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Schiit Owners Unite

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by hodgjy, Mar 15, 2012.
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  1. Paladin79
    I did not notice a lot of difference with replacement tubes to be honest, I preferred the sound of the Lyr 2.
  2. Wes S
    Me too. I rolled a bunch of the great 6922 variants, and the differences were small. However, once I got an adapter and put the WE396a in the Valhalla 2, things started to change, quite a bit, for the better. I don't like using adapters, but with this amp I did.
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  3. Paladin79
    tubes.jpg I have a myriad of adapters. I often go with single triode tubes as well as changing tube types. I have lots of choices and own a lot of tubes, and tube amps.:smile_phones:
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  4. Wes S
    I bet that sounds good, but I could never get past the looks to try it.
  5. Paladin79
    tubes 3.jpg I notice a bit better separation going with single triode tubes but you need to buy the adapters then shop for tubes you like. I do have some with more standard configurations.

    The Freya in particular already uses 6sn7's and there are plenty of good choices around for it.
    Last edited: May 7, 2019
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  6. Mizicke5273

    What is the bluish colored tube amp in the foreground? Is it a headamp???
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  7. Paladin79
    That is a Cary SLA 70 Mk II power amp from the mid 90’s, the Freya is its pre-amp.
  8. Mizicke5273

    Ah, thanks.
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  9. tricolor
    Cool setup @Paladin79 !
    i have the long distant cousin, Hercules, as my power amp... it’s from Cary audio’s division called Audio electronics, and i truly love it! i can’t imagine how awesome it would be it’s big cousin...
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  10. Paladin79
    I know they sold some kits at one point as well as finished product. This one was immaculate so I could not pass it up, 35 watts per channel class A before my mods.
  11. Mizicke5273
    Why is it that there are not more tube headamps that have layouts that are symmetrical like this! It drives me crazy seeing some of these really nice tube amps, where the tubes are on one side or placed, what seems to be, haphazardly.
  12. Paladin79
    IMG_2210.JPG You can get symmetry if you work at it, maybe get a kit and modify it like I did this one. The volume control, headphone jack, power switch and RCA inputs used to be on the top.
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  13. Kammerat Rebekka
    Hah! That actually comforts me tremendously.
    Thing is I’ve never heard a tube amp that I didn’t find unnecessarily muddy compared to say the amp found in my iPod.
    I do love the look of them. If I can somehow retain the detail and control (especially in the bass) of an ss amp and then still get some of that juicy tube deliciousness rolled into the whole package..well schiit then I’m a happy bunny:)

    I’ve got the Sundara, K260, HD660s, Q701, D7200, D501, Nighthawk, PRO580i as well as an incoming Takstar planar all lined up for Valhalla.
    Back in the day you had to go out fighting with big swords and axes to be accepted in Valhalla. Nowadays we’re hip so Valhalla comes to you bearing tubes and a wonderfully fecal brand.
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
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  14. ScubaMan2017
  15. bagwell359
    Have a Gumby and Rag 1 - for over 3.5 years:

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    Had a Freya in hand for a bit too, interested in the Class A Aegir amps too. Their avoidance of dealer channels lowers the price of their gear at least 30%. Gotta love 'em, know some dealers that don't.
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2019
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