Schiit Asgard: Unboxing and First Impressions
Aug 31, 2010 at 8:04 AM Post #932 of 1,717

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06/23/10
 
 
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:05 AM Post #935 of 1,717

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Perhaps it's time for a separate Schiit Valhalla thread?


Ready when you are...didn't want to start one where the first 20 posts are that our orders shipped.
 
Aug 31, 2010 at 9:13 AM Post #937 of 1,717

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Ready when you are...didn't want to start one where the first 20 posts are that our orders shipped.

 
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Woke up to a Google Checkout email @ 1:19am for my Valhalla. Can't wait!

 
Woke up to a Google Checkout email @ 2:30am for my Valhalla. Can't wait! I ordered mine on 6/18.
 
 
Sep 5, 2010 at 1:17 PM Post #938 of 1,717

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Originally Posted by jude /img/forum/go_quote.gif
 
  1. The Asgard has nice jump--it hasn't felt underpowered at all.  In fact, the Asgard seems to me to have ample reserves of power for most of what we'd use it for (normal non-K1000 headphones).  I've not yet driven it to where it loses any poise--keep in mind that I don't listen loud, so my testing in this regard has been rather transient.  I haven't tried it with my AKG K340 yet, which I've found to be a challenging headphone to drive.

 
Jude, or anybody else given the K340 a listen with this amp?
 
Sep 6, 2010 at 1:15 PM Post #940 of 1,717

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Asgard is listed at 20V Peak to Peak.
 
Try applying this set of equations to it and see what you get!
 
http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/510060/schiit-valhalla-has-been-shipped-reviews-impressions-and-musings/45#post_6900650
 
Sep 6, 2010 at 1:51 PM Post #941 of 1,717

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Originally Posted by Maxvla /img/forum/go_quote.gif
 
Try applying this set of equations to it and see what you get!
 

 
Or you can just say "Oh Steeeeeeve..."
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32 ohms: 1.56 W
50 ohms: 1 W
100 ohms: 500 mW
120 ohms: 833 mW
300 ohms: 167 mW
600 ohms: 83 mW
 
And I seem to recall Jason saying the Asgard's output devices are running at around 300 mA so all those numbers should be valid.
 
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Sep 6, 2010 at 4:11 PM Post #943 of 1,717

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Remember though that higher impedance cans are less sensitive to current. Traditional pairings of LD MKIII with the HD650 trio only amounts to 350mW at 300 ohms. More than the Asgard for sure, but not as much as you'd think. Also, as you know, power isn't everything. Going with the LD amps again you see the 1+ at only $100 putting out 800mW at 32 ohms.
 
Sep 6, 2010 at 10:15 PM Post #944 of 1,717

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Aghh, I have to decide between the Asgard and Valhalla now for my 650s.... (Or a humanitarian could just lie and convince me that all amps are worthless in order to save my food budget 
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Sep 6, 2010 at 10:37 PM Post #945 of 1,717

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