

Jason

post #636 of 4963
*screams like a school girl*

Sounds great, Jason. And props to the design team with the 3D printer!
post #637 of 4963
edit: never mind
Edited by Phishin Phool - 11/4/13 at 7:02pm
post #638 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

we should be seeing production next week. 

 

News of the day! Great to hear, can't wait to try one directly.

post #639 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

Hey all,

 

A quick update on Vali: we should be seeing first articles from the board house this week. Assuming they're 100% (and there's no reason to think they won't be, I hand-built like a dozen prototypes of this one, since people kept asking for them), we should be seeing production next week. 

 

At that point, there still may be a little lag until they're on the site; we need to make sure we have enough stock to fulfill the first orders. But I expect you'll be seeing the page go up late next week or shortly afterwards.

 

An interesting note: we have to measure and match the tubes used in Vali, and doing so isn't as easy as you might think. Vali's tubes don't have pins. They have flying wires. Not exactly socket-friendly. So, after struggling through a few hundred tubes in-house, we ended up going to our board house and asking them what they could do. Turns out they have a new 3D printer, and they 3D-printed a funnel-style test fixture that allows them to go through 5000 tubes a day. So, 3D printing saves the day!

 

Thanks for your patience--we want to assure a flawless launch.

 

All the best,

Jason

wow that is awesome use of new technology! 

post #640 of 4963

Please forgive my ignorance but what is a board house? Is that the entity that manufactures the circuit boards?

post #641 of 4963
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Originally Posted by captslow View Post
 

Please forgive my ignorance but what is a board house? Is that the entity that manufactures the circuit boards?

Don't feel bad I was wondering the same thing

 

Also do you guys think you could have sold the Vali at the price it was at without the 3D printer Solution, or rather could you have started production as early as you did without it? I'm just curious, been thinking about doing an ENglish Paper on 3D printings impact on the Audio Market 

post #642 of 4963
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Please forgive my ignorance but what is a board house? Is that the entity that manufactures the circuit boards?

One assumes so.
post #643 of 4963

I hope they're up on Amazon at launch. I have some credit there I need to run through.

post #644 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Don't feel bad I was wondering the same thing

 

Also do you guys think you could have sold the Vali at the price it was at without the 3D printer Solution, or rather could you have started production as early as you did without it? I'm just curious, been thinking about doing an ENglish Paper on 3D printings impact on the Audio Market

You may want to contact Mr. Speakers as they have the first 3d printed headphone the Alpha Dog (a Fostex t50rp based can)

post #645 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post
 

Hey all,

 

A quick update on Vali: we should be seeing first articles from the board house this week. Assuming they're 100% (and there's no reason to think they won't be, I hand-built like a dozen prototypes of this one, since people kept asking for them), we should be seeing production next week. 

 

At that point, there still may be a little lag until they're on the site; we need to make sure we have enough stock to fulfill the first orders. But I expect you'll be seeing the page go up late next week or shortly afterwards.

 

An interesting note: we have to measure and match the tubes used in Vali, and doing so isn't as easy as you might think. Vali's tubes don't have pins. They have flying wires. Not exactly socket-friendly. So, after struggling through a few hundred tubes in-house, we ended up going to our board house and asking them what they could do. Turns out they have a new 3D printer, and they 3D-printed a funnel-style test fixture that allows them to go through 5000 tubes a day. So, 3D printing saves the day!

 

Thanks for your patience--we want to assure a flawless launch.

 

All the best,

Jason


Ahhhh, just as I thought, a slight case of CONSTIPATION. I have overnighted a case of Metamucil to Jason and his team to hopefully speed this process along. Just doin my part. satwilson

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