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Schiit Magni Headphone Amplifier

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by barry s, Dec 12, 2012.
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  1. Jason Stoddard
    Wow, thank you! It makes me want to spend more time writing...but there's a lot of schiit to do before the end of the year!
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  2. tdockweiler
    I had this issue too with my TBSE (DJ100 with removable cable) and Magni. My stock cable was dead so I used a cheap cable with poor shielding. Got weird noises as well, but very rarely was it audible. I tested about 6 different cables I had around and some gave me zero noise at all. Strangely the worst one was the Cardas HP1 (cost me $35) and Monoprice Car Audio (thinner) cables. The super thick ones from Monoprice were perfect but nobody is dumb enough to use those as a headphone cable.
    My favorite store bought cable is the $9 Ge Ultra Pro (Target). It's the kind that has metal shielding and a clear plastic cover. Looks cool too. I only bought it for the shielding!
    One reason I love cheap Mogami is that it has really good shielding.
    Could always try some Ferrite Beads on the Magni wall wart too. $3 or so at Radio Shack.
  3. lolwatpear
    Anyone know why I'm getting no sound with the magni?  I'm using a 2 RCA to 3.5mm cable to my motherboard's onboard audio, and I have no sound.
  4. mazzelectra
    Hey lolwatpear,
    Just checking the obvious first - is your 3.5 connected to the 'sound out' port on your mobo? Also, do you have your sound prefs directing audio output to a specific device or port other than the mobo sound out?
    Is the Magni switched on?
  5. mazzelectra
    [​IMG] Glad you got that sorted!
  6. lolwatpear
    Hey, yes I had my hd600 plugged into the green port (which worked fine) and plugged the 3.5m of the cable into that and then the rca cables to the magni.  I flipped the switch so the magni lit up, and plugged the 1/4' adapter of hd600 into magni.
  7. mazzelectra
    hmm...sounds like your chain is intact. Perhaps the Y-cable has a failure point? Or the 1/4 adapter may be loose?
    Your mention of 'Modi' may have been a typo, but just in case - do you have a usbDAC connected and configured? If so that would need to run to the Magni directly.
    Other than that, not quite sure...
  8. lolwatpear
    yeah I only have a magni, which is why I'm using the rca to 3.5mm.  I'm guessing it can only be the cable.
  9. gelocks
    Have you tried any other source (i.e. your Phone's headphone out, or any MP3 player's headphone out) with the same RCA cables?
  10. lolwatpear
    Thanks for the help guys, it was actually the 1/4 inch adapter.  The sound started working after I moved it around a bit even though it was in there all the way in the first place.
  11. AuTra
    I don't know if it's the Modi or Magni but during bassy song, there's crackling and static noise. Also, I can hear some noise when I turn the knob all the way up. I don't know if it's just me, but when I turn the knob all the way down, I can hear some static "scratching" noise and when I turn it all the way up, right before I hit the end I hear the same static "scratching" noise. Is anyone else having these issues?
  12. AuTra
    When you say extension cable do you mean the cable that connects  your headphones with the amp? Is it possible that my Q701s are doing the same?
  13. mazzelectra
    Hey Autra,
    Yeah - I was using an extension cable at first and realized after going through all kinds of setup permutations to isolate the issue that it was grabbing RF and inserting it into my signal. It is possible that the line coming out from your Qs may be the culprit, but I'm not quite sure.
    Does the 'scratching' noise increase/decrease in volume depending on the rotation of the dial?
  14. FredrikT92
    How is the Magni / modi combo with denon ah-d5000?
  15. mazzelectra
    The M/M stack pairs well with the D5ks [​IMG]
    Like the Momentums in this setup before, the stack provides more than enough power to drive 'em. The soundstage opened up quite a bit with the Denon's and though they swim on the dark side, the experience is quite live. I have found some limits in the range of these phones (anything with plentiful, washy mids seems a bit bogged down - kind of chronicling my M/M+D5k journey here ) but the Magni/Modi is a delightful first amp+DAC experience; very revealing. I am duly impressed with Schiit and pending what new surprises they have in store for CanJam/RMAF2013, I'mma build my main home listening rig with some of their more advanced Fu ASAP!
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