Schiit Valhalla Tube Rolling thread.
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Bored so tried risers under the adapters today, was curious if it would help with heat or how wacky it could look >< (Is there a level where I should actually be concerned about the unit being too hot?)
Not really. My MJ2 runs really hot as well. Upwards of 110° on the thermal gun.
I suppose if it's hot to the point where you can't physically touch it longer than say 10 seconds. That wouldn't seem normal to me.
 
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~ Just a quick note to say that I am really enjoying my Sennheiser HD600 (Custom Cans UK mod) via the Schiit Valhalla II.
~ Also, to examine Ripper’s OCD about front tubes being taller than rear tubes, I put the 6N6Ps in Tubemonger socket savers. Rear tube height > front tube height.
~ There is a benefit from this (besides Ripper relief!). The Valhalla II seems to run cooler.
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You could always immerse your VH2 in a tank of non-conductive mineral oil or one of the new dielectric coolants.. :wink:
 
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You could always immerse you VH2 in a tank of non-conductive mineral oil or one of the new dielectric coolants.. :wink:
Nah, go old skool and stop by your local power company's storage lot of old pole pigs and siphon off a couple gallons of old pcb-laden transformer oil. It's vintage!
 
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Nah, go old skool and stop by your local power company's storage lot of old pole pigs and siphon off a couple gallons of old pcb-laden transformer oil. It's vintage!
If one is really old school, any of the leftover pcb-oil can be used to fill the pivot pots for tonearms such as the unipivot JH Hancock or the Mayware Formula IV….
 
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~ Just a quick note to say that I am really enjoying my Sennheiser HD600 (Custom Cans UK mod) via the Schiit Valhalla II.
~ Also, to examine Ripper’s OCD about front tubes being taller than rear tubes, I put the 6N6Ps in Tubemonger socket savers. Rear tube height > front tube height.
~ There is a benefit from this (besides Ripper relief!). The Valhalla II seems to run cooler.4A9954B1-D38F-4EFD-9EB2-59C3487BC4AF.jpeg

That's quite the impressive stack you have. What cable are you using with the HD600?

I just received my Valhalla 2. A few days earlier than anticipated. Tried it with the stock tubes and now trying it with the aftermarket tubes. To be honest I don't notice a big difference between them. The amp does get quite toasty. For now I am just using the DAC in my MacBook Pro. But tomorrow or Saturday I will change to the DAC in my Marantz HD-DAC1. Right now it's connected to my two channel stereo setup and I don't feel like unplugging everything. Given how short the front tubes are it was pretty annoying to swap the tubes. So I will be looking for some tube risers/socket savers.
 

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