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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. Keno18
    Good deal! I'm on my 3rd tube amp and I still listen to my Vali. I think you'll keep it.
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  2. Shane D
    Just paid the money and now I wait. He sent me an email stating:

    I’m giving you stock 6BZ7 / 6BQ7A;
    Telefunken; and Westinghouse.

    Hopefully, that's a good thing.:ksc75smile:

    Shane D
  3. ScubaMan2017
    Third owner?! That's one tough little toaster.
  4. Shane D
    I certainly hope so!:relaxed:

    Shane D
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  5. ScubaMan2017
    I modified mine with a recycled microscope knob (weighted & easy-to-grasp with my fingertips). My Wreck-It-Ralph fingers needed it.
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  6. ScubaMan2017
    ...oh and dollar-store felt piece between the knob and the aluminum outer chassis. It tracks smooooth. :ksc75smile:
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  7. Shane D
    Can you post a pic? Curious to see what you did.

    Shane D
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  8. bcowen
    He already did a number of pages back. Just search his username in this thread and you'll find it pretty easily.
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  9. Shane D
    That is a jumbo sized knob. You must truly have Hulk-like hands.:smile:

    Shane D
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  10. bcowen
    He can pick up 3 bowling balls with one hand....

  11. tafens

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  12. Shane D
    Got my Vali 2 yesterday , but I was busy. The seller was kind enough to include three tubes. To save time, I will just cut and paste my reply to the seller:

    Wow, it's tiny! I set up my system for comparisons, plugged in the amp, pushed in a tube and hit the power button. Heard a hum and thought "that can't be right". Turned on the music and got nothing. Changed cables and still nothing.
    Finally changed tube. Dead quiet and I get sound. And it is very nice sound. Very clean. Don't notice anything particularly "tubey"? Right now it just sounds like any nice SS amp.

    Using my Grado GH2's to start off, with my G-cush knock offs. Sounds fine.
    Today I received my Beautiful pads from Australia. Cost about the same as the used amp, but wow! Super comfy, good bass and great sound.

    Now I am cruising...

    Shane D
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  13. ScubaMan2017
    modified-Schiit-summer-2019.jpg Eventually, I yanked out the socket savers from the Valhalla2 (my cats banged them off-centre [I installed a computer fan to the left of the tube-amp to keep it cool... unnecessary, meh]).
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  14. Mr Trev
    Nice knobs!! (first time I've said that without being slapped):wink:

    Do those things come in smaller sizes though? Something between the size you have and the stock VAli knob would be about ideal for me
    <insert knob size jokes here>…
  15. tafens
    I can see some situation where that comment would result in a slap...

    ...and also where that follow-up would result in another one :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

    Seriously though, a search on eBay for “amplifier volume knob” came up with an abundance of different styles, sizes and colours of knobs, including some really nice ones I think for the black range of Schiit gear.
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