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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Argo Duck

    Review of Meier Audio Corda JAZZ with ƒƒ-technology upgrade

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

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

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

    Schiit Mjolnir2 Tube Rolling Thread

    Don't have a definitive answer for you sorry, not having encountered a microphonic tube before. Inclined to think burn in won't improve it - because burn in changes are usually related to subtle SQ changes - but I don't know. This thread is valuable but seems to have few active followers. You...
  6. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ This is sad to hear. It seems likely your Yggy has a problem. You should contact Schiit technical support and go from there.
  7. Argo Duck

    Schiit Mjolnir2 Tube Rolling Thread

    @neoluddite, these continue to be well organized, detailed and useful notes. A great contribution.
  8. Argo Duck

    The Decware TABOO MK 111 Thread

    The LCD2 (rev 1) on the older, mkII Taboo are indeed something; my preferred amp for this headphone. Moreover, the mkII indeed has lower input sensitivity and was frequently paired with the older CSP2+, a preamp which can put out 30V. (Personally, I find the Taboo more transparent without this...
  9. Argo Duck

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

    Beethoven Hammerklavier or the Op.111 sonata Bach Cello suites OR Art of fugue This Mortal Coil It'll end in tears OR Filigree & Shadow OR Cocteau Twins Treasure Pink Floyd Wish you were here Led Zeppelin Presence OR Physical Graffiti Eberhard Weber Little movements Sorry about the cheats: 7...
  10. 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
  11. Argo Duck

    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'...
  12. Argo Duck

    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...
  13. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ Good observations. I agree. Yggy seems to do the usual things well and bring different things into play as well...enjoy!
  14. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    Whilst it seemed entirely possible Yggy just wasn't for you, I'm glad to hear it's working out. Your experience is similar to most of us. Yggy is a different technology, different even from other multi-bit solutions. It does different things. And even has its own rules about how long it takes...
  15. Argo Duck

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

    ^ Very true. Sometimes I think that's what we should do re trying to understand the universe and everything...
  16. Argo Duck

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

    I happen to love my Mac Pro. A Cookie Monster dwells there :p Thanks for reminder of Gardner's reading of Missa Solemnis - which I haven't yet listened to on Yggy :eek:
  17. Argo Duck

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

    You're right - I should've put more emphasis on the "occasionally". Or perhaps "rarely" would've been the better choice ;) I'm glad you don't ask for an example. It would take a lot of searching...
  18. Argo Duck

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

    I learned a bit from Darko's writing about DACs several years back. Then he wrote for six moons. Certain tendencies in his writing were 'amplified' :rolleyes: Regarding his Jot review, it was all good until it came to the sound of Jotunheim. I became unsure what he meant too. As a potential...
  19. Argo Duck

    New MEIER AUDIO headphone amp "CORDA CLASSIC"

    Interesting information rasmushorn. I think I am one of those who would lean toward the ff side and I do have HD800 (sourced from Jan indeed :)). As well, this upgrade/sidegrade is one of the lesser expenses in this hobby ;) :beerchug:
  20. Argo Duck

    Review of Meier Audio Corda JAZZ with ƒƒ-technology upgrade

    Run a search. Probably in the classic thread. Somewhere in there I posted impressions of the differences. Long time since I listened to concerto but from memory it has a quicker (faster decay), lighter, brighter sound. Classic has more weight or body, notes decay more naturally TME, is slightly...
  21. Argo Duck

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

    ^ This. Indeed. 13 variables - if fully independent - defines a 13-dimensional space. Some of us have difficulty navigating 3-4. However it's more than possible 99% of this space sounds like ass. If so, Mike and his team's problem is to give us an easy way to navigate the sweet spot(s)...
  22. Argo Duck

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    This - from the posting guidelines (Reviews and Impressions) - may be relevant. I presume it applies to general posting too: Please don't recommend or post reviews of equipment you don't own or otherwise don't have a reasonable amount of familiarity with. You wouldn't recommend someone a car...
  23. Argo Duck

    Schiit Yggdrasil Impressions thread

    ^ Not an exact answer to your question, which I think is a good one in the spirit of experiment, but here's Jason's take!
  24. Argo Duck

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    Good info :beerchug: I really have no view one way or the other. Just some thoughts...detail never occurred to me as a potential lack for Yggy, but TBH I have no benchmark for comparison other than my several other, cheaper DACs. It significantly outperforms them, but the word I'd prefer to use...
  25. Argo Duck

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    ^ What? :eek: Beat Yggy? Impossible :p Seriously though, what about Yggy don't you like? Is there something specific or is this just upgraditis, a common malady round these parts ;)
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