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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. bdemz
    Thanks for the update Jason...cant wait to replace my turner with your SOL. Any news on release date for Ragnarok 2?
     
  2. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Can I order a bowl for Constanza?
     
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  3. Pedro Janeiro
    Black and Silver! Awesome!
     
  4. Jason Stoddard
    Unless something very unexpected happens, we'll be shipping Ragnarok 2s this month. The first articles were in last week, and I approved them. So we're just waiting for boards.
     
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  5. Brubacca
    Jason,

    Is the amp in Ragnarok 2 more like vidar or aegir, from a sonic perspective? (I get that its an integrated and not just an amp).
     
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  6. JamminVMI
    Agree, what GBB said. Brilliant sound! We’re on a Schiit forum, and value-based propositions can’t sound good? In the end, what matters is that we’re happy with what we hear. I am. Hope y’all are as well.
     
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  7. Rensek
    So I dunno about all yall, but in my experience people generally reveal their true personalities/emotions/feelings after a few viskys (adult beverages).

    As such I want to take a moment from listening to my schiity system and thank @Jason Stoddard and @Baldr and their employees for making quality audio products that a guy like me can afford (family of 4, one full time income). I busted my hump all day digging/cutting/disposing of shrub stumps. Caraganas and the like. Glad to be able to kick back and enjoy some quality music (Quincy Jones, Walking in Space) via mi mimby/saga/vidar. Enjoying a variation on an old fashioned with Woodford Reserve. Good way to end a good day.

    Wishing Mike good health, as well as good health for all those who traverse this and Mikes thread. I've made some good friends via this common connection.
     
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  8. porchwizard
    I had the pleasure of visiting Jimmy Buffs (many years ago). After passing it several times and wondering what the hell an Italian Hotdog was (I ain't from around here) I finally had to stop and see. Many more visits followed. An amazing creation.
    The current love of my life is the Sonoran Hotdog. No ketchup in sight.
    (yes, I realize the rest of you have moved on to other things but I was stuck on this)
     
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  9. PioBeer
    If you hook up a magni between a Mani and a saga, could the magni effectively be a SUT? (Step up transformer for a turntable) or would there be no gain?
     
  10. jimmers
    Not a great idea, SUT are to enable moving coil cartridges to be used with moving magnet phono preamps.
    Mani is designed to handle standard and high output moving coil cartridges.
    Gain, noise and input impedance of Magni would not be suitable for moving coils.
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2019
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  11. PioBeer
    I was thinking more about in the situation where you have some very inefficient speakers and you have a saga (which doesn't produce extra gain since it's passive) and even with Mani set to 48db with a MM cart, you still aren't quite getting enough juice. Would the magni potentially create extra gain in this situation? (more than likely a Freya would be in order). But could it work with a magni in the chain for just a touch more gain?
     
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  12. PolarBehr
    The output level on the Mani is designed to provide the line level input a preamp (Saga) uses. Nothing else should be required. Are you using the highest gain setting on the Mani? If the Saga does not provide the preamp gain your power amp needs, a different preamp that provides more gain (Freya) may be the better option.

    Your idea of using Magni to add gain between the Mani and Saga should work provided the Magni doesn’t over do it and overload the input of the Saga.
     
  13. Gazny
    Wouldn't the RIAA eq on the mani change the sound? I tube rolled and discovered 6SN7 ge GTb and got a few more db gain on my saga.
     
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  14. Rensek
    You could try going Mani, saga, magni, 2 ch amp.

    Turn Magni to full to bypass the pot, and you'd have two selectable gain stages. Use saga for volume control. Saga has only a half db of Gain when the tube buffer is engaged. Depending upon the tube. This will probably have other side effects, more parts in the signal path, more transformers and all.

    I have been considering trying it myself. I used Magni into Vidar at work this winter. I found it to be a good pairing with my elacs. Volume control was an issue. Vidar gets loud fast with magni and a nearfield setup.
     
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  15. EELawson
    From Jason's comments over the past couple of weeks, is anyone expecting a Loki2 anytime soon? If so, would it be balanced? Have more than 4 tone controls?

    Any thoughts?
     

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