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post #871 of 4963

The Lineage of the Schiit family...

 

Jack Schiit is the only son of Awe Schiit who married O. Schiit, the owner of Knee Deep in Schiit Inc.

 

Jack Schiit married Noe Schiit. The deeply religious couple had six children: Holly Schiit, Giva Schiit, Fulla Schiit, Buell Schiit, and the twins Deep Schiit and Dip Schiit.

 

Deep Schiit married Dumb Schiit, a high school dropout.

 

After 15 years, Jack and Noe Schiit got divorced. Noe married Ted Sherlock and became Noe Schiit Sherlock.

 

Meanwhile, Dip Schiit married Loda Schiit and had a rather nervous deposition named Chicken Schiit.

 

Fulla Schiit and Giva Schiit married the Happens brothers and had a double wedding. The newspaper invited everyone to the Schiit-Happens wedding.

 

Bull Schiit traveled the world and returned home with an Italian bride, Pisa Schiit.

 

Now you can no longer say, you don't know Jack Schiit.

post #872 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

The rear of the Schiit Vali looks amazingly like the rear of the Schiit Magni.


Aww Schiit! I wish it had RCA outs or an optional upgrade for an extra price to have them included. I also have a powered desktop speaker system and I was hoping I could connect them to the Vali via RCA outs. Not sure what alternative I could use to be able to have my Titanium HD connected to the Vali via RCA inputs and still be able to connect my powered speakers. My speakers do have an Aux in port on it that accepts a 3.5mm input. Would it be possible to use the headphone out port of the Vali to the Aux in of my powered speakers and just switch between headphones and speakers that way? Or is there another way I could make it work? Yes I could just disconnect the RCA's from the Vali and connect my Powered speakers to the sound card's RCA outs directly, the problem is I have high quality gold cables and they are extremely difficult to connect and disconnect (they have a very tight fit), also it is quite troublesome to have to reach back behind the PC and connect/disconnect cables all of the time.

 

So would simply connecting the headphone out of the Vali to the aux in of my powered speakers do the trick or is there a better way?

 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can suggest, sorry about the newb question, I am still new at this Schiit.

post #873 of 4963
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Originally Posted by TheGame View Post
 


Aww Schiit! I wish it had RCA outs or an optional upgrade for an extra price to have them included. I also have a powered desktop speaker system and I was hoping I could connect them to the Vali via RCA outs. Not sure what alternative I could use to be able to have my Titanium HD connected to the Vali via RCA inputs and still be able to connect my powered speakers. My speakers do have an Aux in port on it that accepts a 3.5mm input. Would it be possible to use the headphone out port of the Vali to the Aux in of my powered speakers and just switch between headphones and speakers that way? Or is there another way I could make it work? Yes I could just disconnect the RCA's from the Vali and connect my Powered speakers to the sound card's RCA outs directly, the problem is I have high quality gold cables and they are extremely difficult to connect and disconnect (they have a very tight fit), also it is quite troublesome to have to reach back behind the PC and connect/disconnect cables all of the time.

 

So would simply connecting the headphone out of the Vali to the aux in of my powered speakers do the trick or is there a better way?

 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can suggest, sorry about the newb question, I am still new at this Schiit.

 

Hmm. Why would you want to plumb a sound card, into an amp, then into powered speakers? You don't want to double-amp your sound. That will screw it up. I think you're going about this the wrong way. You really don't want to drive powered speakers with a Vali.

 

What I think you really want is an A-B switch for the sound card output, so you could choose to drive either the powered speakers with it, or the Vali (and into a headphone). Here's a couple examples of an RCA A-B switch (there are a plethora of these things out there, I am not recommending either of these in particular):

 

Sescom RCA Stereo Audio A/B Switch

 

Rolls SS32 MiniRoute 3 Passive Stereo Signal Switcher 3 In/1 Out

 

So this way, your computer audio is the source for either your speakers or your headphones. You simply switch the AB from supplying input to either the speakers or the Vali, and turn either your speaker amp on, or the headphone amp.

 

I am not familiar with a Titanium HD sound card. I have no idea how it stacks up against the other DAC's out there. I can see from the ad on NewEgg that it's got two RCA line out jacks, which presumably are what you want to use to drive your system.

post #874 of 4963

Thanks for your advice, and for the links, I really appreciate that. And you are correct, I want to use the RCA Line-out Jacks.

 

As far as the Titanium HD's DAC, it is probably one of the best DACS out there I could get unless I want start spending $400 or $500 for a DAC. It's capable of sample rates up to 96KHz, 24 bit, SNR 122dB, it uses the Burr-Brown DAC with replaceable Op-amps. I will eventually upgrade to a better one such as an uberfrost, but this is all I have to work with at the moment.

 

What about, say connecting a 3.5mm jack/cable from the headphone out of the Titanium HD to the Aux in of the powered desktop speakers would that work also? That way I can leave the RCA's connected to the Vali?

