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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. Paladin79
    It is always good to find a reasonably priced tube that sounds this good. I will try it in a Vali 2 over the weekend then in a few other tube amps. I have a lock on a really good Russian source so I will grab you more if Ripper starts buying them up.:ksc75smile: I will trust you to pin down any nuances.

    In the meantime I will get one more adapter so I can try them in a Freya +
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  2. Ripper2860
    Just to set the record straight -- every tube I own is located in this Sterilite plastic 2 drawer enclosure and while the top drawer is full of 6SN7/7N7s, the bottom drawer has all my 9-pin tubes and is approx. only 1/2 full with a couple of small DACs and misc cables and adapters in there, as well. I think this is a mere fraction of Billy-Boy's 'Tube Hoard'!! :unamused:

    tube stash.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2019
  3. bcowen
    Sweet! Since it's been a couple hours since you posted, everything should be warmed up now which means it's time for a shot of tequila and a hard crank on that volume knob. :slight_smile:
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  4. bcowen
    You're obviously undertubed. But stay away from the ECC40's until I decide if I want them all. :slight_smile:
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  5. Ripper2860
    I like to think that I tube 'responsibly'. :D
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  6. Ripper2860
    @Jason Stoddard -- On the Schiit site Modi page under Modi Multibit description it says...

    "Modi Multibit: The Most Affordable True Multibit™ DAC
    Modi Multibit is the most affordable multibit DAC with a modern architecture—from any manufacturer, from any country in the world. Featuring Schiit’s unique digital filter, and using the same Analog Devices AD5547 multibit DAC as Bifrost"

    Should the reference to the same DAC chipset as Bifrost be removed in light of the changes to Bifrost 2, or replaced with same as Bifrost Gen 1?

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  7. darkarn
    Took me a while to test and think through my Schiit decisions

    Good news is that the USB hub I am using indeed solved the bizarre problem I was having previously, or at least the problem has not occurred for weeks. This pretty much means I won't need to get the Wyrd.

    As for the Eitr, I figured that even if I get that, I would still be bound to USB at the end of the day. It seems more prudent for me to use a (much cheaper) TOSLINK to Coaxial converter for that but I can see the Eitr being important if I am using PCs/laptops that do not have TOSLINK. But still it feels that going for Biifrost 2 is the better option even though it will take a while

    As for audio interfaces (Jil and Hel), this is where things can get interesting as the Yamaha AG03 or AG06 or even a Creative Soundblaster Z seem more for my usage. They are quite old and large (and a bit of a hassle to use for the soundcard's case) though, so I am sitting on the fence for this and tiding over with onboard audio line in for now unless I see some crazy deal or something

    Hope I am making sense here

    Happy Thanksgiving guys!
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  8. motberg
    yep - I recognize the Saga + box, very high tech packaging for that device...
    I just opened my black 220V Saga+ today :ksc75smile:
  9. Varejao17
    Hmm. Not quite following what you're saying here. The Aegir uses a single-ended pair of inputs for stereo, and one balanced input for monoblock mode. Both the Freya S and Freya+ have both single-ended and balanced outputs (the back panel has the same inputs and outputs). To get your Freya S to your one Aegir you are using single-ended outputs, which Freya+ also has. So why does this require one to use two Aegirs with Freya+?

    Freya S:


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  10. yonson
    Happy Turkey Day!!!
  11. bcowen
    I didn't quite understand @NoahFence 's statement either. It appears that either Freya can run one Aegir with an SE connection, and that either Freya would require 2 Aegirs to run with balanced connections. Unless I'm missing something (which happens frequently).

    But since my name was mentioned, I will say that a Freya+ and 2 Aegirs is definitely the way to go. :sunglasses::sunglasses::sunglasses:

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  12. Roy G. Biv
    Vidar & Aegir only have one balanced input each so yes, a person would need 2 Aegirs or 2 Vidars if using the balanced output from Freya.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
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  13. saddleup
    Yep, I'm in Edmonton. No shortage of B&M stores here...for now.
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  14. Tim van der Leeuw
    Yes, but that's the same for Freya-S and Freya+, and someone made the argument that you couldn't do that with Freya+, only with Freya-S ...
  15. GearMe
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