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  1. DACattack

    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    @Roy G. Biv Nice suggestion. I'd not heard them before, and found several of there albums on Roon. Definitely will add them to the mix. Thank you!
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Yeah, I'd say that's a dramatic increase! Thanks, as always, for the links. Tempted by that first pair though, although I need to wait a while before my next audio purchase. Bills to pay and all that. And I've been avidly following the on-going build of your retirement system. Glad you're...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Now that nighttime lows in my neck of the woods have dipped below freezing a couple of times in the past week and I've picked up a copy of chef Justin Sutherland's "Northern Soul" cookbook, it seems appropriate to make a batch of his Creole Jambalaya this weekend. Need to go shopping today for...
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    This would tempt me too.
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    I believe what Jason said is that Schiit had built one half of the 250 allotment and had sold out of those.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Playing Dire Straits "Communique" on the turntable and listening to it on the HD800s through my newly arrived Folkvangr, and even mere hours out of the gate with the stock tubes this sounds glorious. And this is before any whiskey mods have been applied. Bravo, @Jason Stoddard, I'm very happy...
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    Curious what DACs (or other sources) folks are using with their Folkvangrs? Once mine arrives, I'll be connecting it to my Yggdrasil A2 and my turntable pre-amp. It's going in my two-channel rack where I have a well ventilated spot for it, and, mostly, because if I tried to put it in my...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    And I'd concur re: my Electron SEs. High value for the audio buck!
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    Just received an email that mine has shipped. Woot, woot!
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    @DougD Ah, then there's hope. Mine was ordered just past 1 p.m., so fingers crossed. Hope you get yours soon!
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Bandcamp is a good source of his music too. He has never wanted to be pigeonholed as just a guitar player, and made some records with minimal or no guitars.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    And FWIW I think vinegar sauce on pulled pork can be sublime. I like to use half white and half apple cider vinegar, and mix it up with sugar, salt, pepper, powdered mustard and mustard seed, tabasco, and red pepper flakes. Throw it together in a mason jar and shake it up well. Sprinkle some of...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Over the years I've had a few knock-my-socks-off upgrades from Schiit, including moving from Modi to Modi Multibit in my work setup, Jotunheim 1 to 2 in my main headphone setup at home, and the Unison USB upgrade to my Yggy. All three delighted me. However, the most significant of them all (to...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    So, every couple of years I re-read Jason's chapters from the beginning to end. Each time I'm struck by how far Schiit has come from the garage, especially this time (Texas and California, anyone?). Throughout their often crazy 12 year journey, thankfully they've remained true to their basic...
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    @bcowen Interesting that you've found the 6N23Ps a good match and a nice improvement -- I have a pair coming from Ukraine (fingers crossed they arrive) via eBay -- and I'm still patiently waiting for my Folkvangr to come out of backorder. Fingers crossed I'll get it by the end of the month. Are...
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    In my best and most sonorous Darth Vader voice: "Impressive!" And my wife and daughter consider my 6 utterly excessive. May I use you as an example that it could be worse? :dt880smile:
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    Schiit Folkvangr - Impressions Thread

    I have the old school HD800 (sans S). I'll be curious to hear your impressions of the HD800S with FV. Wonder if there'll be much of a difference between the two?
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'd bought a couple of cables from ImpactAudioCables in the past but they are currently on hiatus, so I was looking for other options. After browsing innumerable possibilities on-line, I did order a replacement cable from LQi for the HD800 so I can pair it with the...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Okay, okay, I am weak-willed audio-phool. I couldn't resist the siren song of the lovely tube glow, and just placed my order for a Folkvangr. And, apostasy for me, I've ordered it in *black* -- everything else is silver in the rack -- simply to augment that glow. (I consider that fact a minor...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 65 is a gem. Stunning.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Awesome. Thanks for that. Dude, I have a Yggdrasil so digital is no hardship at all. 😉
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Why do I suddenly have this image of @bcowen as Indiana Jones with @Paladin79 as the knight guarding the holy grail, only instead of a chalice @bcowen must choose the "one true tube" ... ? And I too suddenly am having a real hard time concentrating on anything else, thinking about all the...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    To get the thread pre-requisites out of the way: 1. TX and NC BBQ are equally delicious. (Then again, I'm Minnesotan so what do I know.) 2. Too much peat in Scotch is just wrong (just like overly-extracted wine -- if it doesn't go well with food what's the point?). 3. Dogs > Cats, because I'm...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Wanting to free up a bit of space in my audio rack, a while ago I had set aside my Vahalla 2 (and along with it my HD800). I have a Bifrost 2 that I use with both an old Jot and Lyr 3 in the bedroom. It's been my go to headphone setup for a couple of years now. My Yggdrasil is my workhorse for...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Agreed. @Skaffeh they are well worth the wait. Exceptional, and at that price an insanely good bargain. I love them with my Tektons.
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