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Subscribing to find out when the Vali goes live on the Schiit site..... You know, so I can read the FAQ on what the heck 'Vali' is from Norse mythology (at least, it's more interesting than the wiki articles)

 

Vali seems like it will be a great amp to compliment the Magni+Modi stack to give a SS/tube option. I think we can call the Vali+Magni+Modi combo the "Schiit Tower".

 

Also, rumor has it that Vali pairs nicely with Paradox headphones, which is super convenient since LFF will be shipping my new Paradox headphones any day now! :D

*fingers crossed*

 

A couple of questions come to mind:

 

1) How hot will the Vali run? Where in the Schiit tower does it go? Otherwise, I will have to build a little Schiitstand or something

 

2) Is it too late to put the Vali in a cylindrical chassis like the Mac Pro? It would greatly simplify tube-rolling.... *sarcasm*

 

 

I look forward to expanding my Schiit pile!

Cheers!

post #767 of 4232
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Originally Posted by ab initio View Post

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A couple of questions come to mind:

 

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2) Is it too late to put the Vali in a cylindrical chassis like the Mac Pro? It would greatly simplify tube-rolling.... *sarcasm*

 

 

The official position is that there is no tube rolling on the Vali.

 

Whether that stops anyone from trying, remains to be seen.

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Well you gotta think geometrically sometimes
post #769 of 4232
This is a bit offtopic, but I'm thinking about visiting the states for a couple of weeks next summer/autumn, east coast to be more specific. Are there any places I could buy Schiit products with europlugs and voltage options in NYC or Boston? I would save a ton of money by skipping international shipping + VAT.
post #770 of 4232

Doesn't it have a wall wart?  You could just buy the appropriate power supply when you return to Finland, earplug and all.  Not sure if that would blow the savings... 

post #771 of 4232
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Powerful.

post #772 of 4232
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post
 

Doesn't it have a wall wart?  You could just buy the appropriate power supply when you return to Finland, earplug and all.  Not sure if that would blow the savings... 

If it's like Magni, it would use an AC/AC wall wart, which are a bit harder to come by...

 

Cheers

post #773 of 4232

Thanks! Sorry for the mis-direct there!

post #774 of 4232
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

The official position is that there is no tube rolling on the Vali.

 

Whether that stops anyone from trying, remains to be seen.

Hence the quote "SARCASM" at the end

post #775 of 4232
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Originally Posted by ab initio View Post

 

2) Is it too late to put the Vali in a cylindrical chassis like the Mac Pro? It would greatly simplify tube-rolling.... *sarcasm*

 

 

And I'm guessing it would have to go on the top of the stack...... the Magni already got the air around it toasty after a while running, I'd imagine this'll get MUCH hotter.

post #776 of 4232
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I do keep hearing about the Mjolnir with the Audezes, and it's one of the front runners for the amps I'm looking at (among numerous others). My only hesitation is that I'll have to either buy a balanced DAC or remove my XDA-2 from my speaker setup, but this conversation is for another thread at a later time.

 

Mjolnir has both balanced and unbalanced inputs, it's just the outputs that are all balanced.

post #777 of 4232

If you had a "Schiit tower", what would be the best way of feeding the Modi o/p to both the Magni and the Vali?

Would using RCA splitters have an effect on the DAC o/p?

post #778 of 4232
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Mjolnir has both balanced and unbalanced inputs, it's just the outputs that are all balanced.

 

Well schiit, I guess I misinterpreted the description (the part about it *only* being a balanced amp).

 

That makes things a lot easier, actually. Thanks for the correction.

post #779 of 4232
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And I'm guessing it would have to go on the top of the stack...... the Magni already got the air around it toasty after a while running, I'd imagine this'll get MUCH hotter.

 

 

FWIW, I don't think the Vali got MUCH hotter.  Not NEARLY as hot as a Lyr.  I had my Trinity stacked Modi on the bottom, Magni in the middle and Vali on top and the whole stack ran reasonably cool.

 

 

Sadly, my Modi and Magi are lonely…Vali went home. :(

post #780 of 4232
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If you had a "Schiit tower", what would be the best way of feeding the Modi o/p to both the Magni and the Vali?
Would using RCA splitters have an effect on the DAC o/p?

I am curious about everyone's thoughts on this subject too
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