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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. hearditontheX
    33na3rd, Varejao17, MatthiasP and 3 others like this.
  2. Ableza
    I don't think anyone could know this until the boards are in Jason's hands, but it might be instructive to look at the price ranges for existing upgrades on the web site for a ballpark idea.
  3. Lurker0918
    Curious, what type of warranty does the Magni SE have? I looked and didn't find it on that page.
  4. bcowen
    The Vali 3 will have 300B's. Oh wait...I meant the Lyr 4. Sorry. The Vali 2 can already do 6SN7's...just get an adapter. So quit distracting Jason. :slight_smile:
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  5. JLoud
    Wondering if Jason would way in on how the Raal sounds from the Jotenhiem R compared to say the impedance box from a Vidar? Thinking of picking a Raal up after the new amp comes out. But also considering a Vidar for my modest speaker set up. It could do double duty with the Raal.
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  6. Jason Stoddard
    Same as the standard Magni 3.

    You'll be hearing some more about Jotunheim R sounds soon, we're sending out a handful of "production qualifiers." These should be the same as production, but they have a couple of board errors (switches work backwards, LOL). Personally, I like the Jotunheim R, but it won't drive speakers, and Vidar will. So there you go.
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  7. Darthpool
    I may get an opportunity to piggyback listen to one of these! Very excited! I’m enjoying my dual mono Vidars with the RAALs but the “portability” of the Jotunheim R has me excited!
  8. tincanear
    don't you do the PCB layout personally? :wink:

    seriously, though, very glad to hear that you are developing and releasing Jotunheim R. looking for TOTL (endgame, if there is such a thing???) headphone / amp system to improve on K702 / Asgard2 setup...wallet is saying ouch already
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  9. valiant66
    Damn damn damn.

    Moving ate up all my disposable income. I really wanted a Jil. And now they're gone.

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  10. jimmers
    I think the PCB layout was OK, he just used Australian switches by mistake. :upside_down:
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  11. valiant66
    Argh. I really wanted a Jil to replace my Behringer.

    So, @Jason Stoddard

    What are the chances we might get a Schiit version of the GAIN system Mike developed for Mobile Fidelity?

    His current multibit DACs are designed essentially as the reverse of that system. It would be amazing if we had a multibit ADC to record our LPs, tapes, live shows, etc. with, then be able to play them back on a mirror image device.

    Jil is dead.

    Long live Jil 2!

    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  12. Timster
    Here's a good way of connectiing the small schitt stack


    EDIT : Looking further, this option might stick out a bit far for a portable rig. But there are 90 degree RCA connections, that could reduce the amount of depth for the total rig
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  13. MandoBear
    If they work out Jason, perhaps you can ship a load out to the UK to help us sort our Brexit mess...?
  14. Tim van der Leeuw
    Hi Treecloud,
    What I did the other day was a lot of copy-pasting. What I did today was perhaps slightly smarter: I selected the parts of your message that I wanted to react to, then there was a small hover-over with the options "+Quote"
    and "Reply". In that I click "+Quote", and when I've thus selected various parts of your message, I go to the message-editor at the bottom and click "Insert quoted messages".

    Then I start typing my replies in between the QUOTE-tags that have been inserted.

    It must have been like magic, but emotionally gratifying? I don't know.
    It was the point that the question for perfect audio reproduction started though... Until that point, the concept of music-reproduction, or stored music, was literally unknown. You want to hear music? You go to a bar or concert-hall where they play it live, or hire some chamber-musicians to come to your estate to play it live for you. Or you learn to play an instrument yourself, like a piano...

    I listen music to enjoy the music, not for the perfect reproduction, but for high-quality, detailed, lively reproduction. I've owned headphones (and digital players) that made music sound... dead. Liveless.
    I've owned headphones that made music dance and sing and come to live, highly enjoyable -- clear and with reasonable detail, what my then-sources would allow, but far from neutral (Denon AH-D600, loved them, regret selling them second-hand...).
    What I'm looking for now is a system that will give me a high-quality reproduction, engaging, but lively, and moderately bass-rich. Not totally skewed towards bass, but just a bit of extra body in the lower regions -- that seems to bring the music more alive. At least, to our ears! :)

    I'm still eagerly awaiting it. When I placed the order, the local distributor promised on the website "order within X hours and it will be shipped on Tuesday". But Tuesday came and Tuesday went and no notice yet that it has been shipped. Currently the order-status is "ready for shipping" so I'm hopeful for delivery tomorrow morning.


    --Tim :)
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  15. audio philestine
    Well, the good news is that some of the new Fulla/gaming products that are coming out "Real Soon Now" have a mic input/ADC built in. Granted it's not a mini-gain-1 reverse-multibit stage, but rather probably just some delta-sigma type implementation, but at at least it's a Schiit input. I'm tempted to get one to use as an audio in/out box for amateur radio through a computer/software defined radio (but that's a whole different hobby...)

    Personally, given the occasional brushes with field/live recording I've had in my life, I've always dreamed of a Schiit box with phantom power and nice quiet microphone pre-amps, feeding a nice gain-style mutlibit ADC stage, oh yeah, and run the whole shebang on 6-12V DC/battery power in a small rugged portable box, but alas such a unicorn never existed.

    At least I was able to snag one of the last Jils before they disappeared, That's a partial solution.

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