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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. QueYo
    I do not. Magnepan gives it the same sensitivity rating as the 1.7i, though it is rated to reach down to 50 Hz rather than 40 on the larger speaker. If you high-pass the signal at 50 Hz, that may help lower the demand on the amp.
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  2. ScubaMan2017
    Alrighty, so my next toy could be a HiFiMan Sundara... or, Anandas... or, HE400S.

    Thanks for the musing, @Gazny. I fired up amazon dot ca, and the 600 ohm DT800 is in my price range. While it's not planar magnetic, it is semi-closed back and could give my Sony MDR7510 cans a rest (I can crank up my HD6xx at my listening nook... resulting in a hairy eyeball from my spouse, whose decompressing on the nearby sofa [we're both high school teachers... she needs silence... I need Disturbed tracks], thus, closed-back headphones for a happy wife & life,eh).
    Thanks for your musing, @JohnnyCanuck . I checked out HiFiMan on the forums' comments. Their comments were glaringly varied (especially on drop dot com), and it appears the company's trying to regain consumer trust! I know HiFiMan's a big company; however, they should have looked at some of the chapters in this thread! Ah well. I'm (luckily) on the waiting list for a Sundara trial and am willing to form my own opinion.
    That's fair.
    Um, huh? The 600 Ohm Beyerdynamic ("Beyers") would be an imperfect match for an Asgard2, but a better fit for my toy -- VH2. Did I grok it?
    What I'm learning: RTFM and look at the posted amplifier specifications & match them up with the headphone's specifications that I'm interested in. Power ratings at different headphone resistance settings. Okay, got it. :ksc75smile: BTW, when I teach my gr9 electricity unit next year, I've discovered a great & useful case study (match up R, V, P-values between amp-outputs and headphones). Yippee!!
  3. Rensek
    I've been reading up on input impedance and output impedance lately.

    I see both Asgard 2 and Valhalla 2 are 100k ohm input impedance. Is it a coincidence that they are both class A? I think not, but I'm not entirely sure why.

    Does the high input impedance allow both units to take more of the 2v signal without overdriving the amp?

    I started all this because I'm trying to determine what kind of headphone or even power amp will get more tube sound from my original saga.

    While i had my Vidar in for repair this winter I noticed the replacement class D amp received way more coloration from the tube buffer then Vidar did. Im not sure if this is the result of input impedance, 22k ohms (Vidar) vs 5.2k ohms (class D cheapie), or input sensitivity 1.27 V vs 300ish mv.

    Anyone here have any insight? I've spent a bunch of time on the internet, but still haven't completely answered my question, or I'm too dumb to understand the answers I've already read.

    I'm trying to justify Asgard 2, but don't really want it, if I'm going to get very little flavoring out of the saga tubes. Or else I should move up to Freya S.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2019
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  4. Seret
    No one has posted experiences from last Friday's Schiitr Thunderdome event.

    Any comments or comparisons to report?
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  5. dmckean44
    It's sort of hard to post about the results of an event over three days before it happens.
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  6. Seret
    Oh, sorry. I thought that it was LAST Friday, not this coming Friday...........
  7. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    As I just told some good friends I always dream about bananas. Mostly yellow but other colours too.
    Then I wake up and find Constanza staring at me from a 1cm distance, mouth half open and purring like a diesel engine.

    I will try to divert my dreams to a preview of the coming schiitr-meet and report on my experiences.
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  8. Gazny
    Ive been thinking about a older Bifrost Uber AKM4399 chip vs a Modi Multi-bit for around the same price. Any suggestions when it comes to direction i could go into? I listen to mostly Jazz of many genres.
  9. Zer0.p0int.Zer0
    I’ve owned both Bifrost 4490 and multibit in the past and currently own Modi multibit.
    I would vote for Modi MB
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  10. nwguy
    wouldn't it be snoeklen?
    forgive me if my understanding of dutch is poor, I'm slowly learning it in bits and pieces from my girlfriend
  11. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Na.. snoeklen (Eng. Snookling) is maybe the active search for snookels. Have to ask Constanza.
  12. renault4
    In that case, I gather they have an Aegir mono setup; I’d love to hear impressions of those puppies driving their Kef LS50s; good enough? Or go with Vidars—and yes, I know the theoretical answer!
  13. nwguy
    Ah yeah, that's right
    tangentially reminds me of a conversation we had about *edit* me not hearing the difference between "stuit" and "stout" (she told me only stuit becomes stuiteren or something like that)
  14. porchwizard
    However, if anybody knows what will happen next Friday, you can go ahead and tell us now.
  15. JamminVMI
    I have the Hifiman HD4xx cans, and they are driven daily on low gain by Vali2. Sundara test pair on their way to me now, will advise!
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