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Schiit Happened: The Story of the World's Most Improbable Start-Up

Discussion in 'Jason Stoddard' started by jason stoddard, Jan 23, 2014.
  1. Rensek
    Schiit related post, for those considering b stock saga - the preamp is very neutral with the stock tube. That being said, it responds very well to different tubes. A friend on here sent me a Foton 6SN7 from 1953 or so. I was amazed at how it changed the sound. It added more bass, which I like, but the big seller for me was how it brought out the treble. It adds this lively color to the top end. Saga is my first tube experience, pretty cool stuff.

    Saga comes with the old crappy black remote, if you want the nice one spend the extra 17 dollars on the aluminum one.
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  2. the finisher
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  3. Robert Padgett
    I think this a case of undercapitalization...the new TT is spelled Schiit SOL (or as in 'Schiit Outta Luck') Although cerveza has caused digestive problems, or maybe it was the comidas authenticos?
  4. CAPT Deadpool
    I don't remember ever driving more than about an hour out of Fairbanks during the Winter. I drove NE a few times to Chena Hot Springs (great place for cross country skiing, watching the northern lights, or ideally both at the same time). Or south to North Pole, AK. Definitely you don't leave Fairbanks in Winter without a plan when it is -40F or -50F (at this range when you park for an hour your tires freeze with the flat area that is in contact with the road so the first five minutes of driving its like you have square Flintstone tires). Also that far out of town there typically are not AC outlets in the parking lots (ok dirt patch) to run the battery blanket, engine block heater, oil pan heater, transmission pan heater, etc. Which means if you turn your car off for more than an hour you many not get it started again. :sweat:
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  5. judson_w
    But... Sol is Norse Mythology? And actually a perfect pairing with the Mani (the moon)? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sól_(sun)
  6. barondla
    Question for those listening to a Modi Multibit. How long does it take for a well broken in Modi to warm up and sound its best? In summer months my stereo gets unplugged frequently due to lightning. Thinking of buying Modi Multibit to hear what a ladder dac can do for the Oppo 105.

    Sorry no cat pictures to share.
  7. MtnMan307
    I normally turn on my Modi Multibit when I get up in the morning and turn it off when I go to bed. Although I don't usually listen to it right away, I would say 30-60 minutes is enough to pretty much get it to its full potential, at least very close.
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  8. CAPT Deadpool
    I just turn my Mimby on and listen. I don't have a lot of spare time to let it warm up. I figure one minute for the DAC to initialize and for the tubes to warm up and relay into the circuit and I'm in business.
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  9. RickB
    I'm in the same boat in Florida, and I would say for anything other than a brand new Modi Multibit, 30-60 minutes is all the warm-up it needs. And it doesn't sound bad at all while it's warming up.
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  10. CAPT Deadpool
    Don't know how this happened. I was attempting to update my post.
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  11. Rensek
    Being that modi is sealed it heats up pretty quick. I generally just turn it on when I'm ready to listen. If you want a number I'd say it depends on your room temp. At 70 degrees i'd say (subjectively) it reaches it's internal operating temp in under a half hour.
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  12. Jason Stoddard
    Okay, time for a (small) announcement: Schiitrmeets!

    No, not Schiitmeets--that's when we send around a bunch of our gear for someone to organize a local meet. No, a SchiitRmeet has two things that a Schiitmeet does not: (1) an "r", which means it's held at The Schiitr, our retail store in Newhall, CA, and (2) me, and maybe some other Schiit folks.

    Why are we doing this? So that we can do a really old-style, low-key, bring-anything, try-anything meet, so people can experience a whole lot of different gear (not necessarily ours). Also so I can be there to answer questions, and hear what you have to say. I may be joined from time to time by other Schiit people like Tony, Mike, and Eddie, but you'll at least have me there.

    Some caveats: if you're planning on bringing 500lbs of Krell amplification and 12 different preamps, please note that the Schiitr is (a) small, and (b) the electrical system may go up in smoke if faced with a 5000VA transformer. Small stuff is best. No guarantees that everyone gets a space. You'll have to set up around our, ah, Schiit. We'll provide power strips, the rest is your bag. Also note this is an after-hours meet, so if you want to buy something, there's no guarantee I know how to run the register. Seriously. If you want to buy something, probably best to come beforehand. We'll probably add other caveats as we learn how this best works.

    Okay, now that you're all totally confused, here's the gist:

    What: an old-style bring-your-own gear meet (yes, that includes non-Schiit gear)
    Where: at The Schiitr in downtown Newhall, CA
    When: the 2nd Friday of every month, from 6PM to 10PM

    Or, to be more specific:

    Friday, February 8, 6PM-10PM
    Friday, March 8, 6PM-10PM
    Friday, April 5, 6PM-10PM
    Friday, May 10, 6PM-10PM
    Friday, June 14, 6PM-10PM
    Friday, July 12, 6PM-10PM

    I hope to see you there!

    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/
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  13. judson_w
    Man, this makes me wish I was in the area. I would not have a lot of stuff to bring (at least not stuff I want to lug down), but it would be fun regardless.
  14. PioBeer
    Jason, is anyone from Schiit going to be there demo-ing the Sol or Aegir?
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  15. Jason Stoddard
    If we can! No guarantees for the first meet, certainly for the second. The real goal is to get Aegir and Sol back in there permanently ASAP.
    Schiit Audio Stay updated on Schiit Audio at their sponsor page on Head-Fi.
    https://www.facebook.com/Schiit/ http://www.schiit.com/

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