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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. Roy G. Biv
    A quick shout-out to the Schiit support team. I emailed them about my Modi Multibit's power supply being dead (how rare is that?) and got a reply 42 minutes later that a replacement was on the way. Great support from them. Thanks to Laura Z at Schiit support for the great service.
  2. GearMe
    Not sure if this is what you were suggesting...but why not have a separate mute switch for the preamp out? That way the user could decide when they want the output to be active...allowing for more flexibility to satisfy all use cases.
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  3. wout31
    The CD transport is already in production according to @Baldr .Irvana just had to finish some programming (and that was weeks ago).
    So I think CD transport and Sol will be in a close race which one will be released first.
    This is what @Baldr wrote on May 20th:
    "That which cannot be mentioned is just about to go into production.
    The transport is awaiting Ivana’s holiday return from Serbia. She needs to finish the auto USB speed switch. Why do we need a USB speed auto switch for a 44.1 K transport??
    We're in for more surprises this summer.
  4. Xcalibur255
    If it were my choice to make I would put a toggle switch on the back of the unit that turns the pre-out on or off. Then it isn't tied directly to any other function and there are no "gotchas" to its operation.

    There is no right or wrong answer here and there are as many preferences are there are people. That doesn't mean we can't discuss the rationale behind the choice that is and debate the merits of choices that could be.

    Jason answered my question directly in saying there is no performance penalty, so the answer for speaker and sub users is to just put their unit into speakers+headphones mode and enjoy.
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  5. rkw
    I was making the following point:

    Preamp out is enabled in headphone-only mode.
    Preamp out is enabled in headphone+speakers mode.
    Preamp out is disabled in speakers-only mode — why not simply enable it here as well?
    The mute button on the remote already mutes everything (headphone, speakers, preamp out). That's all I was referring to in my comment. I am not suggesting any change to the mute function.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
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  6. Ripper2860
    Virtually all IAs and Receivers I've ever owned muted speaker out and preamp out when a HP was plugged in. I'm just in the habit of unplugging HPs when I want to listen to speakers anyway, so I'd likely leave it in HP+SPK and just unplug HPs. Running an outboard amp or sub when listening to HPs seems really strange to me, but I'm a strange duck anyway, so there's that. Muting preamp out for SPK out only is just weird. :confused:
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
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  7. Alcophone
  8. Ultimateaudioslave
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  9. Ripper2860
    Well slap my arse and call me Shirley!!! :astonished:

    So I guess Rag2 is Schiit's first foray into the Professional studio and/or DJ market. I take it all back, then!! :smirk:
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
  10. Ripper2860
    Highly unqualified lame-ass guess ...

    CD-Ripper functionality??? :thinking:
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  11. Oveja Negra
    Stop being self-referent!!


    PD: It would be great if your guess ends being correct.
  12. RCBinTN
    Aye good, ye scurvy dog, will be back with my practiced Pirate speak and expecting @reddog to join us :)
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  13. Pietro Cozzi Tinin
    Slap your arse and call you Ripley!!!
  14. StanT
    Sounds like a good way to blow my headphones if I crank the volume a bit while listening to speakers. I swap between speakers and headphones every day, I'll forget to unplug the cable sooner or later.

    I was looking forward to regaining the desk space that Rag1 occupies; but this may be a deal breaker. Have to do some homework on cabling options for my subwoofer.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2019
  15. ZoNtO
    The Ragnarok 2 preout functionality being tied to headphones seems so odd to me. I can’t imagine a relevant use case unless someone is a gamer who uses a the amp on, and a subwoofer under, a desk and wants the location precision of headphones while gaming but still wants to feel explosions.

    I want to use headphones when I need to be quiet at home, and when I don’t need to be quiet I want to run speakers and/or subs. There is now no way to listen to headphones without having the subwoofer on unless you unplug or turn off the sub, or wire using the speaker outputs which seems problematic given the differential output design. Any reputable sub has a feature to automatically turn on when it receives a signal. (Not a 12v trigger mind you, just sensing a signal and auto power off after X minutes if no signal). Somewhat useless now.

    I think this is another relic of the desk warrior brigade messing with something really meant for a living room.
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