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  1. Anavel0

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

    We’ve just found the luckiest man alive. Glad you enjoy your current system so much. :)
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    Friends don’t let friends drink and design turntables.
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    Pictures Of Your High End System II (Same Rules Apply)

    Sennheiser HEV 90. But honestly that's it.
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    Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.

    Do you mean most of your headphones are plannar magnetic? If so, yes Valhalla 2 can drive them better than other OTL tube amps but it wouldn't be my first choice. It's primary goal is driving HIGH impedance headphones, everything above 100 ohms or more. Also, every tubey, dreamy, or euphonic...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    I hope they're reading this so they can come back and do a good thread cleanup. Didn't head-fi (way back) have a no double blind discussion rule? Also, someone get Tyll over here to measure say a new HD600. Use it for a month and then measure again. Then maybe we can stop talking about burn-in...
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    That just reads like so much pseudo-science. I'm hoping I'm just missing the sarcasm via text.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    And Jason regrets posting about it already.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    What about Jot with powered Audioengine desktop speakers? Pair them and call it a day.
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    What is this madness?! I'm so happy for this. The wall wart is dead! Long live the floor wart er . . . Cthulu!
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    *looks at all the speaker/2 channel info* *looks at my HD 650* *looks back at all the speaker/2 channel info* *puts on the HD 650 and queues the music* In all honesty though, I'm intrigued by 2 channel but man just putting on my headphones seems a LOT easier. Specially when you look at...
  11. Anavel0

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

    Maybe I'm the Debbi Downer but at $200-250 I'm not interested in a desktop amp. I'd just use my Valhalla 2 and HD 650. $150 I'm interested but I'm betting wattage would be down quite a bit. That means you'd most likely need high efficiency speakers. Which I'm totally into but you know the...
  12. Anavel0

    Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.

    So my original tubes are finally giving up the ghost. Anyone care to PM with trusted tube sellers, please?
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Jason Stoddard everything about this most recent chapter is EXACTLY why I wanted a Schiit 2 channel system. as for the remote. Which I honestly wasn't expecting. I say stick to the cheaper remote but sell a fancier, aluminum remote as a side item. And I know we're just talking preamps now...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    If I have to pick, it's Physical Graffiti. Kashmir alone makes that album worth so much audio enjoyment.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    Remember what the dormouse said, "feed your head!"
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    What a long, strange trip it's been -- (Robert Hunter)

    I'd be interested in a tube phono pre at Bifrost or Bifrost Uber price. Gungnir price and I'd probably stick with my Mani. You'd really have to persuade me that it was 4-5 X better sounding than a Mani to cost 4-5 X as much.
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    Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.

    Just one saver per socket was more than enough to lift the tubes up and bring overall temperatures down. No more toasty volume knob.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    (Sarcasm) MSB offers custom colors! Why can't Schiit?! (End sarcasm)
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    Valhalla 2 review coming soon!

    Buying socket savers will help with heat too. If you're rea concerned. They raise the tubes up about an inch. That said, they aren't needed or required. I like the look with the tubes outside the chassis more, though. :)
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    Valhalla 2 review coming soon!

    I don't have any direct links; but I know you can google search for Valhalla 2 reviews. There were a lot of comparisons when Valhalla 2 originally launched.
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    Schiit Mani

    I'm using an RP-1 but with performance pack. (Easily added on later if you want, no huge lose without it.) I'm using Gain 1 set to low and Gain 2 set to high. Input impedance set to 47k ohms. This will work for the Carbon MM too. To find the specs for the Carbon go to the cartridge product page...
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    Valhalla 2 review coming soon!

    It's real hard to go back to solid-state. Especially with Valhalla 2 playing so well with the stock tubes.
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    Valhalla 2 review coming soon!

    Yep, shoot them an email. I will say I always notice this on every tube amp I've owned when the tubes are about to die. Hopefully it's just that.
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    Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

    @tonykaz I know your background in the audio industry. I've enjoyed many of your post and "insider" info you add to discussions. I just find 70,000 analog systems in a world of over 7 billion people to be on the low side. I certainly understand that analog will never replace digital just...
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    Valhalla 2 review coming soon!

    Yep, that's how all tube amps are. The tubes run best after they have, literally, warmed up. If you feel the Valhalla is getting too warm you might want to get some socket savers. They're really meant to protect tube sockets on devices that have tubes changes frequently. But for the Valhalla...
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