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Well, I knew that Steve Jobs was.  Didn't know about Tim Cook, though.

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Well, I knew that Steve Jobs was.  Didn't know about Tim Cook, though.

They are busy probing Jason for trade secrets. Steve Jobs is not dead, he's on the Mother Ship, planning how to use iBeats for mind control of iSheep.

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They are busy probing Jason for trade secrets. Steve Jobs is not dead, he's on the Mother Ship, planning how to use iBeats for mind control of iSheep.


Which part of the anatomy would they specially be probing?

 

I hope he doesnt get the same treatment as Cartman from South Park got from those aliens.

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Which part of the anatomy would they specially be probing?

 

I hope he doesnt get the same treatment as Cartman from South Park got from those aliens.

It's best left to the imagination, which you seem to have already figured out..

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Jason, come back....    All is forgiven......

 

We like the switch ar the back, we do not want remotes, we do not need windows drivers, we do not want bluetooth connectivity, we do not want to be associated with anything apple.

 

And, lastly, we do recognise that the whole of the Schiit staff do have a sense of humour.

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Be careful what you wish for...  :wink:

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Jason, come back....    All is forgiven......

 

We like the switch ar the back, we do not want remotes, we do not need windows drivers, we do not want bluetooth connectivity, we do not want to be associated with anything apple.

 

And, lastly, we do recognise that the whole of the Schiit staff do have a sense of humour.

 

Actually, we kinda need that one.

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we do not need windows drivers, 

 

 

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Actually, we kinda need that one.

 

Microsoft needs to get off their own asses and integrate proper USB Audio Class 2 support into their operating systems. Open source and freeware companies can do it as well as the Apple giant...

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Originally Posted by wink View Post
 

Jason, come back....    All is forgiven......

 

We like the switch ar the back, we do not want remotes, we do not need windows drivers, we do not want bluetooth connectivity, we do not want to be associated with anything apple.

 

And, lastly, we do recognise that the whole of the Schiit staff do have a sense of humour.

Not to worry, once they've finished reprogramming him, Jason will be amenable to switches on front as well as remote control options. Although with the next gen DACs you might hear voices giving subliminal suggestions as to your next purchases. Do you think anyone back at the ranch will notice anything if he looks like a Dalek?

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The rumour doing the rounds is that Jason took the 3 weeks off to finalise the [Redacted] and incorporate a on/off switch on the front panel as well as a remote for the morbidly obese who find it hard to move from their lounge/couch/bed/floor.

 

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Not to worry, once they've finished reprogramming him, Jason will be amenable to switches on front as well as remote control options. Although with the next gen DACs you might hear voices giving subliminal suggestions as to your next purchases. Do you think anyone back at the ranch will notice anything if he looks like a Dalek?

 

Just another friendly reminder that Jason doesn't need reprogramming to see the value of the remote control. For some reason, these keep getting linked together, but it's sort of the complete opposite of how he responds to the switches-on-the-front question. 

 

Nor does he feel the need to call people who want remotes "morbidly obese." But carry on. 

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Mr. Stoddard & lads at Schiit,

 

I just yesterday put an ancient BSR 10 band Eq in front of my Asgard 2, I'm exploring the concept of correcting the frequency response curve of the Sennheiser HD580 which Tyll's testing reveals is about 15db down on the lowest freq. and tapers-off on the high frequencies by about 15db.down.     

 

I boosted the lows about 6db., boosted the 6k range about 6db and lowered the midrange by about 2db.  

 

The Transformation of my HD580s is spectacular, it's "velvety fogginess" seems to have vanished.  

 

I'm writing you lads to say that I was worried that the little Asguard 2 wouldn't be able to keep up with the increased work load.  

 

It isn't at all grumbling or complaining, it's singing it's heart out like Pavarati on a great day, it's almost like the little Amp is saying : "Bring it on" fatso, "I can handle everything you can throw at me", "annnnd then some"!  

 

Funny thing is that I'm using less gain from the front control than I would use without the EQ boosting ( now about 10oclock vs a no-eq noon setting) 

 

So the Sennheisers seem to be performing better than ever, at lower than ever gain settings.  

 

Hmm,  What gives? 

 

Still, my earliest thoughts on the Asgard 2 continue to be confirmed, it's as good as the finest Amp I've ever owned: Electrocompanies Ampliwire2 in both Stereo and Mono versions.  There might be something better out there but I haven't found it yet.  

 

I'm excluding all the Tube Amps that can be rolled because their performance seems to deteriorate slowly requiring re-tubing with ever increasingly expensive tubes.  ( that fella that is writing about the Lyr and tube rolling is spending thousands of dollars for his tube collection ) 

 

Tube rolling is an aggressive hobby excentuating our built in Neurosis and Psychosis tendencies which my Couch Doctor advises against.

 

Thank you for this wonderful little Amp.

 

Tony in MIchigan

 

ps.  Jonathan Scull gave me Duke Ellington - "Jazz Party" . This recording should have the voice coils melting, the Asgard 2 & eq'd HD580s are sailing thru it with ease.  W-O-Wsers! 

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I've listened to a lot of solid state headphone amps, most of which cost at least 3 times (or more) the price of the A2 and I've found it extremely difficult to beat. Now if you prefer the sound of tubes, which I do understand as tubes can sound fantastic then the A2 isn't for you. I think the Asgard 2 is priced so low as to not be taken very seriously by many that automatically think that a more expensive amp is obviously better. It's too bad, they're missing out. 

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Originally Posted by KLJTech View Post
 

I've listened to a lot of solid state headphone amps, most of which cost at least 3 times (or more) the price of the A2 and I've found it extremely difficult to beat. Now if you prefer the sound of tubes, which I do understand as tubes can sound fantastic then the A2 isn't for you. I think the Asgard 2 is priced so low as to not be taken very seriously by many that automatically think that a more expensive amp is obviously better. It's too bad, they're missing out. 

The Magni is also a shocker.

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The Magni is also a shocker.

 

I believe that statement is true for most of their gear, the Gungnir replaced a DAC I had been using that cost twice as much so their track record for me has been outstanding. 


Edited by KLJTech - 4/14/15 at 1:31pm
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Funny thing is that I'm using less gain from the front control than I would use without the EQ boosting

That's because your EQ is adding gain.

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