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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. Paladin79
    The Tung Sols are my choice for newly manufactured 6sn7's anyway, plus even if one does swap tubes down the road, it is good to have a baseline to which to compare other tube options.
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  2. QueYo
    I'm sure this is covered in one of the 182 pages of the thread you linked, but I hope you don't mind if I ask you here: are there any long term concerns with using the higher current draw of the 6SN7 on the Vali2?
  3. Paladin79
    I am pretty sure that has been asked and answered and as I recall the Vali 2 will handle the 600 milliamps compared to 365 to 400 ma for the 6922? My memory is not what it used to be so I may have those exact numbers wrong. Personally, I run nothing but 6sn7's in mine and have had no issues over the last three months and probably 80-100 different 6sn7's and their equivalents that I have tried. Since I do try so many different tubes in mine, if anything ever happened I would most likely trouble shoot it myself and just buy another if I could not repair it.

    Oh and I do own a tube tester so all tubes are checked before I plug them in, unless I get them from a couple friends who tend to be more thorough than me. :smile_phones:
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  4. dieslemat
    I’m guessing the Rag 2 will be announced today. Wild wild guess.
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  5. EricDH
    I and others had only looked at it from a commercial point of view, but this (the responsibility of the manufacturer that what he ships actually works) is a much stronger point of course.
  6. Jason Stoddard
    Yep, Vali is fine with 600mA tubes. I'd start worrying with things like 6n6p (750ma).
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  7. Jason Stoddard
    Most likely Monday. We're building up stock now.
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  8. ScubaMan2017
    I'd trust Paladin79's opinion, @QueYo . Your 6SN7 shouldn't cause issues on the Vali2 even after long term (5 years?). I'd feel more comfortable rolling tubes on the Vali, rather than my toy -- Valhalla 2. Anyway, my 2 cents.

    {{{late edit... looks like JS weighed into the conversation... yeah... I leave my Valhalla's tubes alone.... might sneak some socket savers into it... 0% needed... I just like the look... my quirk. :ksc75smile: }}}}.
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  9. Rensek
    Is there anyone out there that has compared an Aegir to the original Ragnarok in terms of SQ?

    With the original Ragnarok on it's way out, I was wondering if @Jason Stoddard has ever considered making a stereo only Poweramp out of the original ragnarok. Just an on/off switch and the output stage that got Ragnarok such rave reviews.

    Maybe Aegir is its equal.

    It was a random thought I had for those of us with Schiit preamps.
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  10. dieslemat

    I had the Ragnarok before and now Aegir monoblocs. My speakers are the Kef r300 88db.

    I felt the Rag 1 was having a hard time pushing the speakers but with the Aegirs the sound is so much better. Fuller and has more body.
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  11. Rensek
    Problems pushing at lower or higher volumes? You prefer Aegir at all volumes or just when playing loudly?

    Thanks for the insight.
  12. dieslemat
    I prefer 2 Aegirs than the Rag 1. Ive yet to try 1 Aegir.

    Do note that the Rag 1 as a speaker amp is very good already.
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  13. Delirious Lab
    I wouldn't use a single Aegir on R300's. A Vidar is powerful enough, but not overkill by any means (I'm around 12:00 volume on Saga for normal listening).

    Dual Aegirs, though... that's got me salivating.
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  14. Rensek
    The impressions I've been reading about Aegir on other sites have been very favorable. Not as much bass as Vidar, or power (obviously), but everything else has been better, apparently.
  15. Paladin79
    6j5 and 7a4 pairs should be fine then as well. :smile_phones: Not that anyone would try it. 6j5 pairs.jpg

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