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post #721 of 4970
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Originally Posted by wes008 View Post
 

The tube in this thing has a bunch of filaments at the end that you need to lace into the amp.  Methinks machinery could build this one better.  I don't think Jason and Co. are putting fairy dust into these when they make them by hand.

 

P.S. Look what Head-Fi wants to correct your username to :tongue_smile:

 

No offense intended, my friend.

 

None taken. That is awesome, thank you for sharing that.

I had a rough day at work today, so that was hilarious. Thank you for saving my sanity.

 

Years ago, there was an equally hilarious "easter egg" in Word 1997, I think. If you entered "zzzz" into a blank Word 97 document and spell checked it, the suggested correction was "sex".

post #722 of 4970
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Originally Posted by purrin View Post
 

 

The Vali is different from the Lyr. The Lyr has great slam, but ultimately lacked resolution and microdynamics, especially for the DACs I have owned. The Lyr is also warm sounding, although this could be a good thing if paired with certain headphones. I much prefer the presentation of the Vali to the Lyr. However, the Lyr can be use with any headphone, whereas the Vali cannot.

 

Where the Vali lacks compared to the uber amps I mentioned above is bass dynamics and the ability to reproduce the softest sounds, the ability to extract low level information. But the Vali does get close, far closer than most other amps regardless of price. There is a reason I'm using the Vali as a temporary solution until my semi-custom tube amp gets built. There aren't many reasonably priced amps out there which can reproduce a good part of the resolution and microdynamics my DACs are capable of.

Interesting - thanks for the comparison.  I wouldn't mind a bit more resolution ... but I love the Lyr's big sound on the LCD2's, and I kind of like the warmth, despite it obscuring fine detail.  Oh well, I guess there's not long to wait before some LCD2 owners start trying the comparison ... 

post #723 of 4970
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

Oh well, I guess there's not long to wait before some LCD2 owners start trying the comparison ... 

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685162/new-vali-schiit-amp/540#post_9930077

post #724 of 4970

Well, in essence the Vali is a good warm & smooth complement to the bright & analytical Magni, and also a bad news for our wallets...

 

It is a good business plan, have to give that to Schiit Audio. Now I MUST get the Vali as well, I have no choice.

post #725 of 4970
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

Well, in essence the Vali is a good warm & smooth complement to the bright & analytical Magni, and also a bad news for our wallets...

 

It is a good business plan, have to give that to Schiit Audio. Now I MUST get the Vali as well, I have no choice.

Hmm not sure the Vali is that much warmer, maybe smoother. I think we'd have to wait to hear it... from Purrins experince it makes me wonder why any one [outside of power requirements ect...] would need to own a Magni when the Vali in on the Market :/ 

post #726 of 4970
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

Hmm not sure the Vali is that much warmer, maybe smoother. I think we'd have to wait to hear it... from Purrins experince it makes me wonder why any one [outside of power requirements ect...] would need to own a Magni when the Vali in on the Market :/ 

 

Yeah if I am to buy an amp, I would definitely choose the Vali over the Magni with current available information. I think we have to concede to the fact that Schiit has reduce people's incentives to get the Magni, but it does not eliminate the fact that if I have the Vali, I would also crave for a Magni :p

post #727 of 4970

Thankyou.  I'd love to read a comparison with an amp just a little higher up the "chain", but that comparison does suggest that the Magni and the Vali are not entirely dissimilar in performance.  As usual I think we need to hear a plethora of views before we "hone in" on just how good the component is (a process which is still occurring with the LCD-X, for example). Usually the first responses tend to be - "This is amazing" or "This is no where near as good as the early hype" ... and then after a few months (years?), a general consensus (of sorts) is usually arrived at.

post #728 of 4970
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Originally Posted by 62ohm View Post
 

 

Yeah if I am to buy an amp, I would definitely choose the Vali over the Magni with current available information. I think we have to concede to the fact that Schiit has reduce people's incentives to get the Magni, but it does not eliminate the fact that if I have the Vali, I would also crave for a Magni :p

Yea so we will have to wait to actually get some more feed back from owners! 

post #729 of 4970
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Originally Posted by NinjaHamster View Post
 

Thankyou.  I'd love to read a comparison with an amp just a little higher up the "chain", but that comparison does suggest that the Magni and the Vali are not entirely dissimilar in performance.  As usual I think we need to hear a plethora of views before we "hone in" on just how good the component is (a process which is still occurring with the LCD-X, for example). Usually the first responses tend to be - "This is amazing" or "This is no where near as good as the early hype" ... and then after a few months (years?), a general consensus (of sorts) is usually arrived at.

 

 

...or we could listen and form our own opinion!

 

Reading others' opinions is NEVER a substitute for forming your own.

post #730 of 4970
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post
 

 

 

...or we could listen and form our own opinion!

 

Reading others' opinions is NEVER a substitute for forming your own.

Indeed and at $120... seriously guys I think it's cheap enough that I can totally afford to buy one.. and assuming you dont need it it would sell here on Head Fi for at least $100 and it would sell pretty quickly! And I totally plan on trying one! For my self 

post #731 of 4970

LOL - yes.  This is one of the few products where you could "take a chance" and listen for yourself without getting too burned (though International shipping is always a killer on low priced items).  It's really the more expensive items where I (with my limited funds) would prefer to get some consensus of opinions first ... unless there is a local distributer where I can actually hear it for myself.

post #732 of 4970
Thank you guys for info.
Is there a release date set yet?
post #733 of 4970

EDIT: (brain fart sorry guys) Jason stated (about a week or two ago) that it should probably go up on the website and taking orders sometime around this Fri .


Edited by Phishin Phool - 11/13/13 at 12:18pm
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Who is Jonathon?  Is that some kind of race?

post #735 of 4970

Outhouse racing.  :biggrin:

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