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post #1756 of 1793
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Originally Posted by tamleo View Post
 

I don't have the Sine but the LCd-2.

Tomorrow I will compare the vali2 to the Asgard2 and Magni2u and I will let you know :)

lcd2 is one of my favorite cans..

please do..

post #1757 of 1793

I have been powering my HE400's with my Dragonfly for a few years now. Boy what I have been missing. Current rig: Surface Pro 4 -> Foobar2000 -> WASAPI -> Dragonfly 1.0 -> Schiit Vali 2 -> HE400. Without the Vali, deep and/or heavy bass would tend to distort and complicated passages would sometimes sound flat and congested. No issues whatsoever now. What an upgrade! I am currently just trying the stock tubes and some of the HE400 fatigue I sometimes experienced seems to have been alleviated. I have about 7 more to try that came with my Head-Fi purchase!:gs1000smile::gs1000smile::gs1000smile:

 

 

Did a quickie modification on Day 1 due to me being OCD.

 

 


Edited by gidgiddonihah - 1/12/17 at 5:18pm
post #1758 of 1793
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Originally Posted by Faber65 View Post

Thanks for the direction.
I suspected that it was imperial and not metric.
That's why mine did not work.

Made in the US, hence imperial.

I admit that the original one is way more stylish. Somehow I destroyed the nice appearance of the original Vali, but this knob is somehow more functional.

post #1759 of 1793

Just received...
post #1760 of 1793
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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post


Just received...

So I'm using my AKG 712 Pros with the Vali 2 Amp. I'm feeding it through my Android phone into the RCA jacks in the back. I'm on High Gain full volume and I can still listen to it is the amp underpowered for my headphones or is it because of my Android device it just doesn't have enough power?

I'm liking the sound of this amp but I'm finding that my headphones are very very power-hungry the more I turn up the volume the better they actually sound but I've ran out of volume so I'm trying to find out I'm kind of new to this stuff and trying to find out do I need a more powerful amp or do I need a more powerful source for my music.
Edited by califmike33 - 1/16/17 at 7:55pm
post #1761 of 1793

It has to be your source.  I'm listening to the K7XX with Vali 2 at high gain and volume at 7-8 o'clock, so far from even halfway on the knob. This is straight out of my computer's sound card with iTunes.

 

I've never ran the Vali 2 out of my phone though. 

post #1762 of 1793
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Originally Posted by MtnMan307 View Post

It has to be your source.  I'm listening to the K7XX with Vali 2 at high gain and volume at 7-8 o'clock, so far from even halfway on the knob. This is straight out of my computer's sound card with iTunes.

I've never ran the Vali 2 out of my phone though. 
post #1763 of 1793
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Originally Posted by califmike33 View Post

. Going to try another source tomorrow and see what happens I should not have to be on High gain at 3 or 4 o'clock to get them to drive my headphones.
Edited by califmike33 - 1/16/17 at 8:36pm
post #1764 of 1793

@califmike33 - I'm pretty sure the Vali 2 has enough power for the K712, I think the issue you have is that your Android device headphone port isn't really designed as a line-out so isn't giving the amp enough voltage.

post #1765 of 1793
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Originally Posted by califmike33 View Post


So I'm using my AKG 712 Pros with the Vali 2 Amp. I'm feeding it through my Android phone into the RCA jacks in the back. I'm on High Gain full volume and I can still listen to it is the amp underpowered for my headphones or is it because of my Android device it just doesn't have enough power?

I'm liking the sound of this amp but I'm finding that my headphones are very very power-hungry the more I turn up the volume the better they actually sound but I've ran out of volume so I'm trying to find out I'm kind of new to this stuff and trying to find out do I need a more powerful amp or do I need a more powerful source for my music.

 

a Solution: https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/cable-plus-a2r/

post #1766 of 1793
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Originally Posted by tgx78 View Post

a Solution: https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/cable-plus-a2r/

So I hooked up my friends iPhone 6 Plus to compare to my phone and the volume level was incredibly louder I could not turn it up all the way or would have blown my head off so it is my phone is the problem.
post #1767 of 1793

Guys do you know if its possible to convert the pre out of the Vali to line out?

I know that it will void guarantee but I am just asking..

post #1768 of 1793
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Originally Posted by califmike33 View Post

So I'm using my AKG 712 Pros with the Vali 2 Amp. I'm feeding it through my Android phone into the RCA jacks in the back. I'm on High Gain full volume and I can still listen to it is the amp underpowered for my headphones or is it because of my Android device it just doesn't have enough power?


I'm liking the sound of this amp but I'm finding that my headphones are very very power-hungry the more I turn up the volume the better they actually sound but I've ran out of volume so I'm trying to find out I'm kind of new to this stuff and trying to find out do I need a more powerful amp or do I need a more powerful source for my music.

a Solution: https://www.bursonaudio.com/products/cable-plus-a2r/

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post #1769 of 1793
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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post
 

Guys do you know if its possible to convert the pre out of the Vali to line out?

I know that it will void guarantee but I am just asking..


This is probably an incredibly stupid and naive question; but what is the difference?

 

Also, I just wanna say that I'm jumping from team little dot to team schiit w/ the Vali 2. I love the LD; just time for something different. Wish me luck!

post #1770 of 1793
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Originally Posted by DomieMic65 View Post

 
Guys do you know if its possible to convert the pre out of the Vali to line out?
I know that it will void guarantee but I am just asking..


This is probably an incredibly stupid and naive question; but what is the difference?

Also, I just wanna say that I'm jumping from team little dot to team schiit w/ the Vali 2. I love the LD; just time for something different. Wish me luck!

Line out has a fixed voltage.
Exactly like the line out of a source (CD player or DAC).
It can be useful if after the Vali you want to connect a normal integrated amplifier or a different pre.
I think that with some skill it may be possible to change it.
But maybe the easiest way is to split the source before the Vali input RCA.
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