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NEW Vali Schiit AMP!!!

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by lff, Oct 9, 2013.
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  1. laserfj
    Can you guys tell me what he meant by "wet" in technical terms that I can understand?
  2. I like where this thread is going.
  3. Stapsy
    Check out the head-fi glossary page.  Lots of great information!
     - A reverberant sound, something with decay. Opposite of Dry.
  4. brhfl
    I used to do the reinstall Windows once-a-year-or-so thing as well, now I tend to reboot my Mac about as often [​IMG] I was seriously bummed recently, the last time I checked my uptime I was up around 500 days... then last week a major power outage drained my UPS... sigh.
    I would second (third?) the recommendation to OP though on a fresh install... Windows does seem to have little glitchy moments where starting anew really is the best bet. And there's nothing particularly odd or proprietary about how Modi handles the connection, it truly should be plug-and-play. 
    I assume you've tried all the ports on your machine? Some put out less power than others, an irritating reality for a connection that should be standardized to prevent that... Also why the recommendation of a powered hub was given, which is worth a shot...
    Guy doesn't have drivers installed, of course his usb ports aren't going to work. That's not Windows causing the problem.
  6. Barry S

    Wet/Dry are common terms in audio, especially when you're mixing sound.  They're uncommon around head-fi, though.  I asked earlier if anyone else thought the Vali had a touch of reverb. I could have asked if the Vali sounded a little wet and it would have meant the same thing.
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  7. shipsupt
    Right!?  Between Picard and Dathon at El-Adrei and the "butter guy" this thread has completely come off the rails!  I can't endure any more.  
  8. FraGGleR
    Wow!  Your very first post on Headfi is to tell someone he is full of it?  Nice!
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  9. purrin
    Yeah that it's sort of. There's also a warmth element to it, but it's not quite warmth too. Maybe bloom, but it's not exactly that either. Hence we have to resort to "poetry"

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  10. AHorseNamedJeff
    That IS a good 50% of posts anyways...
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  11. purrin
    Not a big deal. Not even worth a cogent response because he's already made up his mind: "Don't take this the wrong way, but [direct insult]. [Feigned slight outage + slightly veiled insult], [outrage]."
    I figure its probably Tdock, Shike, an nwavguy minion, or a banned "sound scientist" on sock account.
  12. Stapsy
    I agree with what you are saying.  I think it is a VERY slight background distortion associated with tubes that gives it that effect.  It is difficult to describe but easy to understand once you experience it.  My point is more that using the term "wet" is not out of place when describing sound.
  13. Tuco1965
    It would be the opposite of clinical also.  They're all good terms.  Wet is very descriptive.
  14. purrin
    No doubt "wetness" could describe an error of commission. But a rather pleasing one. Definitely not distortion. At least distortion in the technical sense because I have never seen amps measure differently on full spectrum analyzers between tubes with one wetter or bloomier than the other. (I've tried to measure and see differences.)
    Head-Fi'er ultrabike has measured the Vali to death. There are far more measurements, and different types of measurements of the Vali than any other head amp I am aware of. In terms of distortion, it's surprisingly good. Not quite the 0.000000001% of the Objective2, but still well well below the limits of hearing. In terms of noise, it doesn't measure so good. No surprise there.
  15. Shockah
    Does anyone know how the Vali sounds when paired with a HD 600? It seems as though the Vali does not have much synergy with the HD 650...
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