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  1. #31
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    In my opinion, the Saga offers terrific value for money.

    Buying a decent switch and a high-quality attenuator plus casing and connectors would probably cost the same or even more. If you buy Saga, you get a tube buffer stage and a remote control essentially for free.

    If it had an additional fixed-level output for my headphone amp, I’d buy it in a heartbeat.

  2. #32
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    I have both.
    Both are excellent.
    I just prefer the Schiit, if only because it has a (cheap) remote, more inputs, and a glowing valve that can be 'rolled' (silly term).

    I will be selling the Tisbury soon...

  3. #33
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonky View Post
    ... a glowing valve that can be 'rolled' (silly term).
    At least valves are round - try rolling a chip!

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    To Richard - the OP - any particular reason you feel the need to use a passive? Do you have a gain issue in your system?

    I'm not a particular fan of passives myself though I have had marginally better results with a TVC than with resistor-based passives. The philosophy is appealing but I always feel actives in general give you more music, though accept that adding gain in some systems just causes issues, where the power amp is extremely sensitive for example. In such circumstances I tend to prefer a powered no-gain buffer like the Pass B1 though there are loads of other options for this too.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    The original Tisbury was a standard pot, but later versions used a stepped attenuator.
    Jerry

    Qobuz Hifi / Spotify Premium streaming, SMSL M8 DAC, Schiit Saga passive preamp, Trigon TRE 50 monoblocks, MBL 116F.

    Cables: Wireworld Starlight USB, Ixos Ixotica i/c, W&M speaker cables, Belden 19364 mains cables

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    I hadn't heard of the Schiit Saga, and I've been looking for a remote controlled passive pre for a while.
    Thanks for the heads-up.
    Jerry

    Qobuz Hifi / Spotify Premium streaming, SMSL M8 DAC, Schiit Saga passive preamp, Trigon TRE 50 monoblocks, MBL 116F.

    Cables: Wireworld Starlight USB, Ixos Ixotica i/c, W&M speaker cables, Belden 19364 mains cables

  7. #37
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    To Richard - the OP - any particular reason you feel the need to use a passive? Do you have a gain issue in your system?

    I'm not a particular fan of passives myself though I have had marginally better results with a TVC than with resistor-based passives. The philosophy is appealing but I always feel actives in general give you more music, though accept that adding gain in some systems just causes issues, where the power amp is extremely sensitive for example. In such circumstances I tend to prefer a powered no-gain buffer like the Pass B1 though there are loads of other options for this too.
    Hi Tom - thanks for the feedback.

    I'm using a Musical Fidelity XA-2 Integrated and passing the pre-amp output to a Cyrus X-Power (my sons old amp). It provided a significant upgrade so I'm thinking that its time for a dedicated Passive to replace it and see if it can provide more the same - more detail, better bass and imaging. Thinking about what you said then I don't think I'll have gain issues or sensitivity issues from what I can see: Lounge Audio LCR MKIII/Ortofon 2M Bronze and Audiolab M-DAC. I'd like to think that combination is fairly neutral but not lean. The Schiit is a good fit to requirements with cost, size, inputs/outputs and remote. Plus it offers the possibility to add my MF X-Can V2 HP amp (and to play with the tube - many people report significant benefits with other tubes).

    best regards, richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbbiker800 View Post
    Hi Tom - thanks for the feedback.

    I'm using a Musical Fidelity XA-2 Integrated and passing the pre-amp output to a Cyrus X-Power (my sons old amp). It provided a significant upgrade so I'm thinking that its time for a dedicated Passive to replace it and see if it can provide more the same - more detail, better bass and imaging. Thinking about what you said then I don't think I'll have gain issues or sensitivity issues from what I can see: Lounge Audio LCR MKIII/Ortofon 2M Bronze and Audiolab M-DAC. I'd like to think that combination is fairly neutral but not lean. The Schiit is a good fit to requirements with cost, size, inputs/outputs and remote. Plus it offers the possibility to add my MF X-Can V2 HP amp (and to play with the tube - many people report significant benefits with other tubes).

    best regards, richard
    If it were me I'd also be looking to explore possible synergies with the matching Cyrus pre ... I like Cyrus gear I still have an ancient Cyrus One integrated kicking around.

    For example this looks like a bit of a bargain and you could run your tube headphone amp off the tape-out https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/22281302792...4961043&crdt=0
    Last edited by montesquieu; 10-02-2018 at 13:26.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

  9. #39
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    I love my Schiit Saga. Transparent, convenient (remote control), splendid. One of my best Hi-Fi purchases.
    Rob.
    Powered by crossed fingers and clenched buttocks

  10. #40
    Join Date: Jul 2015

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    Hi Reggie - can I ask what u have the Saga partnered with and have tried swapping tubes?

    Best regards Richard

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