Schiit Eitr impression and USB-SPDIF converters discussion

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by ScareDe2, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. RickB
    Yes, but it doesn't bother me.
  2. JerryLeeds
    Thank is because the stick on feet for the Mimby are a bit taller than the pre installed feet on the magni 3 & Eitr

    I was lucky to go through my parts bin to find feet that make the gap close enough not to notice
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  3. Puma Cat
    Ha! Yes, I think this falls somewhere in the OCD camp! :wink:
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  4. Marlowe
    Everyone has their own version of OCD. While I didn't notice anything troubling with my Eitr/Mimby stack (not even on the rare occasions that I had the Magni 2U stacked on top), I did notice that the right channel power tube on my new Valhalla 2 is sitting the tiniest fraction of an inch taller than the left tube. I can't seem to even it out no matter how much (gently, of course) I try. This drove me a little bit crazy, but I am doing my best to ignore it. I'm not sure if this is due to the amp, the tube, or the socket savers I installed because Valhalla 2 looks much better IMO with the tubes sitting up higher. (The amp runs noticeably cooler also, but I'd be lying if I said I even considered that.) We hobbyists can be a funny lot.

    I'm likely to add the Loki (also preinstalled feet I think) to my Eitr/Mimby stack next week. Now that I am aware of this, I bet I notice the uneven spacing.
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2017
  5. Puma Cat
    As the tubes were manufactured, and their glass was blown by hand, my guess is it's the tube itself that is a fraction of an inch taller.
  6. Letmebefrank
    I use a 1ft 1505f Coax from Blue Jeans Cables. Very flexible, fantastic quality as usual.
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  7. wilflare
    thanks! I ended up going with GhentAudio E08. hope he can shorten the cable though.

    any of you went a step further and connected a clean power source to the Eitr?
  8. slex
    I did bought a isolation transformer for Eitr and my notebook's charging power supply.
  9. Letmebefrank
    The wall wart that comes with Eitr is very clean already, but I use a Furman pst-8d to remove an unrelated ground loop hum and now everything in my chain is dead silent.
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  10. Puma Cat
    You can do that, but it really is not necessary. As Letmebefrank points out, the power supply supplied with Eitr is very clean, and each circuit on the inner circuit board uses their own transformers to isolate both the USB and SPDIF circuits individually from EM and RFI as well as from each other. If you read Jason's chapter "Skipping a Generation", he discusses this in some detail. IMHO, an isolation transformer for Eitr is superfluous.
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  11. Puma Cat
    You don't need to worry about that. See Letmebefrank's and my comments above. Eitr was designed to provide its own very clean power source.
  12. slex
    Yes im aware it not entirely necessary. But im out of sockets.
  13. Letmebefrank
    I'm using the Schiit cthulhu and it did wonders for clearing up space on my power strip, although it does make my ikea signum sag a little.
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  14. Architeuthis
    Am I correct that dsd files won't play with the eitr in the chain?
  15. wilflare
    I see. was thinking of getting it for my speakers as well... my Schiit Stack + Speakers are all using the same Belkin surge protector

    waiting for them to release the 3-Pin UK plug version :/

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