Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV
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The internal DAC card tends to be more susceptible to noisy USB outputs, IME. If memory serves, it also provides a lower output voltage compared to an external DAC (and shares the power supply with the amplifier, which is sub optimal compared to having its own.)
 
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so it's better to have separate dac and amps? by the way can you connect active speakers in this kind of combination of modius/asgard 3? Do you connect the speakers through the balance out of the modius? How do you control the volume of the speakers there's no volume knob on the modius..
 
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So I ordered the Jot with a Modius to start out. Also ordered the Dan Clark Aeon 2 Closed (came with XLR VIVO cables for free).

The Aeon 2's were delivered today, hopefully get the rest this week :) Though the patch cables may take a bit from Hart Audio. It's all coming together!

Cool man, I was also eyeing the aeon2 closed. Does it crack a bit on loud trebles or bass? I tried it with an ifi zen dac and it sort of cracked or distorted during those times..
 
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Cool man, I was also eyeing the aeon2 closed. Does it crack a bit on loud trebles or bass? I tried it with an ifi zen dac and it sort of cracked or distorted during those times..
I don't know yet. I just got home and am staring at them hanging from my pegboard. I don't have an external DAC nor amp to power these until the Schiit stack gets here. Hopefully a glorious evening!
 
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So I ordered the Jot with a Modius to start out. Also ordered the Dan Clark Aeon 2 Closed (came with XLR VIVO cables for free).

The Aeon 2's were delivered today, hopefully get the rest this week :) Though the patch cables may take a bit from Hart Audio. It's all coming together!
I am very very happy with the combination Jotunheim and Aeon 2 Closed.
 
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What would like to see if Schiit were to come out the next turn of the crank for a Jotenheim?/
There are clear areas for improvement when using Jotunheim as a preamp for speakers. Currently both headphone and preamp outputs are always active all the time. Jason acknowledged that it would help to have a switch for selecting between the two. A remote control would also be useful for using Jotunheim as a speaker preamp.
 
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There are clear areas for improvement when using Jotunheim as a preamp for speakers. Currently both headphone and preamp outputs are always active all the time. Jason acknowledged that it would help to have a switch for selecting between the two. A remote control would also be useful for using Jotunheim as a speaker preamp.
Like a mini Ragnarok!
 

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