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  1. #1
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    Default Schiit Asgard 2

    Just recently acquired a 'used' example.

    The build quality is very good indeed. Has a good hefty little power-supply inside. Not surprised, as it weighs nearly 4kg.

    Runs in Class A....Gets very warm!

    Anyone else using the same amp?

    S.

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    Not yet.
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    As you know I have the MK1 which is a beast. How are you finding the MK2 compared to other Headphone amps you've tried?

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    Shane,
    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    Anyone else using the same amp?
    I’m using a Schiit Asgard 2 as preamp/headphone amplifier in my desktop system:



    It’s an excellent amplifier. In my opinion it works best with headphones with an impedance <= 300 Ω. In my equipment list the Schiit Valhalla, Schiit Lyr and SPL Phonitor provide more power for headphones with a higher impedance.

    Werner.
    Mac OS X iTunes → Schiit Bifrost DAC → SPL Phonitor 2 → Yamaha AX-592 → Triangle Zays XS Grand Angle | AKG K712 Pro headphones | my last.fm profile

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    That looks very tidy, Werner.

    Must try my AKG K701's with the Asgrad. As they have a fairly low impedance, of slightly over 60 ohms.

    S.

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    Shane,
    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    Must try my AKG K701's with the Asgrad. As they have a fairly low impedance, of slightly over 60 ohms.
    personally I felt the K701 headphones don’t go that well together with the Schiit Asgard. The Schiit Lyr is much more powerful and makes listening with the K701 really enjoyable (if the weird K701 headband isn’t a problem for you). The AKG K712 and the Schiit Asgard are a good match, but (in my opinion) the K701 sounds a little bit thin and lifeless.

    Werner.
    Mac OS X iTunes → Schiit Bifrost DAC → SPL Phonitor 2 → Yamaha AX-592 → Triangle Zays XS Grand Angle | AKG K712 Pro headphones | my last.fm profile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Werner Berghofer View Post
    Shane,


    personally I felt the K701 headphones don’t go that well together with the Schiit Asgard. The Schiit Lyr is much more powerful and makes listening with the K701 really enjoyable (if the weird K701 headband isn’t a problem for you). The AKG K712 and the Schiit Asgard are a good match, but (in my opinion) the K701 sounds a little bit thin and lifeless.

    Werner.

    What is the difference between the K712 & K701?

    Have you also tried HD600/650 with the Asgard?

    S.

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    Shane,
    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    What is the difference between the K712 & K701?
    AKG K701

    AKG K712

    The design is different, bass reproduction of the AKG K712 has been improved, the weird ”bumpers“ headband of the 701 is history ;-)

    Quote Originally Posted by southall-1998 View Post
    Have you also tried HD600/650 with the Asgard?
    No, I’m very happy with headphones from Beyerdynamic and AKG.

    Werner.
    Mac OS X iTunes → Schiit Bifrost DAC → SPL Phonitor 2 → Yamaha AX-592 → Triangle Zays XS Grand Angle | AKG K712 Pro headphones | my last.fm profile

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    Has anyone tried the Schiit Valhalla 2? If yes, any good?

    S.

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    Lovely looking set up, Werner.
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