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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.
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  1. Letmebefrank
    I would put my Micca MB42x ($90) + SMSL SA-50 ($70) up against any sub-$400 active monitors. They get very loud without distortion and have great imaging / resolution.
    When I was first shopping for desktop speakers, I went to a pro audio store early in the morning so that I would be the only one in the active monitor booth. The only ones that genuinely sounded good were the yamaha HS line, but they were too much for me at the time. I believe my Miccas sound just as good or better (especially in the highs/mids) even though the bass is lacking compared to monitors with 5"+ drivers.
  2. bigro
    This Discussion is not about why the world should use active monitors or who works in a studio and who does not etc yada yada ad nauseam,  So lets end that misconception.  it is about the viability of a very compact amp that can be used on or desk or not on a desk, as others have expressed the need or desire for.  If you think Actives are the greatest thing since sliced bread good for you. Some of us like the "audiophile sizzle"  because we don't just look at the Frequency response graph and we know what our ears that we have used all our lives like. The discussion is of an amp around $250 It Should be the first clue that we are not talking TOTL ferraris  or monitors here.
    I agree with you on this statement. So can we please get back to the regularly scheduled Programming?
    6. If you want a choice because you want to play component mix and match, that's fine -- it's your hobby, enjoy it how you wish.  
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  3. GearMe

    Yep...choice is a good thing.

    We have two smaller systems. One is Pioneer/Andrew Jones bookshelf speakers driven by a Sony UDA-1 ($200 on Woot)...outstanding value for what it does. And the other is a Boston Acoustics Soundware XS 2.1 system for $149. Simple, convenient, delivers very good sound for the dollar as well.

    Before we downsized to a townhome, I would have never had these types of systems/speakers; having two nice stereo systems and a home theater room. Now I find myself focusing on 90% of my listening time on headphones and these systems primarily serve as a way to fill a room/work area in a non-offensive manner with background music.

    To each his own...
  4. Jason Stoddard
    Hey guys, we got it--some of you like some approaches and systems over others. I've left the gist of everything on the record, but pruned a few posts to keep us on the subject. There's no need to go around and around endlessly about this.
    I appreciate the input on a potential small amp, but I remain unsure about it. I'm not saying it won't happen, but I have a lot of stuff to work on before any such device gets back on the drawing board. There's a lot of other interesting stuff coming. Just don't expect it to conform to today's current tropes.
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  5. watchnerd
    Anything in the phono area.....?
  6. bigro
    Wait , there will not be one ready for sale tomorrow? Ok, I guess we will "settle" for some Pre amps in the near future. 
    There was some discussion On Mikes Thread a while back as Mike broke from The Matrix Temporarily to Play on the analog side and designed the Mani. Some interesting Ideas were kicked around. It seems Mike was intrigued but hesitant because it could be a significant price jump from the Mani. If you don't follow His it's Here (http://www.head-fi.org/t/784471/what-a-long-strange-trip-its-been-robert-hunter). Interesting things are discussed there and a Random Mike rant pops up once in a while and they are awesome.
  7. watchnerd
    Thanks, but that's 5 years of posts to wade through!
    As for being a significant price jump on the Mani: I think the Schiit brand can now support an upscale balanced (maybe tube or tube hybrid) phono stage that pairs with their other more upscale balanced offerings (Freya / Gungir / Mjolnir).
  8. jimmers
  9. bigro
    Sorry, Thanks jimmers. 
    Here is where Mike got into Tubes and Phonos stages . I beleive there was some discussion prior to and after. But its a good point to start. 
    Agreed, the Reputation of the Company and the success of the Mani make me  thank a Bigger better version of a Phono Stage would be welcome, Mike Talked about the Difficulties with tubes and the need for High Output MC Cartridges. You may be onto something with Hybrid Idea as it may get over the Requirement for specific MC Carts. 
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  10. SP Wild

    I can't see an audiophile market for a 15 watt asgard sized amp... But some clever differentiation might get people curious. How about 40 watt asgard sized monoblocs... Balanced. It would require 2 units and a balanced pre. 2 x 40 watts can sell. The only people interested in flea watts would onlu be interested in tubes... And they are another sub nutcase segment in this nutcase market.
  11. SP Wild

    Any plans to better differentiate the output stage of the Modi and Bifrost multibit output stages? I guess you wouldn't say huh? Its just the form factor of the Valhalla2 I like. Even though it's a budget offering... That white power LED tells me everything about Schiit philosophy.

    I mean I was convinced that cheap chinese electronics will punish you for not working hard enough to afford an expensive unit by blinding you with a super nova bright LED... Blue one. Or Capital punishment via electrocution by your cheapskate ebay tube amp.
  12. Duck851
    On my desktop I have an early USB only Modi with an Elekit TU-8100 driving my speakers - no headphone output, but at this time I don't need it.  It's pushing maybe 3 watts.  If in the future I need/want headphones at my desk, one of the many Schiit HP amps with pre outs would be ideal, especially with a matching < 10 watt Schiit speaker amp.  I am one of the many constantly refreshing the web page to order a Saga for a bedroom system, and then I will be ordering the Pass DIY Audio Amp Camp monos.  If a small Schiit amp comes out, I'll try it on that system, or if it sounds like a good match, on the top end of my bi-amped big rig speakers.  There are a LOT of applications out here in the rest of the world for a number of smaller "2-channel" basic power amps.  It seems to me like a natural progression of the line, building up from the desktop/HP arena into the larger systems/market instead of jumping in at the deep end.
    FWIW, $.02, etc, etc.  
  13. OldRoadToad
  14. JoeKickass
    Not sure what I read in between the lines by that... but these do work quite well and look pretty nice too: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WT7PYO/
  15. Topmounter
    Does anyone have a feel for whether the Freya will be capable of getting the most out of an Yggdrasil?  Or is the Freya more on par with the Gungnir?
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