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And some more:

 

 

Mike at the 2012 CanJam with his favorite headphones (just kidding.)

 

 

They make anyone look good!

 

I'll get some more photos up tomorrow of our current location (compare/contrast...) 

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My early desk at the Schiithole--with bonus Magni prototype, Mjolnir production, beer, and giant finger (?)


What kind of beer?

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 Your niche is desktop, and if you need a remote for that then you must have t-rex arms. 

 

 

A Schiit branded extension grabber arm would be cool. And for the v2 upgrade you could attach a boxing glove to the end...

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Pabst Blue Ribbon

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^Pabst Blue Ribbon, official beer of the Schiithole 😏.
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Pabst Blue Ribbon

These days there isn't much left that's American made. If you ask me what's still made in America, two things come to mind: Schiit and PBR:

 

 

 

Schiit: Listen to it ya *********.

 

Cheers

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My early desk at the Schiithole--with bonus Magni prototype, Mjolnir production, beer, and giant finger (?)

 

Is that a french fry container doubling as an ashtray?  I've never done that, nope, never.

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You like to say Schiit a lot, don't you.


It is the name of his company...

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It is the name of his company...

Oh Shziit, I never noticed :D

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Add to the fact that 2-channel is more actively anti-direct-sale as far as press goes, well...no timelines, no promises. 

 

I hadn't really noticed the press' antipathy to direct sales. Emotiva seems to get good press for their two channel stuff. Am I just hanging out in the wrong places? Or is it that I let my Stereophile subscription expire last century... ;)

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When I see a parts warehouse that messy I am overwhelmed with an urge to march in there with Akro-Bins and modular barcode labels and start fixing it.

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Is that a french fry container doubling as an ashtray?  I've never done that, nope, never.

Funny thing about those french fry containers. When I was gearing up to solder the very very first run of Asgards, I wanted a bunch of parts bins for my workbench (ie. plastic folding table wedged between a car and other assorted garage junk)...and I needed them right now. So, I went to the nearest store that sold takeout food containers and the like. It'd have to be big enough to hold a good amount of parts, shallow enough that I could stick my whole hand in it to scoop out parts and needed either rounded or slanted sides to facilitate that scooping because if I'm gonna be stuffing and soldering, I gotta do it right and not be fighting with keeping all those parts in line. Those darn french fry boats are the best. I could write on them. If they got too dented up, I could just throw 'em away...

 

4 years later, I think we finally went through that bag of 250 I bought. Best $7 I ever spent!

 

Yes, as my screen name implies, I soldered the first thousand boards at Schiit. Yes, if you've read previous chapters, you've heard that Jason's wife was part of the story. Well, I've been reading this whole thread since the beginning and enjoying every magical minute of it. Why now have I finally posted?

 

I dunno. Someone saw a french fry boat and I got nostalgic. I still remember it like yesterday. That ton of french fry boats full of resistors and caps and pots and LEDs, etc. allllllll over the workbench and there I was neck deep in schiit, stuffing and soldering and stuffing and soldering and stuffing and soldering. It was fun for me. I love to make things.

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Funny thing about those french fry containers. When I was gearing up to solder the very very first run of Asgards, I wanted a bunch of parts bins for my workbench (ie. plastic folding table wedged between a car and other assorted garage junk)...and I needed them right now. So, I went to the nearest store that sold takeout food containers and the like. It'd have to be big enough to hold a good amount of parts, shallow enough that I could stick my whole hand in it to scoop out parts and needed either rounded or slanted sides to facilitate that scooping because if I'm gonna be stuffing and soldering, I gotta do it right and not be fighting with keeping all those parts in line. Those darn french fry boats are the best. I could write on them. If they got too dented up, I could just throw 'em away...

 

4 years later, I think we finally went through that bag of 250 I bought. Best $7 I ever spent!

 

Yes, as my screen name implies, I soldered the first thousand boards at Schiit. Yes, if you've read previous chapters, you've heard that Jason's wife was part of the story. Well, I've been reading this whole thread since the beginning and enjoying every magical minute of it. Why now have I finally posted?

 

I dunno. Someone saw a french fry boat and I got nostalgic. I still remember it like yesterday. That ton of french fry boats full of resistors and caps and pots and LEDs, etc. allllllll over the workbench and there I was neck deep in schiit, stuffing and soldering and stuffing and soldering and stuffing and soldering. It was fun for me. I love to make things.

Great story!

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I really think it's time for more affordable Schiit speaker amps (as opposed to Ragnarok). Emotiva has the only affordable option, and I think Schiit could do better. If they were able to make a 50W 2 channel in an asgard size chassis for around $200 it'd probably sell like hotcakes. 

 

1) Schiit looks better.

2) No useless (to the vast majority) features like a 230/120 switch.

3) More durable design.

4) Likely better sound.

 

It shouldn't have a headphone out or any of that. I get that Ragnarok is supposed to be able to do everything, but this wouldn't have to. I'd be ecstatic for class A, but realize that's unrealistic and would be fine with AB or something else. This would be the ideal product for someone who has monitors or small bookshelf speakers on their desk. They could wire the outs on their Asgard 2/Valhalla 2/Lyr 2 to this new product and then have three Schiit products in the same chassis design to handle digital conversion, headphone amplification and speaker amplification. I wouldn't be surprised if a product like this (although maybe a tad bit more expensive) is one of the surprises Schiit has in store for us. 

 

Needless to say, I consider my Asgard 2 a very good value and would definitely buy from Schiit over another brand. My next amplification purchase will likely be a cheap two channel, so lets hope they get creative. 

 

EDIT: Reading this again made me realize how I basically listed off Porsche performance, with Ford pricing, in a Fiat body. Obviously unfeasible, but oh well lol.


Edited by jeremy205100 - 8/18/14 at 10:51pm
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