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  1. ZoNtO

    NEW - Schiit Asgard 2

    Sounds like you could have a mild ground loop given the noise goes away completely with certain actions. Could try routing your RCA cables away from power cables, moving the amp away from other gear with transformers, amd trying different well-constructed RCA cables to confirm.
  2. ZoNtO

    NEW - Schiit Asgard 2

    Do you hear the same noise on low gain mode as well if you turn the volume knob up so the signal was the same level as it was in high gain mode? With those headphones, low gain is a much better match just based on specs.
  3. ZoNtO

    Schiit Ragnarok Amplifier

    Ragnarok 2 preamp outputs are only active when the headphone output is active, so you must use either use the Headphones output setting or the “both” output setting. To get the sub to play with speakers, I’d just use the “both” setting and unplug the headphones.
  4. ZoNtO

    Uptone EtherREGEN

    How did the English Electric 8Switch fare against the EtherREGEN? Folks on the Naim forums love the 8Switch and many now use it and have sold their EtherREGENs.
  5. ZoNtO

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

    More information on these sidegrade-boards would be needed to answer the question. Assume we're talking about variations of the analog boards?
  6. ZoNtO

    Schiit Ragnarok Amplifier

    That's exactly why you're hearing the hum. High gain is for speakers and inefficient planar headphones.
  7. ZoNtO

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

    This blanket statement is incorrect, at least with respect to amplifiers. The Ragnarok 1 manual says to turn it off when not in use. Haven’t owned any other Schiit solid state amps.
  8. ZoNtO

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

    I don't see the point given the JBL Nano Patch+. Over on the other site, the discussion for this product hinged around people wanting something that was reference quality to connect their Yggdrasil/Gungnir (and now Bifrost 2 with XLR out I guess) into Schiit monoblocks and/or the future...
  9. ZoNtO

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

    The Ragnarok 2 preout functionality being tied to headphones seems so odd to me. I can’t imagine a relevant use case unless someone is a gamer who uses a the amp on, and a subwoofer under, a desk and wants the location precision of headphones while gaming but still wants to feel explosions. I...
  10. ZoNtO

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

    You were just experiencing the same tradeoffs everyone else does/should with Maggies. They are best with real instruments and genres like acoustic, folk, jazz, and smaller classical ensembles. Anything like electronic, rap and rock is hit or miss given the paltry low bass output and lack of kick...
  11. ZoNtO

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

    I found this gem of a post today, and the bolded builds perfectly off of the posts about the "beastly" Sumo amp from a couple pages back. I think the 250/500W would be interesting, but not killer. Someone could still get that from Emotiva, etc. Maybe if the Class A bias was relatively high like...
  12. ZoNtO

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

    Was this something that you addressed with the Nexus circuit in preparation for Ragnarok 2? If I have one complaint about the Ragnarok 1.5 it's that it can sound a bit harsh and clinical, mostly at higher volumes.
  13. ZoNtO

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

    It's your destiny to design a beast of an amp like that, worthy of the name Odin.
  14. ZoNtO

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

    As of March 28, 2019, Schiit tech support says "[y]ou can run the [F]reya just fine without tubes. Shouldn't be an issue." Perhaps @Jason Stoddard could clarify whether running changes were made to address this issue? We know there have running changes to Freya given the gain in tube mode was 5...
  15. ZoNtO

    Integrated Amplifiers and Preamplifier with Good, Great or Excellent Headphones Output - Contribute to a LIST of amps!

    Wanted to bump this up and see if anybody else has info out there. Particularly interested in integrated amps with enough grunt to power a pair of Maggies, that also have a decent to great headphone out.
  16. ZoNtO

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    Let me rephrase. The Yggy is not the problem if you are not hearing microdetail on your system.
  17. ZoNtO

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    Maybe the differences you heard are due to your Audeze headphones and not the Yggy. :triportsad:
  18. ZoNtO

    Life after Yggdrasil?

    I hope you let what you said here sink in. If the first part of the sentence is true, you have a problem and need to deal with it. Don't squander your savings or your kid's/kids' future on this ridiculous hobby.
  19. ZoNtO

    Cary Audio SLI 80 - Owners Unite!

    Anybody still running this?
  20. ZoNtO

    OH NO!...the Cardas smurf cable is INCREDIBLE!!

    I'm not usually one for thread bumps after 15 years, but found this thread helpful in deciding whether to order a used "Smurf" cable to try out. It looks like the Smurf was $150 for 3m length around the time this thread was active, and the grey Cross version of the same cable now sells for $285...
  21. ZoNtO

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

    Which online vendors match with those tolerances?
  22. ZoNtO

    Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.

    Something like this:   Be careful though, otherwise:
  23. ZoNtO

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/testing-audibility-break-effects
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