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post #2476 of 4058
Sounds like a very fine amp. What do they cost in the US?
post #2477 of 4058
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Sounds like a very fine amp. What do they cost in the US?


The pre-built version costs around $340 and the diy is about $50 cheaper.

post #2478 of 4058
Or you could probably find and order the parts for 180$?
post #2479 of 4058
Sounds like a great deal. Have you ever heard one? Have you listened to either Schitt Valalla's?
post #2480 of 4058
Nope. Never heard any of the amps in question... Although with DIY projects, you shouldn't ever order a kit. You should always find and order the parts online. They mark up the DIY kit parts a ridiculous amount.
post #2481 of 4058
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post

Sounds like a great deal. Have you ever heard one? Have you listened to either Schitt Valalla's?


No I haven't heard the Project Ember. I have heard the Valhalla a while back with the HD 600. Although I get the feeling the Valhalla 2 sounds quite different especially considering it probably uses different tubes than the Valhalla I heard.

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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post

Nope. Never heard any of the amps in question... Although with DIY projects, you shouldn't ever order a kit. You should always find and order the parts online. They mark up the DIY kit parts a ridiculous amount.

Good luck with your hunt. You won't go wrong with the K812, no matter what your amplification becomes.
post #2483 of 4058
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post


No I haven't heard the Project Ember. I have heard the Valhalla a while back with the HD 600. Although I get the feeling the Valhalla 2 sounds quite different especially considering it probably uses different tubes than the Valhalla I heard.

Our Schitt team is well known and highly regarded for bringing US made, high quality audio products at reasonable prices. I have owned 4 different pieces of Schitt and they were all excellent products. But the Holy Grail is always beckoning, and it's siren call is hard to resist once you get bitten by the Hi-Fi bug. There's always something new or better coming, and the lusting starts all over again. Best advice I can give you is to buy the best cans you can afford, then find a decent amp and DAC to go with it and quit reading all these posts, including mine!
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


Our Schitt team is well known and highly regarded for bringing US made, high quality audio products at reasonable prices. I have owned 4 different pieces of Schitt and they were all excellent products. But the Holy Grail is always beckoning, and it's siren call is hard to resist once you get bitten by the Hi-Fi bug. There's always something new or better coming, and the lusting starts all over again. Best advice I can give you is to buy the best cans you can afford, then find a decent amp and DAC to go with it and quit reading all these posts, including mine!


 lol....agreed.

post #2485 of 4058
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


Our Schitt team is well known and highly regarded for bringing US made, high quality audio products at reasonable prices. I have owned 4 different pieces of Schitt and they were all excellent products. But the Holy Grail is always beckoning, and it's siren call is hard to resist once you get bitten by the Hi-Fi bug. There's always something new or better coming, and the lusting starts all over again. Best advice I can give you is to buy the best cans you can afford, then find a decent amp and DAC to go with it and quit reading all these posts, including mine!


I only owned one Schiit product, the Magni, I thought it was pretty good for the price but it wasn't really a good match for my AKGs to my ears, it was fantastic for the Senns I tried on it though. I have heard what I thought was the holy grail of headphone audio but its way too expensive and not a feasible choice for me anytime soon if ever. I went through the trouble and wasted money of trying many different headphones and amps, but some reason AKGs in combination with tubes have been the only thing I enjoyed long term, there is something special about AKGs on tubes to me, it may be largely psychological but others I know seem to hear it as well. I will get the K812 eventually but I am quite happy with my current setup for a while to come, I do want to get another amp to help bring out more of the K712s potential sometime but I want to get a good closed-back first. After getting a closed-back I like and maybe a new amp I will be done with audio upgrades and research for a while and take a long hiatus from this website. After getting the K712 and my new dac I have lost interest in upgrades other than maybe an amp or trying other headphones in the same tier.

post #2486 of 4058
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post
. I would use the k812 for portable, but its a tad too expensive to be carried around. (I don't even care that its open either. Its just the price.)

It's not good for public use, less because of the sound it lets OUT, but for the sound it lets IN.  i was listening to some music when my wife decided to draw a bath, some distance from me in our house.  the sound of the water running into the tub was quite loud, given that i was paying attention to my aural input.  you can carry the k812 from one quiet place to another, but i wouldn't bother trying them in a noisy environment.

post #2487 of 4058
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Originally Posted by jk47 View Post

It's not good for public use, less because of the sound it lets OUT, but for the sound it lets IN.  i was listening to some music when my wife decided to draw a bath, some distance from me in our house.  the sound of the water running into the tub was quite loud, given that i was paying attention to my aural input.  you can carry the k812 from one quiet place to another, but i wouldn't bother trying them in a noisy environment.
like I said, I don't care about noise. I can tune out. I use k240's on a school bus, and if you've used them, they leak pretty bad.
post #2488 of 4058
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Originally Posted by DisCHORDDubstep View Post


like I said, I don't care about noise. I can tune out. I use k240's on a school bus, and if you've used them, they leak pretty bad.

You should try being a little more considerate of others. No one likes that person that plays music from their phone speakers. Wearing a pair of open headphones in a public place can be just as bad. Maybe stick to open headphones at home, and invest in a cheaper closed pair that you can use on the go. 

post #2489 of 4058
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post


I only owned one Schiit product, the Magni, I thought it was pretty good for the price but it wasn't really a good match for my AKGs to my ears, it was fantastic for the Senns I tried on it though. I have heard what I thought was the holy grail of headphone audio but its way too expensive and not a feasible choice for me anytime soon if ever. I went through the trouble and wasted money of trying many different headphones and amps, but some reason AKGs in combination with tubes have been the only thing I enjoyed long term, there is something special about AKGs on tubes to me, it may be largely psychological but others I know seem to hear it as well. I will get the K812 eventually but I am quite happy with my current setup for a while to come, I do want to get another amp to help bring out more of the K712s potential sometime but I want to get a good closed-back first. After getting a closed-back I like and maybe a new amp I will be done with audio upgrades and research for a while and take a long hiatus from this website. After getting the K712 and my new dac I have lost interest in upgrades other than maybe an amp or trying other headphones in the same tier.

I owned the K712 for a number of months until I got the 812. The 712 is a wonderful headphone. Quite often I preferred it over the HD800. I mated my 712 with the Schitt Lyr, and it was a wonderful match.
post #2490 of 4058
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Originally Posted by macbob713 View Post


I owned the K712 for a number of months until I got the 812. The 712 is a wonderful headphone. Quite often I preferred it over the HD800. I mated my 712 with the Schitt Lyr, and it was a wonderful match.


Ah I see. It is a good headphone. I want to bring it's potential out when I can, it does sound really good on my current set up but I know I can step it up a bit. I haven't heard the K712 on the Lyr. I am considering getting the Lyr 2 as well when I get my next amp. What did you prefer about the K712 to the HD 800 at times?

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