 

In the meantime, I will check out those links you posted, which I very much appreciate you sharing, thank you!


Edited by TheGame - 11/21/13 at 1:54am
post #875 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

 

The rear of the Schiit Vali looks amazingly like the rear of the Schiit Magni.

Same ole schiit, different day it seem 

post #876 of 4963
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Originally Posted by UmustBKidn View Post
 

The Lineage of the Schiit family...

 

Jack Schiit is the only son of Awe Schiit who married O. Schiit, the owner of Knee Deep in Schiit Inc.

 

Jack Schiit married Noe Schiit. The deeply religious couple had six children: Holly Schiit, Giva Schiit, Fulla Schiit, Buell Schiit, and the twins Deep Schiit and Dip Schiit.

 

Deep Schiit married Dumb Schiit, a high school dropout.

 

After 15 years, Jack and Noe Schiit got divorced. Noe married Ted Sherlock and became Noe Schiit Sherlock.

 

Meanwhile, Dip Schiit married Loda Schiit and had a rather nervous deposition named Chicken Schiit.

 

Fulla Schiit and Giva Schiit married the Happens brothers and had a double wedding. The newspaper invited everyone to the Schiit-Happens wedding.

 

Bull Schiit traveled the world and returned home with an Italian bride, Pisa Schiit.

 

Now you can no longer say, you don't know Jack Schiit.

xD LAWL 

post #877 of 4963

TRIPLE POSTIN THIS SCHIIT 

post #878 of 4963
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Originally Posted by TheGame View Post
 


Aww Schiit! I wish it had RCA outs or an optional upgrade for an extra price to have them included. I also have a powered desktop speaker system and I was hoping I could connect them to the Vali via RCA outs. Not sure what alternative I could use to be able to have my Titanium HD connected to the Vali via RCA inputs and still be able to connect my powered speakers. My speakers do have an Aux in port on it that accepts a 3.5mm input. Would it be possible to use the headphone out port of the Vali to the Aux in of my powered speakers and just switch between headphones and speakers that way? Or is there another way I could make it work? Yes I could just disconnect the RCA's from the Vali and connect my Powered speakers to the sound card's RCA outs directly, the problem is I have high quality gold cables and they are extremely difficult to connect and disconnect (they have a very tight fit), also it is quite troublesome to have to reach back behind the PC and connect/disconnect cables all of the time.

 

So would simply connecting the headphone out of the Vali to the aux in of my powered speakers do the trick or is there a better way?

 

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can suggest, sorry about the newb question, I am still new at this Schiit.


Do you need the size of the Magni/Vali?  If not, consider either an Asgard2 or a Lyr.  Both have preamp outputs.  You said you were willing to pay more for the output option, so consider an Asgard.  $249, more and better power than Magni and pre-outs. If you want tubes, it's a larger jump to the Lyr in price, but it opens the world of tube rolling etc. 

post #879 of 4963
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post
 


Do you need the size of the Magni/Vali?  If not, consider either an Asgard2 or a Lyr.  Both have preamp outputs.  You said you were willing to pay more for the output option, so consider an Asgard.  $249, more and better power than Magni and pre-outs. If you want tubes, it's a larger jump to the Lyr in price, but it opens the world of tube rolling etc. 

Does the Valhalla not have preamp outs? 

post #880 of 4963

Guys any news on when this Schiit is coming out ?

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Originally Posted by gunnerwholelife View Post
 

Guys any news on when this Schiit is coming out ?

 

Tonight at about 6pm EST.

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Originally Posted by tdockweiler View Post
 

 

Tonight at about 6pm EST.

Is this for real??? *feeling excited*

post #883 of 4963

Actually, here's the real word: we still don't have enough Valis on the shelf to put the ordering page up. I don't want you to waiting forever after you order for them to ship, so we want to have stock on hand.

 

Even then, don't be surprised if we go up with a "shipping in 5-7 days" disclaimer, rather than our usual 1-3 days.

 

That said, I expect the real "go live" day for ordering will be Monday, November 25.

post #884 of 4963

Whoah, 6pm... I think I may have to buy a Vali to try with my hd800s. I feel like the amp section of the nfb-10es2 is probably its weakest part. Been reading too many good things about the vali on the other side of hi-fi.

 

Edit: damn, November 25th now >.>

post #885 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Jason Stoddard View Post

Actually, here's the real word: we still don't have enough Valis on the shelf to put the ordering page up. I don't want you to waiting forever after you order for them to ship, so we want to have stock on hand.

Even then, don't be surprised if we go up with a "shipping in 5-7 days" disclaimer, rather than our usual 1-3 days.

That said, I expect the real "go live" day for ordering will be Monday, November 25.

Excellent, take your time and thanks for keeping us in the loop!
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