Schiit Mjolnir 2 Listening Impressions
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Tripping the Rifts since o'dark 30 and dayum.

Got them in MJ2 right now, and I swear when I first plugged in, I was looking over my shoulder, wondering if I'd somehow triggered the HTS.

And that's with GH1/L, which aren't exactly known for huge staging. On hi-gain, too. QUIET.

Played some with the Footsies in VH2 as well, also fabulous, but differently so.
 
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Triple mica, tall black plates, D getter 5965's.

What are the chances that these won't completely suck?
 

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The Mjolnir II stock tubes are of the 6922 (or equivalent) type: the ‘mA’ per tube is 300.
There's a post on the MJ2 tube rolling thread, #5, that refers to feedback from Nick (@schiit) that 415 mils is the max recommended.

I've considered making adapters that expose the filaments, so that I could power them from my big DC supply...
 
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There's a post on the MJ2 tube rolling thread, #5, that refers to feedback from Nick (@schiit) that 415 mils is the max recommended.

I've considered making adapters that expose the filaments, so that I could power them from my big DC supply...
…will look like Chevy Chase house in Christmas Vacation?…
 
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I'm just getting to know my MJ2 and Gumby (had about 3 weeks). Got my adapters in earlier in the week, and trying various tubes now. CV455 from Langrex, RFT ECC81 recommended in this thread, Amperex 7308 PQ (white lettering), CV4033 (not in yet), RFT ECC82 (also not in yet), and Tungsram ECC82 black plate no holes, single pole, solid plate getter (recommended by Wes). Those have been tough to find but I was able to get my hands on a few. So far they are the clear winner (and freaking amazing) with the RFT ECC81 in 2nd place (a bit bright for my taste but reveal details like crazy. Will report back with some pics soon.

I use OG Focal Clears but I'm now the proud owner of the ZMF Verite Closed stabilized Atoll. They just shipped out today and I was thrilled to get them.
 
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I'm just getting to know my MJ2 and Gumby (had about 3 weeks). Got my adapters in earlier in the week, and trying various tubes now. CV455 from Langrex, RFT ECC81 recommended in this thread, Amperex 7308 PQ (white lettering), CV4033 (not in yet), RFT ECC82 (also not in yet), and Tungsram ECC82 black plate no holes, single pole, solid plate getter (recommended by Wes). Those have been tough to find but I was able to get my hands on a few. So far they are the clear winner (and freaking amazing) with the RFT ECC81 in 2nd place (a bit bright for my taste but reveal details like crazy. Will report back with some pics soon.

I use OG Focal Clears but I'm now the proud owner of the ZMF Verite Closed stabilized Atoll. They just shipped out today and I was thrilled to get them.
What h/p cable have you been using (with the Clear)?
 
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What h/p cable have you been using (with the Clear)?
I have one from a store named Halsey on Etsy that has been pretty good. Way better than the stock cable from Focal. Using the balanced output. Can't wait to put my Forza Noir Hybrid HPC into action when the Verite Closed arrive though.
 
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I have one from a store named Halsey on Etsy that has been pretty good. Way better than the stock cable from Focal. Using the balanced output. Can't wait to put my Forza Noir Hybrid HPC into action when the Verite Closed arrive though.
👍 I disliked the stock Focal cable: looked good, too clothy & stiff, microphonic ! I bet that Forza/VC is a sonic KO.
 

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