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Hi Jason. I've listened to one of the Jotunheim R preproduction units, and I have one question: can you make a more powerful version? Maybe something equivalent to two vidars in monoblock mode?
I'm asking because just as I got to an enjoyable volume level, the unit I was listening to started clipping.. So a Jotunheim R with more power will offer more peace of mind, at least for me that is.
This was what I was listening to when the clipping hapened by the way. Lots of electronica and bass.
Odd, because I've never had any problem getting to ear-bleeding levels on Jotunheim R with the SR1a, definitely above a Vidar into the resistor box.

With respect to a more powerful box, anything's possible--for several times the price, and in a much larger physical size. There are currently no plans for this.
 
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Use an aquarium as music storage? Nice plan.

And finally I found the ultimate Snake Oil company website.
See for yourself all those beautiful products you can't do without.
Wear aluminum thongs to protect the nuts to be sure.
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Not sure they fully understand their target-audience if they've got this product showing on a background-picture on their website...

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Gungnir MB-->SYS-->Aegir is my recommendation.
@Brubaca if you had stated that the sys was being used with volume maxxed out (just as a switch box, instead of being used to control the volume), then that changes my recommendation to that @sam6550a just listed. Interconnects should be of the low capacitance type, and kept short (1m max) especially between the Sys output and Aegir input.
 
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Odd, because I've never had any problem getting to ear-bleeding levels on Jotunheim R with the SR1a, definitely above a Vidar into the resistor box.

With respect to a more powerful box, anything's possible--for several times the price, and in a much larger physical size. There are currently no plans for this.
Ok, i just talked to my dealer, and apparently i got the baffle compensation switch in the wrong position, because i followed what was written in the online instructions manual. Will try again later.
 
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Not sure they fully understand their target-audience if they've got this product showing on a background-picture on their website...
Anybody that knows anything about "Quantum Resonation Conditioning" knows that it can lift even the lowliest of earbuds to stratospheric levels. Sheesh....
 
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Anybody that knows anything about "Quantum Resonation Conditioning" knows that it can lift even the lowliest of earbuds to stratospheric levels. Sheesh....
Oh not only cheap earbuds. Just ask Constanza.
 
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@Brubaca if you had stated that the sys was being used with volume maxxed out (just as a switch box, instead of being used to control the volume), then that changes my recommendation to that @sam6550a just listed.
I'm sorry, I can be a bit thick.

If I go Gumby, SYS , Aegir then I would be using the volume pot in the sys. Still recommend this?

The Naim UnitiQute is an integrated amp with IC Chip volume control. Right now I only use Sys as switch box.
 
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I'm sorry, I can be a bit thick.

If I go Gumby, SYS , Aegir then I would be using the volume pot in the sys. Still recommend this?

The Naim UnitiQute is an integrated amp with IC Chip volume control. Right now I only use Sys as switch box.
The SYS is totally passive. If the SYS volume control is at about 10 o'cloock or greater, you should not experience any sound quality loss, since Gumby has a low [75 ohm] output impedance.
 
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I'm sorry, I can be a bit thick.

If I go Gumby, SYS , Aegir then I would be using the volume pot in the sys. Still recommend this?

The Naim UnitiQute is an integrated amp with IC Chip volume control. Right now I only use Sys as switch box.
Yes, try going Gungnir MB > Sys > Aegir using short ~0.5M interconnects. If bass and dynamics suffer, then add an active preamp (Freya S or Freya +). Either Freya will allow for adding a second Aegir (dual Aegirs in monoblock mode) for more power if needed.
 
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The SYS is totally passive. If the SYS volume control is at about 10 o'cloock or greater, you should not experience any sound quality loss, since Gumby has a low [75 ohm] output impedance.
Actually, I believe with the 75 ohm output impedance of the Gungnir MB, the effective source impedance seen by the amp input is minimized at the extreme ends of the volume control range (and is highest in the middle third of its range, reaching a max of about 5K). The 22K input impedance of the Aegir will result in a loss of a dB or two across the band (not an issue in this situation). The high frequency roll-off will depend on the interconnect capacitance as well as the Aegir's (unspecified) input capacitance. The Aegir is all BJT, so it doesn't have JFET inputs (which can exhibit varying input capacitance with respect to input voltage, which leads to non-linear distortion when used with passive or other high output impedance (some all tube) preamps). Unless someone has this setup and has an Audio Precision or Avermetrics handy, gonna have to try it and see how it sounds...
 
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anyone received their production Jotunheim R yet? I thought at least someone local to Schiit would have picked one up at the SchiitR the day it was announced...

aside, time to locate and break out some Kitaro CD's...
 
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Martin-Logan CLS, oooh, I've always wanted a pair. My college graduation present to myself (after a couple of years' savings) was either Apogee or Martin-Logan: Apogee won.

I'm not a big fan of redoing other people's work. Leave Star Trek alone. Don't colorize classic movies. And, please Hollywood, no more remakes. Somebody, somewhere, has to be writing original stories that are worth bringing to the screen.

I hope Tammy Wynette doesn't suffer the same fate as Frank. The lyric just wouldn't work in reverse.
A pair of Apogee Divas driven by some beastly amps is what started this lifelong addiction for me. I listened to them in a store, became infected, couldn't possibly afford them, and left. Went back 2 days later, listened again, still couldn't afford them and left. On my third trip I left with a pair of Duettas. Couldn't afford those either, but they were less unaffordable than the Divas. The rabbit hole appeared when I got home and found my 40wpc Harman Kardon receiver wouldn't play them very loud... :relaxed:
 

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