Schiit Saga Thread

Discussion in 'Preamps' started by HitmanFluffy, Feb 2, 2017.

  1. monacelli

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    This thread started by @Luckbad might be of interest [Link to XLR -> RCA thread]. Good discussion about the differences between adapter cables and transformers in a similar context
     
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    Based on my experiences with the SYS, if transparency is what you are after then it would be better to avoid transformers altogether, just use a simple cable. Most likely the first thing your monitors are doing is summing the inputs into a single-ended amp anyway. Ragnarok or other wacky designs where it really matters will have single-ended inputs.
     
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    They can be both switched on, but they don't need to be since the Saga feeds both of them. The Joti is always on, so when I want to listen to the Vali, I set the Joti volume to 0.

    PS. Sorry for the very late response. I've been missing in action.
     
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    Derp, yes, if I thought for a minute ... the first thing in the monitors is an input transformer, so probably not much reason to add another transformer before that.

    So for a RCA to XLRM cable do I just connect RCA tip and sleeve to pins 2 and 3 on the XLR and leave the shield floating at the RCA end?
     
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    I believe you connect 2 to tip, then connect 1 and 3 to the sleeve. This can be done at XLR pin side (i.e., short length bridging 1 and 3) if using a RCA cable, or 1 and 3 soldered to the sleeve if using an XLR cable at the RCA side, or just float the cold.

    You do need to consider if the DAC is OK with it though:

     
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    Everything is described in detail in the O300 manual... pro stuff. ;)
     
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    I would only connect the screen to pin 1 of the xlr and leave it floating. Connecting pin 1 and 3 might cause ground loops and cause interference.
     
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    For RCA to XLRM, it goes tip to pin2, sleeve to pin3, and it's a bit of a tossup on where what to do with pin1. Some way say connect the shield of the cable and float it on the rca side, which is what I would recommend. I do not like shorting the negative to shield.

    If going from XLR to RCA, use a transformer DI and call it a day.
     
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    Thanks all. I leave my shield floating at one end even for XLR to XLR so I think that's what I'll do here.
     
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