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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    BTW, have you tried the NOS mode yet? By holding the button about 3 seconds, and then release, and the indicator light will slowly beging to pulse bright/dark? What do you think of the NOS sound?
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Yes, the pattern you described is the normal startup process. You're good!
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    The firmware upgrade process has a slightly different light flashing pattern than the routine startup pattern. For example, If I am not mistaken, all the lights flash on and off together at a certain point in the upgrade process. Are you leaving the upgrade MicroSD card inside the Bifrost?
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Bought a MicroSD card and installed 8/11/22 firmware on my BF2 OG to get access to the NOS mode. I was skeptical I would like NOS mode, based preliminary impressions here, and my general skepticism of people's tendency to always see new/different as better. Also, I've been quite satisfied with...
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    Comment by 'Bassic Needs' on listing 'Schiit Vali 2 silver'

    Withdrawing sale. Item going into storage due to a move and wont be available for a while.
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    SparkoS Aries headphone amp

    I bought @duranxv 's Aries. First listening impressions are very positive. Very close to the sound stage height and width of the ZMF Pendant SE tube amp, which says a lot! Regarding changes for a mk2 version... 1. Ditto on the remote 2. I didnt think I would like the touch screen but I do 3...
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    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    I just picked up a Sparkos Aries SS headamp/preamp, which was said to be the recommended SS amp by Zach in the 2021 era. Question about variations of using Sparkos Aries and Pendant SE in the same chain: Today I tried Bifrost 2 DAC > RCA > Aries (as preamp) > RCA > Pendant SE, which was cool...
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    Comment by 'Bassic Needs' on listing 'Local DC/Nova USA sale only: Schiit Modi 3, Loki Mini, Vali 2, and Lokius moving sale'

    None of the above sold today. Therefore I am withdrawing this ad. Thank you for your interest.
  9. Local DC/Nova USA sale only: Schiit Modi 3, Loki Mini, Vali 2, and Lokius moving sale

    One day sale only - today Friday 4/22. Local pickup only in Arlington, VA. I am packing for moving tomorrow and these items haven't been used in months and will otherwise go into storage. Unless, long shot, a local buyer wishes to buy them. Silver Schiit Vali 2 w/ oem tube - $120 Silver Schiit...
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    This one sentence ...! I wish Schiit had this on their site or in their manuals. Seems like a design oversight, unless they had a good performance reason to go that route.
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    Schiit Audio Bifrost 2

    Hey all. An update is overdue but in case anyone learns from my experience: 1. Schiit sent a replacement BF2, but the problem persisted. 2. Further research on Schiits website led to me finding a FAQ to try a USB powered hub. 3. Problem solved, the connection between my phone and BF2 is no...
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    THE ZMF ATRIUM!!! and other cool LTD ZMF Stuff

    Is it just me, or does retiring the original Autuer and calling the updated one the 'Classic' seem counter intuitive?
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    To the degree that its possible, can you say what percentage increase the sound stage width grows from BF2 to LIM?
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Black wears off, so that is a no go for me personally. I like new copper, but I find the patina can hit and miss for my tastes. Had the Rose Gold been available when I ordered that would have been my choice.
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    @zach915m I dont see any way to order BE pads on the Pads webpage.
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Congrats, very nice pair. As much as I love the aesthetic of my Olive Wood w/ mag chassis, at 555 grams it does have me wondering from time to time if I should have gone the Monkey Pod or Sappelle route. Zach I'd be curious to know what is the lightest wood you have ever considered for VC? A...
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    Monolith M1570C (and M1070C) - Closed Back Planar Headphones

    The M1060C was a bass slam monster. Ill be interested to see how these new Closed models turn out.
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    In August I asked Justin at Ampsandsound to help me understand how the Pendant SE would compare to his other amps in that price range and here is what he told me: "The pendant is the most neutral with most air and space. The Forge is the most powerful and has great tube rolling. The Kenzie 2...
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    ZMF Verite Closed-New Closed Back ZMF Flagship.

    Zach, in the purchase menus your site now shows BE^2 Solid as the recommended additional pads for Verite Closed models. Previously it was the Universe Lambskin solid. Have your thoughts changed on the pads?
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    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    So I ordered this, and this happened: Shipped internationally in an envelope, in a wad of paper?? Surprisingly, the tube was not broken. Also, its not a foil getter is it? Can someone post a good picture of a "foil" so i know what to look for?
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    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    FYI Justin at ampsandsound advised it may work but sound really bad, and is not advisable.
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    DC Area Head-Fi Meet Planning (ongoing)

    Excited about both Spatial Audio M4 and seeing and hearing LTA's excellent amps. Thanks for the update!
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    ZMF Pendant by Ampsandsound; impressions, tube-rolling, and general discussions

    General question: Can you run headphones out of both 8 and 100 ohm taps at the same time?
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