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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. Gazny
    I like the idea of 2 outputs because Im worried about the output voltage, I personally love my sys it is just so versatile.
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  2. Ableza
    The discussion about volume control position made me realize that I have no idea, nor do I ever pay attention to, the position of the knob. I just turn it to attain the desired effect, and I almost always turn it all the way down when I shut off the amp. I do pay attention to the relative volume display on my home theater, but that's mostly because I don't want to blow myself out of the chair. :)
  3. Porteroso
    Model citizen right here.
  4. valiant66
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  5. JamminVMI
    Bit of an excess gap on the earcup side, bit I’ve zero issue with where the plastic sleeve meets metal on either side. At least on these... What did you see? Haven’t listened yet, that’s in a bit, tubes warming up...
  6. leafy7382
    I was caught a bit by surprise when I setup the new Freya S to replace the Jotunheim. At high gain, Freya S at 12:00 give me decent volume, when a low gain Jotunheim (closer to the Freya S gain) is usually set at 9:30 to 10:00
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  7. ipeverywhere
    You're assuming people have one system and will only have one system. I'm actually in the middle of building out a system in my family room which is completely separate from my main listening room. The family room has completely different requirements as far as budget, space, aesthetics, etc. but I still need it to sound good or what would be the point? An integrated is actually exactly what I'm looking for and that includes having a digital input so I can attach a network streamer / renderer to it. Ragnarok is on my list of potentials now. It's excellent that Schiit provides the DAC as an option. Additionally, just getting people to take the first step into hifi is much easier if they don't have to learn about separates. Wish this Schiit was around when I was a teenager.
  8. ScubaMan2017
    ...I'd like to add more content to the thread (for my peeps)...
    Steve Gutenberg posted a thoughtful opinion piece about the consequences (+/-/?/conclusion) of powered & passive 2-channel speakers. Until I have my own radio shack (numbers' stn?) in the North Bruce Peninsula, I'm restricted to headphones. I look at the RCA-out ports on my Valhalla2, Vali2, and Magni3... and wonder what I could plug into them... :ksc75smile: Anyway, for your consideration:

    btw - don't get turned off by his garish orange & black title page. He keeps his post civilised, eh.
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  9. ScubaMan2017
    One day. Somehow. Some way. I'll set up a demonstration or learning centre in my grade 10-12 classroom with my gear (w/o it all getting stolen). I see the gear my students use and it makes me shudder. Their hearing range is far superior to my SCUBA-ravaged ears. I'd like to see their eyes light up after listening to their (hip hop) + (Screamo) + (DubStep version ?!) + (fridge-noises) on affordable gear! :)
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  10. gefski
    When I was in retail audio many years ago, I was invited by a teacher to do just that. Set up a good basic system, turntable, receiver, loudspeakers, explained the basics of how it worked and what mattered, and listened to some music. Though they liked it when I played a cut from The Wall, only a couple of the kids (out of 30 or so) were interested enough to ask me any questions afterward. Maybe they continued in the hobby.

    I think that is a reasonable (or very generous) expectation of the general public's interest in this hobby. (1 person out of 250 might be more realistic)

    My own extended family, though always "hearing" music, doesn't actively listen to it. Only at meets with other audiophools does one really share the music, fun, and continued discovery. :L3000:
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2019
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  11. claybomb
    Tidal->yggy A1_bal_->rag2->adante as-61
    = Audio Nirvana
    Least fatiguing sound without sacrificing detail with the hd800 that I have come across.
  12. Snowpuppy77
    Sounds like a really nice setup. Are you one of the first ones to get the rag2?
  13. claybomb
    It seems like it. My friend and I went to the schiitr in Feb to demo it after one of the schittrmeets.He wrote our impressions on this forum(schittfanboy69) and I haven't seen any impressions since. Even the bloggers wrote nothing other than specs. I don't know what people are afraid of. The amp is a killer value at $1499.
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  14. NoahFence
    Patience, the Rag 2 has barely escaped into the wild. This thread was a little slow to warm up to the Aegir also,
    give us time
    Personally I look forward to a preamp with both Nexus and Continuity. MJ3??

  15. Charente
    I can't see the Ragnorok 2 on your website ... is it available for pre-order ?

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