SCHIIT JOTUNHEIM WORLD PREMIERE: Schiit Show 2 - August 27, 2016 So Cal

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  1. Scott Kramer

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    @Ice-man cool, stock HD650's? SE or BAL?
     
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    Sweetness. I'm really considering that as my endgame chain for my HD650. Let me know when you're selling the Joti when you get another itch to upgrade :p
     
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    Replace my Valhalla 2 with this?
    Yes or no?
     
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    The Joti is impressively resolving and does some very nice things for the 650. It's a good sign that I have started going through my test tracks and before I realize it I've gone through half the album instead of the one track I was planning to listen to.

    @Prydz ...do I think that the Joti is better than the Val2, well yes. It's been a while since I've owned it though. If you want the features and flexibility of the Joti, yes again.
     
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    Yeah the fexibility is my main reason to get one.
     
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    Depends on the rest of your gear.
     
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    This may be a little bold, but hell I've had a few cocktails so I guess I can speak my peace. At $400 the Joti sounds better and is more functional than the LC at half the price. I'm glad that I got that out there, I feel much better now. **hick**
     
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    Did you know gin & tonic with pepper & slice of cucumber give better sound quality?
     
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    So far no Jotun impression on HD800. Myself right now:
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    Thanks! What kind of EQ do you use (Sonarworks, etc)? My problems with stock Valhalla 2 feeding HD800 are quite thin notes & dry mids.
     
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    Yes, I use Sonarworks for EQ.
     
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    To be expected. Inherent qualities of both components. Not sure you are going to EQ that out. Maybe pair with some romantic tubes...
     
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    Yep, on the other hand Valhalla 2 has big & airy soundstage, decent dynamic, clear, quite speedy. EQ doesn't help the dry mids - tried it with Sonarworks. Actually EQ made it worse. I am thinking about some Amperexs, but if the Jotun sounds thicker & lusher than Val 2, I surely prefer it than Amperexs.
     
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    You are running high gain on the Valhalla 2 right?
     
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    Yes, I am. Volume knob on 11 o'clock position to reach 85 dB avg. with HD800. Maybe I am still adapting from Chord Mojo..
     
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    Mojo is neutral sounding and can be dry and prickly in treble, especially from crappy USB outs, which means 99% of laptops. Supposedly optical is better, but optical has always been like killing the patient to cure the symptoms. In any event, Valhalla 2 isn't a warmish lush tube amp.
     
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    Bass is cleaner but treble grain is still there over optical. Tested pioneer LD player to Mojo and still problems. Was a pain in the buttocks since I dumped my mini to full sized optical cable a while ago and had to order a new one.
     
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    @Ice-man Do you run LISSTs as well in your Mjo2? Would be very interesting to hear impressions on this vs the Joti. I ended up with Mjo2+LISST because it's SS, sounds good, stacks with the Gungnir Multibit, and has balanced inputs and balanced pre-outs for speakers. But it seems like maybe Joti does all these things just as well (except for the stacking :)
     
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    ^^ I've always thought that the mjo2 sounded best through tubes. LISST just didn't do anything for me. Otherwise I would have just bought an original mjo for about $150. ;)
     

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