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post #31 of 163

I think 1 input and 2 outputs would work best for me as well. Manually going into the settings on my MBPro and switching between my Schiit Stack and my Bose speakers is a pain. 

post #32 of 163

its a pre amp you still need a headphone amp ex im planing on a stack with sys and vali 

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Will it sound better than the Vali with my HE-400's?

its a pre amp you still need a headphone amp ex: im planing on a stack with sys and vali. so it would make the vali perform better thus making the headphones perform better

post #33 of 163
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its a pre amp you still need a headphone amp ex im planing on a stack with sys and vali 

its a pre amp you still need a headphone amp ex: im planing on a stack with sys and vali. so it would make the vali perform better thus making the headphones perform better

Will it drive my earbuds as well or is it too powerful?  Should I look for a weaker amp like a fiio for them?

post #34 of 163
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Will it drive my earbuds as well or is it too powerful?  Should I look for a weaker amp like a fiio for them?

schiit sys in a nut shell Sys is a simple, 2-input passive preamp. No electronics. No power. No distortion. Just a 2-way switch and a potentiometer. 

 what is a potentiometer you say this can tell ya  http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-potentiometer.htm http://schiit.com/public/upload/general/imagecache_thumbnail_product_gallery_large/sys_board.jpg basicly the sys preamp prepares the signal to be amped properly 

post #35 of 163
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Will it drive my earbuds as well or is it too powerful?  Should I look for a weaker amp like a fiio for them?

schiit sys in a nut shell Sys is a simple, 2-input passive preamp. No electronics. No power. No distortion. Just a 2-way switch and a potentiometer. 

 what is a potentiometer you say this can tell ya  http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-potentiometer.htm http://schiit.com/public/upload/general/imagecache_thumbnail_product_gallery_large/sys_board.jpg basicly the sys preamp prepares the signal to be amped properly 

 

as this is analog preamp it does not alter the single at all, it gives you an vol control........that's all.........it does not even has an headphone out or speaker out. If you do not need an 2-way switch then emotiva control freak is also an good option, I am using it between PWD 2 and UPA 200 power amp which does not have an Vol control.

 

http://shop.emotiva.com/collections/accessories/products/control-freak

post #36 of 163

Is it confirmed that the SYS doesn't work in both directions?  Or has nobody actually tested it yet?  I'm another that would like to use it backwards (one in, two out).

post #37 of 163

This is what I have in mind. Though, please correct me if this is what the Schiit SYS is supposed to do.

 

 

                                                                                          ----------->Lyr------>Heaphones

MBP----->Bifrost----->SYS (What I want it to be able to do)-

                                                                                          ------------> External Computer Speakers

post #38 of 163
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This is what I have in mind. Though, please correct me if this is what the Schiit SYS is supposed to do.

 

 

                                                                                          ----------->Lyr------>Heaphones

MBP----->Bifrost----->SYS (What I want it to be able to do)-

                                                                                          ------------> External Computer Speakers


Yes, that setup makes sense as long as you're using powered monitors.

post #39 of 163

They are powered. 

post #40 of 163
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This is what I have in mind. Though, please correct me if this is what the Schiit SYS is supposed to do.

 

 

                                                                                          ----------->Lyr------>Heaphones

MBP----->Bifrost----->SYS (What I want it to be able to do)-

                                                                                          ------------> External Computer Speakers


The SYS is designed with two INPUTS and one OUTPUT.  Until someone confirms that it can be used backwards, I wouldn't expect that the setup above will work.  FYI, this is basically what I want to do with it.  Waiting to hear if it's possible.  Maybe I'll email the Schiit guys about their return policy...

post #41 of 163
I'll try and test it backwards this coming week
post #42 of 163
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I'll try and test it backwards this coming week

 

I went ahead and ordered one, while I was ordering the new Modi optical.  I'll see for myself and post results here as well.

post #43 of 163
I just ordered an optical Modi as well. Fantastic!
post #44 of 163

http://www.head-fi.org/t/715525/avant-le-schiitstorm-a-couple-of-small-announcements/15#post_10480938

 

Jason from Schiit confirmed that the SYS works backwards, but only with the volume all the way up.

post #45 of 163

Received the SYS and hooked it up backwards for what I wanted. Works great! Thanks, Jason!

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