Valhalla 2 Loaner

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  1. sphinxvc

    sphinxvc Gear Master (retired)

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    Pre-emptively starting this for whenever @velvetx gets around to sending it out.

    Sign up below w. location (particularly if I haven't seen you on a loaner program before and wouldn't know where you're situated).

    This will be fully covered under the SBAF insurance fund at its present value, UNLESS you ship USPS--so if you do, insure it to $350.

    Though this is one of those "permanent" loaners, we'll start Rd. 1 off with 10 people. 5 days at a time, 1st to receive, 5th to send off.
     
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  2. batriq

    batriq Probably has made you smarter

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    Sign me up please. I'm in CT.
     
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    Please sign me up. I'm in Louisiana. Thanks!
     
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    velvetx Gear Master West/Vendor Spotlight Moderator

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    Marv is getting this tomorrow.

    Thanks

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    Interested when these come East. In NYC. I have had a bunch of loaners recently so if there are more than 10 interested I am happy to be bumped to a later round. But if there are open slots would appreciate being added to the list.
     
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    I'm in please, always wanted to hear the Val2. I did a few loaners in the first half of this year, so if I need to sit this round out that's fine.

    Indiana
     
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    Put the list together. Getting this ready to ship out.
     
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    Awesome! Whom shall I send my address to?
     
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    The Marv.
     
  11. sphinxvc

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    Indicative list, based on when Marv sends of course.

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  12. batriq

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    Received!
     
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    Nice.

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    updated...
     
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    First of all, I want to say what a priviledge it is to be here and participate in the loaner program. It felt awesome receiving the Valhalla 2, opening the box, and setting it up all knowing that the other friends on the list will be sharing the same experience.

    I am thoroughly enjoying the Valhalla 2 in this setup:
    Onkyo C-7030 --> M2U 4396 via optical --> Valhalla 2 --> HD600

    I'm using the stock output tubes and Amperex Holland early-mid 60's 6DJ8 input tubes.

    This is not a setup I usually listen to, but for some reason I felt it would work well. It's the first time the HD600 sounded engaging.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Merrick A lidless ear

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    I agree that the Val2 has excellent synergy with the 600. What amp do you normally use?
     
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    My current amp is Joti and I'm using it with a HD650. For a long time before I bought the Joti, I used the Bottlehead SEX that I built. The 600 sounded a little harsh with it.
     
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    Interesting, I've been using the 600 with the Joti and have never felt it to be harsh. Maybe it's the fact that I've been using the Modi Multibit?

    That being said I do think the Valhalla has better synergy with the 600 than the Joti.
     
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    Sorry for the confusion; I meant the HD600 sounded harsh with the SEX amp. I'm also using the Modi Multibit with the Joti.
     
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    Oh! I didn't notice the Bottlehead part of your post. Just ignore me. :)
     
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