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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. Jason Stoddard
    You could ask Lee Shelly (Lee Shelly Photography), who does our photos: https://leeshellyphoto.com
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  2. Zer0.p0int.Zer0
    Try Minecraft
  3. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Thank you Jason, I sent him a note just now so I hope he takes the time to answer me.
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  4. ScubaMan2017
    Ick. I've received my gear doubled-boxed. Their green-foam does its shock & puncture resistance function very well. As long as it works w/o grief... all is well (I'd photograph it & document it [and perhaps warn shipping in the future of these drop-kicking-parcel-deliverers]). :triportsad: My 2 cents...
  5. Alcophone
    @Jason Stoddard Can you comment on how difficult it would have been to allow switching to the previous input (maybe only via the remote, thus not requiring another machined button, etc.) instead of only allowing switching to the next input? With five inputs, A/B-ing a source component is so much easier if you can quickly go back (not just forth) between the two. Thank you!

    Bonus question: Since the "Just An Amp" option adds two single ended inputs, but still allows the user to swap them for other modules later, I would imagine that the two slot based RCA inputs have their own splitter to be balanced, while the built-in RCA input is soldered on permanently? Any reason to expect a performance difference between the two approaches?

    BTW, I appreciate getting those extra inputs, I anticipated just having two empty slots, similar to ordering Jotunheim without a module. Oh, will the RCA module become an option for Jotunheim as well, and available separately for existing owners?
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
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  6. ashirin
    @Jason Stoddard The first line on the Ragnarok 2 page reads, "Ragnarok 2 is only modular, remote-controlled integrated amp that’s a great match for both speakers and headphones." There should probably be a "the" before "only," or "only" should be changed to "a." Sorry, the editor in me won't let me rest.

    Rag 2 looks gorgeous though! I also love the price drop. I never cared much for Ragnarok because it seemed to be primarily a headphone amp. But this model is a lot more interesting to me. You're getting all the functionality of a Freya S along with what seems like a pretty great speaker amp and a headphone amp, all in a neat box, for just a little more than the cost of a Vidar/Freya S combo.

    Personally, I don't think the "Fully Loaded" model will be as popular, because external boxes will just be way easier to upgrade, and being left with a single SE input seems limiting. But what do I know? (very little, in fact)
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  7. Jason Stoddard
    With respect to the back and forth switching, that's a new remote and different firmware. Think Ragnarok 3, around 2026 or so.

    With respect to the SE inputs, they are exactly the same. If you get cards that have balanced output (phono and DAC), they produce balanced output. If you get RCA cards, the negative phases are grounded on the card. So it's the same as plugging into the RCA input that's fixed on the back.

    With respect to the RCA module being an option for other products, I'm sure we'll start selling that sooner than later as well. Like the other cards, it's universal.

    I thought I fixed that. Weird.

    And you still get 3 SE inputs on the "Just an Amp" model.
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  8. Alcophone
    2028. Noted. :p
  9. hearditontheX
    I did not realize that.

    Aaaaaaand, Jason responded. Good times!

    And I see a couple folks have picked up the announcement, including Darko. He does a wierd thing with the images: he gives credit to Lee Shelly, but he puts his logo on the corner of each picture like its his.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
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  10. Jason Stoddard
    You get it!

    (Never trust our release dates....)
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  11. Rattle
    Damn I'm ready to sell stuff to get a rag 2.
    Sell saga/Vidar and possibly liquid platinum for rag 2 ... I must be crazy
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  12. silverbot01
    Yeah I'm curious about this too. Is the 1 watt in the FAQ how much class A it has at 32 ohms or at 8 ohms? That's the question. Rag 1 was 4W per channel at 32 (class A).
  13. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    I got an answer from Lee C. Shelly
    Our communications here under:
    Lee Shelly Photography

    Dear mister Shelly. On the Schiit website we can see your beautiful foto's of the new Schiit Ragnarok. One of those foto's pictures the Ragnarok on a wooden table next to a turn table. In between stand three little cubes on stilts made from various materials. Can you please tell me who the artist of that joyful art pieces is?
    I hope you can tell me.
    Thanks in advance,
    Pietro Cozzi Tinin, Delft, The Netherlands

    The artist’s name is Dave Clark. Here’s his website: https://www.daverclarkdesigns.com/
    He’s a great person and artist.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2019
  14. kumar402
    Great team work in tracking it down
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  15. xuan87
    just a possibly worthless comment from a schiit fan who is unlikely to buy a Ragnarok amp in the next decade (but I am loving my Jot and Modi Multibit)

    I'm not sure how many potential Ragnarok buyers will actually find the Fully loaded option appealing. If you're in the market to buy a 4 digit amp, I'll assume that you'll already have a pretty expensive DAC (I hope to own the Yggy one day!) and if you do have a turntable, it'll likely be with a MC cartridge than a MM cartridge. A Fully Loaded Jot will make more sense but I understand it's probably quite impossible due to space limitations.

    Still eagerly awaiting the Sol which might be the next piece of Schiit gear that I'll own.

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