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post #901 of 3752

Wow. I've ever experience such anticipation for the launch of a headphone amp. Crazy! Schiit is doing something right!

post #902 of 3752
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Originally Posted by gunnerwholelife View Post
 

Can anyone compare this Schiit to Little Dot mk iii ?

I am also interested in this comparison, or to the LD 1+

post #903 of 3752
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Originally Posted by gunnerwholelife View Post

Can anyone compare this Schiit to Little Dot mk iii ?

The LD MKIII is a terrific amp with all the warm tube magic. It is, however, an OTL design that cannot deliver enough current to drive low impedance orthos. So the answer depends on what headphones you intend to drive and how tubey you want your sound.

If you're looking to get some tube magic for your Senn HD's or Beyers, the LD is great. If you have designs on a pair of LCD's or HE's, look elsewhere. The Vali is a fine amp for a broad range of headphones, and I quite enjoyed it with my LCD-2's, but it ain't gonna drive HE-6's either.

If you're looking for a little of the tube sound (warm mids, round bass, smooth treble), then the Vali will deliver for you.
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post


It should drive the HD650's very nicely.  You'll just need a Y-splitter between your computer or DAC and the amp so you can send signal to both the Vali and your powered speakers.

A pair of these should do the trick...

http://www.audioadvisor.com/AudioQuest-Hard-Y-Adapter-1-Male-to-2-Female-RCAs/productinfo/AQM22FHRD/#.Uo55OyRDDTw

Would this not degrade the sound quality seeing as the load would be bigger? I'm in a similar predicament. I have a bifrost/lyr combo with a audioengine a5+ in the preout of the lyr. Now I'd like to connect both the vali and the a5+... Not sure what to do. Any ideas folks?
Edited by Drsparis - 11/22/13 at 9:57pm
post #905 of 3752
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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.

 

W00t!

 

post #906 of 3752
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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.


Hi Jason,

 

I just wanted to say thank you to you and to Schiit for making an affordable tube amp that is a genuine Schiit product. For those on a budget like me who've always wanted a quality Schiit product, the only options for a tube amp until now have been the Vallhala and the Lyr, and while I would love to own either one of those, they are simply out of my budget. So I wanted to thank you great folks at Schiit for making an affordable tube amp for everyone to enjoy, and best of all it is a Schiit! Thank you!


Edited by TheGame - 11/23/13 at 7:53pm
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Congrats Purrin!  Your Vali Review is on the Schiit site:

 

http://schiit.com/news/review/vali

 

There isn't any other stuff about the Vali on the site that I can find yet so don't rush over:tongue_smile:

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Oh no.  Schiit linked to the site that must never be mentioned on head-fi, but at the same time head-fi has an obligation to support its sponsors.  What to dooo.

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Hello. I have the fidelio x1 headphones. I'm thinking to buy magni and modi, but with the launch of vali, i'm not sure to buy magni.

I read that fidellios have a perfect match with lyr, but it is too expensive to me. Maybe vali is near to lyr than magni in therms of quality?

Do you think that vali will sound much better with fidelios than magni? Do you recommend me wait to vali launchment?

Thank you very much and sorry for my english.
post #910 of 3752

Holy Schiit, talk about karma.  I've been lurking this thread and following the news on the upcoming Valli and I've been very tempted to order one to try with my HE 400.  But with the holidays coming up I was figuring buying anything for myself might be a little too selfish.  Besides my Asgard 1 and Bifrost Uber were doing a great job keeping me happy.  Then yesterday morning my Asgard died.  No light, no power and no sound.  Both Jason and Nick have told me they will take care of the repair but it looks like my amp will be out for an extended period especially with the rollout and holidays coming up.  I pulled an old pimeta out of the closet to replace my Asgard but it is pretty weak.  Guess I will have to order a Valli after all.  Bad luck allows me to justify doing what I wanted to all along. 

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Originally Posted by TMRaven View Post
 

Oh no.  Schiit linked to the site that must never be mentioned on head-fi, but at the same time head-fi has an obligation to support its sponsors.  What to dooo.


I doubt HF would strongarm companies against mentioning things on their own site.  Plus, the same text was quoted in the first post of this thread. 

 

Plus, there are many sites not to be mentioned on HF.  Every time I try to link to backyardnextdoor18yearoldmarriedasiansockpuppetpanachery.com my posts get mysteriously edited or deleted.  It's a totalitarian regime I tell 'ya.

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You gotta know I tried that link and looked UP "panachery" right?

For the record, both dictionary.com and urban dictionary return "panachery isn't defined."

Edit - added "UP"

I hate typing on an iPhone!
Edited by aamefford - 11/24/13 at 11:56am
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Originally Posted by Radio_head View Post


I doubt HF would strongarm companies against mentioning things on their own site.  Plus, the same text was quoted in the first post of this thread. 

Plus, there are many sites not to be mentioned on HF.  Every time I try to link to backyardnextdoor18yearoldmarriedasiansockpuppetpanachery.com my posts get mysteriously edited or deleted.  It's a totalitarian regime I tell 'ya.

Yeah, JDS labs is a sponsor right? They often mention the most unmentionable of names.
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Originally Posted by FallenKnight71 View Post
 

Congrats Purrin!  Your Vali Review is on the Schiit site:

 

http://schiit.com/news/review/vali

 

There isn't any other stuff about the Vali on the site that I can find yet so don't rush over:tongue_smile:

Review is GONE!

 

You found some secret Shiit!

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Websites usually have material already completed and placed in a staging area. I assume that maybe some pages in the staging area were inadvertently pushed to production. Or maybe even purposefully pushed to production for an hour for it only to be yanked back, i.e. "intentional leak". There's no conspiracy, weird stuff, or anything of ill-intent going on. Otherwise I'm sure I would have been banned here by now.

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