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  1. Argo Duck

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    He was both illuminating and entertaining around the Schiit threads. I surmise he is not now the self we knew. In fact, the first comment signed "Tony in Michegan" didn't have his phrasing and I thought it was someone else. The following comments did sound like him alas, though not the same...
  2. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Hi gdhal, of course I don't know the answer to your question, and have no intention of supplying speculation in answer. And...I've not tested whether I hear a difference personally. I do recall - and B1II's experience speaks to this - that most found no difference on most tracks. Thinking about...
  3. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Welcome to this forum. Apologies in advance for the long reply. I guess what makes audio most times a journey is that our brains are constantly learning how to hear in different ways. We don't - most of us - arrive at adulthood highly trained in how to perceive and process sound. I've had two...
  4. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Hi D2Girls, I think you're missing my point that predicting what another person thinks or will do ("how...treats his customers....I'm convinced that he would simply write me off") is chancey at best. You may be entirely right. Equally, you may be entirely wrong. With Mike, who knows? With...
  5. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    You were explaining your speculation of a mindset that Mike might have, and reporting it as if fact - "that's just how he is as a person I suppose". Really?! Another possible explanation is that he's a tad busy and doesn't have time to monitor every Schiit thread on head-fi. Of note, he is...
  6. Argo Duck

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Have you in fact heard them to conclude they are "pretty much the same" or is this speculation? I believe it is the sound Wingtip wants to know about...
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Generally true. And droll too
  8. Argo Duck

    Review of Meier Audio Corda JAZZ with ƒƒ-technology upgrade

    Jan, this is a fantastically interesting and versatile device. Tempting!
  9. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    OT for this thread but...I have not heard Ragnarok but it's my clear recollection Jason designed and built it as Schiit's flagship headphone amp. That it was configured to drive speakers too speaks to its power capability. It doesn't mean - as I understand it - Ragnarok's headphone section is...
  10. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ Be patient. It's worth the wait ;)
  11. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    +1 - what @winders states is exactly what Mike has said. Concerning the "no Yggy 2", the context in which that statement was made was speculation that a "Yggy 2" might be in the works. Whilst Jason has produced redesigns of his amps - and added "2" to these sometimes significant revisions - the...
  12. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    To be fair I think our "Chord lover" may be a Yggy lover too. That said, we have learned from Jason's and Mike's very open disclosures that engineering is a road of many choices and compromises. Rob Watts has his views about which matter, and made his choices. Mike similarly has his views and...
  13. Argo Duck

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    I too like speaking with myself. I find it both agreeable and productive :D Btw, sounds like good advice to use power conditioning.
  14. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ Not exactly the same thing but you may find this hint from Jason relevant
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    Thoughts on a bunch of DACs (and why delta-sigma kinda sucks, just to get you to think about stuff)

    Hmm, thought this old thread had been locked. No direct experience, but googling key words from this thread title together with "audiolab mdac" might work for you since search this thread doesn't seem available any more. Trying this unearthed this very brief impression. There may be others...
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    I agree with TK16, finding (usually small) changes with some gear and not with others. Personally, I suspect it's less to do with the gear and more to do with my brain adjusting to (a) a different presentation (b) things new gear might do incrementally better or worse than other gear I'm used...
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    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    Concerning volume controls, one of the old hands over on the Decware forums used to "ride the gain", meaning he would use both volume controls. Configuring the preamp and Taboo differently gave him the flexibility to dial in a desired 'sound' more easily by adjusting the relative levels. Easier...
  18. Argo Duck

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

    ^ Seemed obvious sarcasm to me. I enjoyed your wit. But sometimes it's hard to know who's kidding who :D
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    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    Schiit don't "gimp" any parts of their circuits, they have stated. On the contrary, Jason has gone to a lot of trouble to make SE perform as well as balanced from what I recall of his chapters about their designs. I would like to see where it's been shown the SE headphone outs are 'gimped'...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    ^ First recording I bought was a Beethoven symphony - does that count? :D. Probably Hans Schmidt-Isserstaedt conducting the 9th. I was 14. Class trip. Classmates were not surprised I would hang out in the classical section. I 'discovered' music two years before after hearing Beethoven's 6th...
  21. Argo Duck

    Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions

    No dust on my black yggy. No cobwebs either :p
  22. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ IIRC you would find Torq's music types in the thread wink linked. Failing that, a broad google search might be fruitful.
  23. Argo Duck

    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    ^ It's an ingenious paper. I wonder if it explains the dreaded 'digital sheen' many complain of with delta-sigma. Clipping - especially around 11kHz - would seem a possible cause. I don't recall anything in the description of Mike's filter nor the MB chips themselves that explicitly addresses...
  24. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ I recall Mike stating what you summarized. I assumed he meant there is no reference by which he can assess accuracy of (his) reproduction of electronic music. That's a fair point. Of course this argument would apply to any dac!
  25. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Don't listen to a lot of electronic music but what I have heard has been amazing. Yggy's reproduction of correct phase means spatial effects can be startling. I've heard this with some Radiohead and Jean Michel Jarre material. Add to this Yggy's resolution of detail and texture, and separation...
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