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post #3391 of 3433
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Originally Posted by bigro View Post
 

I did not realize this until recently but the Jot Phono Card is a Balanced output card which should make things interesting. Keep In Mind it is only for MM cartridges.

 

Yup, perfect. I am old school, using a Bang Olufsen Beogram 5000 I bought in 1984.

post #3392 of 3433
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Originally Posted by franzdom View Post
 

 

Yup, perfect. I am old school, using a Bang Olufsen Beogram 5000 I bought in 1984.

 

Dang, don't those use MI carts with a weird shape?

 

Always kind of wanted one as 2nd table.

post #3393 of 3433
For all Canadian Head-fier's out there, The Headphone Bar (in Vancouver) confirmed with me that all future Schiit sales will be "in-store" sales only. No more internet sales...that's too bad.
post #3394 of 3433
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Originally Posted by watchnerd View Post
 

 

Dang, don't those use MI carts with a weird shape?

 

Always kind of wanted one as 2nd table.

 

Mine is called MMC but it's MM basically. 

 

 

^ Here is a pic of it before I fixed the light housing.

 

 

 

They look kind of like this, I bought cartridges from soundsmith.com

post #3395 of 3433

hmmm, I wonder. Should I got with a mimby + Magni or the Jot for my HD650....

post #3396 of 3433
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Originally Posted by ErikV55 View Post

hmmm, I wonder. Should I got with a mimby + Magni or the Jot for my HD650....
For what it's worth, I had the Magni and enjoyed it but after upgrading to the Jot (amp only) I recognized a pretty noticeable improvement. Plus going balanced (which I did with my HD650's) made it even better. Then save up for the Mimby (or Bimby if you intend to continuously upgrade your DAC).
post #3397 of 3433
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Originally Posted by ErikV55 View Post
 

hmmm, I wonder. Should I got with a mimby + Magni or the Jot for my HD650....


I agree with @Tuneslover. I own the Jot and M2U (and HD650) and there's a pretty noticeable difference. Definitely worth the extra money. 

 

Easiest way to go balanced is to reterminate the cheap, stock cable with 4-XLR and it was definitely worth my time. I love the balanced setup. Not just extra volume. 

post #3398 of 3433
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post
 


I agree with @Tuneslover. I own the Jot and M2U (and HD650) and there's a pretty noticeable difference. Definitely worth the extra money. 

 

Easiest way to go balanced is to reterminate the cheap, stock cable with 4-XLR and it was definitely worth my time. I love the balanced setup. Not just extra volume. 

 

Worth looking into the integrated DAC on the Jot? If It's that much better to go with a Mimby and Jot (amp only) it's worth it to me to pay the extra ~$150, as I'd be keeping the set up for quite some time. 

post #3399 of 3433
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Originally Posted by ErikV55 View Post

 

Worth looking into the integrated DAC on the Jot? If It's that much better to go with a Mimby and Jot (amp only) it's worth it to me to pay the extra ~$150, as I'd be keeping the set up for quite some time.

 

If budget allows then it's worth it for sure.

post #3400 of 3433
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Originally Posted by ErikV55 View Post

Worth looking into the integrated DAC on the Jot? If It's that much better to go with a Mimby and Jot (amp only) it's worth it to me to pay the extra ~$150, as I'd be keeping the set up for quite some time. 

Unfortunately I can't say... no experience with the Mimby. I have the Gungnir and I prefer that over the integrated DAC (sent to me by mistake). I hear the Mimby is better though...
post #3401 of 3433
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Originally Posted by jchandler3 View Post

Unfortunately I can't say... no experience with the Mimby. I have the Gungnir and I prefer that over the integrated DAC (sent to me by mistake). I hear the Mimby is better though...

Gungnir MB or DS?
post #3402 of 3433
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Originally Posted by ErikV55 View Post
 

 

Worth looking into the integrated DAC on the Jot? If It's that much better to go with a Mimby and Jot (amp only) it's worth it to me to pay the extra ~$150, as I'd be keeping the set up for quite some time. 

 

It's very much worth it, yes. The Mimby is ridiculously good for the price, and the difference in quality between that and a bunch of 4490 D/S stuff, even well implemented as Schiit's tends to be, is pretty clear.

 

Just remember to leave the Mimby on- it only sips power. Multibit DACs are more accurate when they're up to temperature.

post #3403 of 3433
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Originally Posted by mwhals View Post

Gungnir MB or DS?

DS.

Again, I don't have personal experience with it, but every impression I've read is that MB with the Mimby is more noticeable and more of an improvement than the balanced DAC with the Jot.
post #3404 of 3433
I've ran balanced LCD-2's with the Mimby and Jotunheim, as well as running the LCD-2's with the Jotunheim DAC.

I liked the Mimby+Jotunheim a lot more than the Jotunuein DAC. The detail was a lot better with the Mimby...Don't get me wrong though. The $100 4490 DAC option is still darn good for the price.
post #3405 of 3433

Mimby is definitely a step up from the built-in DAC. Actually I ordered a Bimby just after auditioning the Mimby (the size stacks better with Jot).

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