New Schiit Vali 2 Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by jexby, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. jexby

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  2. thegunner100

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    What the... WHAT?!
     
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    Interesting. I love Vali 1. This is a pretty big change, going with ECC88 instead of the little 6088s.

    If for no other reason than the ability to roll the tube, this should be a bigger commercial success than Vali 1 which I always thought didnt get the love it deserved.
     
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    Agreed, I love my Vali 1. This looks to be pretty awesome.
     
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    @feilb, the Vali definitely got the recognition and love it deserved. I don't remember if you were around CS when the Vali was first being discussed, but it was hyped like crazy even on CS. Schiit delivered with the Vali 1 and made a truly great sounding amp for the Senns and Beyers.

    I wish I had a use for a second amp, but I don't. I'm sure the Vali 2 is going to pull off some ridiculous magic that puts its performance perhaps close to the Valhalla 2.
     
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    Looks interesting. Can't wait for some feedback once people start receiving them.
     
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    Is it me...or is that a weird looking little amp? Looking forward to hearing reviews though!

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    Please be a mess so I can watch this guy get REAL MAD! :headbang:
     
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    Now this is what I'm talking about! Was all set to get a used Vali 1 to feed with my GOV2 to get some tube goodness for my HD650s (Valhalla 2 was just a bit more outside of what I wanted to spend and too big for my desk).
     
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    YAAAHAHAHAAAA! That's got to be the dorkiest looking amp I've ever seen! I bet it sounds great. :p

    And Jason lied to us all. Only a year ago or so, he said we'd be waiting a loooooong time for a Vali 2. This was only a year!
     
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    I had a Bravo 6922 amp for quite a while with the cheezy laser cut acrylic "case." I like this a lot better. I might try removing the paint and brushing my Wyrd case to have it match in a stack.
     
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    Cool, I ordered one.
     
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    Create product that emphasizes stubby phallic thingie (yes I know it's a tube), get another SBAF dong award...
     
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    Schiit! There is a Vali2 now! Didn't know! Awesome!!!
     
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    Nice! It looks like I got everything I asked for ;) The Uber metal chassis, rollable tube, and a preamp output. This looks boss.
     
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    It looks uber-boss with that erect hot tube protruding through it's chassis.

    Specs look awesome too!
     
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    It's a little Schiit with a hard on.
     
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    Yes, my first comment on seeing the production metal with the tube in place was, "Well, it's happy to see you."

    Agreed it does look a little dorky, but at least you know which product goes on top.

    (Wow, that sounded weird, too. Never mind.)
     
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    Anyone know if the preamp out auto-shuts off with headphone insertion?
     

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