Schiit Freya Impressions and Tube Rolling Thread
Jun 21, 2017 at 1:04 AM Post #736 of 2,225

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If by Rag 2 you are referring to the Ragnarok, the answer would be no, unless you are certain you want to try altering the sound of the Rag.
You could insert the Freya between the GMB and the Rag, it would the affect the sound to some degree (also dependent upon the tubes), but not necessarily for the better. In the least, I would spend some time with the GMB and the Rag pairing, they are two extremely fine components.
Should be great, enjoy!
Thanks! Just the reply I was looking for. What exactly is the Freya for? I'm still curious.
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 1:08 AM Post #737 of 2,225

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Freya is a preamp.....
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 3:07 AM Post #739 of 2,225

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If you're using the Mjolnir 2? as a preamp into Ragnarok then Freya will probably be LESS colored than MJ2. IMO, It's redundant and adds a lot more components for nothing.
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 4:38 AM Post #740 of 2,225

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If you're using the Mjolnir 2? as a preamp into Ragnarok then Freya will probably be LESS colored than MJ2. IMO, It's redundant and adds a lot more components for nothing.
I agree. I would not ad a Freya to that system - you don't need two preamps.
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 8:32 AM Post #742 of 2,225

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The point, just about halfway...
I have a budget of $100 +/- to spend on a Freya tube upgrade. What would you buy? Two good $50. tubes, or four $25 tubes. What tubes sounds the best that is not over $50.?

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A matched quad of new production Tung Sols will do the trick for about $100.
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 9:23 AM Post #744 of 2,225

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I have a budget of $100 +/- to spend on a Freya tube upgrade. What would you buy? Two good $50. tubes, or four $25 tubes. What tubes sounds the best that is not over $50.?

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You don't need quads. You can leave the stock tubes on the buffer side and replace the two gain side tubes.
 
Jun 21, 2017 at 3:30 PM Post #746 of 2,225

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I've got a Gungnir MB and Rag 2 getting here this week. I'm going to be running music out of my PC.

Do I have a reason to get a Freya? I am in need of schooling. Using Utopias.

The Rag is a good preamp (input selection, volume control), excellent head phone amp and a good small power speaker amp. With it you do not need anything else to drive headphones, powered monitors or speakers.

The Freya is an excellent pre amp. It does not have a head phone amp nor a speaker amp.

You can use the Freya in front of the Rag (after the Gumby) to add some tube sound but if the tube sound was that important to you the Rag may not have been the best purchase.

The Mjolnir 2 is an excellent tube head phone amp that has preamp outs that can drive power monitors. It does provide volume control but does not have input selection.
 
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Jun 21, 2017 at 5:01 PM Post #748 of 2,225

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Jun 21, 2017 at 5:16 PM Post #749 of 2,225

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I'll second buying those Sylvania VT0-231 over a quad of new production Tung Sols. The Tung Sols are over rated and sound mushier than stock. IMO, not an upgrade.
 
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Someone bought a nice pair of NOS Sylvania VT-231 tubes....
 

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