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Official Schiit Vali 2 Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by inseconds99, Dec 11, 2015.
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  1. PaulieB

    Excuse my ignorance but is the mimby the Modi Multibit?
  2. winders

    Mimby = Modi Multibit
    Bimby - Bifrost Multibit
    Gumby = Gungnir Multibit
    Yggy  = Yggdrasil
  3. PaulieB

    Excellent, thank you Sir!
  4. PaulieB
    Probably not the place for this question but what are the main differences between the Modi 2 Uber and Mimby?
    The Mimby is double the price of the Modi 2 Uber, is this justified?
  5. winders
    Yes, the wrong forum. You should ask this in the "Dedicated Source Components" forum in the "Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit" thread.

    The price difference is not double. The Mimby is basically the same as the Uber except that it is multibit versus sigma delta.
  6. tamleo
    Believe me or not, it is up to you. But you will not regret buying the Modi2u. It is better valued p/p and has a nicer bass IMHO
  7. winders
    The Mimby is the better DAC.

    Continue this conversation over in the "Dedicated Source Components" forum in the "Happy as a Pig in Schiit: Introducing Modi Multibit" thread.
  8. mks100
    I now have the Electro-Harmonix 6922 EH (~ $20) and the Genalex Gold Lion E88CC (~ $45) purchased from Amazon.  I used the Stock Tube for the first 4 Weeks and then added the EH and used it for another 4 Weeks.  I have been burning in the Genalex for the past 72 Hours and listening throughout the process.  I would say Genalex > EH >>> Stock Tube from a Warmth perspective.  I don't think I would purchase a LISST as the Stock Tube almost sounds Solid State in comparison.  All are very quiet with no perceptible noise.  I will most likely move backwards to better understand the differences before acquiring any additional Tubes. 
  9. Grado Diesel
    I'm using HIFIMAN HE-400i's with my Vali 2. The headphones are 35 ohms. What have others found to be the best gain setting for these cans - high or low?
  10. Tuneslover
    I tend to stick with low gain with pretty much all of my headphones (HD650, HE500, HD598SE & CS).
  11. cgkades
    You'd be fine with low gain. I think i have mine at 50% - 80% at low with my 400i's. I don't have any issues on high gain either though and usually listen to 25% - 50% when using high gain
  12. Grado Diesel

    Yeah that's what I experienced today when switching it to low. I haven't done enough listening this way yet but it does seem to increase the tubiness quality of the amp.
  13. mks100
    For my HE-400i, Low Gain = 10 O' Clock - 2 O' Clock depending on the Recording.  High Gain = 9 O' Clock - 11 O' Clock.  Only use High Gain if you have the Volume Pot past 9 O' Clock to avoid Channel Imbalance.  Maybe an Urban Legend, but it has served me well over the years with dealing with Amplifiers with High/Low Gain Settings.
  14. RiflemanFirst
    Quick question for anyone using the Vali 2 in hi-gain mode with "harder to drive" cans and speakers/monitors on the preamp out. Can you hear any sound from your speakers/monitors while playing anything with your headphones? I understand that the preamp out jacks are supposed to mute when headphones are plugged in up front. With my Vali 2, I can hear music/audio very faintly through my speakers while headphones plugged in. I practically have to put my ears right next to the speakers to hear it, but sure enough there is still some sound coming from the preamp out jacks to the speakers. I confirmed this with two different sets of speakers. I found this by accident when I was burning in my HD650s a couple nights ago and had them covered up, so it definitely isn't sound leakage from the headphones. I am currently exchanging emails with Schiit's tech support and hopefully working towards a solution.
    I found that I can adjust the volume knob on my speakers so it isn't audible. Not really a deal breaker for me, but a minor quirk I wasn't expecting. I would love to know if anyone else can reproduce this.
    My sound settings:
    Windows - 100% volume, no extra EQ software
    Tidal - 100% volume (or your music source of choice)
    Vali 2 - Around 50% or 11 to 1 o'clock position and hi-gain mode (currently using Gold Lion E88CC tube)
    Speakers - 50% (you may need to adjust this depending on how sensitive your speakers are)
  15. AviP
    I had something similar when I used my SYS in reverse. I had 1 input and 2 selectable outputs and the output that wasn't selected still had music coming through very very faintly. When I asked if anyone else had the same thing on the SYS thread, nobody spoke up, I don't know if mine is bad or what, but maybe it's a Schiit thing...
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