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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. Darthpool
    Those purple/pink cables in the back...did you make those as well? They are pretty dope looking!
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  2. Paladin79
    Yeah those are Mogami star quad cable, I did not use a cotton mesh jacket on it, along with some Amphenol RCA connectors I like.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
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  3. Gazny
    Good Shiit!
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  4. Darthpool
    Found it! Thank you! Do you think this would make good headphone cables as well? More curious than anything else =) mostly like them as you have purposed them...but the could make for a fun headphone cable build...
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  5. Paladin79
    Right now I have all cables going from a Vali 2, through four switched channels, and on to a headphone output just to check out the cables. Jason will use pre-amps on to a power amp, and basically switch between four Saga's or whatever setup he prefers. I have had a half dozen people check out the tubes I am sending so if anything varies with those it will not be for lack of trying. :smile_phones: @bcowen provided parts and helped on four octal extension sockets. All tubes are encased in PVC so testing will be totally blind. IMG_1174 (1).jpg All tube bases are identical as well.
  6. Paladin79
    I have built headphone cables with it, being star quad you can easily split off two wires per channel for dual entry headphones. Some people go to the trouble of removing the individual OFC wires, and then braiding the cables but please do not go to that much trouble. If you need some headphone wire I will send it to you no charge. I built a similar setup for testing headphone wire and really once you get oxygen free copper of decent quality, I really did not come across anyone who could tell much difference in wire, unless i substituted silver for copper.

    If you try such a build, I use heat shrink tubing on the twisted pairs of wires going to each side of the headphone, this insures that all twists remain the same. If you need some help we can talk in a DIY thread on here.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
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  7. Darthpool
    I’ll take you up on the offer, I’m on vacation but once I’m back, I’ll send you a pm (if I don’t forget, ADHD is a mo’flicka). I’ll send you a PayPal for shipping costs!
  8. bcowen
    Um, Tom, you have *got* to quit putting off that appointment to the eye doctor. :stuck_out_tongue::stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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  9. Paladin79
    LMAO, four stereo channels, four colors. There are 18 individual cables, I am trying to keep it simple.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
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  10. Alcophone
    The Bifrost 2 manual warns not to cover any vent holes. It has no vent holes. :)

    It also says not to put it close to a "heat source". So... no to stacking a Jotunheim on top? :ksc75smile:

    It got quite hot under there, maybe Bifrost 2 could use some vent holes on the sides at least.
  11. Derrick Swart
    Amphion has an interesting solution; expansive but you can diy with minidsp
  12. dglow
    Would a remote-driven – but not relay-switched – volume control fit this chassis class? I drive a Yggy+Ragnarok at home, but am licking my chops at the potential of a new Bifrost+Joutenheim pairing. Sized properly for a work surface, portable enough for offsite travel...

    Add up/down volume buttons to the remote wand and the package would be nearly perfect! *
    * Add a balanced Loki to this stack for true perfection. <g>

    Cheers and congrats on the new products, Jason.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2019
  13. Lurker0918
    Basically using it as a glorified source switch and pot, haha. For two channel purposes, I have two vintage integrated/amps which I use. Primarily (for non-summer usage) I use my dad's Fisher 400 from the 1960's. I had it recapped, but everything is original, including the tubes (minus two). The jacks are really corroding and look flimsy, so I don't want to keep plugging in and pulling out wires and stressing them. Hence the use of the SYS and an external power on/off switch, (since the way to power the unit on is to turn the volume pot until the unit powers on). Possibly totally ignorant, but I don't want to keep fiddling around with that volume pot either. Maybe the unit itself is not worth much, but it carries a lot of sentimental value, and the SYS is extending that unit's life. I was also using it with a McIntosh MC250 (for summer usage) until I finally got a proper preamp. It only had one set of RCA jacks.
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  14. Derrick Swart
    Western Spaghetti !
  15. porchwizard
    Unix v7 -> x86 and yes to Soul of a new Machine!

    (Edit to add link to V7)
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